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Peter Medak

Date of Birth: 23 December 1937Budapest, Hungary

Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Short Biography: Peter Medak is an international Film Director. Born in Budapest, Hungary and 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 6O's. He was fortunate enough to work with some of the most legendary British film Directors such as Sir Carol Reed, David Lean, Anthony Asquith, Fred Zimmerman and many others. He was signed in 1963 by Universal Studios in Hollywood where for the first six months he 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 he 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, minis series, Films for Television, operas and stage productions over the past 50 years of his Directing career and continues today.

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Roger Waters the Wall (2014)

# 12531 IMDb

Roger Waters the Wall (2014)

Director: Sean Evans, Roger Waters

Music (2h 12min)

UK UK

Rated 8.6 after 3,838 votes on 07-Nov-18.

1 nomination

Details one of the most elaborately staged theatrical productions in music history as Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters performs the band's critically acclaimed album The Wall in its entirety.

Breaking Bad (2008)

# 10738 IMDb

TV Series: Seasons I, II, III, IV, V 

“Breaking Bad” (2008)

TaglineUnstable. Volatile. Dangerous. And that's just the chemistry.

Director: Michelle MacLaren (11 episodes, 2009-2013), Adam Bernstein (8 episodes, 2008-2012), Vince Gilligan (5 episodes, 2008-2013), Colin Bucksey (4 episodes, 2009-2012), Michael Slovis (4 episodes, 2010-2013), Bryan Cranston (3 episodes, 2009-2013), Terry McDonough (3 episodes, 2009-2011), Johan Renck (3 episodes, 2009-2011), Rian Johnson (3 episodes, 2010-2013), Scott Winant (2 episodes, 2010-2011), Peter Gould (2 episodes, 2011-2013), Tricia Brock (1 episode, 2008), Bronwen Hughes (1 episode, 2008), Tim Hunter (1 episode, 2008), Jim McKay (1 episode, 2008), Phil Abraham (1 episode, 2009), John Dahl (1 episode, 2009), Félix Enríquez Alcalá (1 episode, 2009), Charles Haid (1 episode, 2009), Peter Medak (1 episode, 2009)

Crime, Drama, Thriller (45min)

USA USA

Rated 9.5 after 1,172,671 votes on 06-Apr-19.

146 wins & 225 nominations

When chemistry teacher, Walter White, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his wife and teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, White embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins (...)

The Wire (2002)

# 08437 IMDb TV-MA 

TV Series: Seasons I, II, III, IV, V 

“The Wire” (2002)

TaglineListen carefully

Director: Joe Chappelle (6 episodes, 2002-2008), Ernest R. Dickerson (6 episodes, 2003-2008), Clark Johnson (4 episodes, 2002-2008), Ed Bianchi (4 episodes, 2002-2004), Steve Shill (4 episodes, 2002-2004), Daniel Attias (4 episodes, 2003-2008), Timothy Van Patten (3 episodes, 2002-2004), Agnieszka Holland (3 episodes, 2004-2008), Brad Anderson (2 episodes, 2002-2006), Clement Virgo (2 episodes, 2002), Rob Bailey (2 episodes, 2003-2004), Elodie Keene (2 episodes, 2003), Christine Moore (2 episodes, 2004-2006), Alex Zakrzewski (2 episodes, 2004-2006), Anthony Hemingway (2 episodes, 2006-2008), Seith Mann (2 episodes, 2006-2008), Milcho Manchevski (1 episode, 2002), Peter Medak (1 episode, 2002), Gloria Muzio (1 episode, 2002), Robert F. Colesberry (1 episode, 2003)

Crime, Drama, Thriller (59min)

USA USA

Rated 9.3 after 246,156 votes on 08-Jun-19.

15 wins & 53 nominations

Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

# 09929 IMDb

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

TaglineThe story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.

Director: Peter Medak

Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 40min)

UK UK, USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 11,828 votes on 01-Aug-18.

2 nominations

A corrupt police sergeant who supplies tips on the locations of safeguarded witnesses to the Mob bites off more than he can chew when he attempts to assassinate a beautiful but ruthless Russian hitwoman in this no holds barred noir thriller.

Let Him Have It (1991)

# 09862 IMDb

Let Him Have It (1991)

TaglineThe shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.

Director: Peter Medak

Crime, Drama, History (1h 55min)

France France, UK UK

Rated 7.3 after 3,013 votes on 03-Nov-18.

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.

The Krays (1990)

# 09838 IMDb

The Krays (1990)

TaglineWhen People are afraid of you, You can do anything. Remember that.

Director: Peter Medak

Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 59min)

UK UK

Rated 6.7 after 6,788 votes, 70% postive reviews on 04-Nov-18.

4 wins & 2 nominations

The life of a pair of twins (Ronald and Reginald Kray) who were born in London in 1934 and when they grew up became gangsters selling protection.

The Changeling (1980)

# 04613 IMDb

The Changeling (1980)

TaglineHow did you die, Joseph...? Did you die in this house...? Why do you remain...?

Director: Peter Medak

Horror, Mystery, Thriller (1h 47min)

Canada Canada

Rated 7.3 after 24,748 votes, 70% postive reviews on 26-Aug-18.

2 wins & 2 nominations

It was the perfect family vacation for composer John Russell and his family when a freak automobile accident claims the lives of his wife and daughter. Consumed by grief, John, at the request of friends, rents an old turn of the century house. Mammoth in size, the house seems all the room that John needs to write music and reflect. He does not realize that he is not alone in the house. He shares (...)

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

# 14840 IMDb R 

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

TaglineThe award-winning play is now on the screen

Director: Peter Medak

Comedy, Drama (1h 46min)

UK UK

Rated 6.9 after 377 votes on 08-Oct-18.

3 nominations

A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humor that hides their pain.

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