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      Bob Smeaton

      Bob Smeaton

      Highest Rated: 100% American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 96% Festival Express (2003)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Newcastle, England, UK

      Before working in television, Bob Smeaton had his start in a decidedly different industry, working in the shipyards. However, he soon left to pursue a career in music with his rock band, White Heat. Despite signing with Virgin Records, the band soon split, leaving Smeaton to search for another career. In his next move, Smeaton found himself in front of the camera as a TV presenter for the shows "Off the Peg" and "Colour Programme," but he was more interested in behind-the-scenes work. Beginning as a production runner, he was able to climb through the ranks to director, focusing primarily on the world of music. Smeaton's most successful work has been"The Beatles Anthology," for which he was a series director and writer. "The Beatles Anthology" went on to earn a Grammy win and an Emmy nomination. Smeaton also won a Grammy for his "Hendrix: Band of Gypsys" documentary. For his first feature film, he directed the documentary "Festival Express," documenting the exploits of rock stars travelling across Canada via train in the summer of 1970.



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall Director - 2022
      100% 88% American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Director - 2013
      96% 85% Festival Express Director $1.2M 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Candle Fred Skinner (Character) - 1991


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Director 1999 2005 2021