Denis Crossan BSC, was born in Glasgow, where he attended Glasgow School of Art, qualifying with a B.A.(hons) degree in graphic design before enrolling at the National Film and Television School Beaconsfield, graduating in 1984 to embark on a career in cinematography.
Towards the end of his course at Beaconsfield he was asked to film a music video for Frankie Goes To Hollywood called "Relax", which was quickly followed by work for UB40, U2 and many others. He has been equally prodigious in commercials and through the years has worked with major directors and advertising agencies, resulting in a number of awards for cinematography, including Clio Awards, Creative Circle Awards and D&AD.
His first feature film credit was Melancolia, an art house thriller set in London and produced by the BFI which won an Evening Standard film award 1990. In 1993 he was asked to join The British society of Cinematographers. His movie credits include I Know What You Did Last Summer, directed by Jim Gillespie, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillipe; Clandestine Marriage, directed by Christopher Miles, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Timothy Spall, which won Best Cinematography Newport Beach Film Festival California 2000; The Hole, directed by Nick Hamm, starring Thora Birch and Keira Knightley; Me Without You, directed by Sandra Goldbacher, starring Michelle Williams, Anna Friel and Kyle MacLachlan; Agent Cody Banks, directed by Harald Zwart, starring Frankie Munitz and Hilary Duff; Pink Panther 2, starring Steve Martin, Andy García, Jean Reno, John Cleese, Alfred Molina and Emily Mortimer.
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