Pen Densham Biography (1947-)

Born October 14, 1947, in Ruislip, Middlesex, England; immigrated to Canada,c. 1966, naturalized Canadian citizen; moved to Hollywood, CA, 1980; son of Raymond Philip (a lighting camera operator) and Edna Noreen (maiden name, Benjamin) Densham; married Wendy Savage, May 24, 1975; children: Nevin Philip, Victoria Elizabeth. Addresses: Office: Trilogy Entertainment Group, 325Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Santa Monica, CA 90401.; Agent: Nick Reed, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, cinematographer, writer
Birth Details
October 14, 1947
Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Producer
  • (With John Watson) Life Times Nine (short film), Insight Productions, 1973
  • (And director and cinematographer) Thoroughbred, 1974
  • (And guest director) F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978
  • (With Watson) Don't Mess with Bill! (documentary short film), 1980
  • (With Watson and Richard Barton Lewis; and director, with Watson) TheZoo Gang, New World, 1985
  • (And director) Winners Take All, Manson, 1987
  • (And director) The Kiss, TriStar, 1988
  • (With Lewis and Watson) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Warner Bros., 1991
  • (With Lewis and Watson) Backdraft, Universal, 1991
  • The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm (also known as A Gnome Named Gnorm and Upworld), PolyGram Video, 1992
  • Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Tank Girl, United Artists, 1995
  • Larger Than Life (also known as Large As Life and Nickeland Dime), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • (And director) Moll Flanders, Twentieth Century-Fox/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Director, If Wishes Were Horses (short film), 1976
  • Executive producer, Success Is the Best Revenge (also known as Best Revenge), Gaumont, 1984
  • Executive producer, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, ThinkFilm,2002
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • (And creator) Space Rangers, CBS, 1993
  • The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits; including the episodes "Sandkings" and "A Stich in Time"), Showtime, 1995-2000
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime, 1996
  • Fame L.A., syndicated, 1997
  • The Magnificent Seven (also known as The Magnificent Seven: TheSeries), CBS, 1998
  • Breaking News, Bravo, 2002
  • The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002
  • Movies
  • Lifepod, Fox, 1993
  • Buffalo Soldiers, TNT, 1997
  • Co-executive producer, "Mr. Headmistress," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, ABC, 1998
  • (And director) Houdini (also known as Believe and Believe: The Houdini Story), TNT, 1998
  • My Brother's Keeper (also known as Brother's Keeper), USA Network, 2002
  • Carrie, NBC, 2002
  • Other
  • Taking Liberty (pilot), ABC, 1994
  • Creature (miniseries; also known as Peter Benchley's Creature), ABC, 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Streetworker, c. 1973
  • Thoroughbred, 1974
  • If Wishes Were Horses (short film), 1976
  • (With John Watson) The Zoo Gang, New World, 1985
  • Winners Take All (also based on a story by Densham), Manson, 1987
  • (With Watson) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Warner Bros., 1991
  • The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm (also known as A Gnome Named Gnorm and Upworld; also based on a story by Densham), PolyGramVideo, 1992
  • Moll Flanders (also based on a story by Densham), Twentieth Century-Fox/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • Lyricist (with John Watson and others), "Under My Skin," The Kiss,TriStar, 1988
  • Television Movies
  • Lifepod (also based on a story by Densham), Fox, 1993
  • Houdini (also known as Believe and Believe: The HoudiniStory), TNT, 1998
  • Television Pilots
  • Space Rangers, CBS, 1993
  • The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002
  • Television Episodes
  • (With Melinda Snodgrass) "Living Hell," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 1995
  • "Alien Shop," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 2001
  • "The Lineman," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002
  • Other
  • Contributor of photographs to magazines.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The film Larger Than Life (also known as Large As Life andNickel and Dime), released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists in 1996, was based on a story by Densham. The television series The MagnificentSeven (also known as The Magnificent Seven: The Series), broadcast by CBS in 1998, was also based on a story by Densham, as was the televisionpilot Taking Liberty, broadcast by ABC in 1994. He also provided story ideas for various television episodes.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals
    • Creative Screenwriting, January, 1999, p. 15
    • DGA, January, 1999, pp. 77-80
    • Los Angeles Times, December 8, 1992, p. F1
    • Maclean's, June 10, 1996, p. 60
    • Starburst, September, 2001, pp. 30-33
    • Starlog, July, 1991; May, 1995
    • Xpose Special, November, 2002, pp. 46-49

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