Born and brought up in Denmark, David specialised as a Director of Photography at the National Film and Television School in the UK. Since graduating in 2000 with a number of award winning shorts, David has been the DoP on many dramas from This Little Life (BBC Films, winner of 2 Baftas) to Miss Austen Regrets, One Night, ITVs Downton Abbey, Burton & Taylor and the HBO drama series Game of Thrones.

As DoP he has also shot a selection of feature films: Driving Lessons (Tribeca, Sony Picture Classics), Faintheart (Vertigo Films), A Boy Called Dad, the award winning Danish release Hold Me Tight, and Jeremy Lovering's In Fear (Film Four and Studio Canal) and Noel Clarke's "The Anomaly". He has also been second unit DoP on Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Film Four’s Brick Lane.

David has shot commercials for Kevin Macdonald and Paul King. His (and Sarah Gavron's) feature documentary, set in Greenland, Village at the End of the World is being screened at the London Film Festival 2012. David won a BAFTA in 2007 as DoP for the BBC Drama “Shoot the Messenger”. In 2011 David won an RTS award and an Emmy for Downton Abbey, and was nominated for best TV pilot at Camerimage in 2016 for 11.22.63 starring James Franco. David is a member of DFF and BSC. David lives in London.

Nominated at Camerimage for best TV pilot for "11.22.63"

Nominated for an ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for "Downton Abbey"

Winner of an RTS Award
Best Photography
"Downton Abbey"

Winner of an EMMY
Outstanding Cinematography
“Downton Abbey”

Nominated for a BSC Award
Best Cinematography Award
"The Night Watch"

Nominated for a BAFTA
Best Photography
“Downton Abbey”

Winner of a BAFTA
Best Photography
“Shoot the Messenger”

RTS Award (Documentary)
“Arctic Crime and Punishment”

RTS Award (Drama)