Roger Spottiswoode Biography

Roger Spottiswoode (born January 5, 1945) is a British film director, editor and writer born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada though he 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.

In the 1960s, Roger entered the British film industry as a trainee editor where he apprenticed under editor John Bloom. In the early 70s Spottiswoode edited several films for Sam Peckinpah.

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 one 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.