Roger Spottiswoode

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Roger Spottiswoode
Born John Roger Spottiswoode
(1945-01-05) 5 January 1945 (age 72)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality
  • Canadian
  • British
Occupation Film director
Film editor
Screenwriter
Years active 1966-present
Organization Director's Guild of America
Director's Guild of Canada
Spouse(s) Holly Palance (1983-1997; divorced)
Children 2
Parent(s) Raymond Spottiswoode
Awards

John Roger Spottiswoode[1] DGC, DGA (born 5 January 1945) is a Canadian-British director, editor and writer of film and television. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Britain. His father Raymond Spottiswoode was a British film theoretician who worked at the National Film Board of Canada during the 1940s, directing such short films such as Wings of a Continent.

In the 1960s, Roger entered the British film industry as a trainee editor where he apprenticed under editor John Bloom. In the early 1970s Spottiswoode edited several films for Sam Peckinpah.[2]

Spottiswoode turned to directing in the early 1980s and has since directed a number of notable films and television productions, including Under Fire (1983) and the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies starring Pierce Brosnan. Spottiswoode was a member of the writing team responsible for 48 Hrs. starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. In 2000, he directed the science fiction action thriller The 6th Day starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Editor Writer Notes
1971 Straw Dogs
YesY
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
1973 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1974 The Gambler Directed by Karel Reisz
1975 Hard Times Directed by Walter Hill
1980 Terror Train
YesY
1981 The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper with Buzz Kulik
1982 48 Hrs.
YesY
with
Larry Gross
Steven E. de Souza
Walter Hill

Directed by
Walter Hill

1982 The Renegades
YesY
Television series
1983 Under Fire
1986 The Best of Times
1987 The Last Innocent Man
1988 Shoot to Kill
1989 Turner & Hooch
1990 Air America
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
1993 And the Band Played On Television film
1994 Mesmer
1995 Hiroshima with Koreyoshi Kurahara

Television film

1997 Murder Live! Television film
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
2000 The 6th Day
2002 The Matthew Shepard Story Television film
2003 Spinning Boris
2003 Ice Bound Television film
2005 Ripley Under Ground
2007 Shake Hands with the Devil
2008 The Children of Huang Shi
2012 Beyond Right and Wrong with Lekha Singh

Documentary film

2014 Midnight Sun
2016 A Street Cat Named Bob

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