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Roger Christian is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Second Unit Director and Art Direction British born on 25 february 1944 at London (United-kingdom)

Roger Christian

Roger Christian
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 february 1944 (80 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Roger Christian (born 25 February 1944) is an English set decorator, production designer and feature film director. He won an Academy Award for his work on the original Star Wars and was Oscar-nominated for his work on Alien. Christian directed the second unit on both Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as well as other feature films including The Sender and Nostradamus. He is also known as the director of the 2000 film Battlefield Earth which is regarded to be one of the worst films ever made.

Best films

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
(Second Unit Director)
Star Wars (1977)
(Set Decoration)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
(Second Unit Director)
Alien (1979)
(Art Direction)
Life of Brian (1979)
(Art Direction)

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(4 films)
Ben Burtt
Ben Burtt
(4 films)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
(2 films)
Leslie Dilley
Leslie Dilley
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Roger Christian (21 films)

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Director

Prisoners of the Sun, 1h25
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplin, Emily Holmes, Nick Moran, Joss Ackland
Rating37% 1.867611.867611.867611.867611.86761
A young archaeological apprentice played by David Charvet is drawn into a perilous expedition deep beneath the timeless sands of Egypt. They encounter ancient monsters and escape death traps. Through the expedition they discover a secret older than time and a danger beyond imagination. The "sleepers" have awoken. The gods have arisen. And the countdown to the end of the world has begun.
Intuition maternelle, 1h22
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors David Cubitt, Tricia Helfer, Estella Warren, Serge Houde, Dylan Neal, David Orth
Rating53% 2.6660852.6660852.6660852.6660852.666085
Kate Aldrich est une mère de famille qui vit très mal son divorce et le remariage de son ex-mari à Laura. Angoissée et fragilisée par cette période difficile, elle suit une thérapie et tente de régler ses problèmes d'alcool. Mais les médicaments qu'elle doit prendre pour soigner ses crises d'angoisse lui font faire des rêves étranges et inquiétants dans lesquels sa fille, Izzy, est en danger. Quand la réalité commence à prendre le pas sur la fiction, elle pense avoir des prémonitions et met tout en oeuvre pour protéger sa petite fille. Elle voit Laura comme une menace pour sa fille.
Stranded
Stranded (2013)
, 1h28
Directed by Roger Christian
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Michael Therriault
Rating35% 1.757021.757021.757021.757021.75702
Four isolated astronauts in the lunar mining base Ark suffer a meteor storm. While inspecting the damage caused by the meteors, astronaut Ava Cameron discovers spores contained in one of the fragments and brings them back to the base for investigation. The medical officer discovers that these spores can grow rapidly, and in the process Ava is contaminated with them. Shortly afterward, Ava shows evident signs of a rapidly progressing pregnancy and, a few hours later, she goes into labor. The life form escapes the lab, and none of the others believe Ava's stories; they instead attribute her pregnancy to a cyst. The alien stalks crew member Johns, eventually taking his shape and killing him. Using notes posthumously left by Johns, Ava and Col. Brauchman attempt to kill the alien before it can kill them. Eventually, Ava and Brauchman prepare to abandon the base in an escape pod, but it is hijacked by the alien. Ava and Brauchman, having expended most of the base's remaining power to ready the escape pod, are resigned to their fates until a rescue ship arrives from Earth. Brauchman sends a message to Earth from the rescue ship, warning them to kill whatever they discover in the escape pod, but it's revealed that the alien has escaped.
Battlefield Earth, 1h53
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Richard Tyson
Rating25% 1.2542151.2542151.2542151.2542151.254215
In the year 3000, Earth has been ruled for 1,000 years by the Psychlos, a brutal race of giant humanoid aliens. The remnants of humanity are either enslaved by the Psychlos and used for manual labor or survive in primitive tribes living in remote areas outside Psychlo control. Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (Barry Pepper), a member of one such tribe, leaves his home in the Rocky Mountains on a journey of exploration. He joins forces with Carlo (Kim Coates), a hunter, but both men are captured by a Psychlo raiding party and transported to a slave camp at the Psychlos' main base on Earth, a giant dome built over the ruins of Denver, Colorado.
The Final Cut, 1h28
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Sam Elliott, Charles Martin Smith, Barbara Tyson, Anne Ramsay, Matt Craven, Ray Baker
Rating55% 2.7553352.7553352.7553352.7553352.755335
A maniac bomber is ruthlessly targeting Seattle, claiming civilians and bomb disposal teams alike as apartment blocks and office complexes collapse under the impact of his ingenious, complex devices. Calling in ex-Bomb Squad man John Pierce (Sam Elliott) to help them, and using computer assisted disposal techniques and virtual reality simulations, the Squad come to a horrifying realization - the bombs are constructed with tricks and traps intended to kill the disposal teams...and he is the only person who would know such schemes would be a fellow Bomb Squad officer. With the Police marking Pierce as their number one suspect and the bomber on the brink of one final, cataclysmic attack, Pierce must move quickly to unmask the trigger-man behind the carnage or face taking the rap himself.
Underworld
Underworld (1996)
, 1h35
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Annabella Sciorra, Larry Bishop, James Tolkan, Abe Vigoda
Rating47% 2.3676852.3676852.3676852.3676852.367685
Just out of prison, Johnny Crown or another name Johnny Alt (Denis Leary) is running a bit late for a meeting he's been waiting seven years to attend. First he has a little unfinished business to take care of: hunt down every last man responsible for taking out his dad. Like everything else Johnny does, he's going to do it his way – in style. With his mysterious friend Frank Gavilan (Joe Mantegna) along for the ride, Johnny's out to uncover just who masterminded his father's hit, and settle the score for good.
Nostradamus, 1h59
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors Tchéky Karyo, F. Murray Abraham, Rutger Hauer, Amanda Plummer, Julia Ormond, Assumpta Serna
Rating58% 2.9007452.9007452.9007452.9007452.900745
Physicien et astrologue, Nostradamus a de nombreuses visions de l'avenir. Il doit faire face à l'Inquisition et va à l'encontre des théories scientifiques de son époque. Mais il parvient à enrayer une épidémie de peste et parvient à entrer à la cour du roi Charles IX.
The Sender
The Sender (1982)
, 1h31
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Kathryn Harrold, Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman, Al Matthews, Angus MacInnes
Rating59% 2.9966552.9966552.9966552.9966552.996655
A young man (Zeljko Ivanek, in his motion-picture debut) is admitted to a state mental hospital after he attempts suicide at a public beach by filling the pockets of his clothes with rocks and walking into the water in hopes that he will drown. As he shows no signs of being able to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83.
The Dollar Bottom, 33minutes
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Robert Urquhart, Rikki Fulton
Rating65% 3.2889553.2889553.2889553.2889553.288955
Schoolboys at a public school set up an insurance scheme against being caned by the teachers. The scheme proves so successful that they float the company on the Stock Market.
Black Angel, 25minutes
Directed by Roger Christian
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Tony Vogel
Rating64% 3.247093.247093.247093.247093.24709
Sir Maddox, a medieval knight, returns from the Crusades to find his home rife with sickness and his family gone. As he journeys through this mystical realm he encounters a mysterious and beautiful maiden, who appears to him as he is drowning. Sir Maddox learns that the maiden is being held prisoner by a black knight and in order to free her he must confront her captor, the Black Angel.

Scriptwriter

Stranded
Stranded (2013)
, 1h28
Directed by Roger Christian
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Michael Therriault
Roles Writer
Rating35% 1.757021.757021.757021.757021.75702
Four isolated astronauts in the lunar mining base Ark suffer a meteor storm. While inspecting the damage caused by the meteors, astronaut Ava Cameron discovers spores contained in one of the fragments and brings them back to the base for investigation. The medical officer discovers that these spores can grow rapidly, and in the process Ava is contaminated with them. Shortly afterward, Ava shows evident signs of a rapidly progressing pregnancy and, a few hours later, she goes into labor. The life form escapes the lab, and none of the others believe Ava's stories; they instead attribute her pregnancy to a cyst. The alien stalks crew member Johns, eventually taking his shape and killing him. Using notes posthumously left by Johns, Ava and Col. Brauchman attempt to kill the alien before it can kill them. Eventually, Ava and Brauchman prepare to abandon the base in an escape pod, but it is hijacked by the alien. Ava and Brauchman, having expended most of the base's remaining power to ready the escape pod, are resigned to their fates until a rescue ship arrives from Earth. Brauchman sends a message to Earth from the rescue ship, warning them to kill whatever they discover in the escape pod, but it's revealed that the alien has escaped.