Mike Eley, BSC

Directors of Photography

Beginning his career working on high profile documentaries, Mike then moved into features and television drama. In 2000, he worked on Ken Loach’s THE NAVIGATORS and then in 2002, he shot the documentary feature TOUCHING THE VOID with director Kevin McDonald, winning a BIFA Award that year for Best Technical Achievement.

He has collaborated many times with director Susanna White, most notably on BBC’s JANE EYRE (for which Mike received an Emmy Award nomination and won the RTS Award for Best Cinematography). He also served as 2nd Unit Director and Director of Photography on HBO’s GENERATION KILL with White.

In 2007, Mike shot the HBO film GREY GARDENS with director Michael Sucsy, for which he earned his second Emmy nomination. In 2009 he re-teamed with Susanna White for the feature film, NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS, and then again worked with White in 2011 for the BBC/HBO production of PARADE’S END, garnering his third Emmy award nomination.

In 2012, Mike shot Clio Barnard’s acclaimed feature THE SELFISH GIANT, for which he won a Best Cinematography Award from the Dinard Film Festival. Mike’s work on THE LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFERIES earned him both BAFTA and RTS awards.

Recent credits include the two-part BBC film THE OUTCAST, directed by Iain Softley, Simon Aboud’s upcoming feature THE BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC, and Roger Michell’s feature film MY COUSIN RACHEL for Fox Searchlight films.


My Cousin Rachel

Mike's Work

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (London)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (London)
Nanny McPhee Returns
Nanny McPhee Returns
Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre