July 14, 2024
Mark Hamilton
Director of Photography

DP: 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 2018 Mark was invited into the Bollywood fraternity by director, Aditya Datt; lensing the high-octane action movie, ‘Commando 3’ (2019) starring Vidyut Jammwal. He reunited with both for the extreme sports survival thriller, 'Crakk' (2024) which also stars, Arjun Rampal.

Behind The Scenes

Aside from cinematography Mark is an award-winning Director and also known for his long association filming for the Royal Household.
And, as an experienced photographer, he's previously been commissioned by global charities, agencies and celebrity and public figures.

PHOTOGRAPHY / © Mark Hamilton