Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle (traditional Chinese: 杜可風; simplified Chinese: 杜可风; pinyin: Dù Kěfēng; born 2 May 1952) is a cinematographer. He has won the AFI Award for cinematography, the Cannes Technical Grand Prize, Golden Osella, the Golden Horse awards (four times), and Hong Kong Film Award (six times). Doyle is an affiliate of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers. Doyle was born in Sydney, Australia in 1952. In the late 1970s, he went to Taiwan from Hong Kong and then settled in Taipei. While living in Taipei, he studied Mandarin Chinese at the Taipei Language Institute. He worked as an oil driller in India, a cow herder in Israel, and a doctor of Chinese medicine in Thailand. In 1978, he worked as a photographer for the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Zuni Icosahedron. In 1983, he was a cinematographer for That Day, On the Beach, the feature debut of director Edward Yang. For that film, Doyle won the Best Cinematography Award in the 1983 Asia-Pacific Film Festival.


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