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Peter Greenaway


Peter Greenaway trained as a painter and began working as a film editor for the Central Office of Information in 1965. Shortly afterwards he started to make his own films. He has produced a wealth of short and feature-length films, but also paintings, novels and other books. He has held several one-man shows and curated exhibitions at museums ... See full bio »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 25 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 3x3D (segment "Just in Time")
 2009 The Marriage (Documentary)
 2008 Rembrandt's J'Accuse (Documentary)
 2008 Cinema Is Dead, Long Live the Screen (Video documentary)
 2007 Nightwatching
 2005 Writing on Water (Short)
 2004 Visions of Europe (segment "European Showerbath")
 2001 The Man in the Bath (Short)
 1999 8 ½ Women
 1997 The Bridge (Short)
 1995 Stairs 1 Geneva (Documentary)
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1992 Rosa (Short)
 1992 L'encyclopédie audio-visuelle (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Darwin (1992)
 1991 A Walk Through Prospero's Library (TV Short documentary)
 1991 M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (TV Short)
 1990 A TV Dante (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Cantos 7 and 8 (1990)
- Cantos 5 and 6 (1990)
- Cantos 3 and 4 (1990)
- Cantos 1 and 2 (1990)
 1989 Hubert Bals Handshake (Short)
 1989 Death in the Seine (TV Short)
 1988 Fear of Drowning (Short)
 1984 Making a Splash (Short)
 1983 Four American Composers (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 The Sea in Their Blood (Documentary short)
 1981 Terence Conran (Documentary short)
 1981 Zandra Rhodes (Short)
 1980 Act of God (TV Short documentary)
 1980 Country Diary (Documentary short)
 1980 Lacock Village (Documentary short)
 1980 The Falls
 1979 Leeds Castle (Documentary short)
 1979 Women Artists (Documentary short)
 1978 1-100 (Short)
 1978 Cut Above the Rest (Documentary short)
 1978 This Week in Britain: Eddie Kid (Documentary short)
 1976 Goole by Numbers (Short)
 1976 Dear Phone (Short)
 1975 Water (Short)
 1975 Water Wrackets (Short)
 1975 Windows (Short)
 1973 H Is for House (Short)
 1971 Erosion (Short)
 1969 Intervals (Short)
 1967 Revolution (Short)
 1966 Train (Short)
 1966 Tree (Short)
 1962 Death of Sentiment (Short)
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Wrote the libretto for and directed the opera 'Rosa; a horse drama' for De Nederlandse Opera (The Dutch opera company) in 1995. The score was composed by Louis Andriessen. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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But thinking of cinema being a dinosaur, you know what they say about dinosaurs: the brain dies but it takes maybe several weeks before that message gets to the tail. So if we're lucky, maybe, the notion of conventional celluloid cinema has perhaps one or two generations to run. But then I'm sure, quite happily, we'll see the end of it. I would cry no tears for it because I'm quite convinced, and... See more »

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Uncle of David Greenaway. See more »

Trademark:

His films often contain long tracking shots. See more »

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