Oscar and BAFTA nominated cinematographer Danny Cohen has been awarded an honorary degree by Middlesex University.
Danny was nominated for a Best Cinematography BAFTA for lighting on Les Miserables, an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work on The King’s Speech, and was also nominated for the Best Photography and Lighting: Fiction/Entertainment BAFTA for Longford.
He was happy to be recognised by the University for his work in the creative industries.
“I am delighted to be awarded this honorary degree," he said.
"My job as a cinematographer entails being behind the camera as opposed to in the spotlight so it is both a surprise and honour to receive it.”
Danny has worked with a variety of directors including Stephen Frears, Lenny Abrahamson, Richard Curtis, Rupert Goold, Tom Hooper, Shane Meadows, Stephen Poliakoff and Dominic Savage on a number of feature films and television dramas.
A member of the British Society of Cinematographers since 2008, Danny’s credits include This Is England, This is England 1986, This is England 1988, and Dead Man’s Shoes directed by Shane Meadows, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, The King’s Speech and Les Miserables.
Currently, Danny is working on James Marsh’s Night in Hatton Garden starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone.
Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, hopes Danny's work will inspire students at the University to think big.
“By awarding an honorary degree to outstanding people such as Danny Cohen the University is recognising achievement at the highest level as well as dedication to public duty and making a difference to others’ lives.
“I am delighted to be part of today’s ceremony and to congratulate each of our honorary graduates on their incredible achievements.
“Graduation is not only an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our graduands but also to look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead because a Middlesex University degree opens up a world of possibilities.”
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