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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


  1. ^ "Robbie Ryan". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  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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