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Robbie Ryan (cinematographer)

Robbie Ryan (born 1970)[1] is an Irish cinematographer, serving as the director of photography on over 80 film projects, including feature-length, short films, commercials, and music videos.

Robbie Ryan
Dublin, Ireland

Life and careerEdit

Ryan was born in Ireland. At the age of 14, he decided he wanted to be a cinematographer.[2] He attended and graduated the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology.[3]

Ryan is a frequent collaborator on Andrea Arnold's films, including Wasp, Red Road, Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights and American Honey.[4][5] He has worked with Ken Loach on the films The Angels' Share, Jimmy's Hall, and I, Daniel Blake.[6][7] He served as the director of photography on films including Philomena, Slow West and The Favourite, the latter of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography at the 91st Academy Awards.[8]

Selected filmographyEdit


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  2. ^ "Robbie Ryan BSC ISC". My Management. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Cinematographer Robbie Ryan". My Therapy. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Films on film sweep Cannes 2016 as Robbie Ryan BSC shines". British Cinematographer. 3 August 2016. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  5. ^ Falk, Quentin (26 March 2012). "Robbie Ryan: Interview". BAFTA. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  6. ^ Wigley, Samuel (29 September 2015). "Seven essential films shot by Robbie Ryan". BFI London Film Festival. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  7. ^ Champetier, Caroline (13 May 2016). "Cinematographer Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC, discusses his work on "I, Daniel Blake", directed by Ken Loach". AF Cinema. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  8. ^ Blum, Laura (13 May 2015). "Cinematographer Robbie Ryan on Shooting "Slow West"". Thalo. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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