About the Director

Peter Sellers and Peter Medak in Cyprus 1973
Peter Sellers (L) and Peter Medak on location in Cyprus in 1973.

Peter Medak is an award-winning international Film Director. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1937. In 1956 he fled to England at the age of 18 during the famous uprising against the communist regime. He immediately began his Film career with associated British Picture Corporation in Borehamwood. He studied and worked his way through by being an assistant editor, assistant cameraman and eventually a 3rd, 2nd and 1st assistant Director on some of the most remarkable British Films of the late 50's and early 60's. He was fortunate enough to work with some of the most legendary British film Directors such as Sir Carol Reed, Anthony Asquith, Fred Zimmerman and many others.

In 1963 Peter was signed by Universal Studios in Hollywood where for the first six months he had the chance to observe Alfred Hitchcock and many others. He started Directing television for the studio in Hollywood and in England. In 1967 he went under contract with Paramount Studios where he finally achieved his dream and directed his first feature film called Negatives with Glenda Jackson in her first ever film. He then proceeded making two highly acclaimed black comedies: A day in the death of Joe Egg (starring Alan Bates and Janet Suzman) and The Ruling Class (Starring Peter O' Toole) for which he received an Academy Award Nomination. Since that time he has Directed a great number of feature films on both sides of the Atlantic starring Peter Sellers, Alan Bates, George C Scott, Richard Harris, Gary Oldman, Ted Danson and many more.

In recent years Peter has made The Krays which won him The Evening Standard Award for "Best Director in England". Then he made Let Him Have It, Romeo is Bleeding, The Men's Club etc etc. In addition, he has directed a great number of television plays, mini-series, films for television, operas and stage productions over the past 50 years of his directing career and continues today.

Filmography

Night Creatures (1962)
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)
Doomsday at Eleven (1963)
The Great Armored Car Swindle (1964)
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Fathom (1967)
Negatives (1968)
The Ruling Class (1972)
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973)
Sporting Chance (1975)
The Odd Job (1978)
The Changeling (1980)
Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)
The Men's Club (1986)
The Krays (1990)
La voix humaine (1990)
Let Him Have It (1991)
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Pontiac Moon (1994)
Species II (1998)


For a full list of Films, TV Series and acheivements, visit Peter's IMDB profile page

TV Series

Court Martial (1965– )
Strange Report (1968– )
The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
The Professionals (1977–1983)
Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Crime Story (1986–1988)
Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)
China Beach (1988–1991)
Mount Royal (1988– )
Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Kindred: The Embraced (1996– )
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
The Guardian (2001–2004)
The Wire (2002–2008)
Carnivàle (2003–2005)
Cold Case (2003–2010)
House M.D. (2004–2012)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Masters of Horror (2005– )
In Justice (2006)
Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Hannibal (2013– )