Among many others, Academy Award nominee Roger Pratt’s feature credits include the forthcoming Ianin’s Softley’s Inkheart, Richard Attenborough’s Closing The Ring; Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005; Troy (2004); Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002); Iris (2001); Chocolat (2000); and The End Of The Affair (for which he received the Oscar nomination in 1999 for Best Cinematography). Roger Pratt, who grew up in Leicester in the English midlands, is the son of a minister. He first developed an interest in filmmaking while sitting along side the projector, watching religious films, in his father’s church. Pratt went on to the London Film School and was the camera assistant to the DOP Bahram Manocheri, a job turned down by a fellow student, on Mike Leigh’s first feature film Bleak Moments. Pratt was assisting on documentaries and commercials, having done a spell at Humphries Film Laboratories to get his Union ticket, when former LFS student Julian Doyle, then a producer on Monty Python’s first feature Monty Python & The Holy Grail, got him as dogsbody on pre-production, and then as clapper loader on the film. On that film he met Terry Gilliam. He collaborated with Gilliam on Brazil, The Fisher King, and Twelve Monkeys. Pratt has also worked with Tim Burton on Batman, Kenneth Branagh on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mike Leigh on High Hopes and on Richard Attenborough’s Shadowlands.
|2007 Jury Member|