Franc Roddam

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
A former advertising copywriter and maker of documentary films for the BBC. Franc Roddam has tended to make films about the morality and integrity of men. He made his feature directorial debut with "Quadrophenia" ... Read more »
Born: 04/28/1946 in Stockton-on-Tees, England, GB

Filmography

Director (7)

Cleopatra 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

K2 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

War Party 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Aria 1988 (Movie)

("Tristan und Isolde") (Director)

The Bride 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

The Canterbury Tales 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Dogs 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

War Party 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Deadly Voyage (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Moby Dick (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (2)

MasterChef 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Creator

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Thar She Blows! The Making of "Moby Dick" 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former advertising copywriter and maker of documentary films for the BBC. Franc Roddam has tended to make films about the morality and integrity of men. He made his feature directorial debut with "Quadrophenia" (1979), a finely observed coming-of-age saga set against a backdrop of teenage gang rivalry in 1950s Britain and based on a song cycle by rock group The Who. His first American film, "The Lords of Discipline" (1982) was a tense drama set in a military school while "The Bride" (1985) was a critically-panned but atmospheric reworking of 1935's "The Bride of Frankenstein". After helming the unsuccessful screen version of the stage play "K2" (1991), about two men who set out to climb the world's second highest mountain. Roddam spent several years developing his small screen remake of "Moby Dick". The two-part USA Network original starring Patrick Stewart and Henry Thomas was well-received both by critics and audiences.

EDUCATION

London Film School

Milestones

1998

Wrote, produced and directed the well-received small screen remake of "Moby Dick"

1996

Executive produced the HBO film "Deadly Voyage"

1993

Executive produced the six-part documentary "Dogs" (aired in the USA on A&E)

1991

Directed last feature to date "K2"

1988

Produced and directed "The War Party"

1985

Helmed the pallid remake "The Bride", co-starring Sting and Jennifer Beals

1983

Made first American feature "The Lords of Discipline"

1979

Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Quadrophenia"

Worked as advertising copywriter/producer with Ogilvy, Benson, Mather for two years

Joined BBC as documentary filmmaker

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