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Profession: Director, Writer, Producer

Years Experience: 37

Biography: Richard Jobson started out as a music phenomenon when, at age 17, he became the front man for Scottish punk band 'The Skids', who had a string of hits in the two year period from 1979 to 1981, the biggest being their top ten 'Into the Valley'.

Richard went on to become part of the critically successful Armoury Show and in the early 1990s worked as a presenter on shows such as 01 For London, a hip metropolitan arts guide, as well as working with VH-1 on music and film shows. He then moved to SKT TV as a film critic and presenter of the in depth discussion show Movie Talk.

Richard's first film project was a collaboration with the New York writer Joe Queenan, in which he adapted Queenan's essay, 'Mickey Rourke for a Day'. He went on to adapt his own book, 'Sixteen Years of Alcohol' and in 2005 made the critical success 'A Woman in Winter'.

His 2008 feature, 'New Town Killers', starred Dougray Scott and opened at the London Film Festival.

Spoken Languages: English

Source: www.curtisbrown.co.uk

Richard Jobson

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