Ben Davis (cinematographer)

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Ben Davis
Benjamin V. Davis

(1961-09-06) 6 September 1961 (age 60)
London, England
Years active1984–present
Camille Griffin
(m. 2005)
Children5; including Roman Griffin Davis

Benjamin V. Davis (born 6 September 1961) is a British cinematographer.[1] His major works include Kick-Ass (2010), Hannibal Rising (2007) and the Marvel Studios films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), Captain Marvel (2019) and Eternals (2021). He has collaborated with Matthew Vaughn on four films.

Davis started his career at Samuelsons Camera House, now a part of the motion picture equipment company Panavision. He worked as clapper loader, focus puller, and camera operator in both feature films and commercials. During this period he worked with Billy Williams, Douglas Slocombe and Roger Deakins. He began his career as a cinematographer shooting spots. His first major feature film as a cinematographer was the 2002 British film Miranda.[1][2]

His father was cinematographer and camera operator Mike Davis.[3] He is married to writer and director Camille Griffin. Their son is actor Roman Griffin Davis.[1]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
2002 Miranda Marc Munden
2004 Layer Cake Matthew Vaughn 1st of 4 collaborations with Vaughn
2005 Imagine Me & You Ol Parker
2007 Hannibal Rising Peter Webber
Stardust Matthew Vaughn
Virgin Territory David Leland
2008 Franklyn Gerald McMorrow
Incendiary Sharon Maguire
2010 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
Tamara Drewe Stephen Frears
The Debt John Madden 1st of 2 collaborations with Madden
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Rite Mikael Håfström
2012 Seven Psychopaths Martin McDonagh 1st of 3 collaborations with McDonagh
Wrath of the Titans Jonathan Liebesman
2013 I Give It a Year Dan Mazer
2014 A Long Way Down Pascal Chaumeil
Before I Go to Sleep Rowan Joffé
Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn 1st of 5 collaborations with Marvel Studios
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon
2016 Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson
Genius Michael Grandage
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2019 Captain Marvel Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Dumbo Tim Burton
2021 Cry Macho Clint Eastwood
Eternals Chloé Zhao
The King's Man Matthew Vaughn
2022 The Banshees of Inisherin Martin McDonagh Post-production
My Policeman Michael Grandage Post-production
2023 Kraven the Hunter J. C. Chandor Filming


  1. ^ a b c "Ben Davis". Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Ben Davis". BenDavisBSC. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ Pennington, Adrian (8 November 2018). "Craft leaders: Ben Davis, Cinematographer". IBC. Retrieved 12 December 2019.

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