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Peter Watkins began his career in advertising as an assistant producer and turned to amateur filmmaking in the late 1950s. In the mid-'60s he was commissioned by BBC-TV to make two feature-length docudramas incorporating a quasi-newsreel style and nonprofessional actors. The second of these, The War Game (1965), graphically portrayed the nightmare... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The War Game
The War Game Director
(1965)
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch Director
(1974)
Punishment Park
Punishment Park Director
(1971)
La Commune (Paris, 1871)
(2000)

Filmography

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 1994 Fritänkaren (Video)
 1991 The Media Project (Documentary)
 1987 Resan (Documentary)
 1977 Aftenlandet
 1975 Fällan (TV Movie)
 1975 70'ernes folk (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Edvard Munch (TV Movie)
 1969 Gladiatorerna
 1967 Privilege
 1965 The War Game (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 The Battle of Culloden (TV Movie)
 1963 The Controllers (Documentary short)
 1961 The Forgotten Faces (Short)
 1958 The Field of Red (Short)
 1956 The Web (Short)
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Trivia:

Father of Gérard Watkins and Patrick Watkins, by his first marriage. See more »

Trademark:

Directs dramatized films with a documentary-like appearance

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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