Franc Roddam

Film Director — Stockton-on-Tees

Name
Franc Roddam

What do you do?
Film Director.

Where are you from?
Stockton-on-Tees.

Describe your style in three words?
Relaxed, relaxed, relaxed.

If you could have made one British film in history - which one?
'The Third Man' by Carol Reid.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be?
King Solomon.
Where did you hide the treasure?

A book or story that you would love to adapt into a film?
'My Friend Matt and Hena the Whore' by Adam Zameenzad.
It would have an incredible African soundtrack.


Franc Roddam is perhaps best known as the director of the iconic British cult film Quadrophenia, released in 1979, and based on The Who's rock opera of the same name. He continues to work in film, television and publishing to this day.

First track you played on repeat?
'Raining in my Heart' by Buddy Holly.

One record you would keep forever?
'Quadrophenia' by The Who.

Chosen track would be 'Love Reign O’er Me'.

Song that defines the teenage you?
'What do You Want?' by Adam Faith.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave.

Best Gig you have ever been to?
The Who at Liverpool University, 1976.

A song you wished you had written?
'These Foolish Things' by Maschwitz & Strachey.

Four new songs you can’t stop playing at the moment?

'Tilted' by Christine and the Queens

'Human' by The Killers

'Giving It All Away' by Roger Daltrey

'Broken' by Jake Bugg

Name
Franc Roddam

What do you do?
Film Director.

Where are you from?
Stockton-on-Tees.

Describe your style in three words?
Relaxed, relaxed, relaxed.

If you could have made one British film in history - which one?
'The Third Man' by Carol Reid.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be?
King Solomon.
Where did you hide the treasure?

A book or story that you would love to adapt into a film?
'My Friend Matt and Hena the Whore' by Adam Zameenzad.
It would have an incredible African soundtrack.


Franc Roddam is perhaps best known as the director of the iconic British cult film Quadrophenia, released in 1979, and based on The Who's rock opera of the same name. He continues to work in film, television and publishing to this day.

First track you played on repeat?
'Raining in my Heart' by Buddy Holly.

One record you would keep forever?
'Quadrophenia' by The Who.

Chosen track would be 'Love Reign O’er Me'.

Song that defines the teenage you?
'What do You Want?' by Adam Faith.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave.

Best Gig you have ever been to?
The Who at Liverpool University, 1976.

A song you wished you had written?
'These Foolish Things' by Maschwitz & Strachey.

Four new songs you can’t stop playing at the moment?

'Tilted' by Christine and the Queens

'Human' by The Killers

'Giving It All Away' by Roger Daltrey

'Broken' by Jake Bugg

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