Haris Zambarloukos, BSC GSC acquired a BA in Fine Arts from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and whilst studying in London photographed Debbie Emmin`s Docket Box at Shepperton Studios; which garnered a Fuji Film Award.
Haris received his MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute in 1997 and was mentored by Conrad Hall ASC on A Civil Action, after which he shot many commercials, documentaries and shorts in the US, Europe and Central America.
The AFI thesis film First Daughter won numerous awards including the 1998 San Jose Film Festival, the 1997 City of Angels Film Festival and the Empire State Film Festival, and it received the International Cinematographers Guild Award for Artistic Achievement in Cinematography.
In 1999 Haris shot his first US feature Camera Obscura. In 2004 he earned a nomination for Best Technical Achievement at the British Independent Film Awards for Enduring Love (2004) with Daniel Craig and quickly went on to build a reputation through his work on films like Venus (2006), starring Peter O'Toole and Sir Kenneth Branagh's Sleuth (2007) starring Michael Caine and Jude Law. With his most recent projects, Branagh's Thor for Marvel Films (2010), Sir Richard Eyre's The Other Man (2009), Jill Armstfong's Death Defying Acts (2007) starring Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta Jones, and for which he was nominated for a 2008 AFI Award for Best Cinematography, and Phyllida Lloyd's larger than life musical version of Mamma Mia (2008). Zambarloukos has shown a wide range of ability, fulfilling the promise signified by his inclusion in Variety`s 2006 list, "10 to watch: Cinematographers". Haris is Vice President of the British Society of Cinematographers, and a member of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Greek Society of Cinematographers and the European Film Academy.
He has recently shot Locke for writer/director Steve Knight and Paramount's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Disney's Cinderella for Sir Kenneth Branagh. Haris' drone war film with Oscar winning director Gavin Hood Eye In The Sky was released on March 11 2015. Haris also lensed Denial directed by Mick Jackson and his fifth collaboraton with Sir Kenneth on the the Agatha Christie classic Murder On The Orient Express is in theatres now and screening in 70mm. Currently, Haris is in preparation for Disney’s Artemis Fowl.