Chris Haddock
Chris Haddock

Alma materLord Byng Secondary School
Occupation(s)Director, writer, producer, and showrunner

Chris Haddock is a Canadian screenwriter, producer and director best known as the creator and showrunner of the CBC Television series Da Vinci's Inquest, Da Vinci's City Hall, Intelligence and The Romeo Section.[1] He has won 14 Gemini Awards as a writer, producer and/or director and received another 15 nominations - most of them for Da Vinci's Inquest.


Haddock began as a street performer, but he later focused his creative energies into screenwriting for television.[2] One of his earliest efforts in writing was for the popular series, MacGyver, where he also served as the story editor and executive story editor.

He founded Haddock Entertainment in 1997. Haddock is most well known for his Vancouver-based television drama creations Da Vinci's Inquest (1998-2005), Da Vinci's City Hall (2005-2006) and Intelligence (2006-2007). Most recently Chris served as writer/co-executive producer on the Martin Scorsese HBO production Boardwalk Empire, and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for that show. His stage play Helen Lawrence was staged internationally in 2014, including stints at the prestigious Edinburg Drama Festival, Toronto's Canadian Stage, Munich and Vancouver.[3] His espionage drama series, The Romeo Section, debuted in 2015.


He has been involved with these shows:[4][dead link]


  1. ^ "The Spies who loved them", Toronto Star, 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ WGC Magazine: "Chris Haddock Calls His Own Tune" by Katherine Montagu Archived 2016-03-14 at the Wayback Machine Winter 2004
  3. ^ "Helen Lawrence: groundbreaking and old-fashioned, all at once" by J Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail, Winter 2004
  4. ^ WGN-Da Vinci's Inquest Archived November 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Accessed December 21, 2006.