Pope, Dick 1947- (Richard Pope)

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Pope, Dick 1947- (Richard Pope)


Born 1947, in Bromley, Kent, England.


Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Cinematographer. British Broadcasting Corporation, camera operator for documentary films shot in Africa; photography director for commercials and music videos; also works as camera operator, sometimes credited as Richard Pope.


British Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Television Award nomination, best camera operator, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1988, for Porterhouse Blue; Catalonian International Film Festival Award, best cinematography, 1990, for The Reflecting Skin; nomination for Camerimage Golden Frog, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, 1995, for Nothing Personal; Camerimage Golden Frog, 1996, for Secrets & Lies; Camerimage Special Award (with Mike Leigh), best duo—director and cinematographer, 1999; Golden Frog, 2004, for Vera Drake; San Diego Film Critics Society Award, best cinematography, 2006, Camerimage Silver Frog, 2006, Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 2007, and American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, outstanding cinematography in a theatrical release, 2007, all for The Illusionist.


Film Cinematographer:

Women in Rock (documentary; also known as Girls Bite Back), Stein Film, 1980.

Punk and Its Aftershocks (documentary; also known as British Rock and British Rock—Ready for the 80s), Stein Film, 1980.

Urgh! A Music War, Filmways, 1981.

Alan Bush: A Life (documentary), Black Sun Productions, 1983.

Coming Up Roses (also known as Rhosyn a Rhith), Mainline Releasing, 1986, subtitled version, Skouras, 1987.

The Girl in the Picture, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1986.

The Fruit Machine (also known as Wonderland), Vestron, 1988.

Life Is Sweet, Forum Distribution, 1990.

The Reflecting Skin (also known as L'enfant miroir), Virgin Vision, 1990.

Naked (also known as Mike Leigh's "Naked"), Fine Line, 1993.

The Air Up There, Buena Vista, 1994.

An Awfully Big Adventure, Fine Line, 1995.

Nothing Personal, 1995, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Secrets & Lies (also known as Secrets et mensonges), October Films, 1996.

Career Girls, October Films, 1997.

Swept from the Sea (also known as Amy Foster and Balaye par la mer), TriStar, 1998.

(Contributor) Phantoms (also known as Dean Koontz's "Phantoms"), Dimension Films, 1998.

Topsy-Turvy, October Films/USA Films, 1999.

The Debt Collector, Madman Entertainment, 2000.

The Way of the Gun, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (also known as 13 Conversations), Cony Pictures Classics, 2002.

All or Nothing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Nicholas Nickleby, United Artists, 2002.

Vera Drake, Fine Line, 2004.

The Illusionist, Yari Film Group/Freestyle Releasing, 2006.

Man of the Year, Universal, 2006.

Honeydripper, Emerging Pictures, 2007.

Television Photography Director; Miniseries:

"Protest and Reform" segment, The Christians, 1977.

The Do Gooders, 1979.

Diary of a Maasai Village, BBC, 1984.

Porterhouse Blue, Channel 4, 1987.

The Blackheath Poisonings, PBS, 1992.

Television Photography Director; Movies:

Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

A Sense of History, 1992.

Pleasure (also known as Alan Bleasdale Presents "Pleasure "), Channel 4, 1994.

Life's a Bitch, 1995.

Deadly Voyage, HBO, 1996.

Television Photography Director; Specials:

Credo: Jean's Way, 1978.

Islam, 1979.

"Dark City" (also known as "Strong City"), Screen One, BBC, 1990.

The Great Kandinsky, PBS, 1995.

Television Photography Director; Series:

World in Action, Granada, between 1970 and 1979.

Forever Green, ITV, 1989.

Television Photography Director; Episodic:

"The Knockers' Tale," Our Lives, Channel 4, 1983.



Himself, Creating a Classic: The Making of "Nicholas Nickleby," MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.