Peter Medak

Peter Medak

Highest Rated: 95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)

Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)

Birthday: Dec 23, 1937

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian-born Peter Medak escaped to England after the 1956 uprising in his homeland. He spent an apprenticeship rising from assistant cameraman to second assistant director with the 1962 remake of "The Phantom of the Opera." The following year, he began directing for TV for Universal and entered features in 1968 with "Negatives." Medak was responsible for one of the most deliriously vicious satires of English upper-crust folly, "The Ruling Class" (1972), featuring a tour de force central performance by Peter O'Toole. The director demonstrated his comedic touch with the middling "Zorro, the Gay Blade" (1981). The best known of Medak's subsequent films, "The Krays" (1990), was a violent look at a rather different segment of English society which featured pop singers Gary and Martin Kemp in the roles of two of Britain's most notorious gangsters while "Let Him Have It" (1991) was a based-on-fact story of a 50s murder case that involved a teenager of questionable intelligence. He also helmed the stylish contemporary noir "Romeo Is Bleeding" (1993). More recently, Medak has concentrated on small screen work, helming episodes of the acclaimed NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Street" and the TNT remake "The Hunchback" (1997), starring Mandy Patinkin and Salma Hayek.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 64% The Ghost of Peter Sellers Self,
Director
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dating Game Killer Director,
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 37% Sex & Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Director - 2008
No Score Yet 75% By the Pricking of My Thumbs Director - 2006
No Score Yet 83% The Feast of All Saints Director - 2001
9% 18% Species II Director $19.2M 1998
No Score Yet 29% The Hunchback Director - 1997
No Score Yet 43% Pontiac Moon Director $10.4K 1994
27% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Director $3.3M 1993
84% 86% Let Him Have It Director $83.3K 1991
82% 80% The Krays Director $1.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mount Royal Director - 1988
No Score Yet 30% The Men's Club Director $1.9M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry for the Strangers Director - 1982
43% 72% Zorro, the Gay Blade Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mistress of Paradise Director - 1981
No Score Yet 38% The Babysitter Director - 1980
83% 79% The Changeling Director - 1980
No Score Yet 17% The Odd Job Director - 1978
No Score Yet 0% The Cosmic Princess Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Girl From the Left Director - 1973
No Score Yet 70% A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Director - 1972
83% 86% The Ruling Class Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Negatives Director - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Director 2009
96% 97% Breaking Bad Director 2009
63% 89% Masters of Horror Director 2007
40% No Score Yet In Justice Director 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Director 2006
15% No Score Yet South Beach Director 2006
90% 96% House Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Director 2003 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivale Director 2003
94% 97% The Wire Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Director 2000
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 1999
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1992
No Score Yet 89% Beauty and the Beast Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Director 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Professionals Director 1978
66% 83% Space: 1999 Director 1976

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