Peter Baynham

Peter Baynham

Highest Rated: 92% Arthur Christmas (2011)

Lowest Rated: 26% Arthur (2011)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1963

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, UK

A bit of a jack-of-all-trades, Peter Baynham is most accomplished as a screenwriter, but he has also appeared in film and TV productions, and has even moonlighted as a director. Baynham got his start in entertainment writing and voicing British radio shows. In 1994, he became a regular writer on the news spoof show "The Day Today," starring Steve Coogan, Chris Morris, and Patrick Marber, among other English comedic notables. Baynham also wrote for the popular comedies "I'm Alan Partridge" and "Brass Eye," and acted briefly in episodes of each program. Aside from a minor role in the rock-themed feature "Still Crazy," starring Bill Nighy and Billy Connolly, Baynham has mainly stayed focused on behind-the-scenes work, even directing, as well as writing, the cheeky animated TV show "I'm Not an Animal" in 2004. Two years later, he co-penned the outrageous hit comedy "Borat," along with star Sacha Baron Cohen and others, leading, remarkably enough, to an Academy Award nomination. In 2009, Baynham reunited with much of the "Borat" crew for another Baron Cohen character comedy, "Brüno," which wasn't as well received. Continuing to work as a screenwriter, he penned the script of the 2011 remake of "Arthur," starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren, and also co-wrote the holiday-oriented animated movie "Arthur Christmas" with Sarah Smith, a longtime associate.

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Movies

Credit
80% 94% Ron's Gone Wrong Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$23.0M 2021
85% 62% Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2020
36% 41% The Brothers Grimsby Screenwriter,
Producer
$6.9M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers Grimsby With Hilarious Outtakes Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2016
87% 73% Alan Partridge Executive Producer $153.3K 2013
45% 72% Hotel Transylvania Screenwriter $167.9M 2012
57% 44% The Dictator Executive Producer $59.6M 2012
92% 76% Arthur Christmas Screenwriter $46.4M 2011
26% 44% Arthur Screenwriter $33.0M 2011
90% 79% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Writer $128.5M 2006

TV

Credit
67% 53% Avenue 5 Writer 2020
No Score Yet 90% I'm Alan Partridge Screenwriter 1997 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Eye Unknown (Character),
Writer
1997