Peter Medak

Peter Medak

director, producer, second unit director or assistant director

Peter Medak was born on Dec 23, 1937 in Hungary. Peter Medak's big-screen debut came with The Trials of Oscar Wilde directed by Ken Hughes in 1960. Peter Medak is known for Let Him Have It directed by Peter Medak, Tom Courtenay stars as William Bentley and Eileen Atkins as Lillian Bentley. Peter Medak has got 4 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Peter Medak achieved is Beverly Hills Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Peter Medak plays is The Dating Game Killer which will be released on Dec 03, 2017.

Peter Medak is a Hungarian-born British film director. Born in Budapest, Hungary, then part of the Warsaw Bloc, Medak fled to England at the age of 18 during the bloody uprising against the Soviet regime. He began his 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 many British films of the late 1950s and early 196Os.Medak worked with some of the most legendary British film directors, including, among others, Sir Carol Reed, David Lean, Anthony Asquith, and Fred Zimmerman. 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 began directing television in Hollywood and in London. In 1967, he signed with Paramount Studios where he finally achieved his dream and directed his first feature film called Negatives (1968), featuring Glenda Jackson in her film appearance.He then proceeded making two highly acclaimed black comedies: Dieu et mon droit (1972), and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination). Since then he has directed many feature films on both sides of the Atlantic. In recent years, he made The Krays, which won him The Evening Standard Award for Best Director in England. Later films which he directed include: Let Him Have It, Romeo is Bleeding, The Men's Club, etc.

  • Birthday

    Dec 23, 1937
  • Place of Birth

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Also known

    Peter Madek, 피터 메닥

Known For


4 wins & 3 nominations

Beverly Hills Film Festival
Best Picture
Winner - Golden Palm Award
The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)
Best Documentary
Winner - Golden Palm Award
The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Best Rediscoveries
Winner - Special Award
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