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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 (1966), graphically portrayed the nightmare... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The War Game Director
(1966)
Privilege Director
(1967)
Evening Land Director
(1977)
(2000)

Filmography

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 1994 Fritänkaren (Video)
 1991 The Media Project (Documentary)
 1987 Resan (Documentary)
 1977 Evening Land
 1975 The Seventies People (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 The Trap (TV Movie)
 1974 Edvard Munch (TV Movie)
 1967 Privilege (directed by)
 1966 The War Game (TV Movie)
 1964 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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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »


Spouse:

Françoise  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »
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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

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