Lesnie, Andrew

Cinematographer, a profession which includes amongst other things the shooting and developing the films. He has won many awards and accolades and has worked on numerous films and TV projects including commercials.
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Andrew Lesnie was born in 1956 in Sydney, Australia where he still lives with his partner, Bronwen and has two sons, Jack and Sam.

He attended the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, from which he graduated in 1979 and has been a Member of the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) since 1989. His career began when he had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Cameraman and Focus Puller on films ‘Patrick’ and ‘Now and Forever’. He then started to have a more involved role and in the middle of the 1980s he was starting to establish his career in film photography. He always had an interest in film, not necessarily cinematography, having a Super8 camera and made little thrillers.

Andrew has almost two decades worth of time behind the camera in Australia and Hollywood and he has made the most impossible feats come to life the big screen, enthralling audiences in the process.

The films that Andrew worked on were mostly well known in Australia and it wasn’t until he worked on ‘Babe’ in 1995 that his work was recognised in the USA. He continued to work in America on the films ‘Two if By Sea’ and ‘Babe: A Pig in the City.’

Apparently, Andrew read ‘The Lord of the Rings’ when he was about 17 years old, but is always ready to read them again, as he did when asked to join the crew on the filming of the trilogy. He joined late in the scheme of things he is reported to say, and was dumped into the middle of things when they were trying to do the Stairway to Khazad-Dûm, assisting the young graphic designers.

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The Lovely Bones (2009) (post-production)
I Am Legend (2007) (director of photography)
King Kong (2005)
Love's Brother (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (director of photography)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (director of photography)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (director of photography)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) (director of photography)
The Sugar Factory (1998)
Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
Two If by Sea (1996) (director of photography)
Babe (1995) (director of photography)
Spider & Rose (1994)
You Seng (1993)
Fatal Past (1993)
The Girl Who Came Late (1991)
More Winners: Mr Edmund (1990) (TV)

Camera and Electrical Department
Shine a Light (2008) (camera operator)
Happy Feet (2006) (director of photography: live action unit)
Love's Brother (2004) (camera operator)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) (camera operator)
Dark City (1998) (guest director of photography: additional photography)
Spider & Rose (1994) (camera operator)
Farewell to the King (1989) (director of photography: second unit)
The 13th Floor (1988) (photographer: additional scenes)
Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988) (camera operator)
Dead-End Drive In (1986) (additional photography)
Emoh Ruo (1985) (camera operator)

The Long and Short of It (2003) .... Grizzled Painter
Unfinished Business (1985) .... Telegraph boy

"WonderWorld: The Original Series" (1980) TV Series

Miscellaneous Crew
The Getting of Wisdom (1978) (unit runner)

Shotgun Wedding (1993) (thanks)

The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled (2003) (TV) .... Himself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit (2002) (V) .... Himself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV) .... Himself - Best Cinematography Winner

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