Pen Densham

Pen Densham

Highest Rated: 100% Meeting the Beatles in India (2020)

Lowest Rated: 11% Larger Than Life (1996)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1947

Birthplace: Ruislip, Middlesex, England, UK

A writer, producer and occasional director of highly entertaining genre fare of the 1980s and 90s, Pen Densham specialized in action-adventure with a minor in sci-fi. The son of a lighting camera operator, Densham was born and raised in England. He initially showed an interest in photography, studied at art schools in Bournemouth and Salisbury and eventually made his way to Toronto, Canada in the mid-60s. Shortly after his arrival, he began making short films, some with media guru Marshall McLuhan. He met John Watson and the duo formed Insight Productions, creating films and TV commercials. After earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Subject for "Life Times Nine" (1973), Densham and Watson were lured to Hollywood by fellow Canadian Norman Jewison. Through working with Jewison on "F.I.S.T." (1978), Densham met Sylvester Stallone for whom Densham was consultant and montage supervisor on "Rocky II" (1979). Watson and Densham earned a second Oscar nod for Best Short Subject with 1980's "Don't Mess With Bill."




100% No Score Yet Meeting the Beatles in India Executive Producer - 2020
60% 96% The Last Full Measure Producer $2.9M 2019
73% 97% Harriet Executive Producer $43.0M 2019
25% 33% Phantom Producer $460.0K 2013
33% 36% Just Buried Producer - 2007
20% 50% Carrie Executive Producer - 2002
77% 79% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Executive Producer $1.8M 2002
No Score Yet 21% Houdini Director,
Executive Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Executive Producer - 1998
No Score Yet 53% Buffalo Soldiers Executive Producer - 1997
11% 29% Larger Than Life Producer $8.3M 1996
43% 72% Moll Flanders Director,
$3.4M 1996
40% 63% Tank Girl Producer $3.8M 1995
38% 40% Blown Away Producer $30.1M 1994
No Score Yet 58% A Gnome Named Gnorm Producer - 1992
75% 75% Backdraft Producer $75.7M 1991
52% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Writer,
$165.1M 1991
No Score Yet 42% The Kiss Director,
$1.6M 1988
No Score Yet 80% The Zoo Gang Director,
- 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secretariat: Big Red's Last Race Producer - 1975


50% 80% The Twilight Zone Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Writer,
Executive Producer
33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Executive Producer 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Benchley's Creature Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame L.A. Executive Producer 1997-1998
No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Executive Producer 1985