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Also Known As: Francis George Roddam Died:
Born: April 29, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stockton-on-Tees, England, GB Profession: director, screenwriter, producer, copywriter

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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.

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.

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  K2 (1992) Director
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  War Party (1988) Director
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  Aria (1987) Director ("Tristan Und Isolde")
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  Bride, The (1985) Director
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  Quadrophenia (1979) Director

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Worked as advertising copywriter/producer with Ogilvy, Benson, Mather for two years
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Joined BBC as documentary filmmaker
1979:
Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Quadrophenia"
1983:
Made first American feature "The Lords of Discipline"
1985:
Helmed the pallid remake "The Bride", co-starring Sting and Jennifer Beals
1988:
Produced and directed "The War Party"
1991:
Directed last feature to date "K2"
1993:
Executive produced the six-part documentary "Dogs" (aired in the USA on A&E)
1996:
Executive produced the HBO film "Deadly Voyage"
1998:
Wrote, produced and directed the well-received small screen remake of "Moby Dick"
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Education

London Film School: -

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