Haris Zambarloukos, BSC 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 Kenneth Branagh’s Sleuth (2007) starring Michael Caine and Jude Law. With his three most recent projects, Richard Eyre's The Other Man (2009), Weinstein`s Death Defying Acts (2007) starring Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta Jones 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". Death Defying Acts was recently nominated for a 2008 AFI Award for Best Cinematography. Haris is on the Board of Governors of the British Society of Cinematographers and has completed work on Marvel Film's "Thor" for Kenneth Branagh.