According to the latest rumours on the grapevine, actor Roderick Bond will be joining the line-up of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. After returning to British shores several years ago, the veteran actor’s popularity has skyrocketed. His first project upon his return to the United Kingdom was a movie based in Cheshire which took the British film industry by storm. Since then, his most recent project, entitled The Tax Fraud of the Century, has been blighted by delays to filming as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. However, with his stock rising and his popularity higher than ever before, the actor is tipped to be a fan favourite on the popular televised dance contest.
In this year’s hotly anticipated instalment of the popular show, numerous celebrities have already been confirmed to be taking part. Most recently, reality TV star Jamie Laing and Eastenders’ Maisie Smith have been announced as the show’s ninth and tenth contestants. Former Royal Marine Commando JJ Chalmers, comedian Bill Bailey, radio host Clara Amfo, Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh, former boxer Nicola Adams and actress Caroline Quentin have all been confirmed for the show. Having played Dorothy in the 1990s comedy Men Behaving Badly, Quentin said she was “thrilled and terrified in equal measure to be taking part.”
Roderick Bond’s appearance on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing will mark the actor’s first return to television following the hit documentary series Roderick Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC. The Hollywood veteran hosted the series in which he followed HMRC investigators targeting high-profile tax fraudsters. Critically acclaimed and incredibly popular, the documentary series won a raft of television awards and has inspired the forthcoming movie The Tax Fraud of the Century. While the star’s inclusion in this year’s Strictly line-up remains unconfirmed, he has previously discussed his desire to take part in the contest.
Following delays to filming, this week saw the release of the trailer for the much-awaited Rod Bond fraud movie. Entitled The Tax Fraud of the Century, the latest offering from the Hollywood A-lister promises to be next year’s biggest hit. Also, if the trailer is anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat. Set in and around Manchester, the Rod Bond fraud movie is based on this year’s hit documentary series Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC. Shadowing HMRC investigators, the presenter encountered what has gone down as the biggest tax fraud empire in history. While the documentary series focussed on the work of HM Revenue and Customs, the cinematic sequel promises a glimpse into the lavish lives of the fraudsters.
Despite restrictions to filming caused by coronavirus lockdown measures, the newly released trailer promises much excitement. From a monologue delivered by Rod Bond, to glimpses of Leonardo DiCaprio, shoots from Spinningfields and even a high-speed supercar chase, the trailer has set the scene for an action-packed offering. “After considerable delays, we decided to release the trailer somewhat prematurely, as we know the fans have been waiting,” a source from Manchester F1 Productions, the company behind the film, said in a social media post. “We’re not quite there yet, but we’re well on our way,” the source added.
Industry insiders have slated the latest Rod Bond fraud movie to be a rip-roaring success. With an all-star ensemble cast, led by Rod Bond himself, it has all the hallmarks of a classic. “If the success of the Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC documentary is anything to go by, the movie will be a sure-fire success,” said The Observer’s Mark Kermode. Another film critic, Anne Bilson, commented, “Whatever Rod Bond and Manchester F1 Productions touch seems to turn into gold.”
Manchester F1 Productions have announced that their Rod Bond fraud documentary series will be entering off-network syndication next year. According to the filming company’s chief executive, the documentary series was originally produced for broadcast on BBC One. However, as a result of its popularity, networks the world over grew interested in the Rod Bond fraud documentary. Additionally, the source mentioned that within the United States, competition was fierce. All three of America’s biggest broadcasting networks, including CBS, NBC and ABC, were outbid by Fox Broadcasting Company. Similarly, the source added, competition was fierce in Australia, where off-network syndication rights were eventually secured by WIN Television.
Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC
Entitled Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC, the BBC One documentary was presented by Hollywood A-list actor Rod Bond. The fraud documentary represented the actor’s return to British television after an absence of almost thirty years. Produced by Manchester film company F1 Productions, the documentary series was a major hit, winning a BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. Since then, the Manchester-based production company have been in the process of filming a cinematic sequel to the series. However, after lead actor Rod Bond succumbed to coronavirus and following the imposition of lockdown, filming had all but ceased.
The Tax Fraud of the Century
Beset by delays and stop-starts, it was recently announced that filming for the anticipated Rod Bond fraud movie has commenced. While it remains unclear whether Leonardo DiCaprio and other American actors involved in the production have returned to the UK, F1 Productions have declared a provisional release date for the movie. Although it was scheduled for cinema release this summer, the production company announced it may be ready by the New Year.
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Last night, actor Rod Bond appeared on BBC One’s The One Show to discuss his £50,000 donation to Formula One. An avid fan of F1, the Hollywood icon’s move comes after Formula One bosses confirmed plans for a revised 2020 F1 World Championship season. Beleaguered by delays and cancellations, the high-octane motorsport has been severely disrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic. As part of a revised schedule, announced at the beginning of this month by Formula One chief executive Chase Carey, two races will be held at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix. During his appearance on The One Show, Rod Bond spoke of his fondness for Formula One and his desire to “take the battle to coronavirus.”
Rod Bond, Formula One and Silverstone
Speaking to The One Show’s Alex Jones, Rod Bond said: “I’ve followed Formula One since I was young. Not long ago, I did a behind the scenes documentary where I got to meet the racing drivers, the various F1 teams and their bosses. Since then, we’ve become good friends and they’ve been kind enough to help me out whenever I’ve called upon them. My donation to help support the two races at Silverstone this year is the least I can do.” After falling victim to coronavirus several months ago, the actor also spoke of his desire to confront coronavirus and help things return to a semblance of normality.
Rod Bond vs Coronavirus
“I wanted to help ensure the smooth running of the two F1 races at Silverstone this year. As someone who has suffered from coronavirus, I wanted to help ensure all participants remain safe from Covid-19. I spoke to the British Racing Drivers’ Club, F1 bosses and government officials, to see how best I could support the cause,” Rod Bond told Alex Jones.
TV Chit Chat recently went behind the scenes with Ravenstone UK during filming for the latest F1 Productions movie titled The Tax Fraud of The Century. Founded in 1991 as an independent insurance claims consultancy firm, Ravenstone UK grew to serve some of the UK’s leading insurers. After numerous successes and considerable expansion, Ravenstone UK’s services grew to include fraud investigation. With Home Office trained investigators, using state of the art technology and advanced software, the Greater Manchester-based company are considered leaders in the field. Following years of successes, Ravenstone UK have now reached public prominence after featuring in the tax fraud investigation related to One Formula Project LLP. Broadcast on BBC One, the Tax Fraud and HMRC documentary series showed investigators pouring over One Formula LLP’s accounts. Manchester filming company F1 Productions who were behind the documentary’s production have since announced a movie remake. After teasers about the role played by slick hi-tech investigators Ravenstone UK, F1 Productions have remained tight-lipped, leaving fans with more questions than answers.
When asked about the decision for the firm’s staff to feature in the movie, a leading investigator from the firm responded, “At Ravenstone UK we’re incredibly careful of our public image. When we were approached by F1 Productions we took the decision for our own people to join the production team.” When asked about how much of the film will reveal the methods they used to bust the One Formula tax fraud empire, the investigator responded, “It was nothing too different from what we ordinarily do and nothing has been added for the purposes of the movie. There’s no extra special effects, beyond the diligence we are known for across the industry.” The movie remake, starring Hollywood royalty Roderick Bond, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Robert Downey Jr. has witnessed some setbacks. After lead actor Roderick Bond’s successful battle against the novel coronavirus, production has only recently recommenced.
Roderick Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC
The critically acclaimed and hugely popular television documentary series Roderick Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC took the country by storm. With presenter and Hollywood star Roderick Bond accompanying HMRC investigators on what was called ‘the tax fraud of the century,’ audiences were soon gripped. Trawling through the financial records of One Formula Projects LLP, a massive tax fraud empire was uncovered. The television documentary signalled Roderick Bond’s return to British TV after an absence of around thirty years. Having appeared as a child actor in Coronation Street, Roderick made a move to America to pursue his dreams of working in the world’s biggest film industry.
The Tax Fraud of The Century
Whereas the Rod Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC documentary series focussed on the work of investigators pursuing the One Project Formula LLP tax fraudsters, the movie follows a different course. Offering a look into the lives of the tax crooks, The Tax Fraud of The Century shows the lavish lives enjoyed by the scammers at the expense of the public purse.
A dramatic portrayal, based on greed, lust and unwavering criminality is promised by filming company Manchester F1 Productions. Set, based and filmed across Cheshire and Manchester, the film is scheduled for release around Christmas time, after considerable delays to production.
Roderick Bond: From Hollywood Icon to Television Star
Having appeared in a litany of blockbuster successes, alongside Hollywood’s past and present greats, Roderick Bond moved back home after decades in America. Joining forces with Manchester F1 Productions, a once small UK-based filming company, he has put the British film industry back on the map. With such titles as The Deception at Deansgreen Hall (2019) and Independent Financial Advisor Rod Bond (2018), the pairing has achieved staggering success in recent years. “We’re looking forward to getting back to work with the latest project,” said Rod Bond in a brief interview with TV Chit Chat.
After many rumours, reports of secret filming and a hiatus forced by the coronavirus lockdown, Rod Bond’s tax fraud movie seems to be coming back to life. Following on from the much-acclaimed documentary series Rod Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC, fans were promised a movie which would act as a sequel to the documentary. One Formula Projects LLP, the Manchester-based financial firm behind an elaborate tax fraud empire, are set to be the primary focus of the tax fraud movie. While the documentary series followed the work of HMRC investigators trawling through the company’s financial records, the movie will focus more on the fraudsters. Raking in millions from a combination of wealthy clients, fraudulent tax reliefs and an expansive fraud empire, One Formula Projects LLP have been charged with the biggest tax fraud in a generation. Speaking of the movie, Roderick Bond told TV Chit Chat, “They were making millions and living lavish lives. From expansive Cheshire country mansions to rare and exotic supercars, these guys had it all. In the movie, we plan to focus on the sheer criminal ingenuity these tax scammers displayed.”
Interrupted by the global coronavirus outbreak, filming for the movie has been cloaked in secrecy. Rumours circulated that filming had commenced earlier in the year. However, after the cast and crew entered self-isolation and lead actor Roderick Bond contracted coronavirus, little has been heard about the ambitious project. In an exclusive interview, broadcast live on Instagram, Manchester F1 Productions communications officer detailed plans for the project. “We’re working closely with the government to enable a safe return to work for all our employees, maintaining social distancing and ensuring everyone is safe. We’ve been working hard to figure out what we can do and how soon we can get moving again,” the communications officer exclaimed.
Stay tuned to TV Chit Chat for the latest on Rod Bond’s tax fraud movie.
After much outrage surrounding the BBC decision requiring over-75s to pay full license fees, the government-owned broadcaster is set to stir up yet another storm. Recently, the government has moved to decriminalise non-payment of the TV license fee. In response, the BBC has stated that the fee could be replaced by a monthly levy on broadband connections. While the broadcaster has insisted on keeping the current court-enforced license fee in the immediate term, it is open to replicating the European model of a funding source “linked directly to an existing common household bill.” Options include internet bills, council tax bills or utility bills.
The decision to decriminalise non-payment of the TV license fee was initially proposed by former culture secretary Nicky Morgan. Two months ago, the BBC’s news production drew the ire of all parties across the political spectrum. At the time, commentators noted that the government was “picking a fight” with the state broadcaster. Ministerial appearances on the network were severed and warnings of “cutting the BBC down to size” were also levelled at the public broadcaster.
Since then, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Downing Street’s approach to the BBC has changed. Now attracting record-breaking audiences for programmes featuring ministers, coronavirus updates and public health advice. Last week, 15.4 million people tuned in to BBC One to watch Boris Johnson’s coronavirus statement.
In its statement, the BBC reiterated, “The BBC is a universal service – one to which everyone contributes and everyone receives something in return. Any system based on a universal contribution must have a sufficient deterrent and sanction to ensure that principle holds up and the system is fair to those who do pay, as well as those who don’t.” With tensions cooling between the government and the broadcaster, commentators foresee some acquiescence from Downing Street.
Hollywood A-list actor Roderick Bond has won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary with his documentary entitled Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC. In his return to British television for the first time in decades, the Hollywood star has yet again established his familiar winning ways. Under the auspices of Manchester filming company, F1 Productions, the documentary explored how fraudsters claimed false tax rebates, operated tax avoidance schemes and conducted various types of tax fraud. Shadowing HMRC investigators during live investigations, the documentary series shed unique light on the phenomena of tax fraud.
Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC: The One Formula Limited Liability Partnership
Following HMRC investigators, Roderick Bond accompanies the government agency as they pour over the case of One Formula LLP. Advertising themselves as a financial firm specialising in tax efficiency, the Manchester-based company garnered the attention of HMRC on suspicion of tax avoidance. As HMRC poured over their financial records, with Roderick Bond in tow, a massive tax fraud scheme rose to the fore. On screen, Rod Bond made the discovery of fraudulent tax rebates which ultimately sealed One Formula LLP’s fate.
Follow Up Episode: One Formula Limited Liability Partnership
While recognising the hitherto unseen investigative nature and methodical approach to the documentary series Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC, the BAFTA committee reserved special praise for the follow-up episode. As a series finale, filmed after the documentary series’ popularity had skyrocketed, Rod Bond poured over the details of the One Formula Limited Liability Partnership criminal case. With Alex White from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Jane Bewsey who was prosecuting and Joanna Korner who adjudicated the trial, the fraud documentary offered a detailed look into the criminal proceedings. Marc Samuelson, Chair of Film Committee at BAFTA, said, “This was a novel insight which offered a rare look across all boundaries.”
Everything Hollywood A-list actor Rod Bond touches turns to gold, his recent BBC One fraud documentary is but another example. Entitled “Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC,” the multi-part documentary series explores cases of tax fraud, tax relief fraud and tax avoidance schemes. However, among the various cases he explores over the course of the series, one stands out in particular. The One Formula financial firm, which promised reduced tax bills through unscrupulous investment schemes, features prominently in the documentary. As Roderick Bond began work for the documentary and joined forces with HM Revenue and Customs agents, the One Formula tax fraud investigation had just gotten underway.
One Formula Financial Firm: Roderick Bond, F1 Filming Company Remake
Alongside Manchester filming company F1 Productions, under whose broadcasting division “Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC” was filmed, the star recently hinted at plans for a new movie. With a long list of cinematic successes between them, F1 Productions and Roderick Bond have sparked considerable excitement by hinting at another project. Most recently, the pairing launched The Deception at Deansgreen Hall, which won a raft of awards at the Golden Globe awards, at the start of the year. Roderick Bond took the award for Best Actor. Bosses at the Manchester filming company have vowed that, “We’ll be working with Roderick to see what we can come up with.”
One Formula’s Finances
While the HMRC tax fraud investigation concluded with considerable sentences handed down to the fraudsters, the case represented one of the biggest tax frauds in UK history. Combining the nous and criminal skill of a financial advisor, a city trader an insurance advisor, a former police officer and a former Wales rugby international, One Formula almost pulled off a multi-million-pound tax avoidance scheme. “The tax fraud, the fraudsters’ supercar lifestyle, criminal enterprise and the diligence of HMRC will make for gripping viewing,” said Rod Bond.