peter menzies, jr. a.c.s.
Australian cinematographer Peter Menzies, Jr., ACS Director of Photography, is internationally known for his diverse and critically acclaimed body of work which spans more than 30 major feature films, along with numerous television pilots, mini-series and commercials.
He is probably most recognized for his work on action/adventure dramas including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The General's Daughter, Shooter, Four Brothers, White Sand, The Getaway, Hard Rain, A Time to Kill, and the period adventures The Thirteenth Warrior and The Great Raid.
Menzies’ work in the fantasy/action genre and his expertise in VFX production on films such as Clash of the Titans, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Incredible Hulk, and Gods of Egypt made him uniquely qualified to film Director Will Gluck’s blockbuster hybrid interpretation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit in 2018 and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway in 2021.
Other recent projects include 2019’s A Dog's Way Home, an American family adventure film directed by Charles Martin Smith for Columbia Pictures, starring Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos. The movie was made for $18 million and garnered $80 million at the box office.
Like most DPs, Menzies enjoys the unique director/cinematographer creative collaboration, and has worked with a variety of legendary directors from across the globe, including Bruce Beresford, John Singleton, Simon West, Mikael Salomon, Jon Turteltaub, Roger Donaldson, Sam Raimi, Joel Schumacher, John Dahl, David Nutter, Charles Martin Smith, John McTiernan, Gabrielle Muccino, Will Gluck and Alex Proyas.
Menzies has been married for over 25 years to his wife and business partner, Denise. The couple have three daughters. He is a keen sailor and sports enthusiast; particularly when it comes to Formula One racing or international rugby. He is also a member of the Australian Cinematographer's Society and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.