Mike Roberts B.S.C

20.07.1939 - 24.5.2000

Roberts was one of the finest camera operators in the world, and probably the greatest British film cameraman ever. Working for more than 40 years with directors like Neil Jordan, Richard Attenborough, Roland Joffe, Fred Zinnemann and Steven Spielberg, he elevated his art and craft to new levels, being an essential part of four films that won Academy awards for cinematography and four further nominations. In 1997, he was awarded the Michael Balcon Award by BAFTA for his outstanding contribution to British cinema, the first technician to be so honoured.