Roger Deakins

British cinematographer

Roger Alexander Deakins CBE, BSC, ASC (born 24 May 1949) is an British cinematographer. He is best known for his work on the movies of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers.[1]

Roger Deakins

Deakins at the 83rd Academy Awards in February 2011
Roger Alexander Deakins

(1949-05-24) 24 May 1949 (age 75)
Torquay, Devon, U.K.
Other namesRoger A. Deakins
Matt Campbell
Years active1982–present
Organization(s)British Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers
Isabella James Purefoy Ellis
(m. 1991)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Cinematography
2018 Blade Runner 2049

BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2008 No Country for Old Men
2011 True Grit
2018 Blade Runner 2049

Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
1997 Fargo
2009 A Serious Man

Deakins has received fourteen nominations and one win for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His most well-known works include The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049.


  1. "Roger Deakins Will Receive The 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Lifetime Achievement Award". 11 October 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010.