A graduate of Newport Film School, Douglas Hartington works across all current camera formats in documentary and drama disciplines. He is known for his cinematic composition and use of light, coupled with fast, decisive setups. 

He is equally at home working on actuality driven series, major drama projects with full-scale crews and acting talent, and documentary series with both seasoned presenters and new faces, including Melvyn Bragg, Dan Snow, Mary Beard, Amanda Vickery, Simon Schama, Bettany Hughes, Matthew Collings, Lucy Worsley and Alan Yentob.

Moving between the two worlds of drama and documentaries keeps him motivated and excited about images and possibilities, bringing his unique style and calm approach to actuality and fictionality. No matter what the latest format, it is his creative eye that is the most essential part of the technology.

‘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