Simon Archer

Last updated 05 March 2013

Simon Archer


Simon Archer, BSC was the director of photography on The Lodger.

He is only the second DP in televised Doctor Who history to be a member of the prestigious British Society of Cinematographers at the time of his involvement with the programme.

Immediately prior to his work on Doctor Who, he was the DP for parts of all series of Ashes to Ashes, under the producership of Piers Wenger and Beth Willis, and much of the fourth series of Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes.

His career stretches back to the 1980s. He has a long resumé which includes not just television and film but also some of the most influential British music videos and adverts of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His film credits include Stiff Upper Lips, The Bachelor and Another Life. In addition to Ashes to Ashes and Doc Martin, he has also made significant cinematographic contributions to Sherlock, overseen by Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat; Spooks; Demons; and Coming Home.

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