In recent years his features work has seen him become one of the most sought-after DOPs in the business. His Oscar Nomination was for Atonement, directed by Jo Wright, with whom Seamus also just completed The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx. (Check out Seamus’ awesome promo for Elton John’s “I Want Love”, directed by Sam Taylor Wood and starring a single-take, just back-from-the-brink Downey Jr). In recent years he has completed No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency with the late Antony Minghella, World Trade Centre with Oliver Stone, The Hours, High Fidelity, and also The War Zone, produced by another Apt client, Portobello Pictures.
Seamus is an old Edinburgh friend of Apt, and we teamed up with our Glasgow friends Marque to put together this simple but elegant site to show off his work. In coming weeks each of the film clips will begin to be enhanced with a voiceover from Seamus talking about the project, the shots, and anecdotes from the shoot.
For keen cinematographers and DOPs, there is an extensive Q&A with Seamus in the “About” section.
in 1998, Seamus joined the British Society of Cinematographers and was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious Lumiere medal for contributions to the art of cinematography in 2004.