Director of Photography


Based in London, David is a DOP with a huge string of highly successful and critically acclaimed television dramas and films to his name.

David Luther was born in Munich to Czech and Slovak parents. Over the last decade, from the BBC’s Emmy-laden THE HOUR starring Dominic West to the THE WHITE QUEEN which received a Golden Globe nomination and an ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, to BBC’s SHERLOCK – Final solution starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

He learnt at the feet of his father, the legendary Slovak cinematographer Igor Luther who worked with the likes of Volker Schlondorff and Andrzej Wajda on classics such as  THE TIN DRUM and DANTON. David studied cinematography first at the prestigious FAMU university in Prague, then a further three years at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield where he graduated with First Class Honours.

After making his name in commercials for giants like Sony, VW and Dunhill, David moved into primetime television drama on blue-chip productions.

David is fluent in English, Czech and German. He lives in West London with his partner and two sons. Recent work includes operating & lighting all 8 episodes of DAS BOOT  for Sky and Sonar Entertainment, produced by Bavaria Films, directed by Andreas Prochaska and due for worldwide release late autumn 2018.  Currently in production, David is lighting and operating the first two Episodes of the BBC’s MOTHERFATHERSON starring Richard Gere & Helen McCrory.



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