Peter Greenaway


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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 27 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2016 Shchukin, Matisse, Dance and Music (Video short)
 2013 3x3D (segment "Just in Time")
 2009 The Marriage (Documentary short)
 2008 Cinema Is Dead, Long Live the Screen (Video documentary)
 2008 Rembrandt's J'Accuse (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 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1994 Stairs 1 Geneva (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 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 Living Tomorrow (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- 245 (1979)
 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)
 1978 Vertical Features Remake (Short)
 1976 Dear Phone (Short)
 1976 Goole by Numbers (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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Other Works:

Art Hall in Malmö, Sweden. See more »

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

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Many quite popular films are filled with violence. I think the difference between those and my films is that I show the cause and effect of violent activity. It's not a Donald Duck situation where he get a brick in the back of the head and gets up and walks away in the next frame. Mine have violence which keeps Donald Duck in the hospital for six months and creates a trauma which he will remember... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to film. See more »

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His films often feature strong, manipulative female characters. See more »

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