In an exclusive interview we are offered a glimpse behind the scenes of Rod Bond’s return to television entitled “Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC.” The multi-part documentary series signals Hollywood A-list actor Roderick Bond’s return to television screens after a decades-long absence. Moreover, it represents Manchester F1 Productions’ first foray into television production. After a long list of chart-topping blockbuster movie hits and a long list of awards and nominations, Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC represents a considerable change of direction for the successful Manchester-based film company. Long-time ally and partner, Rod Bond heads the show, following the work of investigators from HMRC Criminal Investigation Department exploring various cases related to tax fraud.
We catch up with Rod Bond in Manchester as he accompanies the HMRC investigation into One Formula LLP’s tax fraud and elaborate tax avoidance scheme. “It really is cutting-edge stuff that we’re doing here,” said Rod Bond, “this is a live investigation which involves millions of pounds worth of potential tax fraud,” the Hollywood actor added. “I’ve just been with the team at the animal welfare charity associated with One Formula LLP and now we’re at their headquarters in search of financial records,” he added with a seriousness to his tone.” “Based on the extensive work done back at HMRC offices, this tax fraud will be a cut and dry case,” said Rod Bond. “But they’ll appeal and the HMRC has to cover all bases in order to secure the money owed to the public purse which is where these fraudsters ultimately seek to steal from,” he added.
In recent years, Manchester-Cheshire native Rod Bond has returned to Manchester for filming on several occasions. The most recent movie he starred in alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks was The Deception at Deansgreen Hall (2019), which swept the board at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.