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About us

Chapman UK was founded by Dennis Fraser MBE and Leonard Chapman (Chapman Leonard USA) in 2006. Leonard Chapman decided it was time to introduce Chapman's range of Camera Cranes into Europe and approached Dennis about heading up the UK & Europe Operations. Chapman's have world class engineering experience with more than 50 years in developing and constructing the most popular and engaged equipment in the industry.

Chapman UK offers the most up-to-date equipment available in the UK & Europe, with more arriving all the time! Dennis believes in innovation and is constantly adapting Chapman equipment ensuring we meet the needs of the constantly evolving and dynamic Film and Television Industry.

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Dennis Fraser MBE

Dennis has invested a huge amount of time into the development of talent, this is apparent in the highly specialised and trained team that work for Chapman UK. If you need to hire equipment and need a technician or operator you can feel confident that you are getting the best from Chapman UK. We welcome you to come and see us in our new facility any time or give Michaela a call who can answer any questions you may have.


Dennis Fraser MBE

Dennis has had a prolific career as a Key Grip and has worked on legendary films. Click here for IMDB profile.

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— 2000 Highlander: Endgame (grip)

— 1988 Betrayed (grip)

— 1983 The Lords of Discipline (grip)

— 1982 Brimstone & Treacle (grip)

— 1982 Firefox (key grip: Europe)

— 1982 The Wall (grip)

— 1982 Murder Is Easy (TV movie) (grip - uncredited)

— 1981 An American Werewolf in London (grip)

— 1981 Chariots of Fire (grip)

— 1980 Are You Being Served? (TV series) (grip)

— 1980 Silver Dream Racer (grip)

— 1979 Yesterday's Hero (grip)

— 1979 The Bitch (grip)

— 1979 The Riddle of the Sands (grip)

— 1978 Force 10 from Navarone (grip - uncredited)

— 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (grip)

— 1977 Equus (camera grip) 1977 Cross of Iron (key grip)

— 1976 Spanish Fly (grip)

— 1975 The Man Who Would Be King (grip - uncredited)

— 1975 Rollerball (key grip)

— 1974 The Marseille Contract (camera grip)

— 1974 The Black Windmill (grip - uncredited)

— 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (key grip)

— 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun (grip))

— 1982 1972 Pope Joan (grip - uncredited)

— 1972 Savage Messiah (grip - uncredited)

— 1972 Our Miss Fred (grip)

— 1981 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (key grip)

— 1970 No Blade of Grass (grip)

— 1970 Kelly's Heroes (camera coordinator)

— 1970 The Walking Stick (grip - uncredited)

— 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (grip - uncredited)

— 1969 Submarine X-1 (grip - uncredited)

— 1968 Where Eagles Dare (grip - uncredited)

— 1968 Attack on the Iron Coast (grip - uncredited)

— 1968 Come Play with Me (grip)

— 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers (grip - uncredited)

— 1967 The Dirty Dozen (grip - uncredited)

— 1966 Eye of the Devil (grip - uncredited)

— 1965 Lady L (grip - uncredited)

— 1965 The Alphabet Murders (grip - uncredited)

— 1965 The Hill (grip - uncredited)

— 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce (grip - uncredited)

— 1964 A Shot in the Dark (grip - uncredited)

— 1964 The Chalk Garden (grip - uncredited)

— 1964 Never Put It in Writing (grip - uncredited)

— 1963 The V.I.P.s (grip - uncredited)

— 1963 Come Fly with Me (grip - uncredited)

— 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV series) (grip - 1 episode)

— The Prisoner (1963) (grip)

— 1963 Zarak Khan (grip)

— 1960 Village of the Damned (grip - uncredited)

— 1960 Too Hot to Handle (grip - uncredited)

— 1959 The House of the Seven Hawks (grip - uncredited)

— 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV series) (grip)

— 1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (grip - uncredited)

— 1958 tom thumb (grip - uncredited)

— 1957 Sea Wife (grip - uncredited)

— 1956 Anastasia (grip - uncredited)