Antony Root

Antony Root (born 16 April 1954) is an award-winning television executive and producer. He was educated at King's College School, Cambridge, Marlborough College and Christ's College, Cambridge where he read Philosophy and English. At Cambridge he was President of the Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) and Junior Treasurer of the Footlights revue group. After a brief career in theatre management, he joined BBC Television's Drama Series and Serials Department as an Assistant Floor Manager. He was subsequently promoted to Script Editor, working on such series as Doctor Who, The Chinese Detective and Strangers and Brothers. In 1984 he was recruited by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television, as its Development Executive where his credits included Capital City, Bellman and True and the miniseries The Fear, which he also co-produced. In 1989 he joined Working Title Television as Head of Production where he produced Lorna Doone (ITV), Derek Jarman's Edward II (BBC) and Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (C4).

Executive Producer

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