|Born||John Roger Spottiswoode
5 January 1945
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Organization||Director's Guild of America
Director's Guild of Canada
|Spouse(s)||Holly Palance (1983-1997; divorced)|
John Roger Spottiswoode 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.
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.
Awards & nominations
- 1982 Festival du Film Policier de Cognac Special Jury Prize: The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (Won)
- 1988 NAACP Image Award for Best Motion Picture: Shoot to Kill (Won)
- 1993 Montreal World Film Festival Special Grand Jury Prize: And the Band Played On (Won)
- 1995: Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Hiroshima (Won)
- 2003 Hamptons International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: Spinning Boris (Won)
- 2007 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Audience Award: Shake Hands with the Devil (Won)
- 2007 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Film: Shake Hands with the Devil (Won)
- 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival Jury Award: Shake Hands with the Devil (Won)
- 1983 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture: 48 Hrs. (Nomination) - with Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza
- 1988 CableACE Award for Directing a Movie or Miniseries: The Last Innocent Man (Nomination)
- 1994 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film: And the Band Played On (Nomination)
- 1994 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: And the Band Played On (Nomination)
- 1995 CableACE Award for Directing a Movie or Miniseries: And the Band Played On (Nomination)
- 2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction (Nomination)
- Spottiswoode, John Roger. "Director's Guild of Canada". dgc.ca.
- "All Aboard...If You Dare!: An Interview with Roger Spottiswoode".
- Roger Spottiswoode on IMDb
- Roger Spottiswoode at the TCM Movie Database
- Roger Spottiswoode at Northernstars.ca
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