Mike Eley BSC New President

The new President of the BSC, Mike Eley BSC, began his career working on documentaries, a path shared by many excellent British cinematographers. These include his predecessor as BSC President Barry Ackroyd BSC who brought his skills to feature productions following many years collaboration with Ken Loach, and Paul Greengrass.


After working himself with Ken Loach on The Navigators, Mike Eley won a BIFA Technical Award for his 2002 documentary feature Touching the Void, directed by Kevin McDonald. His long collaboration with director Susanna White included the BBC’s Jane Eyre for which Mike received an Emmy Award nomination and the Royal Television Award for Best Cinematography. Among his credits are Nanny McPhee Returns and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
In 2012 Mike Eley shot Clio Barnard’s acclaimed feature The Selfish Giant and his creative contribution to The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies earned BAFTA and RTS Awards.
His latest feature is Roger Michell’s My Cousin Rachel for Fox Searchlight starring Rachel Weisz which has received critical acclaim in the UK since its recent release.
Mike Eley was an official BSC delegate at the IAGA in Mons, Belgium in 2014 where he made many friends.