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Andrew Dunn
Andrew William Dunn

Years active1978–present
OrganizationBritish Society of Cinematographers
Emma Dunn
(m. 1996)
AwardsBAFTA Awards
1985 Threads
1986 Edge of Darkness
1989 Tumbledown

British Society of Cinematographers Awards
1995 The Madness of King George

Evening Standard British Film Awards
1996 The Madness of King George

Andrew William Dunn BSC is a British cinematographer, best known for his collaborations with Robert Altman, Nicholas Hytner, Lee Daniels and Mick Jackson. He is the recipient of three BAFTA Awards, a British Society of Cinematographers Award and an Evening Standard British Film Award.

Dunn is well known for his work on Threads (1984), Edge of Darkness (1985), L.A. Story (1991), The Bodyguard (1992), The Madness of King George (1994), The Crucible (1996), Gosford Park (2001), The History Boys (2006), Precious (2009), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) and The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) among others.

Early life

Andrew Dunn was born in London, England. He grew up around cinema, as his father worked for MGM Studios.[1] Dunn started making films in his early teens, and then joined the BBC whilst studying film at the University of Westminster (formerly London Polytechnic).[2]


Feature films

Year Title Director Notes
1989 Strapless David Hare
Chattahoochee Mick Jackson
1991 L.A. Story
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy Mark Herman
The Bodyguard Mick Jackson
1993 The Hawk David Hayman
1994 Clean Slate Mick Jackson
A Simple Twist of Fate Gillies MacKinnon
The Madness of King George Nicholas Hytner
1995 The Grotesque John-Paul Davidson
1996 The Crucible Nicholas Hytner
1997 Addicted to Love Griffin Dunne
1998 Hush Jonathan Darby
Ever After Andy Tennant
Practical Magic Griffin Dunne
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Liam Stephen Frears
2001 Monkeybone Henry Selick
Gosford Park Robert Altman
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Kevin Reynolds
Sweet Home Alabama Andy Tennant
2003 What a Girl Wants Dennie Gordon
The Company Robert Altman
2004 Stage Beauty Richard Eyre
Piccadilly Jim John McKay
2005 Hitch Andy Tennant
Mrs Henderson Presents Stephen Frears
2006 The History Boys Nicholas Hytner
Miss Potter Chris Noonan
2007 Hot Rod Akiva Schaffer
2008 Good Vicente Amorim
2009 Precious Lee Daniels
2010 Extraordinary Measures Tom Vaughan
Life as We Know It Greg Berlanti
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Glenn Ficarra
John Requa
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
2013 Summer in February Christopher Menaul
The Butler Lee Daniels
Hello Carter Anthony Wilcox
2014 Endless Love Shana Feste
Effie Gray Richard Laxton
2015 Man Up Ben Palmer
The Lady in the Van Nicholas Hytner
Ithaca Meg Ryan
2016 Bridget Jones's Baby Sharon Maguire
Keeping Up with the Joneses Greg Mottola
2017 The Children Act Richard Eyre
2018 Book Club Bill Holderman
2020 The Secret: Dare to Dream Andy Tennant
2021 Flora & Ulysses Lena Khan
The United States vs. Billie Holiday Lee Daniels
2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era Simon Curtis
2023 Love Again Jim Strouse
2023 Book Club: The Next Chapter Bill Holderman


Year Title Notes
1984 A Winter Harvest
1985 Edge of Darkness
1986 The Monocled Mutineer
1987 Horizon Episode: "Life Story"
1987–1995 Screen Two 5 episodes
1988 Scene Episode: "Two of Us"
1989 The Victorian Kitchen
1993 Great Performances Episode: "Suddenly, Last Summer"
2015 Empire Pilot episode only

TV films

Year Title Director
1988 Tumbledown Richard Eyre
Across the Lake Tony Maylam
1994 And Then There Was One David Jones
Is There Life Out There?
1997 Food for Ravens Trevor Griffiths
2003 The Boy David Story Alex McCall
2017 My Country Rufus Norris


Further reading


  1. ^ Friedman, Illya (3 March 2021). "Andrew Dunn, BSC, on The United States vs. Billie Holiday and his past work on The Bodyguard, Precious, Monkeybone, L.A. Story". Cam Noir. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
  2. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2005). Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television. Vol. 65. Gale Research Inc. p. 130. ISBN 9780787690380.