David Tattersall

David Tattersall, BSC (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] Three of his most noted collaborations include having worked with film directors George Lucas, Frank Darabont and Martin Campbell.

David Tattersall
Born (1960-11-14) 14 November 1960 (age 61)
OrganizationBritish Society of Cinematographers
Known forStar Wars
Young Indiana Jones
AwardsNominated for:
Primetime Emmy Award

Tattersall 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 Tattersall worked on was Salette in 1986.



Year Title Director
1988 Predator: The Quietus Leslie McCarthy
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 Next Lee Tamahori
The Hunting Party Richard Shepard
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
2021 The Protégé
2022 Memory


Year Title Notes
1992–95 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 22 episodes
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
Nominated - ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series
2010 The Walking Dead Episode "Days Gone Bye"
2013 Mob City 3 episodes
2016 Outcast 5 episodes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Rebecca Flint Marx (2015). "David Tattersall". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ "David Tattersall". Emmys.com. Retrieved 11 August 2015.

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