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      Pen Densham

      Pen Densham

      Highest Rated: 100% Meeting the Beatles in India (2020)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Larger Than Life (1996)

      Birthday: Oct 14, 1947

      Birthplace: Ruislip, Middlesex, England, UK

      A writer, producer and occasional director of highly entertaining genre fare of the 1980s and 90s, Pen Densham specialized in action-adventure with a minor in sci-fi. The son of a lighting camera operator, Densham was born and raised in England. He initially showed an interest in photography, studied at art schools in Bournemouth and Salisbury and eventually made his way to Toronto, Canada in the mid-60s. Shortly after his arrival, he began making short films, some with media guru Marshall McLuhan. He met John Watson and the duo formed Insight Productions, creating films and TV commercials. After earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Subject for "Life Times Nine" (1973), Densham and Watson were lured to Hollywood by fellow Canadian Norman Jewison. Through working with Jewison on "F.I.S.T." (1978), Densham met Sylvester Stallone for whom Densham was consultant and montage supervisor on "Rocky II" (1979). Watson and Densham earned a second Oscar nod for Best Short Subject with 1980's "Don't Mess With Bill."


      MOLL FLANDERS, director Pen Densham, on set, 1996. (c)MGM



      100% No Score Yet Meeting the Beatles in India Executive Producer - 2020
      60% 96% The Last Full Measure Producer $2.9M 2019
      74% 97% Harriet Executive Producer $43.0M 2019
      25% 34% Phantom Producer $460.0K 2013
      33% 36% Just Buried Producer - 2007
      20% 49% Carrie Executive Producer - 2002
      76% 79% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Executive Producer $1.8M 2002
      No Score Yet 21% Houdini Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet 39% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Executive Producer - 1998
      No Score Yet 58% Buffalo Soldiers Executive Producer - 1997
      46% 72% Moll Flanders Director,
      $3.4M 1996
      11% 30% Larger Than Life Producer $8.3M 1996
      45% 62% Tank Girl Producer $3.8M 1995
      39% 40% Blown Away Producer $30.1M 1994
      No Score Yet 34% A Gnome Named Gnorm Producer - 1992
      73% 75% Backdraft Producer $75.7M 1991
      51% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Screenwriter,
      $165.1M 1991
      No Score Yet 42% The Kiss Director,
      $1.6M 1988
      No Score Yet 80% The Zoo Gang Director,
      - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secretariat: Big Red's Last Race Producer - 1975


      50% 73% The Twilight Zone Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Writer,
      Executive Producer
      33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Executive Producer 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Executive Producer 1985