Oliver Stapleton

Oliver Stapleton

Highest Rated: 98% My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 12, 1948

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Oliver Stapleton is a prolific cinematographer of feature films and music videos who has conveyed a great range of moods and textures in the different genres in which he has worked. The late 1970s saw Stapleton work on several short films, several episodes of the satirical "The Comic Strip Presents...," and the concert film "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball." He also ignited a fruitful relationship with the director Stephen Frears when they collaborated on the comedy/drama "My Beautiful Laundrette." Over the years, the two worked on seven more features: the neo-kitchen sink dramas "Prick Up Your Ears" and "Sammie and Rosie Get Laid"; the neo-noir "The Grifters"; the biting satire "Hero"; the low-key Irish-set comedies "The Snapper" and "The Van"; and the contemporary western "The Hi-Lo Country." He has worked with Julien Temple numerous times as well - the pop musical "Absolute Beginners" and the comedy "Earth Girls Are Easy," among others - and with Lasse Hallström on the films "The Cider House Rules," "The Shipping News," "An Unfinished Life," "Casanova," and "The Hoax." Stapleton's work can also be seen in the fantasy film "The Waterhorse," marking the first time he has dealt with significant use of CGI effects, and the horror movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark." In the early to mid-1980s, his work in music videos resulted in some of the touchstones of the era, specifically his work on the inventive a-ha "Take On Me" video.

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24% 28% The Comedian Cinematography $1.7M 2016
8% 35% Hot Pursuit Cinematography $34.6M 2015
10% 26% Unfinished Business Cinematography $10.2M 2015
12% 59% The Best of Me Cinematography $26.8M 2014
37% 39% The Guilt Trip Cinematography $37.1M 2012
0% 46% Will Cinematography - 2011
60% 34% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Cinematography $24.0M 2010
No Score Yet 66% Unthinkable Cinematography - 2010
45% 68% The Proposal Cinematography $163.9M 2009
36% 42% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Cinematography $2.8M 2008
74% 62% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Cinematography $40.4M 2007
86% 58% The Hoax Cinematography $7.1M 2006
52% 67% An Unfinished Life Cinematography $8.5M 2005
44% 58% Casanova Cinematography $11.3M 2005
55% 53% Ned Kelly Cinematography $74.9K 2003
59% 39% Birthday Girl Cinematography $4.9M 2001
55% 61% The Shipping News Cinematographer $11.4M 2001
85% 70% State and Main Cinematography $6.9M 2000
39% 77% Pay It Forward Cinematography $33.5M 2000
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Cinematography $57.5M 1999
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Cinematography - 1999
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Cinematography $163.8K 1998
53% 51% The Object of My Affection Cinematography $29.1M 1998
63% 43% Kansas City Cinematography - 1996
38% 71% The Van Cinematography $621.1K 1996
53% 66% One Fine Day Cinematography $46.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz '34 Cinematography - 1996
97% 86% The Snapper Cinematography $674.8K 1993
67% 50% Hero Cinematography $18.2M 1992
91% 70% The Grifters Cinematography $10.1M 1990
40% 49% She-Devil Cinematography $12.8M 1989
14% 38% Cookie Cinematography $1.4M 1989
69% 42% Earth Girls Are Easy Cinematography $3.9M 1989
95% 79% Prick Up Your Ears Cinematography $1.6M 1987
78% 38% Absolute Beginners Cinematography $278.9K 1986
98% 74% My Beautiful Laundrette Cinematography - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet ABC: Mantrap Cinematography - 1984