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Peter Watkins

Highest Rated:   100% La Commune (2003)
Lowest Rated:   50% Privilege (1967)
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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 Originally made for the BBC television network, one of two he was commissioned to make between 1964-1965, the film was considered too disturbing to air.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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Resan
  • Director
2014
100% La Commune
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Culloden (The Battle of Culloden)
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2003
No Score Yet The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet La Commune (Paris, 1871): Part Two
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet La Commune (Paris, 1871): Part One
  • Director
2001
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 Gladiatorerna (The Gladiators) (Peace Game)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1971
100% Punishment Park
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Documentarist
1971
50% Privilege
  • Director
1967
92% The War Game
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1966

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