David Katznelson, DFF, BSC

Directors of Photography

David Katznelson is a cinematography graduate of London’s National Film & Television School. Prior to studying, he worked in the Danish film industry in Copenhagen, where he grew up.  David received an EMMY Award for his work on critically acclaimed and wildly popular TV series, Downton Abbey, as well as earning nominations from BAFTA and the ASC.  He also won a BAFTA award for Best Cinematography for his work on the BBC film, Shoot the Messenger.

He is currently shooting the event series 11/22/63, starring James Franco, and has previously shot HBO’s wildly popular fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Other notable film and television projects include In Fear, directed by Jeremy Lovering for Film Four and Studio Canal; Driving Lessons, for director Jeremy Brock and starring Laura Linney and Rupert Grint; the award-winning Danish feature film, Hold Me Tight; Nightwatch, directed by Richard Laxton for the BBC, which earned him a BSC Best Cinematography nomination; Miss Austen Regrets, with director Jeremy Lovering for the BBC: and Sarah Gavron’s, This Little Life, starring Peter Mullan.

David has shot a number of commercials and an array of award-winning short films, as well as co-directed and lensed the critically-acclaimed documentary Village at the End of the World.

David speaks Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and English – he can also converse in French, German and Spanish.  He is a member of British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) and The Danish Society of Cinematographers (DFF).  He lives in London.


Downton Abbey

David's Work

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
In Fear
In Fear
Miss Austen Regrets
Miss Austen Regrets
A Boy Called Dad
A Boy Called Dad