Quinn, Declan 1957–

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QUINN, Declan 1957


Born 1957; raised in Chicago, IL; father, a college professor; brother of Aidan Quinn (an actor), James Quinn (an actor), Marian Quinn (an actress), and Paul Quinn (an actor); married Etta; children: four daughters, including Stella, Sarah, and Rae. Education: Columbia College, Chicago, IL, graduated, 1979. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses: Agent Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 3443 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Career: Cinematographer and producer. Began career at Windmill Land Studios in Ireland. Photographer for commercials and public service announcements, including an AIDS awareness series for MTV, c. 1991, and commercials for Radio Shack electronics stores, Avis car rental agencies, Aruba Travel Board, Children's Advil pain reliever, Pizza Hut restaurants, Unique Boutique, Coca Cola soft drinks, and Lee jeans.

Awards, Honors: Clio Award, best cinematography, 1991, for "MTV AIDS Campaign"; Annual CableACE Award, best cinematography, National Cable Television Association, c. 1993, for "DeadEnd for Delia," Fallen Angels; Independent Spirit Award, best cinematography, 1996, for Leaving Las Vegas; Cinematography Award, dramatic category, Sundance Film Festival, 1998, for 2 by 4; Independent Spirit Award, best cinematography, 1998, for Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.


Film Cinematographer:

The KillOff, Cabriolet, 1989.

Blood and ConcreteA Love Story (also known as Blood and Concrete ), IRS Releasing, 1991.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 ), New Line Cinema, 1991.

Cousin Bobby, Cinevista, 1992.

The Bargain Shop, 1992.

The Ballad of Little Joe, Fine Line, 1993.

All Things Bright and Beautiful, 1994.

Vanya on 42nd Street, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994.

Leaving Las Vegas, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1995.

Carried Away (also known as Acts of Love ), Fine Line, 1996.

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

One Night Stand, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Sheet Rock, Sheet Rock Productions, 1997.

One True Thing, MCA/Universal, 1998.

2 by 4, Strand Releasing, 1999.

(And coexecutive producer) This Is My Father (also known as L'histoire de mon pere ), Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

Flawless, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1999.

28 Days, Columbia, 2000.

Monsoon Wedding (also known as Le mariage des moussons ), USA Films, 2002.

In America, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

(With others) City by the Sea, Warner Bros., 2002.

"India," in 11'09 "01September 11 (also known as 11 minutes 9 seconds 1 image and Onze minutes, neuf secondes, un cadre ), Empire Pictures, 2003.

Cold Creek Manor, Buena Vista, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Lapsed Catholic, RTE (Ireland), 1988.

Clash of the Ash, RTE, 1987, then PBS, 1992.

Lies of the Twins, USA Network, 1991.

The Heart of Justice, TNT, 1993.

Hysterical Blindness, HBO, 2002.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

"Over the Limit," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1990.

"The Hollow Boy," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.

Out of Order: Rock the Vote Targets Health Care, MTV, 1995.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

"DeadEnd for Delia," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

"The Quiet Room," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.


Video Cinematographer:

The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, 1993.

Also cinematographer for the music videos "Rocky World" by Daniel Lanois, 1983, "U2: Unforgettable Fire," 1984, "U2: Outside It's America," 1987, "Christy" by Christy Moore, 1994, "Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins, and concert videos for REM, 1988 and 1994.



Elle, June, 1999, pp. 10608, 110.

Premiere, March, 1997, p. 38.

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