Franc Roddam

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Franc Roddam
BornFrancis George Roddam
(1946-04-29) 29 April 1946 (age 67)
Norton, County Durham, England
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite British
OccupationScreenwriter, film director,
businessman, publisher,
television producer
Years active1969–present
TelevisionAuf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–86, 2002–04)
MasterChef (1990–2001, 2005–present)
Spouse(s)Ex-wives (divorced)
Leila Ansari (?–present)
Children7
Website
www.zijipublishing.com
 
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Franc Roddam
BornFrancis George Roddam
(1946-04-29) 29 April 1946 (age 67)
Norton, County Durham, England
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite British
OccupationScreenwriter, film director,
businessman, publisher,
television producer
Years active1969–present
TelevisionAuf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–86, 2002–04)
MasterChef (1990–2001, 2005–present)
Spouse(s)Ex-wives (divorced)
Leila Ansari (?–present)
Children7
Website
www.zijipublishing.com

Francis George "Franc" Roddam (born 29 April 1946) is an English film director, businessman, screenwriter, television producer and publisher. He currently lives in London with his wife Leila Ansari and their son Zane. He has six other children from previous marriages.

Career[edit]

Roddam's films include Quadrophenia, K2, Aria, Lords of Discipline and War Party. He created the worldwide TV phenomenon, Masterchef, which is shown in 200 countries worldwide and there are 47 locally-produced versions.

He also produced formats for Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Making Out, and Harry, all of which were highly successful TV dramas. He directed the award-winning TV drama Dummy, which won the prestigious Prix Italia Drama Prize. He directed the Grammy-nominated/Golden Globe nominated US mini-series Moby Dick and Cleopatra.

He won awards for his BBC documentaries, Mini and The Family. He is the founder and Chairman of Ziji Publishing, whose many titles include The Last Templar which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. He is a sponsor and former Governor of the London Film School and is an active member of the Greenworld Campaign.

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Director on numerous accounts, including:

In development[edit]

Director Franc Roddam with an Arriflex film camera on the set of The Bride (1985)
Director Franc Roddam on the set of Cleopatra (1999)

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