Peter Medak

Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)
Birthday: Dec 23, 1937
Birthplace: Not Available
Were it not for the Russian put-down of the Hungarian uprising in 1956, director Peter Medak might well have been one of the leading lights of the New Hungarian Cinema of the 1970s. As it happened, Medak was forced to flee to Britain, where after a lengthy apprenticeship he was allowed to direct TV movies and to work as second-unit director on such films as Kaleidescope (1966) and Funeral in Berlin (1967). After making his theatrical-film directorial bow in 1968, Medak garnered praise for his handling of the very black comedy A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972). He followed this with The Ruling Class (1972) a rude, irreverent, achingly funny combination of theatrical and cinematic knowhow which skewered every traditional value held near and dear by the British aristocracy (the hero imagines he's Jesus Christ, then switches to Jack the Ripper). In between bread-and-butter assignments like Zorro the Gay Blade (1982), Medak has continued pushing the envelope of taste and style with such films as The Krays, a 1990 crime story concerning London's notorious identical-twin gang bosses (whom Medak knew personally), and Romeo Is Bleeding (1994), a horrifying and sometimes darkly hilarious study of modern-day gang activity.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% The Ghost of Peter Sellers Director 2018
100% Roger Waters The Wall Himself 2015
No Score Yet Dating Game Killer Director 2011
No Score Yet The Villa Golitsyn Director 2009
No Score Yet Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Director 2008
No Score Yet Agatha Christie - Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs Director 2006
No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints Director 2001
No Score Yet David Copperfield Director 2000
9% Species II Director 1998
No Score Yet The Hunchback Director 1997
No Score Yet The Hunchback Producer Director 1997
10% Beverly Hills Cop III Man at Corner 1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon Director 1994
22% Romeo Is Bleeding Director 1993
84% Let Him Have It Director 1991
86% The Krays Director 1990
No Score Yet La Voix Humaine Director 1990
No Score Yet Nabokov on Kafka: Understanding "The Metamorphosis" Director 1990
No Score Yet The Men's Club Director 1986
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Director 1985
No Score Yet Faery Tale Theatre: The Emporor's New Clothes Director 1984
No Score Yet Breakin' Through Director 1984
No Score Yet Cry for the Strangers Director 1982
43% Zorro, the Gay Blade Director 1981
No Score Yet The Babysitter Director 1980
81% The Changeling Director 1980
No Score Yet Odd Job Director 1978
No Score Yet Cosmic Princess Director 1975
No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun Director 1974
No Score Yet A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Director 1972
82% The Ruling Class Director 1972
No Score Yet Negatives Director 1968

TV

CREDIT
92% Hannibal
2013-2015
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
96% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Director
  • 2009
63% Masters of Horror
2005-2007
Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
40% In Justice
2006
Director
  • 2006
15% South Beach
2006
Director
  • 2006
91% House
2004-2012
Director
  • 2004
53% Carnivàle
2003-2005
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
Director
  • 2003
  • 2001
96% The Wire
2002-2008
Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Director
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director
  • 2000
  • 1999
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Director
  • 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Director
  • 1987
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Director
  • 1985
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Director
  • 1983
61% Space: 1999
1975-1978
Director
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Breaking Bad
Director

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