Millennium Crew Profile of Robert McLachlan

A detailed Crew Profile of Robert McLachlan, listing all Millennium episodes on which this production crew member contributed.

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Personal Trivia:

  • Robert McLachlan undertook a total of 65 roles on Chris Carter's Millennium television series.

Awards Won for Millennium:

  • 1997 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Television Series (Robert McLachlan)
  • 1998 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Television Series (Robert McLachlan)
  • 2000 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Television Series (Robert McLachlan, "Matryoshka")

Award Nominations for Millennium:

  • 1998 American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Regular Series (Robert McLachlan, "The Thin White Line")
  • 1999 American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Regular Series (Robert McLachlan, "Skull and Bones")
  • 2000 American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Regular Series (Robert McLachlan, "Matryoshka")

Robert McLachlan's Millennium Crew Profile

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Born in San Francisco but raised in Vancouver, Canada, Robert McLachlan is the son of an artist and avid photography enthusiast. "I grew up around images," McLachlan recalls. "Probably the best piece of advice that my father gave to me was that it really didn't matter what I did in life as long as it was something I loved. I loved photography, but I wasn't sure there was a way to make a living at it!"

While attending university in Vancouver, a short documentary that McLachlan photographed gained enough attention that companies came to him to shoot their industrial films. With a fellow film student, McLachlan formed a small company to produce these industrial films as well as TV commercials and documentaries.

In the late 1980s, the filmmaker came to realize he was spending too much of his life as a businessman and not enough time doing what he loved -- photography. So he left most of the business to his partner and ventured out to create images. McLachlan received his first small break shooting the adventure series Beach Combers and then applied his newly found aquatic experience to the CBS telefilm Adrift. That, in turn, led the cinematographer to the Stephen J. Cannell ABC series The Commish and then to Fox's series Strange Luck which caught the eye of The X-Files creator, Chris Carter.

Carter invited McLachlan to join the team of Millennium during which time he met X-Files scribes Glen Morgan and James Wong. McLachlan formed a tightly knit relationship with the duo, who brought him along to shoot his first studio feature, the hit Final Destination.

In 2001, McLachlan shot Morgan and Wong's next endeavour, The One starring Jet Li.

Robert was director of photography on the second unit on The Golden Compass aka His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (UK) (2007)

Profile text courtesy of - Reprinted from originally written February 2001, by Jay Holben for The Hollywood Reporter "Neo-Virtuosos" article..

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Millennium Production Roles:

Robert McLachlan worked on the following 65 episode/s of Millennium:

MLM#-101 Gehenna as Director of Photography

MLM#-102 Dead Letters as Director of Photography

MLM#-103 Kingdom Come as Director of Photography

MLM#-104 The Judge as Director of Photography

MLM#-105 522666 as Director of Photography

MLM#-106 Blood Relatives as Director of Photography

MLM#-107 The Well-Worn Lock as Director of Photography

MLM#-108 Wide Open as Director of Photography

MLM#-109 Weeds as Director of Photography

MLM#-110 The Wild and the Innocent as Director of Photography

MLM#-111 Loin Like a Hunting Flame as Director of Photography

MLM#-112 Force Majeure as Director of Photography

MLM#-113 The Thin White Line as Director of Photography

MLM#-114 Sacrament as Director of Photography

MLM#-115 Walkabout as Director of Photography

MLM#-116 Covenant as Director of Photography

MLM#-117 Lamentation as Director of Photography

MLM#-118 Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions as Director of Photography

MLM#-119 Broken World as Director of Photography

MLM#-120 Maranatha as Director of Photography

MLM#-121 Paper Dove as Director of Photography

MLM#-201 The Beginning and the End as Director of Photography

MLM#-202 Beware of the Dog as Director of Photography

MLM#-203 Sense and Antisense as Director of Photography

MLM#-204 Monster as Director of Photography

MLM#-205 A Single Blade of Grass as Director of Photography

MLM#-206 19:19 as Director of Photography

MLM#-208 The Hand of Saint Sebastian as Director of Photography

MLM#-209 Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense as Director of Photography

MLM#-210 Goodbye Charlie as Director of Photography

MLM#-211 Midnight of the Century as Director of Photography

MLM#-212 Luminary as Director of Photography

MLM#-213 The Mikado as Director of Photography

MLM#-214 Owls as Director of Photography

MLM#-215 The Pest House as Director of Photography

MLM#-216 Roosters as Director of Photography

MLM#-217 Siren as Director of Photography

MLM#-218 In Arcadia Ego as Director of Photography

MLM#-219 Anamnesis as Director of Photography

MLM#-220 A Room With No View as Director of Photography

MLM#-221 Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me as Director of Photography

MLM#-222 The Fourth Horseman as Director of Photography

MLM#-223 The Time Is Now as Director of Photography

MLM#-301 The Innocents as Director of Photography

MLM#-302 Exegesis as Director of Photography

MLM#-303 TEOTWAWKI as Director of Photography

MLM#-304 Closure as Director of Photography

MLM#-305 ...Thirteen Years Later as Director of Photography

MLM#-306 Skull and Bones as Director of Photography

MLM#-307 Through A Glass Darkly as Director of Photography

MLM#-308 Omerta as Director of Photography

MLM#-309 Human Essence as Director of Photography

MLM#-310 Borrowed Time as Director of Photography

MLM#-311 Collateral Damage as Director of Photography

MLM#-312 The Sound of Snow as Director of Photography

MLM#-313 Antipas as Director of Photography

MLM#-314 Matryoshka as Director of Photography

MLM#-315 Forcing the End as Director of Photography

MLM#-316 Saturn Dreaming of Mercury as Director of Photography

MLM#-318 Darwin's Eye as Director of Photography

MLM#-317 Bardo Thodol as Director of Photography

MLM#-319 Seven and One as Director of Photography

MLM#-320 Nostalgia as Director of Photography

MLM#-321 Via Dolorosa as Director of Photography

MLM#-322 Goodbye To All That as Director of Photography

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