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David Roberts

Writer, Actor, Casting Director, Script Editor, Script Reader, Screenwriter, Director

Great Britain , South East

Current Work Details

What I do

Write and Make Shorts




Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

Driving Licence, Cooking.

Resources / Expertise

Writing, Home Owner, Chef


Paid Work or Collaboration

My Links

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Sweet and Lowdown, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Jaws, The Fisher King, Gangs of New York, No Country For Old Men, Tideland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Fight Club, Fargo, The Dark Knight, Robot & Frank, Mirror Mask, Pan's Labyrinth, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Gone Baby Gone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I cried watching

Lots of films including Toy Story 3 and Leon.

I left the cinema during

Never yet but I came close during Body Shots.

Directors I love

Terry Gilliam, The Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Ben Affleck, Clint Eastwood.

Actors I admire

Colin Farrell, Mercedes Ruehl, Daniel Day Lewis, Ian Holm, Charlize Theron, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kirsten Dunce, Peter Dinklage, Harry Lloyd, Jerome Flynn, Charles Dance, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Terry Crews, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy, Frances McDormand, Brendan Fraser, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, Simon Pegg, Cate Blanchett, Cristopher Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem.

Writers I respect

Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, etc, Sylvester Stallone, David Mamet, Scarlett Tomas, Ken Kesey

My desert island discs

Spiro, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, Classical, Ben Folds, Radiohead, Pulp, Procol Harum, Django Reinhardt, The Imagined Village, Of Monsters and Men, Astor Piazzolla, Queen, The Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Tom Waits.

Books I have given my friends

The End of Mr Y, The First World War, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Abarat, Perfume, No More Heroes.

My death row meal

The entire menu from the Fat Duck

The best thing I own

My own home, (if you ignore the mortgage)

More about me

Working on several shorts, inc. touting my first film around the festival circuit.

My Work & Credits