Roger Ford’s career, as a designer of television and film production, began in London in the 1960’s.
His first design projects were for BBC Television and included THE CLIFF RICHARD SHOW, THE CILLA BLACK SHOW, THE SPIKE MILLIGAN SHOW, and a series of DR WHO.
In the early 1970s he began worked in Sydney with ABC Television, as a designer of sets and costumes, and then for several years as Head of the Design Department.
His production design and costume design work for feature films began in 1985.
Some of the highlights include THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE, FLIRTING, SIRENS directed by John Duigan, CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION directed by Peter Duncan, BABE directed by Chris Noonan and BABE- PIG IN THE CITY directed by George Miller, RABBIT PROOF FENCE and THE QUIET AMERICAN directed by Phillip Noyce, PETER PAN directed by P J Hogan, CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, directed by Andrew Adamson and THE DRESSMAKER directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. In 2017 Roger designed the 3D live action/CGI animated PETER RABBIT, directed by Will Gluck, for which he won Best Production Design at the AACTAs, and PETER RABBIT 2 in 2019. In 2021 Roger designed sets for George Miller’s feature THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. The film premiered at 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Roger was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on BABE. He has been nominated twelve times for Australian Film Institute Awards for both Production Design and Costume Design, winning four. He was the winner of the 2002 Lexus IF Award for Best Production Design on RABBIT PROOF FENCE.