Film Industry Role: Cinematographer
Major Works: “Elizabeth”, “The Pacific”, “Match Point”
Major Awards and Nominations: Oscar nominee, BAFTA winner
Remi Adefarasin spent many years with BBC’s film department working on dramas, documentaries and music programs.
After going freelance he shot the award winning film ELIZABETH for director Shekhar Kapur starring Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush, for which he received an Academy Award nomination and won a BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography. It won Camerimage’s Golden Frog. Thereafter Remi shot such diverse films as ONEGIN starring Ralph Fiennes; Terence Davies HOUSE OF MIRTH starring Gillian Anderson; Paul and Chris Weitz’s ABOUT A BOY; and Paul Weitz’s IN GOOD COMPANY starring Scarlett Johansson. He also shot many episodes of the acclaimed HBO series BAND OF BROTHERS for which he received an Emmy nomination and more recently shot the follow up series THE PACIFIC.
Remi worked with Woody Allen shooting MATCH POINT and SCOOP, both starring Scarlett Johansson. Thereafter he shot Michael Apted’s AMAZING GRACE and he teamed up with Shekhar Kapur again on the follow-up to “Elizabeth”: THE GOLDEN AGE.
Remi collaborated with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on their feature CEMETERY JUNCTION. LITTLE FOCKERS followed again with Paul Weitz. Recently worked with Burr Steers on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. Soon followed in 2015 by ME BEFORE YOU with Thea Sharock. Reunited with Ricky Gervais on DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD, a mocumentary.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the Television and Film Industry.