Sue Gibson BSC First lady President

The British Society of Cinematographers is delighted to announce the election of their first lady president, Cinematographer SUE GIBSON BSC. Sue was the first woman to be invited to join the Society in 1992 and was elected to the Board of Governors in 2004.

Graduating from the National Film and Television School in 1981, Sue began her career photographing TV Commercials worldwide, receiving recognition from the British Television Advertising Awards, the Designers and Art Directors Association and the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

Her first Feature Film was “Hear My Song” directed by Peter Chelsom in 1989 which won the Evening Standard Award for Technical Achievement, followed in 1990 by “ Secret Friends ”, the last film directed by Dennis Potter; garnering her an additional Evening Standard Film award in 1992.

Sue has since photographed many more features including “Mrs Dalloway”; “Londinium”; “The Search for John Gissing” and “Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War”, as well as 2 nd Unit for “Resident Evil” and “Alien versus Predator”.

Her TV credits include “Amongst Women” which won the Irish Film and TV Academy award for Best Craft contribution; “The Forsyte Saga” (2002 version); “Miss Marple”; “Poirot” and “Jericho” for Granada; “Riot at the Rite” for BBC 2 and she set the style for the successful BBC series “Spooks” for Kudos Films.

In addition to her work as a D.O.P. she has been mentoring and tutoring students at the National Film and Television School and London College of Communication (LCC) helping to preserve the future of the industry. Recently, Sue has been extensively involved filming comparison tests with various digital and photographic image capture systems for presentation at BSC Film, Digital and HD events. These are open to all departments of the industry and designed to explain in a simple and informative manner the currently available choices for making broadcast and theatrical images.

Sue is ably supported in her new post by Immediate Past President Gavin Finney, Vice Presidents Joe Dunton, Alec Mills, Chris Seager & Nigel Walters and Governors Sean Bobbitt, John Daly,John de Borman, Harvey Harrison, Tony Imi, Phil Meheux, Nic Morris, Tony Spratling, Mike Southon, Derek Suter and Robin Vidgeon.

Award-winning DoP Sue Gibson started her career in television commercials, working all over Europe, the USA and in South Africa . Her first feature film ‘Hear My Song’ (Peter Chelsom UK 1991) was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and Sue herself won an Evening Standard award for technical excellence. Since then she has managed to weave between features and television, setting the style for Kudos TV’s worldwide hit ‘Spooks’ in between working on blockbusters like ‘Alien vs Predator’ and ‘Resident Evil’, and enjoying work on renowned and thought-provoking dramas. She was accepted into the British Society of Cinematographers in 1992 and is now the BSC’s Vice-President. selected credits:

TV drama

2008 ROUGH Andy Wilson / Rough Productions

2007 CONFESSIONS OF A DIARY SECRETARY Andy Wilson / Daybreak-Mentorn-ITV

2006 POIROT: TAKEN AT THE FLOOD Andy Wilson / Granada

2005 RIOT AT THE RITE Andy Wilson / BBC

2005 JERICHO Diarmuid Laurence / Granada

2005 55 DEGREES NORTH Jon Sen / Zenith North-BBC

2005 MISS MARPLE: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED John Strickland / Granada

2002 SPOOKS I II AND III Bharat Nalluri, Andy Wilson, Sam Miller,

Justin Chadwick / Kudos

2002 THE FORSYTE SAGA Chris Menaul, David Moore / Granada

1999 TUBE TALES Bob Hoskins, Jude Law / Sky


1998 AMONGST WOMEN Tom Cairns / Parallel Films

winner Irish Film and TV Awards 1999 Best Craft Contribution: Sue Gibson

1997 BRIGHT HAIR Chris Menaul / BBC

Feature films:

2006 THE HOLIDAY 2nd unit Nancy Meyers / Columbia Pictures

2004 ALIEN VS PREDATOR 2nd unit Bharat Nalluri (2nd unit) / 20th Cent Fox

2002 RESIDENT EVIL 2nd unit Bharat Nalluri (2nd unit) / Impact Pictures

2001 THE SEARCH FOR JOHN GISSING Mike Binder / Sunlight-Dyno-B Productions

2001 FOURPLAY aka LONDINIUM Mike Binder / Sunlight

2000 SAVING GRACE 2nd unit Nigel Cole / Portman Entertainment

2000 MRS CALDICOTT’S CABBAGE WAR Ian Sharp / Cabbage-Evolution Films

1997 MRS DALLOWAY Marleen Gorris / First Look-BBC Films

1992 SECRET FRIENDS Dennis Potter / Channel 4 Films

Winner Evening Standard British Film Award 1993 Best Technical/Artistic Achievement: Sue Gibson

1991 HEAR MY SONG Peter Chelsom / Limelight Films

Winner Evening Standard British Film Award 1993 Best Technical/Artistic Achievement: Sue Gibson

actors worked with include: Jenny Agutter, John Alderton, Alan Bates, Ned Beatty, Pauline Collins,

Adrian Dunbar, Colin Firth, Emilia Fox, Adam Garcia, Janeane Garofolo, Rupert Graves, Keeley

Hawes, Mariel Hemingway, Lance Henrikson, Milla Jovovich, Dervla Kirwan, Damian Lewis, Robert

Lindsay, Matthew Macfadyen, Natascha McElhone, Geraldine McEwan, James Nesbitt, James

Purefoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Colin Salmon, David Suchet, Zoe Wanamaker, Kevin