Jon Driscoll

Jon Driscoll is an English, Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated theatre projection designer and lighting designer working in the West End and on Broadway. He is a Technical Associate of the National Theatre in London. Born in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, Driscoll attended Sir Roger Manwood's School, after which he studied Theatre Design at Croydon College of Art and Design.

He started designing lighting on the London fringe and as assistant lighting designer for lighting designers Mark Jonathan and Paul Pyant.

From 1995 to 2000 he worked as a lighting technician at the National Theatre in London (then under the directorship of Richard Eyre) where he first worked for director Sam Mendes as Paul Pyant's assistant on Othello (1997) starring David Harewood. He would go on to work regularly with Mendes in the future: Richard III (Old Vic, London 2011), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London 2013) and King Lear (National Theatre, London 2014).

In a bid to realise his childhood ambition to become a cinematographer he successfully applied to the National Film and Television School in 1999. He studied under cinematographers Ernie Vincze BSC and Brian Tufano BSC.

It was here that he met animator Gemma Carrington with whom he would later develop a regular creative partnership beginning in 2006 with the West End musical Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage. Together they would collaborate on design projections for Brief Encounter, Earthquakes in London, Birdsong and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

On graduating in 2002 with an MA in Film and Television Cinematography he experienced a shortage of job opportunities in the film industry and turned to video design for the theatre

He is a director of cinelumina, a post-production company in Hoxton, London.

 

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