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Films and TV, Drama and Documentary

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Douglas Hartington is a Cinematographer who works across all current Camera formats in Documentary and Drama disciplines.

He is known for his Cinematic feel, Composition and Lighting skills, coupled with fast, decisive set-ups, that have been a major factor in the BAFTA, Broadcast, RTS and Grierson Award-winning TV Films and Series listed here.

Calm, Creative and Experienced, he is equally at home working on Actuality-driven series, Major Drama projects with full-scale crews and acting talent, and Documentary series with seasoned presenters and new faces.

‘Elegant Cinematic Quality’-(Radio Times, 37 Days)

‘Powerful, Noir-ish Drama....Sweeping camerawork’- (Sunday Telegraph, The Man Who Crossed Hitler)

‘Luminous Images’- (The Guardian, The Genius of Photography)

‘The Visual style of my Feature Film - ‘300’ was heavily influenced by the Drama sections in Bettany Hughes series- ‘The Spartans’ - (Zack Snyder, Film Director)


DRAMA/ DRAMADOC FILMS

THERESA V BORIS: HOW MAY BECAME PM    DRAMA DOP/CAMERA Juniper Films/BBC2/1x 80mins/ Dir: Justin Hardy/Prod: Samir Shah/    The backroom backstabbing and blunders following the 2016 Brexit vote.     Arri Amira 2017

37 DAYS: The Eve of The War 1914     DRAMA   DOP/CAMERA  Hardy Pictures/BBC2   3x60min Dir: Justin Hardy   The  diplomacy and duplicity that preceded the declaration of War, starring Ian McDiarmid, Tim Piggot-Smith, Bill Paterson, Nicholas Farrell, Sinead Cusack, Kenneth Cranham.     Arri Alexa  2014

AUTOPSY: THE LAST HOURS OF…..  DRAMA SECTIONS DOP/CAMERA   ITV/Reelz USA/C5  26x 60mins Dirs include Stan Griffin, Paul Olding, Andy Robbins, Adam Warner, Sean Smith, Steve Webb. The Life and Last Days of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Maurice Gibb, Joan Rivers, Notorious B.I.G., Rodney King, George Best, Prince, Bruce Lee, Kurt Cobain  Sony FS7/Primes  2015-2017

WEB OF LIES      DRAMA SECTIONS DOP/CAMERA       Blast Films/Discovery ID  4x 60mins. Directors Sean Smith, Jeremy Turner.   Shooting in Toronto with Full Drama Crew.  Arri Amira 2015

KILLER INSTINCT with CHRIS HANSEN  DRAMA SECTIONS DOP/CAMERA  ITN Productions/Discovery/ 3x60mins Dir Sean Smith.  Shooting in New York  Sony F55  2015

THE MAN WHO CROSSED HITLER    DRAMA  DOP/CAMERA   Hardy Pictures/BBC Drama NI.  1x 90'  Dir: Justin Hardy    Lawyer combats Hitler in 1930's Berlin Courtroom, with Ed Stoppard, Ian Hart, Anton Lesser.  Arri Amira  2015

LONDONS BURNING 2011         DRAMA DOP/CAMERA       Juniper Films/C4   1x 60'   Dir: Justin Hardy    David Morrissey, Samantha Bond in Stories linked by 2011 Riots.  Arri Amira  2012

SPANISH FLU- THE FORGOTTEN FALLEN       DRAMA DOP/CAMERA
Hardy pictures/ BBC4  Dir: Justin Hardy  1x60mins  Bill Paterson, Mark Gatiss, Charlotte Riley tackle the 1918 Flu Virus in Manchester.  Panasonic Varicam HD 2012

‘1066’- THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH      DRAMA DOP/CAMERA
Hardy Pictures/ C4.Dir: Justin Hardy  2x 90 mins.   Francis Magee v Viking then Norman invaders at The Battle of Hastings. RTS Winner. Sony HDCam  2010

THE RELIEF OF BELSEN       DRAMA DOP/CAMERA
Hardy Pictures/ C4 Drama. Dir: Justin Hardy  1x 90 mins. 
Iain Glen & Jemma Redgrave discover Holocaust Camp.   Winner RTS, Winner Broadcast Awards, Nomination for BAFTA, Grierson and Televisual Awards.  Sony HDCam  2009

 A HARLOT’S PROGRESS        DRAMA DOP/CAMERA
Hardy Pictures/ C4 DramaDir: Justin Hardy  1x 90mins          
Toby Jones & Zoe Tapper in Hogarth’s tale of Sex and The City Nominated for 2 BAFTA Awards.  Sony HDCam  2008

CITY OF VICE     DRAMA DOP/CAMERA   Hardy Pictures/C4 5x 60min  Ian McDiarmid and Ian Glen in 18 Century cop series RTS Winner  Sony HDCam 2008

DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTIONS

BRIAN JOHNSON: A LIFE ON THE ROAD   DOP/CAMERA       Somethin' Else/ Sky Arts/6x 60mins/ Dir: Chris Walker   AC/DC frontman Brian goes on location with Robert Plant (Led Zep), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Roger Daltrey (The Who)   FS7/Primes    2016-17

HOKUSAI: CRAZY TO PAINT      DOP/CAMERA    British Museum/NHK/BBC4/ 1x 60min and 1x 90min Cinema Feature/ Dir: Patricia Wheatley   RED 4K and 8K cameras  2017  

 BLITZ : THE BOMBS THAT CHANGED BRITAIN    DOP/CAMERA  Wall to Wall/BBC2/ 1x 60min/ Dir: Ben Crichton/ep 3: Clydebank  FS7/Primes 2016

RONNIE WOOD: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE     DOP/CAMERA  Somethin' Else/ Sky Arts  1x 90min Dir: Chris Walker   FS7/Primes 2017-18

SECRET HISTORY OF MY FAMILY - The Salford Scuttlers  DOP/CAMERA  BBC2/ 1X60mins/ Director Ashley Gething. Sony F55 2016

TOM JONES’ 1950s - THE DECADE THAT MADE ME    DOP/CAMERA
BBC2/ 1x60m/ Director Chris Rodley. C300/Primes  2016

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?  DOP/CAMERA   EMMA WILLIS/ CELIA IMRIE/ MATTHEW BRODERICK  Wall to Wall/BBC1/ 3x 60m/ Dir: Rosie Schellenberg, Liz Dobson. Filming in USA, France, Ireland.   F55  2017     

BREAKING THE SILENCE-LIVE!   DOP/CAMERA   True North/Channel 4/ 1x 60m/ Dir: Zoe Callan   Sony F55 /Mirror box Interrotron     

FALLEN HEROES 2016/2017     DOP/CAMERA   Sky Arts/ 2x 90m/ Dir: Chris Walker   Appreciation for artists who passed in 2016-17- Bowie, Prince, Lemmy, Keith Emerson, Tom Petty, George Michael. FS7/Primes

HITLER: THE RISE AND FALL   DOP/CAMERA      Arrow Media/ Discovery/More 4/ 6x 60m/ Dir: Stan Griffin.  The Definitive Hitler Documentary series.  F55/Primes  2016

MY SELF-HARM NIGHTMARE    DOP/CAMERA Mirror-box/interrotron  Minnow Films/ C4 1x60mins Director James Cohen. C300/Primes   2016

TRUST ME – I’M A DOCTOR    DOP/CAMERA
BBC2 6x 60mins. Various Directors. Dr Michael Mosely and medical team. F55   2014-2016

RE-INVENTING THE ROYALS     DOP/CAMERA
BBC TWO 2x 60mins. Director Chris Walker. Documentary series fronted by Steve Hewlett.  F55    2016

OUR WAR, SERIES TWO: Into The Hornets Nest  DOP/CAMERA Mirror-box- Interrotron  BBC1 1x 60min Director: Kat English, Award-winning series of Devastating First-Person accounts of Afghanistan warfare. F55 2015

MEET THE ROMANS, with Mary Beard
CALIGULA, with Mary Beard            DOP/CAMERA
Lion tv/ BBC2 4x60min Dirs: Hugo MacGregor, Jack McInnes.  Sony800 XDCam HD 2015

HILLSBOROUGH: NEVER FORGOTTEN   DOP/CAMERA
BBC 2, 1x 60min, Dir: Kevin Sim. RTS Winner  F55/Primes  2015

LOCOMOTION: DAN SNOWS’ HISTORY OF RAILWAYS   DOP/CAMERA
BBC2 3x 60min Ep 1. Dir: Dick Taylor. The Guild of Television Cameramen Award for Excellence. F55/Primes 2014

IMAGINE: LANG LANG: DO OR DIE
BBC 1x 90mins Director: Matthew Springford. Alan Yentob examines Chinese Piano prodigy Lang Lang’s incredible life story. Filming in UK and China Sony 800 XDCam 2013

THE REAL CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Silver River/ITV1 1x 60min Director: Adrian Sibley. Nigel Havers traces the real Liddel and Abrahams story. Sony XDCam/ Primes 2014

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW 2011-2018
Sky Arts/ Directors Cut Productions. 6x60mins. Melvyn Bragg presents Laura Mvula, Jude Law, Paul Greengrass, Tim Minchin, Grime Music,  Daniel Radcliffe,  Abi Morgan, Kate Atkinson and more. F55/Primes

THE STORY OF WOMEN AND ART
Matchlight/BBC2 3x60min. Ep 1. Director: John Hodgson. Amanda Vickery in Europe tracing women artists of the Renaissance. F55/Primes 201

HORIZON – THE AGE OF BIG DATA
BBC2 1x60mins. Director: John Fothergill. Filming in USA. F55 2

BBC FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES
BBC2/BBC4 ongoing Series Dirs: Chris Rodley/ Seb Barfield. Heavy Metal Britannia, Rock Britannia, Jazz Britannia, Prog Rock Britannia, Blues Britannia,Soul Deep.Forever Young. various cams 2010- 2016

THE GENIUS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Dirs: Tim Kirby/ Chris Rodley/ Debbie Lee Wall to Wall/BBC46x 60min (Filming USA, France, Canada) Winner RTS Award for Best Doc (DVD Available)

THIS IS MODERN ART
Oxford Films/C4Dirs: Ian Macmillan/ Chris Rodley/ Philip Smith            6x 60mins (Filming worldwide)From Brit-Arts’ Emin and Hirst to US giants Jeff Koons and Warhol. Monumental Art Series, Matthew Collings presents. Winner BAFTA,  Winner RTS, Emmy Nomination. Aaton Super16  1999

RENAISSANCE REWIRED
Blakeway/ BBC2Dir: Randall Wright/Paul Tilzey 3x 1hr series.    Matthew Collings traces European masterpieces by Bosch, Raphael and Piero della Francesca. F55  2012

IMAGINE- SHIRLEY BASSEY, SURREALLISM, WARHOL.
BBC1/ 3x 60'- Dame Shirley in Monaco, Surrealist movement, defining Warhols provenance. HDCam 2012

ANDY WARHOL-THE COMPLETE PICTURE
World Of Wonder/C4  Dir:Chris Rodley 3X 60 MINS (Filming USA, Russia, Hungary)The Definitive Documentary of Warhol and his Artistic world. Winner Indie Award. Sony HDCam 2002

THE GENIUS OF DESIGN
Wall to Wall/BBC4Dirs: Tim Kirby/ Chris Rodley5x 60min Series examining Landmarks of 20th Century Design

BETTANY HUGHES ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS: THE SPARTANS, THE MINOANS, HELEN OF TROY
RDF/ Lion tv/ C4 Dir: Tim Kirby/ Melanie Archer  7x 60mins (Filming Greece, Turkey) with Drama recon that inspired Zack Snyders ‘300’ movie. HDCam 2004-2007

SIMON SCHAMAS' A HISTORY OF BRITAIN  BBC 6x 60' Groundbreaking History series  Super16 1999

DAVID STARKEY'S- MONARCHY/ MEDIEVAL MONARCHS/ UNKNOWN TUDORS  Granada/C4Dirs: David Hutt/ David Wilson/ Rachel Bell

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
BBC1/Dir: Karen Selway  Myleene Klass and John Barrowman follow Michael Palin’s epic journey as they race from LA to Memphis USA. Sony800 XDCam 2010
 

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW-ITV - 1999- 2012
ITV Various 60mins
Documentaries on: Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Blur, Nick Cave, Liza Minelli, Morrissey, Michael Sheen, Craig David, Jarvis Cocker, Thomas Hardy, Underground Buskers, Abba, Steve Reich, Shane Meadows etc .Filming worldwide. SUPER16 film/ Sony HDCam

DANCING ON ICE: 2013 and 2012
ITV seriesDir: Jamie WigginsCelebrity profile sequences and backstage action.

POPSTAR TO OPERA STAR 2011
ITV Series  Dir :Jamie Wiggins10x 1hr. Series Titles and specially shot stylised Profile Inserts into programme.

MYSTERY OF A MASTERPIECE   
Nova/ NatGeoDir: David Murdock1x 60minsAn undiscovered Da Vinci portrait?....or not? Art experts and forensics across Europe attempt to verify a Renaissance Painting. c300  2010

IAN HISLOP- SCOUTING FOR BOYS
Takeaway/BBC2 Dir: Debbie Lee 2011

ROBERT WINSTON- STORY OF GOD
Wall2wall/C4Dirs: Tim Kirby/Ros Homan 6X 60 mins(Filming USA, South America, Europe) 2010

WINDRUSH SERIES
BBC2Dir: David Upshal3x 60mins (Filming Jamaica, UK) Winner RTS Documentary Award 1999

THE REAL….James Bond/Erich Von Daniken/Royal Nanny
Channel 4 Dirs: Ralph Lee/ Hamish Mykura (International Filming)

BBC OMNIBUS SERIES
Blondie: Behind The Bleach, Nick Hornby, Mad About Monet, The Royal Academy, Tracey Emin, Alexander McQueen. 2001