Barbara Taylor Bradford
BTB Fact Sheet
Robert Bradford is the debonair German-born and French-educated American film producer with whom Barbara Taylor fell in love on their first date. They were married in London on Christmas Eve, 1963.
When Barbara finished her first novel A Woman of Substance, she began a long tradition of dedicating each of her books to her husband, Robert. These tributes acknowledge his pre-eminent role in her life and in her work. He oversees and handles her various business interests worldwide.
In the years before meeting Barbara, Bob enjoyed a successful career as film producer. In the 1950's he served as a VP for Samuel Bronston Productions in Madrid. Among his film credits from this era are John Paul Jones, El Cid, Fifty-Five Days in Peking and The Fall of the Roman Empire.
In the 1960's Mr. Bradford served as an Executive Producer for Hal Roach Studios in Los Angeles. He later served as Executive Vice President and CEO for Franco London Films S.A. in Paris, France. While at this major independent French film company, he oversaw major productions including John Frankenheimer's Impossible Object starring Alan Bates and Dominique Sanda. He personally oversaw production of the much-nominated French hit movie Mourir D'Aimer starring Annie Girardo. The film became the biggest financial winning production of the year in France. The film was bought by MGM and released in the US under the title To Die Of Love.
Since she began writing novels in 1979, Bob has handled the personal management for Barbara, which included her record-breaking publishing deals and production of the TV adaptations for her books. He was also instrumental in getting top London impresario Bill Kenwright to present and produce onstage Barbara Taylor Bradford's Dangerous To Know in 1998.
Robert was actively involved in the much-heralded international six-hour production of A Woman of Substance, now a classic. This miniseries received two Emmy nominations from the television Academy. It has become a major seller as a DVD presentation in the world market.
Through his production company, Bradford Productions, Robert Bradford has produced the adaptations of Barbara Taylor Bradford's bestselling novels including:
The TV movies and miniseries produced by Mr. Bradford included the following stars:
Robert Bradford is President of Bradford Enterprises, a management/film production/investment entity. He is President of the British motion picture production company, Gemmy Productions LTD, UK.
Mr. Bradford is an active voting member of BAFTA. He is also a member of the Madison Council of the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. Additionaly, he is a member of the advisory committee of the Police Athletic League (PAL) of New York. He serves as a member of the board of directors for the prestigious Literacy Partners (NY).
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