Duncan McLaren

Camera Operator

Contact Details

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk

This CV may be kept on file and distributed for employment purposes.


Duncan served his apprenticeship as staff cameraman at Hillside Studios, Bushey from 1974 and at the same time studied lighting and set design at the BBC. At the age of 22 he was head hunted by Molinare Studios to be staff cameraman where he carried out all roles of camerawork including studio, ENG, EFP, PSC, OB ´s and remote heads as well as lighting on commercials, corporates, music and sport both recorded and live.

He went freelance in 1984 working non-stop ever since both on the ground and in the sky! All this and he still found time to appear as himself in "Quartermass" with Sir John Mills and be awarded the winning prize (by Cyndi Lauper nonetheless) for the "Cameraman's Pedestal Race" live on "An Hour with Jonathan Ross".

Selected Credits

Big BrotherReality TVEndemol ShineCamera Operator
Fame AcademyEntertainmentBBC Camera Operator
Happy FamiliesEntertainmentITVCamera Operator
The Crystal MazeQuiz / Game ShowChannel 4Camera Operator
Fifteen To OneQuiz / Game ShowChannel 4Camera Operator
FIFA Football World Cup SportITVCamera Operator
6 Nations Rugby SportSkyCamera Operator
& Channel 5
Camera Operator
Eubank Senior to Junior
Ben Father to Son
Joshua to Fury
Cricket Highlights ShowSportChannel 5Camera Operator
Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race SportBBCCamera Operator
Moto GPSportSkyCamera Operator
Touring CarsSportITVCamera Operator
Tour de FranceSportCBSCamera Operator
NBA Basketball SportNEP VISIONSCamera Operator
Live from the o2 Arena
Winter Asian GamesSportVisionsCamera Operator
In Kazakhstan
NFL American FootballSportCTV OB Camera Operator
Live from Wembley Stadium 2009-2016
Commonwealth GamesSportSIS LiveCamera Operator
2010 & 2014
Fantasy Football LeagueSportSky SportsCamera Operator
RugbySportTelegenic for Sky SportsCamera Operator
Winter OlympicsSportCBSCamera Operator
2020 CricketSportSunset & VineCamera Supervisor
Test series
Big QuestionsCurrent AffairsBBCCamera Operator
G20 SummitNewsCTV OBCamera Operator
From the Excel Arena
NewsNewsITNCamera Operator
with Pamela Stevenson
Chat ShowChannel 4Camera Operator
The Last ResortDocumentaryChannel 4Camera Operator
World Music AwardsAwards ShowLive from Monte Carlo (ITV)Camera Operator
on 5 Occasions
MTV Awards Awards ShowMTVCamera Operator
on 4 Occasions
Brit AwardsAwards ShowITVCamera Operator
on 5 Occasions
Evening Standard AwardsAwards ShowVariousCamera Operator
National Television AwardsAwards ShowITVCamera Operator
Funeral of the Princess of WalesEventsITNCamera Operator
Papal VisitEventsNEP Cymru (Welsh coverage)Camera Operator
The Royal Wedding:
Charles & Diana
EventsITNCamera Operator
GenesisMusicSerpent FilmsCamera Operator
Live in Rome
The Prince's Trust Pop ConcertMusicVariousCamera Operator
Live from Wembley
FestivalsMusicVariousCamera Operator
Brighton, Reading & Glastonbury
ConcertsMusicVariousCamera Operator
Dire Straits, Take That, Pink Floyd (all Earl's Court), Elton John (Wembley), Phil Collins (Paris), The Rolling Stones (UK Tour), Freddie Mercury Farewell Concert, Spice Girls (Istanbul).
Band AidMusicUKCamera Operator
(live from Wembley in 1985 - broadcast worldwide)

Additional Information

David Lean to David Mallett
Rock to Pop
Rap to Classic
Brixton Academy to the Taj Mahal
Winter Olympics to Drama
Light Entertainment and Children's programmes as well as the occasional wedding and funeral (HRH)

During the 80s and 90s in the wild days of rock n' roll....Duncan appeared on stage filming Rolling Stones, Elton John, Eric Clapton, BB King, Queen, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Wham!, Take That, U2, Eurythmics, Simple Minds, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Tina Turner, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ah Ha, Prince, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, and a host of others.