December 5, 2020
Mark Hamilton
Director of Photography

Cinematographer: Mark Hamilton
Mark Hamilton began his professional career in the camera department in 1993 assisting Philip Bonham Carter on the BAFTA nominated documentary, ‘As It Happened - The Killing of Kennedy’ for Channel 4.

Simultaneously with his vocational work he completed academic courses at Northbrook College and Bournemouth University, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1997. The same year he assisted on the historic ‘Live to the Nation’ address given by The Queen following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

He progressed as a television lighting cameraman on news, travel and popular culture documentaries including the BBC TV series ‘Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age’ (1999), and in drama on Channel 4’s, ‘Brookside’ (2003) and, ‘Hollyoaks’ (2003-). However, it was whilst developing his craft on advertising and music promos* where Mark finally established himself as a Director of Photography.
(* incl. Adidas, British Airways, Toyota, The Cure…)

After a series of short films Mark photographed his first feature, ‘Capital Punishment’ (2003) with director Adrian Vitoria, and they continued their collaboration on titles including, ‘The Crew’ (2008) starring Stephen Graham, ‘Hit Girls’ (2011) and World War II adventure, ‘Age of Heroes’ (2011) with Sean Bean.

In 2019 he lensed the high-octane action movie, ‘Commando 3’ starring Bollywood legend Vidyut Jammwal, directed by Aditya Datt.

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Award Winning Director

In this role I’ve enjoyed making broadcast documentaries, promos, and short narrative films, including 'PRIMARY BURNS' which won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Non-Factual, and ‘AN ORDINARY MONDAY', which won Best Director at the Austria International Film Festival, as well as Best British Short Film at the London Independent Film Awards in 2017.
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Queen's Christmas Message

Since his accreditation with the Royal Household, Mark is also known for his work with the British Monarchy. He’s written and directed official documentaries on Royal Garden Parties, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and Buckingham Palace for the Royal Collection. He has also operated on the annual, 'Queen's Christmas Message' for broadcasters SKY, BBC and ITN.
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Commissioned work for global charities, agencies and celebrity and public figures. Please call for studio enquiries and bookings. Images © Mark Hamilton