Tony Pierce Roberts - Details


The Golden Bowl is Tony Pierce Roberts' seventh Merchant Ivory film. He has achieved great acclaim for his previous work for this producer. For A Room With A View he received the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best cinematography and the London evening Standard Award for outstanding technical achievement, as well as a British Academy and Oscar nomination. For Howards End he received Oscar, BAFTA and ASC nominations for best cinematography. For The Remains Of The Day he received a BAFTA nomination. His other Merchant Ivory titles are Slaves Of New York, Mr. And Mrs. Bridge, and Surviving Picasso. Pierce Roberts was born in Birkenhead, England, where he lived until the age of eleven when his parents emigrated to Central Africa. On an impulse, he left school to join the Central African Film Unit, where he found he enjoyed making game films and doing freelance work for visiting film crews, including units for the BBC.

Pierce Roberts' other feature credits include A Private Function, A Tiger's Tale, and Out Cold. He also shot White Fang in Alaska for Disney, The Dark Halffor George Romero, and Splitting Heirs for Robert Young. He went to America to work with Joel Schumacher on The Client and Barry Levinson on Disclosure. On his return to London he photographed Haunted for Lewis Gilbert and Surviving Picasso for Merchant Ivory. As well as The Golden Bowl, he has recently photographed Jungle To Jungle for director, John Pasquin, which is yet to be released.