Roddam, Franc 1946–

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Roddam, Franc 1946–


Full name, Francis George Roddam; born April 29, 1946, in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England; son of Vincent Nicholson and Ellen Maud (maiden name, Canavan) Roddam; married Carina Mary Cooper (a director; marriage ended); married Barbara Margaret Deehan (a television producer); children: Annie Canavan, Patrick Michael. Education: London International Film School, degree, 1971.


Agent—Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Hollywood, CA 90211. Office— Union Pictures, 36 Marshall St., London W1 England.


Director, writer, and producer. British Broadcasting Corporation, worked as documentary filmmaker; Ogilvy, Benson & Mather (advertising agency), worked as copywriter and producer.


Directors Guild of America, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Association of Cinematography, Television, and Allied Technicians, Groucho Club.

Awards, Honors:

British critics' awards, best documentary, 1973, for Mini, and 1974, for The Family; Prix Italia Drama Prize, 1977, for Dummy; Golden Palm Award nomination (with others), Cannes Film Festival, 1987, for Aria; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding miniseries, 1998, for Moby Dick.


Film Work:

Director, Quadrophenia (also known as Quadrophenia: A Way of Life), World Northal, 1979.

Director, The Lords of Discipline, Paramount, 1983.

Director, The Bride, Columbia, 1985.

Director, "Liebstod," Aria, Virgin Vision, 1987.

Director and executive producer, War Party, Hemdale, 1988.

Director, K2 (also known as K2: The Ultimate High), 1991.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Scooterists: A Way of Life, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Creator and executive producer, Auf Wiedersehn, Pet, ITV, 1984.

Creator and executive producer, Making Out, BBC and TVNZ, 1987.

Creator, Masterchef, BBC, 1990.

Executive producer, Dogs, Arts and Entertainment, 1993.

Executive producer and creator, Masterchef Goes Large, BBC, 2000-2007.

Executive producer, Celebrity Masterchef, BBC, 2006.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Executive producer, The Crow Road, BBC, 1996.

Producer and director, Moby Dick, USA Network, 1998.

Director, Cleopatra, ABC, 1999.

Executive producer, "The Miller's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath," The Canterbury Tales, BBC and BBC America, 2003.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, An Ungentlemanly Act, BBC, 1992.

Executive producer, Deadly Voyage, HBO, 1993.

Television Director; Specials:

Mini (documentary), BBC, 1973.

The Family (documentary), BBC, 1974.

Dummy, ATV, 1977.

(With Brian Lewis) Catastrophe: Airships (documentary), syndicated, 1978.

The Roswell Incident, Channel 4, 1995.

Executive producer and creator, Masterchef: What the Winners Did Next, BBC, 2007.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Family, BBC, 1974.

Television Appearances; Series:

Whatever Happened toClement and La Frenais?, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Thar She Blows! The Making of "Moby Dick," USA Network, 1998.

The 50 Greatest Documentaries, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Robert Altman in England," Omnibus, BBC, 2002.

The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2004.

"Auf Wiedersehen, Pet," Drama Connections, BBC, 2005.



Quadrophenia (also known as Quadrophenia: A Way of Life), World Northal, 1979.

Rain Forest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

American Dreams, Paramount, 1983.

"Liebestod," Aria, Virgin Vision, 1987.

Television Miniseries:

Moby Dick, USA Network, 1998.

Television Episodic:

Auf Wiedersehn, Pet, ITV, 2002-2004.

Celebrity Masterchef, BBC, 2006.