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Peter Lydon

Peter Lydon

Director

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Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks
+44 (0) 20 3214 0946
About

Peter Lydon's drama work includes Shameless, Teachers, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Vincent.

Garrow’s Law, his gripping four part period drama, won a prestigious Royal Television Society Award.

His short film Uncle Santa for Sky Comedy (written by Meera Syal) went out on Christmas Day 2010. It was the first ever 3D drama commission in Europe.

Peter began as a documentary maker with award winning films for The South Bank Show and BBC Arena. His BAFTA nominated biography of Peter Sellers won three major awards in the US.

Peter has managed to dovetail a successful career as a leading TV drama director with an increasing presence in the world of commercials, directing (among many other projects) the hugely successful Fairytale campaign for Sky Broadband and Sky Anytime+ including Princess and the Pea, Aladdin, The Frog Prince, King Arthur and The Emperor's New Clothes.

Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
AFTERSUNBBC1Comedy drama film starring Sarah Parish and Peter Capaldi. Written by David Nicholls.
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
POIROT V
(2013)
ITV StudiosDirector.
UNCLE SANTA
(2010)
SKY 1Part of the LITTLE CRACKERS season. Written by Meera Syal. Shot in 3D.
GARROW'S LAW
(2010)
BBC1The adventures of pioneering 18th Century barrister, William Garrow.
*Winner*RTS Award.
*Winner*: TV Drama Gold / AA Gill.
MISTRESSES II
(2010)
BBC1/Ecosse Films
SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL
(2008)
ITVBillie Piper returns as Belle...
CINDERELLA
(2008)
BBC1A modern interpretation of the old Fairy Tale starring James Nesbitt and Maxine Peake.
"A genuinely funny love story" (Heat)
VINCENTITV2 x 90min episodes (Pilot) starring Ray Winstone as a private detective.
*Nomination*: International Emmy Award for Best Series.
*Winner*: International Emmy Award for Best Actor.

"Stylishly Directed" (Time Out)
SHAMELESSCompany Pictures/Ch4Second series of Paul Abbott’s BAFTA award winning comedy series.
*Winner*: RTS Award for Best Drama.
*Winner*: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama.
"The best drama on TV": (The Observer)
ISLAND AT WARITV6 part series about the Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands. "Mesmerising... a masterfully sustained drama" (Wall Street Journal)
MURPHY'S LAWBBC12 x 90min episodes of this series starring James Nesbitt as an undercover cop.
TEACHERS IICh4Hugely influential Comedy Drama set in a state school - starring Andrew Lincoln. BAFTA Nomination.
RESIDENTSBBC2A darkly comic series about the dark heart of little England, which achieved cult status. "Superbly acted, brilliantly directed" (The Times)
Documentaries
ProductionCompanyNotes
SCANDAL IN THE BINSC4The story of Benjamin Pell, who sold confidential documents to Fleet St., stolen from the
dustbins of high profile lawyers.
GREY FALCONBBC2A journey through post-war Bosnia, with award winning war correspondent Janine Di Giovanni.
THE PETER SELLERS STORYBBC23x 1hr programmes for ARENA tracing the life of one of our greatest comic actors.

“Dazzling… it worked superbly on many levels, biographical, historical, psychological” (Evening Standard).

BAFTA & RTS Nominations / Houston Worldfest Silver Award /
Charleston Film Festival Gold Award / Chicago TV Festival Gold Award
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND THE SECRET LIFE OF A MUSEUMITVA South Bank Show about Wright’s 20 year struggle to add his controversial building to the
New York skyline.

“Highly Entertaining” (New York Times).

*Winner*: Montreal Festival Du Film Sur L’Art Award

Short Films
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE SILENT TREATMENTBBCWritten & Directed by Peter Lydon. Starring Marc Warren. Festivals: London LFF, Aspen, Kodak Showcase, Paramount Comedy Shorts Nominee,
Manhattan Short Film Fest Best Screenplay 2004, NPA Best Short Film/ St Louis Best Short
DUMPING ELAINEBBCWritten & Directed by Peter Lydon. Starring Susan Lynch. "Delicious" (Evening Standard). Festivals: Edinburgh/ Soho Shorts/ Dresden/ Aspen/ York Best Short
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