Simon Butcher

Director of Photography


Simon’s experience over a twenty-year career as a DoP is as wide as it gets. Starting in documentary, he has successfully moved into narrative, working across long-running drama series and shorts. Coming from a fine art background, he has a strong aesthetic eye, balanced with commercial and practical sensibility. He is popular amongst directors and producers alike, described as a “great team player with one eye on the schedule and the other on the creativity”. Simon is based in London and available for work worldwide.

“Simon is the complete package Director of Photography. His lighting is beautiful, efficient and creative and his eye for composition is first class. He brings a calmness and professionalism to the toughest of shoots and is an absolute pleasure to work with and I would absolutely recommend Simon to any production.”

David Beauchamp - Director

Selected credits


date
production
director / production company
television
2012-20
HOLBY CITY
various / BBC
2001-20
CASUALTY
various / BBC
2010
WATERLOO ROAD (Series 5)
Matthew Evans, Joss Agnew / Shed Productions
2009
MONDAY MONDAY (Series 1)
Nick Laughland, Rodger Goldby / Talkback Thames
2006-08
TORCHWOOD (Series 1, 2)
various / BBC
2006
DREAM TEAM 80'S
Rob McGillivray / Hewland International for Sky
2004
MILE HIGH (Series 1, 2)
various / Double Act Films for Sky
2003
IS HARRY ON THE BOAT (Series 2)
various / Rapido Television
2001
NIGHT AND DAY
various / Granada Television
2001
LITTLE BIG MOUTH
various / Pagoda Films for ITV
1999
LONDON BRIDGE (Series 3, 4)
various / LWT
1998
GRUMPUSS
Travis E. Pike / Otherworld Entertainment
shorts
2017
CICATRIX
David Beauchamp
2018
VELMA
Richard Platt / Brown Dog Films
2018
THE BIG PICTURE
Richard Platt / Brown Dog Films
documentary
2000
HEAVY METAL
various / Flashback Television
2000
CHANGING THE GUARD
Roger Mills / Umbrella Films