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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 24 wins & 24 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 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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The Physical Self - art book/Greenaway as curator See more »

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

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Cinema's death date was 31 September 1983, when the remote-control zapper was introduced to the living room, because now cinema has to be interactive, multi-media art. See more »


In 1999, Greenaway divorced his wife, sold the family home in Wales, and resettled permanently in the Netherlands. See more »


His films usually contain scenes in hospitals, where characters are bedridden and immobile. See more »

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