Roger Christian (filmmaker)

Roger Christian (filmmaker)

Infobox Actor
name = Roger Christian
birthdate = 1944
birthplace = London, England
academyawards = Best Art Direction
1977 "Star Wars"
goldenraspberryawards = Worst Director
2000 "Battlefield Earth"

Roger Christian (born 1944) is an award-winning set decorator, production designer and feature film director.


Christian was born in London, England. He began his career as an assistant art director on several UK productions including the Hammer Studios film "And Soon the Darkness" (1970). He won an Academy Award for set decoration on the sci-fi classic "Star Wars" (1977). Two years later, Christian received his second Oscar nomination for his work as the production designer on Ridley Scott's "Alien" (1979). Christian maintained his working relationship with George Lucas over the years, having worked on "Return of the Jedi" (1983) and being the second unit director on "" (1999).

Christian began his directing career with the shorts "Black Angel" (1980) and "The Dollar Bottom" (1981). He made his feature film debut with the horror film "The Sender" (1982). His biggest project to date was the big budget L. Ron Hubbard sci-fi adaptation "Battlefield Earth" (2000) starring John Travolta and Barry Pepper, which is largely considered a commercial and critical disaster, and as one of the "worst films ever made".cite news | first = Duncan | last = Campbell | author = Duncan Campbell | url =,4273,4023865,00.html | title = Cult classic | work = Guardian Unlimited | publisher = Guardian Newspapers Limited | date = 2000-05-31 | accessdate = 2006-07-29 "... Battlefield Earth has opened to spectacularly bad notices, many of which have suggested that the film is the worst of the year, the decade, the millennium or whatever exotic time-frame the alien Psychlos recognise ..."] cite web|url= |title=Travolta Sets Sights on "Battlefield Earth 2" |accessdate=2007-03-26 |last=Farache |first=Emily |date=2000-10-18 |publisher=E! Online]

He directed the music video "Election Day" by the band Arcadia in Paris, France in 1985.

Late 2006, he is back in the director's chair with an action/adventure/mystery movie, "Prisoners of the Sun", starring John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplin and Gulshan Grover.

Filmography as Director

*"Prisoners of the Sun" (2007) (post-production)
*"Bandido" (2004)
*"American Daylight" (2004)
*"Battlefield Earth" (2000)
*"Masterminds" (1997)
*"Underworld" (1996)
*"The Final Cut" (1995)
*"Nostradamus" (1994)
*"Starship" (1985)
*"The Sender" (1982)
*"The Dollar Bottom" (1981) - short
*"Black Angel" (1979) - short


External links

* [ Roger Christian page]

NAME= Christian, Roger
PLACE OF BIRTH= London, England

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