Barry Ackroyd BSC (born 12 May 1954) is an English cinematographer. Ackroyd frequently works with British film director, Ken Loach. The two filmmakers are known for their anti-Hollywood, naturalistic, neo-realistic cinematographic style.
Ackroyd was born in Oldham, England. He received a BAFTA nomination for Best Cinematography for The Lost Prince. His latest credits are on Ken Loach’s award-winning feature, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Paul Greengrass’s take on the 9-11 disaster, United 93, and the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Iraq war film, The Hurt Locker.
Teamwork and group effort is the Loach modus operandi. Loach has denied his status as an auteur director. Unlike most directors who routinely overstate the importance of their personal achievements, Loach celebrates the contributions of his crew, such as frequent collaborator, cinematographer Barry Ackroyd.
Film reviewer Jack Matthews of the New York Daily News remarked about the filmmaking behind The Wind… read more