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Peter Webber

Peter Webber

A self-confessed cinephile, Peter Webber made his first short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker's drama debut, Saint Ex, starring Miranda Richardson and Bruno Ganz.

As an award-winning documentary director his subjects ranged from Wagner to crash test dummies via a series on the creatures of the deep oceans and The Curse of the Phantom Limb.

Moving back into drama he directed Simon Russell Beale as Schubert and explored the counter-culture of tunnel-dwelling road protesters in Underground, before creating huge controversy with the Channel Four miniseries, Men Only, charting the decline into crime and del~auchery of the formerly respectable members of a five-a-side soccer team. In the interests of fair play, his next drama The Stretford Wives, for the BBC , starred Fay Ripley in a tale of women's revenge on men.

To confirm his eclectic tastes and versatility, Webber's next film will take him away from Vermeer's Holland to the gritty world of young pickpockets, grifting in the heart of contemporary London.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

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