Peter Medak

Peter Medak is an award-winning international film director whose latest film, The Ghost of Peter Sellers, is now available to watch on demand. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1937, Peter fled to England age 18 during the uprising against the communist regime and immediately began his film career with Associated British Picture Corporation, working on some of the most remarkable British films of that period. In 1963, Peter was signed by Universal Studios in Hollywood and began directing television. 1967 saw him sign with Paramount to direct his first feature, Negatives, with Glenda Jackson. His next two films were highly acclaimed black comedies, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, starring Alan Bates, and The Ruling Class, with Peter O’ Toole, which received an Academy Award nomination. Over the next 30 years, Peter earned the reputation of an actorsdirector, resulting in such acclaimed films as The Changeling’with George C. Scott, The Krays (Evening Standard Award for Best Director) and Romeo is Bleeding, with Gary Oldman. In a career spanning 50 years, Peter has made 27 features and 59 TV episodes. He continues to live and breathe film every waking moment.


Why 45 Years On, I Still Dream of Making Evening Flight

By Peter Medak | July 20, 2020

Why 45 Years On, I Still Dream of Making Evening Flight

Legendary director Peter Medak on his long-gestating project, a romantic drama which has deep personal meaning for him.