A veteran of film, television and commercials, John de Borman first found recognition in Gillies Mackinnon’s critically acclaimed 1996 film SMALL FACES, which picked up the Michael Powell Best British Film award at the Edinburgh International Film festival that year. Worldwide success followed a year later in the form of comedy classic THE FULL MONTY, which picked up the 1998 BAFTA award for Best Film and secured an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Gillies Mackinnon’s HIDEOUS KINKY followed in 1998 which won de Borman the London Evening Standard award for Best Technical Achievement, and films following that included SAVING GRACE (2000), HAMLET (2000), SERENDIPITY (2001) and SHALL WE DANCE (2004).
De Borman returned into television in 2006 with HBO miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath, which secured him a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Photography & Lighting. Following this de Borman worked on the MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY (2008) starring Amy Adams before the critically acclaimed Lone Scherfig film AN EDUCATION (2009) won him Best World Drama Cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival.
De Borman’s most recent films include MADE IN DAGENHAM (2010) and QUARTET (2012) and he is the current serving President of The British Society of Cinematographers.