Recent work

Rog has appeared in further First Look TV productions - Nurses Who Kill, The Killer's Mistake and The Lady Killers (nothing to do with the classic Ealing Comedy !). He continues to carry out murders at Coombe Abbey and plays Thomas Jenkins, Shakespeare's Welsh Latin teacher (if there is such a thing as Welsh Latin) at the Shakespeare Schoolroom Stratford-upon-Avon.
 
Roger Harding
 
As part of a Two Hats Films production, Rog will be working with the 21st Infanterie re-enactors.  

Two days of shooting have taken place on Calling the Tune, screenplay and direction by Rog. The second day involved converting The Iron Works pub in Warwick into a 1940s French bar.

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In addition to recent work for First Look TV, Rog has enjoyed working with the Higgins Brothers again, on their biopic of Blind Dave Healey, the marathon runner 7 Days in which he played Mr Dyson, Dave's teacher and trainer. The film has already won plaudits at several film festivals and has been shown on a giant screen at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

 

 7 Days race 

and their study of Evolution in which he played a positively ancient Charles Darwin. It'll be Santa next

 Darwin square

Ah. Santa. Yes.

 Santa 1  Santa 2 small 

Fourth Floor Singapore is in the can

 

Two projects with  Stickleback Productions directed by Brendan O'Neill 

Fled 

 Powerless 

 Most recent works as a psychopath

 with Shift 7 

Romantic Hideaway 2nd edit Shift7Films upload from Adam Tyers on Vimeo.

 

 Rog continues to take part in murders .... 

Murder at Coombe Abbey

 Lord Craven

Dick Shakespeare read through by Bob Rogers

Rehearsal

Photo: Mark Williamson

Romantic Hideaway

Romatic Hideaway

Mindgame

Styler

 with the Loft Theatre

Rog appeared in Mindgame by Anthony Horowitz
in which he played Styler.
Mindgame is an extraordinary "whydunnit" set in an
asylum for the criminally insane.
Rog still finds it hard to understand why he was cast.   
Photo by Helen Ashbourne 

                           

Rog has completed a shoot with Major Oak Entertainment and directors
Ian and Dominic Higgins, playing German Jewish nuclear physicist,
Rudolf Peierls in their docu-feature production, All that Remains 
 

 Roger close-up[1]

 Photo: Vera Fenlon

                          

The film, which has just been premiered, tells the extraordinary tale of Takashi Nagai, scientist, mystic and atom bomb survivor. The extraordinary make up can be seen here Make up 

Royal Shakespeare Company

Rog played in the RSC sponsored production of Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It), directed by Dmitry Krymov, at the Royal Shakespeareare Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, followed by a run of Richard III playing the rather unpleasant henchman, Catesby.   

Dick Shakespeare Update

Following the successful readings of the screenplay of Dick Shakespeare by Bob Rogers, a public performance was given as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe Festival. A slightly changed cast was directed by Gordon Vallins and recorded by Mark Williams. Writer Bob Rogers has been in discussion with the BBC and is keen to shoot the film locally - so is looking at possible locations. Rog reprised his role as the very camp Earl of Southampton - and a few other roles.

What is Dick Shakespeare ?

Written by celebrated TV comedy writer Bob Rogers, the screenplay is an exciting and amusing Elizabethan romp involving the Bard’s younger sibling and a small band of his friends who fall foul of vindictive Town Constable Knee and are forced to flee to London to seek the help of Will and his influential associates.

"We know roughly when he was born and the date of his burial and that’s it, the rest is a blank so I thought I’d give him a life" said Bob.

The Coen Brothers and Kenneth Branagh have asked to see a copy of the recording. Watch this space for further developments.

Bob’s last screenplay was a collaboration with top Hollywood writer, Blake Snyder, who worked with Steven Spielberg and was for many years a staff writer with the Disney Studios. Bob has many TV and radio credits to his name including Kerr In The Community and and Looks Like Rain.

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The Wrong Funeral 

The Wrong Funeral is a black comedy incorporating many real-life stories from the mind of Roger Harding, scripted by him and edited by Helen Brady with further contributions from Joe Pavlo Two Hats filmed approximately 30% of the script for use as pitching material in August 2013 

At the present time the nation needs a jolly good laugh - and they'll get it with this !

July 1550

Rog has completed a screen play based on the story of Mary Tudor's attempted escape from England during the time of her brother, Edward VI's, reign. It was an interesting area of history to research. History would have been quite different if Mary had not been persuaded to abandon her attempt. Shooting is due to start in autumn 2012.

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Entanglement Productions'  "Triple Hit" won the best Sci-fi feature at the Phoenix (Arizona) Film Festival 2011

Triple Hit   

  
Check out Rog's demo reel
 
Drama   
 
 
48 Hour Film Challenge

Team Division put together a great submission for the 48 Hour Film Challenge, Great team, fully committed. 

Rog completed a pop video shoot for Valhalla Smith, a moderately heavy rock group on their way up. He played a spliff smoking godfather figure being entertained by the girls he 'owned'. It's not every day you get to sit in front of two gorgeous oiled black girls dressed in G strings and bikini tops. It was hard work, but someone had to do it. Rog is a martyr to his art. 

Emergency Coach Evacuation

The Two Hats emergency coach evacuation tutorial for children, is complete and copies have been delivered to Warwickshire County Council for distribution to schools. Fine presentation work by Nick Lancaster (as always), splendid score by Darren Scott. Rog operated as script writer, cameraman, actor and editor.

The Impossible Escape

Shooting is now substantially complete on The Impossible Escape project. Some model work is yet to be shot, but the live action is in the box. The quality of the images recorded at ARRI Studios, Uxbridge is simply astonishing. The new ARRI Alexa camera needs only candlelight to produce amazing clarity; 
 
General group
 
Photo by Andy Borg 

 
Sterling poster design by Dan Jones
Poster
 
Rog played a government Environmental Officer in a TV pilot of 'So You Want to be a Journalist' for the National Film and Television School for BBC. 
 
Rog played a drunken tramp in a "Drink awareness" commercial for Rapidpics, to be screened at Coventry cinemas ahead of showings of Tron and Harry Potter. Look out for a spoof James Bond ad.  

Delivery Boy is in the can and edited by Huw Bowen, with some spectacular pyrotechnics shot at Coventry Canal Basin.

  
In another shoot with Entanglement Productions - Dyson - Rog plays a Victorian butler on a planet being invaded (apparently) by giant slugs;
 
Butler
Photo Damian Hayes