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Eigil Bryld (Danish pronunciation: [aɪ̯kil ˈpʁylˀ]) is a Danish cinematographer. He is famous for his work in such films and TV shows as House of Cards (2013), In Bruges (2008), You Don't Know Jack (2010), Becoming Jane (2007) and Kinky Boots (2005).

Eigil Bryld
Alma materGwent College


Life and careerEdit

Bryld grew up in Denmark, and as a teenager used to work in a local television station. He earned a degree in film and video production from Gwent College in Wales in 1992, where he studied under photographer David Hurn. He worked in London before moving to New York City. His credits include Wisconsin Death Trip which won him the 2001 BAFTA Award for best factual photography and You Don't Know Jack for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.[1][2] He served as the cinematographer for the 2013 Netflix series House of Cards,[3] for which he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Bryld is married to Danish author Naja Marie Aidt and they had a son in 2003.



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
1999 Wisconsin Death Trip James Marsh
2003 To Kill a King Mike Barker
2005 Kinky Boots Julian Jarrold
The King James Marsh
2006 Pu-239 Scott Z. Burns
2007 Becoming Jane Julian Jarrold
2008 In Bruges Martin McDonagh
2009 Paper Man Kieran Mulroney
Michele Mulroney
2012 Not Fade Away David Chase
2017 Tulip Fever Justin Chadwick
2018 Ocean's 8 Gary Ross
2019 The Report Scott Z. Burns



  1. ^ "In Bruges / A Focus Features Film / Eigil Bryld Bio". Focus Features. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  2. ^ "KODAK: Primetime Emmy Awards: You Don't Know Jack". Kodak. Retrieved 2012-02-02.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Heuring, David (Jan 19, 2013). "Bryld's a rising star after working with Fincher, Chase". Variety. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  4. ^ "Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations for Eigil Bryld". Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 4 October 2013.

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