Eduardo Serra

Eduardo Serra (born 2 October 1943) is a cinematographer from Lisbon, Portugal, twice nominated for Academy Awards for Best Cinematography. From 1960 to 1963, Serra studied engineering at Lisbon's Instituto Superior Técnico, but he had to leave the country after his involvement in students' protests against Salazar's dictatorship. He settled in France, where he was accepted to Vaugirard film school in Paris; he graduated in 1966. In 1970 he got his second degree from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, in Art History and Archeology. Eduardo Serra received Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography for his work on The Wings of the Dove (1997) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). He has also received BAFTA nominations for his work in these films. In 2004 Eduardo Serra received the Ordem do Infante D. Henrique, a civilian award presented for services to Portuguese culture, from President Jorge Sampaio. He provided the cinematography for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Deathly Hallows – Part 2, released 2010 and 2011 respectively.


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