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Peter Medak

Highest Rated:   85% The Krays (1990)
Lowest Rated:   9% Species II (1998)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dating Game Killer
  • Director
2017
No Score Yet Roger Waters The Wall
  • Himself
2015
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
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
81% Let Him Have It
  • Director
1991
85% 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
76% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Hannibal
2013-2015
  • Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
94% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
  • Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Director
  • 2004
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Director
  • 1999
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Director
  • 1987
No Score Yet Breaking Bad
  • Director

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