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Jim Goddard
English film and TV director

Jim Goddard

Jim Goddard
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Intro English film and TV director
Was Film director Television director
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 2 February 1936, Battersea
Death 17 June 2013 (aged 77 years)
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Jim Goddard (2 February 1936 – 17 June 2013) was an English film and TV director who was born in Battersea, London. He directed episodes of many UK TV series such as Public Eye, Callan, Special Branch, The Sweeney, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, The Bell and Holby City. He may be best known outside England for directing the film Shanghai Surprise as a vehicle for newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna.


  • Out (1978 TV series, 6 episodes)
  • Fox (1980 TV series, 13 episodes)
  • The Black Stuff (1980 BBC TV play that launched the Boys from the Blackstuff series)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV movie)
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982 TV miniseries)
  • Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983 TV miniseries)
  • Kennedy (1983 TV miniseries)
  • Parker (1984)
  • Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV movie)
  • Shanghai Surprise (1986)
  • Metamorphosis (TV film) (with Steven Berkoff) (1987 TV movie)
  • The Impossible Spy (1987 TV movie)
  • The Four Minute Mile (1988 TV movie)
  • The Free Frenchman (1989 TV miniseries)
  • De terre et de sang (1992 TV movie)
  • Lie Down with Lions (1994 TV movie)
  • Gadgetman (1996 TV movie)
  • The House of Angelo (1997)


  • 1984 — Won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series/Serial for Kennedy (1983).
  • 1985 — Nominated for Best Film for Parker (1986) at Mystfest.
  • 1987 — Nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Director for Shanghai Surprise.

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