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Peter Howitt is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Set Decoration British born on 5 may 1957 at Manchester (United-kingdom)

Peter Howitt

Peter Howitt
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 may 1957 (62 years) at Manchester (United-kingdom)

Peter Howitt (/ˈhaʊɪt/; born 5 May 1957) is an English actor and film director.

Biography

Early life
He grew up in Eltham, London and Bromley, Kent. He used to be a member of the Priory Players in the Priory behind Christ Church, Eltham. He was educated at Wybourne Primary School in New Eltham and Colfe's Grammar School in Lee, South London. He spent a brief time at Paisley Grammar School in Paisley, Scotland in 1970. He studied at the Drama Studio London in 1976.


Career
His first notable TV role was in the 1984-85 series of Yorkshire Television's long-running programme for schools How We Used To Live, where he starred alongside Brookside actress Sue Jenkins. However, he is much better known for playing Joey Boswell in the BBC TV series Bread. In 1998 he wrote and directed his first film, Sliding Doors (1998). Since then he has directed several films, including Antitrust (2001), Johnny English (2003), Laws of Attraction (2004), Dangerous Parking (2008) which he adapted from the novel by Stuart Browne, produced and directed as well as playing the lead role, and Reasonable Doubt which was shot in Winnipeg, Canada in December 2012.

He owns and runs the film production company Flaming Pie Films London.


Personal life
He has two children, Luke (born 1990) and Amy (born 2008). He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Best films

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
(Set Decoration)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
(Set Decoration)
The Mummy (1999)
(Set Decoration)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
(Set Decoration)
Moonraker (1979)
(Set Decoration)
Braveheart (1995)
(Set Decoration)

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(2 films)
Nina Young
Nina Young
(2 films)
Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally
(2 films)
Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Howitt (23 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Dangerous Parking
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Saffron Burrows, Sean Pertwee, Rachael Stirling, Alice Evans, Tom Conti, Peter Howitt
Roles Noah Arkwright
Rating66% 3.344153.344153.344153.344153.34415
Dangerous Parking tells the story of Noah Arkwright, a cult director in the indie film world, whose life is dominated by alcohol, drugs, and casual sex.
Johnny English, 1h28
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Motocyclette
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Oliver Ford Davies, Tim Pigott-Smith
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
Johnny English is an inept MI7 agent with dreams of being their most trusted employee. After Agent One dies in a submarine accident (courtesy of English making a mistake on checking the submarine hatch code), the remaining agents are assassinated via a bombing at Agent One’s funeral (again courtesy of English's incompetence at security), leaving English as the lone survivor. English is assigned to follow a plot to steal the Crown Jewels, which are on display at the Tower of London. At the display, English is head of security, and meets the mysterious Lorna Campbell. The power is cut, and the jewels are stolen. During the chaos, English knocks out a security guard in the process and fights the "assailant" (himself). He later makes up a false description of the assailant to Pegasus. English and his assistant Angus Bough find the jewels were removed via a hole dug beneath their display case. The two follow a tunnel, confronting the two thieves Klaus Vendetta and Dieter Klein. The two escape in a hearse, with English trying to pursue them, but mistakes another hearse for the escape vehicle, crashing a funeral until Bough comes to his aid.
Antitrust
Antitrust (2001)
, 1h48
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films about the labor movement
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Richard Roundtree, Nate Dushku
Roles Homeless man
Rating61% 3.0500453.0500453.0500453.0500453.050045
Working with his three friends at their new software development company Skullbocks, Stanford graduate Milo Hoffman is contacted by CEO Gary Winston of NURV (Never Underestimate Radical Vision) for a very attractive programming position: a fat paycheck, an almost-unrestrained working environment, and extensive creative control over his work. Accepting Winston's offer, Hoffman and his girlfriend, Alice Poulson, move to NURV headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Sliding Doors, 1h39
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Alternate history films
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Virginia McKenna, Zara Turner
Rating66% 3.3493753.3493753.3493753.3493753.349375
Helen Quilley (Gwyneth Paltrow) gets fired from her public relations job. As she leaves the building she drops an earring in the lift – a man retrieves it for her. She rushes for her train on the London Underground and misses it. The plot then splits into two parallel universes, the other detailing the separate path her life would have taken had she caught that train.
In the Name of the Father, 2h12
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Prison films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Corin Redgrave
Rating80% 4.049334.049334.049334.049334.04933
Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) is shown in Belfast stripping lead from roofs of houses when security forces home in on the district with armoured cars, and a riot breaks out. Gerry's father, Giuseppe Conlon (Pete Postlethwaite), later saves him from IRA punishment, and he is sent off to London to stay with his aunt, for his own good. Instead, he finds a squat, to explore, as he puts it, "free love and dope". One evening by chance he gains entry to a prostitute's flat and he steals the £700 he finds stashed inside; on that evening in Guildford there is an explosion at a pub that kills four off-duty soldiers and a civilian, and wounds sixty-five others.
The Perfect Match, 1h17
Directed by Nick Hurran
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Saskia Reeves, Con O'Neill, Beth Goddard, John Thomson, Sheila Gish, Roger Lloyd-Pack

Manchester United supporter Phil (Con O'Neill) proposes to his girlfriend Bridget (Saskia Reeves) on the big screen at Wembley during the FA Cup Final. They soon become minor national celebrities, attracting the attention of the tabloid newspaper The Sun and television presenter Keith Chegwin. The public frenzy leads Bridget to decide not to marry Phil. The two eventually reconcile and marry out of the public eye.

Director

Reasonable Doubt, 1h31
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Erin Karpluk, Gloria Reuben, Ryan Robbins, Dylan Taylor
Rating57% 2.8521952.8521952.8521952.8521952.852195
When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to manipulate the case to acquit the accused criminal (Samuel L. Jackson) who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he realizes that his actions freed a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.
Radio Rebel
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Atticus Mitchell, Merritt Patterson, Siobhan Williams, Allie Bertram
Rating60% 3.006813.006813.006813.006813.00681
Tara Adams is a shy seventeen-year-old senior at Lincoln Bay High School who dreads speaking to anyone in the school hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom, she rocks out as a podcast DJ named "Radio Rebel." Her alter ego gives inspirational messages to her fellow high school students and in turn they become her protégées. Her stepfather, Rob (Martin Cummins), runs SLAM FM, Seattle’s hottest FM radio station. When he finds out that Tara is Radio Rebel while listening to one of her podcasts at the request of DJ Cami Q (Mercedes de la Zerda), he decides to let Tara fill in for the open DJ slot at SLAM FM.
Dangerous Parking
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Saffron Burrows, Sean Pertwee, Rachael Stirling, Alice Evans, Tom Conti, Peter Howitt
Rating66% 3.344153.344153.344153.344153.34415
Dangerous Parking tells the story of Noah Arkwright, a cult director in the indie film world, whose life is dominated by alcohol, drugs, and casual sex.
Laws of Attraction, 1h27
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn, Pierce Brosnan
Rating58% 2.9487152.9487152.9487152.9487152.948715
High-powered divorce attorneys Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) and Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) have seen love go wrong in many scenarios—so, how good could their own chances be? As two of the top divorce lawyers in New York, Audrey and Daniel are a study in opposites. She practises law strictly by the book; he seems to win by the seat of his pants, or by "cheap theatrics," as Audrey says in one scene.
Johnny English, 1h28
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Motocyclette
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Oliver Ford Davies, Tim Pigott-Smith
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
Johnny English is an inept MI7 agent with dreams of being their most trusted employee. After Agent One dies in a submarine accident (courtesy of English making a mistake on checking the submarine hatch code), the remaining agents are assassinated via a bombing at Agent One’s funeral (again courtesy of English's incompetence at security), leaving English as the lone survivor. English is assigned to follow a plot to steal the Crown Jewels, which are on display at the Tower of London. At the display, English is head of security, and meets the mysterious Lorna Campbell. The power is cut, and the jewels are stolen. During the chaos, English knocks out a security guard in the process and fights the "assailant" (himself). He later makes up a false description of the assailant to Pegasus. English and his assistant Angus Bough find the jewels were removed via a hole dug beneath their display case. The two follow a tunnel, confronting the two thieves Klaus Vendetta and Dieter Klein. The two escape in a hearse, with English trying to pursue them, but mistakes another hearse for the escape vehicle, crashing a funeral until Bough comes to his aid.
Antitrust
Antitrust (2001)
, 1h48
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films about the labor movement
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Richard Roundtree, Nate Dushku
Rating61% 3.0500453.0500453.0500453.0500453.050045
Working with his three friends at their new software development company Skullbocks, Stanford graduate Milo Hoffman is contacted by CEO Gary Winston of NURV (Never Underestimate Radical Vision) for a very attractive programming position: a fat paycheck, an almost-unrestrained working environment, and extensive creative control over his work. Accepting Winston's offer, Hoffman and his girlfriend, Alice Poulson, move to NURV headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Sliding Doors, 1h39
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Alternate history films
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Virginia McKenna, Zara Turner
Rating66% 3.3493753.3493753.3493753.3493753.349375
Helen Quilley (Gwyneth Paltrow) gets fired from her public relations job. As she leaves the building she drops an earring in the lift – a man retrieves it for her. She rushes for her train on the London Underground and misses it. The plot then splits into two parallel universes, the other detailing the separate path her life would have taken had she caught that train.

Scriptwriter

Radio Rebel
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Atticus Mitchell, Merritt Patterson, Siobhan Williams, Allie Bertram
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.006813.006813.006813.006813.00681
Tara Adams is a shy seventeen-year-old senior at Lincoln Bay High School who dreads speaking to anyone in the school hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom, she rocks out as a podcast DJ named "Radio Rebel." Her alter ego gives inspirational messages to her fellow high school students and in turn they become her protégées. Her stepfather, Rob (Martin Cummins), runs SLAM FM, Seattle’s hottest FM radio station. When he finds out that Tara is Radio Rebel while listening to one of her podcasts at the request of DJ Cami Q (Mercedes de la Zerda), he decides to let Tara fill in for the open DJ slot at SLAM FM.