During our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above), cinematographer Adriano Goldman reveals that his approach to “The Crown” was “without any kind of preconceived ideas.” This Netflix original series depicts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), who came to power following the sudden death of her father, King George VI (Jared Harris). The show won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actress (Foy), as well as SAG Awards for Foy and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill.
The Brazilian-born DP admits it was, “challenging for me to try and translate visually,” such an important part of British history. At the same time, “that might have been one of the most interesting aspects,” of his hiring, since, “I feel less obliged to be… formal in my approach to that story.” He adds, “I’m not British, so I don’t need to respect any specific rules, and I’m probably freer to try other stuff.”
Goldman recently received a BAFTA TV nomination for the series. He’s known mostly for his film work, including “Sin Nombre,” “Jane Eyre,” “August: Osage County,” and “Trash,” on which he first worked with “The Crown” director and executive producer Stephen Daldry. After his recent BAFTA TV Awards nomination, could he win his first Emmy this year?
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