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Donald McAlpine

Donald McAlpine


Donald McAlpine ACS, ASC (born 13 April 1934) is an Australian cinematographer. McAlpine was a physical education teacher in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia. He began using a 16mm camera to film athletes preparing for the Melbourne Olympic Games. In Australia, from 1972 to 1981, McAlpine collaborated with Bruce Beresford. McAlpine filmed many of Beresford's early films, including The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Don's Party, The Getting of Wisdom, Money Movers, Breaker Morant and The Club. McAlpine also worked with director Gillian Armstrong on My Brilliant Career. McAlpine was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Moulin Rouge!.[citation needed] He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society and the American Society of Cinematographers.[citation needed] The A.S.C. honored him with the 2009 International Achievement Award. In 2016 McAlpine received an honorary doctorate in Arts from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia

  • Known For: Camera
  • Birthday: 1934-01-01
  • Place of Birth: Quandialla, New South Wales, Australia
  • Also Known As: Donald M. McAlpine, Don McAlpine, Don McApline