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Peter Watkins

  • Highest Rated: 100% La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Privilege (1967)
  • Birthday: Oct 29, 1935
  • Birthplace: Norbiton, Surrey, England, UK
  • Distinguished filmmaker Peter Watkins is best remembered for his powerful look at the potential horrors of nuclear war in The War Game. Originally made for the BBC television network, one of two he was commissioned to make between 1964-1965, the film was considered too disturbing to air. Later it was released in theaters and in 1966 it was awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary. Before becoming a director, Watkins was educated at Christ College, Cambridge, and at the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Before joining the film industry, he worked as an assistant producer in advertising. In the late '50s he began making amateur films. Following the success of The War Game, Watkins made the mainstream feature film Privilege (1967). The film met with a lukewarm reception and Watkins returned to making documentaries in Sweden and the United States.

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No Score Yet Resan Director 2014
100% La Commune (Paris, 1871) Screenwriter Director 2003
No Score Yet Culloden (The Battle of Culloden) Screenwriter Director Producer 2003
No Score Yet The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins Actor 2002
67% It Happened Here Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Freethinker Director 1994
No Score Yet Journey, The - V. 1 Director 1991
No Score Yet Aftenlandet (Evening Land) Director 1977
100% Edvard Munch Narrator Director 1976
No Score Yet The Gladiators Director Screenwriter 1971
100% Punishment Park Director Screenwriter Documentarist 1971
50% Privilege Director 1967
93% The War Game Screenwriter Producer Director 1966


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