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David Tattersall, BSC ASC (born 14 November 1960)[1] is a British cinematographer. He has worked on many big-budget films and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his cinematography on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series.[2] Two of his most noted collaborations include having worked with film directors George Lucas and Frank Darabont.

David Tattersall
Born (1960-11-14) 14 November 1960 (age 58)
OrganizationBritish Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers
Known forStar Wars
Young Indiana Jones
AwardsNominated for:
Primetime Emmy Award


Early lifeEdit

David studied at Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys before moving on to Goldsmiths College in London, receiving a first class BA in Fine Arts. He went on to study at Britain's National Film and Television School at Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire.[1]


The first film he worked on was Salette in 1986.



Year Title Director
1992 The Bridge Sydney Macartney
1994 Radioland Murders Mel Smith
1995 Theodore Rex Jonathan R. Beutel
1996 Moll Flanders Pen Densham
The Wind in the Willows Terry Jones
1997 Con Air Simon West
1998 Soldier Paul W. S. Anderson
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace George Lucas
The Green Mile Frank Darabont
2000 Vertical Limit Martin Campbell
2001 The Majestic Frank Darabont
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones George Lucas
Die Another Day Lee Tamahori
2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life Jan de Bont
2005 The Matador Richard Shepard
XXX: State of the Union Lee Tamahori
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith George Lucas
2006 Zoom Peter Hewitt
2007 The Hunting Party Richard Shepard
Next Lee Tamahori
2008 Speed Racer The Wachowskis
The Day the Earth Stood Still Scott Derrickson
2010 Tooth Fairy Michael Lembeck
Gulliver's Travels Rob Letterman
2011 Seeking Justice Roger Donaldson
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Brad Peyton
2013 Paranoia Robert Luketic
Romeo and Juliet Carlo Carlei
2014 Flight 7500 Takashi Shimizu
Some Kind of Beautiful Tom Vaughan
2015 The Longest Ride George Tillman Jr.
2017 Death Note Adam Wingard
The Foreigner Martin Campbell


Year Title Notes
1992-93 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 21 episodes

Nominated for:

2010 The Walking Dead 1 episode
2013 Mob City 1 episode
2016 Outcast 5 episodes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "David Tattersall". AllRovi. Retrieved 2015-08-11 – via The New York Times.
  2. ^ "David Tattersall". Retrieved 2015-08-11.

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