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Dominic Anciano is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 1 january 1959 at London (United-kingdom)

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Birth name Dominic Anciano
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1959 (60 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Dominic Anciano (born 1959) is an English producer, actor, director, writer and comedian best known for his role as Sgt. Dominic de Sade in the British comedy television series Operation Good Guys.

His first notable work was in the pioneering days of the pop and rock videos, when he wrote, produced and directed a significant number of award winning shorts. His first foray into feature films was with Philip Ridley's The Reflecting Skin where he was the producer along with Ray Burdis. Dominic produced The Krays, also written by Philip Ridley and starring Gary and Martin Kemp.
This film was one of the most successful, both critically and financially, in the UK indie industry, winning BAFTAS and The Evening Standard's best film award along with numerous other awards.

In 1995 Dominic produced The Passion of Darkly Noon. Co-financed by the UK, Germany and Belgium this film attracted big American stars in the form of Brendan Fraser and Ashley Judd and went on to become a cult hit in the festival circuit, winning several awards, including Best Director at the Porto Film Festival. 1995 also saw Anciano step away from the arthouse fold to work on Stephen Norrington's Death Machine, where he also made a cameo appearance as a corpse is a restaurant!!

In 1997 Anciano and Burdis turned to their own creations – jointly writing, directing, producing and starring in the TV series Operation Good Guys. Anciano appeared as Sgt. Dominic de Sade (the first of several productions where he would cast himself using his own forename) and Burdis appeared as Det. Sgt. Ash.
Operation Good Guys was seen as a ground breaking series for the BBC and won the coveted Silver Rose D'or and Prix de la presse at Montreux.
Dominic went on to Write, produce and direct three successful seasons.

Anciano then turned his attentions to the world of film.
Taking the award winning formula of Operation Good Guys, he then co wrote produced and directed "Final Cut" which starred Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Using a unique approach to film making with improvisation and video techniques, the film caught the imagination of the critics and film festivals. The Guardian called Final Cut "Genius" and the film showed at Cannes.
The next year Anciano/Burdis was approached by the BBC to write, produce and direct "Love Honour and Obey" a comedy/drama based in the dark world of London's criminal gangs.
Although not loved by the British critics the film went onto be one of the financially most successful in the Brit indie scene of that year.
Both films had a stellar cast including Jude Law,Jonny Lee Miller, Ray Winstone, Rhys Ifans and Sean Pertwee.
Since 2001 Anciano has directed and written a number of TV productions. Moving away from comedy and into action/drama he has written several TV screenplays along with film scripts that have been successfully sold around the world.
In 2006 Dominic became the creative director for Warner Music Entertainment, which heralded his move into new media.
Anciano still continues to write and direct and lives in Spain and London.

Usually with

Sadie Frost
Sadie Frost
(3 films)
Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
(2 films)
Perry Benson
Perry Benson
(2 films)
Jude Law
Jude Law
(2 films)
Philip Ridley
Philip Ridley
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dominic Anciano (6 films)

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Actor

Love, Honour and Obey, 1h43
Directed by Dominic Anciano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Sean Pertwee
Roles Dominic
Rating64% 3.248773.248773.248773.248773.24877
Jonny (Jonny Lee Miller) is working as a courier and becoming increasingly dissatisfied with his life. He asks long-running school friend Jude (Jude Law) to help him into the North London criminal gang run by his uncle Ray (Ray Winstone). As Jonny gets more involved in the image of the criminal world, he starts making mistakes and through a mutual dislike for rival gangster Matthew (Rhys Ifans) inadvertently starts a war with the South London mob, headed up by Sean (Sean Pertwee).
Final Cut
Final Cut (1998)
, 1h33
Directed by Dominic Anciano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Ray Winstone, Perry Benson, Dominic Anciano
Rating60% 3.049363.049363.049363.049363.04936
Jude, un jeune cinéaste, est décédé. Ses amis se réunissent à sa demande et visionnent une vidéo qu'il a réalisée avant sa mort. Ils sont filmés durant cette réunion. La vidéo est un montage de séquences filmées en caméra cachée par Jude. Elle montre que le mensonge et la trahison sont partout dans les liens qui unissent ces amis...

Director

Love, Honour and Obey, 1h43
Directed by Dominic Anciano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Sean Pertwee
Rating64% 3.248773.248773.248773.248773.24877
Jonny (Jonny Lee Miller) is working as a courier and becoming increasingly dissatisfied with his life. He asks long-running school friend Jude (Jude Law) to help him into the North London criminal gang run by his uncle Ray (Ray Winstone). As Jonny gets more involved in the image of the criminal world, he starts making mistakes and through a mutual dislike for rival gangster Matthew (Rhys Ifans) inadvertently starts a war with the South London mob, headed up by Sean (Sean Pertwee).
Final Cut
Final Cut (1998)
, 1h33
Directed by Dominic Anciano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Ray Winstone, Perry Benson, Dominic Anciano
Rating60% 3.049363.049363.049363.049363.04936
Jude, un jeune cinéaste, est décédé. Ses amis se réunissent à sa demande et visionnent une vidéo qu'il a réalisée avant sa mort. Ils sont filmés durant cette réunion. La vidéo est un montage de séquences filmées en caméra cachée par Jude. Elle montre que le mensonge et la trahison sont partout dans les liens qui unissent ces amis...

Scriptwriter

Final Cut
Final Cut (1998)
, 1h33
Directed by Dominic Anciano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Ray Winstone, Perry Benson, Dominic Anciano
Rating60% 3.049363.049363.049363.049363.04936
Jude, un jeune cinéaste, est décédé. Ses amis se réunissent à sa demande et visionnent une vidéo qu'il a réalisée avant sa mort. Ils sont filmés durant cette réunion. La vidéo est un montage de séquences filmées en caméra cachée par Jude. Elle montre que le mensonge et la trahison sont partout dans les liens qui unissent ces amis...

Producer

Final Cut
Final Cut (1998)
, 1h33
Directed by Dominic Anciano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Ray Winstone, Perry Benson, Dominic Anciano
Roles Producer
Rating60% 3.049363.049363.049363.049363.04936
Jude, un jeune cinéaste, est décédé. Ses amis se réunissent à sa demande et visionnent une vidéo qu'il a réalisée avant sa mort. Ils sont filmés durant cette réunion. La vidéo est un montage de séquences filmées en caméra cachée par Jude. Elle montre que le mensonge et la trahison sont partout dans les liens qui unissent ces amis...
The Passion of Darkly Noon, 1h40
Directed by Philip Ridley
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean, Grace Zabriskie, Lou Myers
Roles Producer
Rating59% 2.95122.95122.95122.95122.9512
Darkly Noon (Fraser) is a young man who has spent his entire life as a member of an ultraconservative Christian cult. After a violent altercation that results in the dissolution of the cult and the death of Darkly's parents, a disoriented Darkly wanders into a forest in the Appalachian region of North Carolina and is rescued from exhaustion by a coffin transporter named Jude (Loren Dean) and his friend Callie (Ashley Judd).
Death Machine, 2h
Directed by Stephen Norrington
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, William Hootkins, Richard Brake, John Sharian, Andreas Wisniewski
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.8508652.8508652.8508652.8508652.850865
Death Machine is set in the near future of 2003. The film opens in a demolished roadside diner, everyone inside has been slaughtered by a malfunctioning secret project codenamed Hardman. It was manufactured by Chaank, a megacorporation that produces military hardware. Public outcry ensues and Cale is introduced as the company's investigating Chief Executive.
The Krays
The Krays (1990)
, 1h59
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Martin Kemp, Susan Fleetwood
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.347393.347393.347393.347393.34739
The film charts the lives of the Kray twins from childhood to adult life. The plot focuses on the relationship between the twins and their doting mother (Whitelaw). Ronald (Gary Kemp) is the dominant one, influencing his brother Reginald (Martin Kemp) to perform several acts of violence.
The Reflecting Skin, 1h35
Directed by Philip Ridley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4962753.4962753.4962753.4962753.496275
Eight-year-old Seth Dove becomes obsessed with the idea of vampires and soon attaches his fixation onto a reclusive local widow named Dolphin Blue. After his father’s suicide, Seth’s older brother Cameron comes home from his military tour of duty in Micronesia. Both emotionally wounded, Cameron and Dolphin begin an affair, leaving Seth to become completely infatuated with the notion of his brother’s danger. Along with this, Seth finds himself at the mercy of an unstable mother along with a group of strange, anonymous men, who plague the small children of Seth’s continually shrinking rural population.