Anthony Dod Mantle was born in 1955 and grew up in Oxford, England.
He is half Scottish and came to Denmark for the first time in 1979. He qualified as a photographer in 1983 and took up permanent residence in Denmark in 1985, where he enrolled at the National Film school the same year.
His first feature behind the camera was in German film Terrorists (1991) by Philip Groenning - a film banned by Helmut Kohl in Germany, and one which achieved cult status.
He is a British cinematographer notable for his work in digital cinematography. Dod Mantle directed photography on three Dogme 95 films and the first two episodes of Wallander. He used the Red One digital camera on Wallander, the first British television production to do so.
He won the British Academy Television Craft Award for Photography & Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment) for his work on the series.
He currently lives with his family in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 2009 he won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography for Slumdog Millionaire.