Society Member Roger Deakins Knighted for His Artistic Accomplishments
As reported today by the Evening Express:
Few boast a body of work like that of Roger Deakins, the most decorated cinematographer in BAFTA history, who has been knighted for services to film in the New Year Honours.
The Devon-born cameraman, 71, counts The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, 1917, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall and Blade Runner 2049 among his best-known features.
Widely considered one of the most influential cinematographers of all time, his long-standing relationships with the Coen brothers and Sir Sam Mendes have won him countless awards.
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Also an esteemed member of the BSC, Deakins was honored with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, and has earned 16 ASC Award nominations for his feature work, winning for The Shawshank Redemption, The Man Who Wasn't There, Skyfall, Blade Runner 2049 and 1917.