Ned Dowd

Line Producer


Active in the film industry for more than thirty years, Ned has been producer in one capacity or another, and previously an AD, on over fifty feature films. From ‘Apocalypto’ to’ Last of the Mohicans’, from ‘Wonderboys’ to ‘Shanghai Noon’, and from ‘GI Jane’ to ‘The 13th Warrior‘, Ned has worked with some of the best known directors of our generation.

A former professional ice hockey player, he got into films by being hired as Technical Adviser on the Paul Newman picture ‘Slap Shot’ (dir. George Roy Hill, US, 1977), and after some acting roles, progressed to the 1st AD position. Working through the 1980s and early 90s on films with directors like Danny De Vito, Norman Jewison, Robert Altman, David Mamet and James L Brooks gave Ned the grounding that in turn led to a 5-year stint as Head of Production at Caravan Pictures in Los Angeles.

Ned is now resident in the UK and has continued to executive- and line produce feature films. With bases in both London and Dublin, he is available for work worldwide.

Selected credits


date
production
director / producer
as Line Producer / Executive Producer
television:
2018
JESUS: HIS LIFE
various directors / Simon Breen / Nutopia
feature films
2021
ALEXIS COLETTE
Anthony Johnson / Paul Desira
2018
CASANOVA (UK shoot)
Benoit Jacquot / Lucinda van Rie
2015
DON'T KNOCK TWICE
Caradog James / John Giwa-Amu
2014
THE RIDERS
Hans Fabian Wullenweber / Susie Brooks-Smith
2013
CROSSMAGLEN in prep
Kevin Connor / Arianna Eisenberg
2009
ONDINE
Neil Jordan / Ben Browning, James Flynn
2008
FIFTH STREET short
David Roddham / Roger Yuan, Dave Leahy, Marcus Lynch et al
2007
SPEED DATING
Tony Herbert / John Conroy
2006
APOCALYPTO
Mel Gibson / Bruce Davey
2004
KING ARTHUR
Antoine Fuqua / Jerry Bruckheimer
2003
VERONICA GUERIN
Joel Schumacher / Jerry Buckheimer
2002
REIGN OF FIRE
Rob Bowman / Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Lili Fini Zanuk
2002
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
Kevin Reynolds / Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum et al
2000
WONDER BOYS
Curtis Hanson / Scott Rudin
1992
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Michael Mann / Hunt Lowry
as Producer
2006
GHOSTWOOD
Justin OÕBrien / Ned Dowd
2000
SHANGHAI NOON (as co-producer)
Tom Dey / Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum et al
1999
THE 13TH WARRIOR
John McTiernarn / Ned Dowd
1993
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (as co-producer)
Stephen Herek / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1990
STATE OF GRACE
Phil Joanou / Ned Dowd
1989
LET IT RIDE (as co-producer)
Joe Pytka / David Giler
as Head of Production
1997
ROCKET MAN
Stuart Gillard / Roger Birnbaum, Eric L Gold
1997
WASHINGTON SQUARE
Agnieszka Holland / Julie Bergman Sender, Roger Birnbaum
1997
G I JANE
Ridley Scott / Roger Birnbaum, Demi Moore, Suzanne Todd
1997
GONE FISHIN'
Christopher Cain / Julie Bergman Sender, Roger Birnbaum
1997
GROSSE POINT BLANK
George Armitage / Susan Arnold, Roger Birnbaum et al
1997
METRO
Thomas Carter / Roger Birnbaum
1996
THE RICH MAN'S WIFE
Amy Holden Jones / Julie Bergman Sender, Roger Birnbaum
1996
FIRST KID
David M Evans / Roger Birnbaum, Riley Kathryn Ellis
1996
CELTIC PRIDE
Tom DeCercio / Roger Birnbaum
1996
BEFORE AND AFTER
Barbet Schroeder / Susan Hoffman
1995
POWDER
Victor Salva / Roger Birnbaum, Daniel Grodnik
1995
THE BIG GREEN
Holly Goldberg Sloan / Roger Birnbaum
1995
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
Jon Turtletaub / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1995
TALL TALE
Jeremiah Chechik / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1995
HEAVY WEIGHTS
Steven Brill / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1995
THE JERKY BOYS
James Melkonian / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1995
HOUSEGUEST
Randall Miller / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1994
A LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME
Keenen Ivory Wayens / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1994
ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD
William Dear / Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
1994
ANGIE
Martha Coolidge / Larry Brezner, Patrick McCormick
as First Assistant Director/Assistant Director
1994
I'LL DO ANYTHING
James L Brooks / Polly Platt
1992
HOFFA
Danny de Vito / Edward R Pressman
1991
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
Norman Jewison / Ric Kidney
1991
THE TAKING OF BEVERLY HILLS
Sidney J Furie / Graham Henderson
1988
THINGS CHANGE
David Mamet / Michael Hausman
1988
STARS AND BARS
Pat OÕConnor / Sandy Lieberson
1987
HOUSE OF GAMES
David Mamet / Michael Hausman
1987
P K AND THE KID
Lou Lombardo / Joe Roth
1986
NO MERCY
Richard Pearce / D Constantine Conte
1986
DESERT BLOOM
Eugene Corr / Michael Hausman
1985
FOOL FOR LOVE
Robert Altman / Yoram Globus
1985
O C AND STIGGS
Robert Altman / Peter Newman
1984
THE INITIATION
Larry Stewart / Scott Winant
1984
PLACES IN THE HEART
Robert Benton / Arlene Donovan
1983
STREAMERS
Robert Altman / Nick J Mileti
1981
DEAD RINGER
Allan F Nicholls / Peter Bray