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Peter Hewitt is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 9 october 1962 at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Peter Hewitt

Peter Hewitt
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Birth 9 october 1962 (57 years) at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Peter Hewitt (born 1962, Brighton, England) is a British film director. Hewitt is a comic book fan and wanted to direct the Judge Dredd movie in the early 1990s.

Upon graduating from England's National Film and Television School in 1990, Hewitt flew to Hollywood with his BAFTA award-winning short film, The Candy Show, in hand. Once there, he called executives from major U.S. studios and asked if he could show them his film. Soon after, he landed an agent and made his feature film directorial debut with Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Although not as big a success as the original, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the movie made a profit.

He turned to TV next, directing the first two hours of the mini-series Wild Palms. He directed Disney's Tom and Huck in 1995 which was based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hewitt returned to Britain to film The Borrowers, based on a children's novel by Mary Norton of the same name. He remained in England to helm Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999), then tried his hand at TV work again with The Princess of Thieves (2001), filmed in Romania but featuring a mostly British cast, including a young Keira Knightley as Robin Hood's daughter, Gwyn.

Hewitt co-wrote the script for his next film, Thunderpants. It was filmed in London and Albany, New York.

Biography

Son film The Candy Show (1989) a été récompensé par la British Academy of Film and Television Arts dans la catégorie Meilleur court-métrage.

Best films

Garfield (2004)
(Director)

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Filmography of Peter Hewitt (14 films)

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Director

Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Bella Thorne, Madison Pettis, Eric Allan Kramer, Calum Worthy, Ryan Ochoa, Roshon Fegan
Rating47% 2.3821552.3821552.3821552.3821552.382155
Bella Thorne (Shake It Up !, Amiennemies), Madison Pettis (Rats de laboratoire) et Ryan Ochoa (Paire de Rois) sont de l'aventure dans ce film avec de nouveaux fantômes, de nouvelles sensations, et le retour de quelques vieux amis.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?, 1h30
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Bella Thorne, Ryan Ochoa, Roshon Fegan, Calum Worthy, Madison Pettis, Gigi Rice
Rating47% 2.3821552.3821552.3821552.3821552.382155
Max Doyle (Ryan Ochoa) has eyes only for Cammie (Bella Thorne); the smart, popular red head girl in school. When Max finally scores a date with Cammie on Halloween, Phears, an evil ghost with plans taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things goes haywire. With the help of his friends - Tara (Madison Pettis) and Nicky (Roshon Fegan) - who have turned into ghosts, he tries to destroy Phears (Charlie Hewson), before he takes over the world. The next morning, Max tells the truth to Cammie about having two ghost-friends. Fortunately Cammie believes him and they make out, revealing that they are now dating. At the end, Max, Tara, Nicky and the rest of the people in the neighborhood are shown as dancing and singing, as the credits roll.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Jodelle Ferland, Ellie Harvie, Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Eddie Steeples, Edward Asnere
Rating35% 1.768841.768841.768841.768841.76884
The Baxter family move from California to Maine and settle into their new house during the Christmas season. 10-year-old Finn Baxter (Christian Martyn) and his older sister, Alexis Baxter (Jodelle Ferland), are technophiles, who isolate themselves from their parents Curtis Baxter (Doug Murray) and Catherine Baxter (Ellie Harvie) and the outside world where Finn is playing his video game "Robo Infantry 3" and Alexis is always on her phone. Encouraged by his dad to socialize, Finn befriends his neighbor, Mason (Peter DaCunha), who informs him about the legend of a smothered gangster whose ghost haunts the Baxters' new home, leaving Finn paranoid.
The Maiden Heist, 1h30
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, William H. Macy, Marcia Gay Harden, Wynn Everett, Breckin Meyer
Rating60% 3.0483053.0483053.0483053.0483053.048305
Roger (Christopher Walken) is a security guard at an art museum who is only rarely in motion, opting rather to stare at his favorite painting, The Lonely Maiden, a beautiful woman staring forlornly out into the distance. Despite the fact he has a wife, Rose (Marcia Gay Harden), he's become rather obsessed with the painting. Rose wants Roger to retire so they can move to Florida. One afternoon, Roger learns that several pieces including The Lonely Maiden are to be permanently moved to another museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Unable to follow the maiden, Roger falls into despair until he meets Charles (Morgan Freeman), another guard who has a similar attraction to a painting on another floor of a woman with cats.
Zoom
Zoom (2006)
, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Robot films
Actors Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Ryan Newman, Kevin Zegers, Kate Mara, Michael Cassidy
Rating43% 2.157712.157712.157712.157712.15771
Decades prior to the start of the film, the American military sponsored a superhero group called "Team Zenith." Its leaders were Jack Shepard, a.k.a. "Captain Zoom", who possessed super-speed, and his brother, Connor, a.k.a. "Concussion", who could project sonic blasts. The military tried to increase the team's powers by exposing them to an experimental form of radiation called "Gamma-13". This caused Concussion to become more powerful, but it also reversed his personality. Thinking Zoom and the team betrayed him, Concussion went insane and killed his teammates Marksman, Ace, and Daravia. Concussion was believed to be killed by Zoom in an explosion, but he had been sent into another dimension instead. Zoom lost his powers, and his brother.
Garfield
Garfield (2004)
, 1h20
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Eve Brent
Rating50% 2.506992.506992.506992.506992.50699
Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray) is a happy, fat, connived, and lazy orange cat who lives with his owner, Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) in a cul-de-sac in Muncie, Indiana. Garfield passes his time by harassing Jon and mocking a neighbor Doberman Pinscher, Luca. Aside from Jon, Garfield maintains an unlikely friendship with a tiny mouse, Louis. He also interacts with and occasionally manipulates his fellow neighborhood cats, including Garfield's arch-rival Nermal and Garfield's romantic interest, Arlene (who are both seen as live-action cats).
Thunderpants, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Rupert Grint, Joshua Herdman, Simon Callow, Adam Godley, Stephen Fry, Celia Imrie
Rating37% 1.853811.853811.853811.853811.85381
Born with two stomachs, Patrick Smash (Bruce Cook) is uncontrollably and devastatingly flatulent. No more than thirty seconds after his birth, he first broke wind, horrifying his parents (Bronagh Gallagher, and Victor McGuire) and doctor (Robert Hardy). As he grew up, Patrick's farts became so uncontrollable and destructive that his father had to flee their home, as he was often injured by the sheer power of his son's awesome gaseous emissions, whose force is so strong that it can blow people over. Patrick is bullied at school as a result of his condition, but eventually finds strength in his disorder, ultimately gaining revenge on the school bully Damon (Joshua Herdman) by passing gas in his face, leaving him scarred for life.
Princess of Thieves, 1h28
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Keira Knightley, Del Synnott, Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Moyer, Stuart Wilson, Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Rating58% 2.9038052.9038052.9038052.9038052.903805
The film picks up years after the "known" events of the Robin Hood legend, centering on Robin's daughter, Gwyn, played by Knightley. As Maid Marian has died and Robin Hood (Stuart Wilson) is perpetually away battling in the Crusades, Gwyn has lived much of her life alone. She has grown up to be a strong-willed young woman with a talent for archery, much like her father. Her only friend is the sweet but plain Froderick (Del Synnott), who clearly is in love with her. Upon the death of Richard the Lionheart, Robin returns to see that the proper man takes Richard's place as king of England. However, Robin is quickly foiled and imprisoned by his enemies, the Sheriff of Nottingham (Malcolm McDowell) and Prince John (Jonathan Hyde).
The Borrowers, 1h29
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, Flora Newbigin, Mark Williams, Hugh Laurie
Rating58% 2.900882.900882.900882.900882.90088
Young Pete Lender (Bradley Pierce) is setting up traps around his house, explaining to his parents that things in their house are being stolen, despite his parents believing otherwise. However, it turns out that a family of tiny people ("Borrowers"), are living in the house, borrowing stuff without being seen. Pod Clock (Jim Broadbent) and his children, Arrietty (Flora Newbigin) and Peagreen (Tom Felton), make their way through the kitchen to "borrow" the radio's battery. Arrietty, while treating herself with some ice cream in the freezer, is accidentally shut inside just as the Lenders return. Pod manages to rescue Arietty, but jams the ice cube tube in the process and is forced to leave one of his gadgets behind, which is found by Mr. Lender. Meanwhile, the will of Mrs. Lender's aunt Mrs. Allabaster is the only proof that the house rightfully belongs to the family, yet their lawyer Ocious P. Potter (John Goodman) cannot find it and has already made plans to demolish their house in order to build condominiums on the land, and the Lenders have until Saturday to move away.
Tom and Huck, 1h37
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Charles Rocket, Amy Wright, Mike McShane
Rating55% 2.750332.750332.750332.750332.75033
The film opens with Injun Joe (Eric Schweig) accepting a job position from Doctor Jonas Robinson (William Newman). Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is seen running away from home. He and his friends ride down the Mississippi River on a raft, but hit a sharp rock, which throws Tom into the water. His friends find him washed up on the shore, and Tom finds it was Huck Finn (Brad Renfro) who carried him to safety. Huck learns of an unusual way to remove warts - by taking a dead cat to the graveyard at night. There they witness Injun Joe and Muff Potter (Mike McShane), the town drunk, digging up the grave of Vic "One-Eyed" Murrell for Doctor Robinson. A treasure map is discovered and when Doc tries to betray the two men, Injun Joe murders him with Muff's knife.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, 1h30
Directed by Stephen Herek, Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about religion, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland, George Carlin, Pam Grier
Rating62% 3.1495453.1495453.1495453.1495453.149545
The film opens in the utopian future that results from the music of Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves). Chuck De Nomolos (Joss Ackland), who detests this society, steals one of the time-traveling phone booths and sends two robots modeled after Bill and Ted to the late 20th century, with the intent to prevent Bill and Ted from winning the San Dimas Battle of the Bands. Rufus (George Carlin) attempts to stop De Nomolos but becomes lost in the circuits of time.

Scriptwriter

I Want Candy, 1h27
Directed by Stephen Surjik
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra, Eddie Marsan, Michelle Ryan, Mackenzie Crook
Roles Author
Rating53% 2.6997452.6997452.6997452.6997452.699745
A group of film students at Leatherhead University in search of funding for their feature film "The Love Storm" end up having to rewrite and make it into a porno. This leads the boys head first into a world of erotica that they didn't even know existed and into the life of actress Candy Fiveways (Carmen Electra).
Thunderbirds, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Heist films, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Brady Corbet, Bill Paxton, Anthony Edwards, Sophia Myles, Lou Hirsch, Vanessa Hudgens
Roles Story
Rating42% 2.1045252.1045252.1045252.1045252.104525
The Tracy family, led by former astronaut Jeff Tracy, operate International Rescue, a secret organization that aids those in need using the technologically advanced machines called Thunderbirds. The youngest son Alan lives at a boarding school on the mainland dreaming of being a Thunderbird pilot. He and his friend Fermat Hackenbacker, son of the Thunderbirds’ engineer Brains, are picked up by Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward and her butler Aloysius Parker. Lady Penelope is an International Rescue agent, travelling to Tracy Island in the South Pacific in her limo FAB 1. The Thunderbirds return from an oil rig fire, but Alan and Fermat play around in Thunderbird 1, discovering a strange compound splattered on the side. Unbeknownst to them, the compound is a tracking beacon being used by the Hood, a psychic criminal mastermind who has a vendetta against Jeff for not saving him in a collapsing diamond mine while his brother Kyrano was rescued.
Thunderpants, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Rupert Grint, Joshua Herdman, Simon Callow, Adam Godley, Stephen Fry, Celia Imrie
Rating37% 1.853811.853811.853811.853811.85381
Born with two stomachs, Patrick Smash (Bruce Cook) is uncontrollably and devastatingly flatulent. No more than thirty seconds after his birth, he first broke wind, horrifying his parents (Bronagh Gallagher, and Victor McGuire) and doctor (Robert Hardy). As he grew up, Patrick's farts became so uncontrollable and destructive that his father had to flee their home, as he was often injured by the sheer power of his son's awesome gaseous emissions, whose force is so strong that it can blow people over. Patrick is bullied at school as a result of his condition, but eventually finds strength in his disorder, ultimately gaining revenge on the school bully Damon (Joshua Herdman) by passing gas in his face, leaving him scarred for life.