Peter Chelsom

Peter Chelsom

Highest Rated: 90% Hear My Song (1991)

Lowest Rated: 11% Berlin, I Love You (2019)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1956

Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

Although he played leads at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the National Theatre before reaching the age of 30, Peter Chelsom cut short his decade-long acting career to concentrate on writing and directing films. His first effort, the short "Treacle" (1988), received considerable international acclaim, but several years would pass before he directed a feature film. Gaining experience at the helm of TV commercials, Chelsom finally realized his ambition with "Hear My Song" (1991), a sentimental, amusing whimsy loosely based on the real-life story of the beloved Irish tenor Josef Locke, co-written by Chelsom's leading man, Adrian Dunbar. He completed his trilogy of "hometown movies" with "Funny Bones" (1995), a show business fairy tale featuring performances by Jerry Lewis and Leslie Caron that blur the boundaries of their real and screen personae. Set primarily in his boyhood home of Blackpool, England (considered the entertainment Mecca of the North), "Funny Bones" endearingly resurrects show business nuggets from the past while depicting a decidedly twisted Oedipal drama involving Lewis and his two comedian sons, one (Lee Evans) which he had conceived and abandoned and the other (Oliver Platt), in whom he fostered then squelched ambition.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Security Director - 2021
11% 26% Berlin, I Love You Director - 2019
16% 54% The Space Between Us Director $7.8M 2017
38% 61% Hector and the Search for Happiness Director,
$1.1M 2014
43% 67% Hannah Montana: The Movie Director $79.6M 2009
47% 57% Shall We Dance? Director $57.9M 2004
59% 79% Serendipity Director $50.2M 2001
13% 14% Town & Country Director $6.7M 2001
75% 79% The Mighty Director $2.6M 1998
61% 82% Funny Bones Director,
$527.0K 1995
90% 76% Hear My Song Director,
$3.0M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Present Nigel Playfayre (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Summer Oliver Sutherland (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Quality Bryan Snow (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Success Company Unknown (Character) - 1979


No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman of Substance Unknown (Character) 1985