Remi Adefarasin

Remi Adefarasin, OBE BSC London) is an English cinematographer. He is educated in Photography & Filmmaking at Harrow Technical College. He started his career as a camera trainee at BBC-TV's Ealing Studios. His work on Elizabeth (1998) won him awards for Best Cinematography from BAFTA and the British Society of Cinematographers, as well as a "Golden Frog" from Camerimage and an Academy Award nomination.[1][2] For his work on Elizabeth, he became the first black person to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Remi Adefarasin

London, England
Partner(s)Jaya Adefarasin

Adefarasin was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to television and film.[3]

Personal life

Adefarasin is married with three sons.


An incomplete list of films and television productions to which Remi Adefarasin has contributed.

Feature films



  1. "Film in 1999 | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. "BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release" (PDF). British Society of Cinematographers.
  3. "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 8.

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