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      Peter Medak

      Peter Medak

      Highest Rated: 95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)

      Birthday: Dec 23, 1937

      Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

      Hungarian-born Peter Medak escaped to England after the 1956 uprising in his homeland. He spent an apprenticeship rising from assistant cameraman to second assistant director with the 1962 remake of "The Phantom of the Opera." The following year, he began directing for TV for Universal and entered features in 1968 with "Negatives." Medak was responsible for one of the most deliriously vicious satires of English upper-crust folly, "The Ruling Class" (1972), featuring a tour de force central performance by Peter O'Toole. The director demonstrated his comedic touch with the middling "Zorro, the Gay Blade" (1981). The best known of Medak's subsequent films, "The Krays" (1990), was a violent look at a rather different segment of English society which featured pop singers Gary and Martin Kemp in the roles of two of Britain's most notorious gangsters while "Let Him Have It" (1991) was a based-on-fact story of a 50s murder case that involved a teenager of questionable intelligence. He also helmed the stylish contemporary noir "Romeo Is Bleeding" (1993). More recently, Medak has concentrated on small screen work, helming episodes of the acclaimed NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Street" and the TNT remake "The Hunchback" (1997), starring Mandy Patinkin and Salma Hayek.


      SPECIES II, director Peter Medak (center left), on set, 1998. ©MGM SPECIES II, Justin Lazard, director Peter Medak, producer Frank Mancuso Jr., on set, 1998. ©MGM THE KRAYS, Gary Kemp, director Peter Medak, Martin Kemp, 1990, ©Miramax /



      95% 66% The Ghost of Peter Sellers Self,
      - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dating Game Killer Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2017
      No Score Yet 38% Sex & Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Director - 2008
      No Score Yet 76% By the Pricking of My Thumbs Director - 2006
      No Score Yet 83% The Feast of All Saints Director - 2001
      9% 18% Species II Director $19.2M 1998
      No Score Yet 31% The Hunchback Director - 1997
      No Score Yet 45% Pontiac Moon Director $10.4K 1994
      27% 61% Romeo Is Bleeding Director $3.3M 1993
      84% 85% Let Him Have It Director $83.3K 1991
      82% 80% The Krays Director $1.6M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mount Royal Director - 1988
      No Score Yet 25% The Men's Club Director $1.9M 1986
      No Score Yet 38% Cry for the Strangers Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mistress of Paradise Director - 1981
      47% 72% Zorro, the Gay Blade Director - 1981
      84% 79% The Changeling Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 38% The Babysitter Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 17% The Odd Job Director - 1978
      No Score Yet 0% The Cosmic Princess Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Girl From the Left Director - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun Director - 1973
      No Score Yet 70% A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Director - 1972
      77% 86% The Ruling Class Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Negatives Director - 1968


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Director 2019
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Director 2009
      96% 97% Breaking Bad Director 2009
      63% 89% Masters of Horror Director 2007
      40% No Score Yet In Justice Director 2006
      15% No Score Yet South Beach Director 2006
      90% 96% House Director 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Director 2004
      No Score Yet 83% The Guardian Director 2001 2003
      No Score Yet 85% Carnivàle Director 2003
      94% 96% The Wire Director 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Director 2000
      78% 85% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 1999
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1992
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Director 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Director 1985
      No Score Yet 94% Magnum, P.I. Director 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Director 1982
      66% 90% Space: 1999 Director 1976-1977