Peter Watkins

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Birthday
29, 1935
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1935 (age 82)
Birthplace
England

About

Pioneer of the docudrama genre who made politically charged films such as Punishment Park and Culloden.

Before Fame

He began his career in advertising as an assistant producer, turning to filmmaking in the 1950s.

Trivia

His docudrama The War Game, which won the 1966 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, was banned by the British government for two decades.

Family Life

He had two children with his former spouse Francoise.

Associated With

His letter to John Lennon inspired the singer to participate in his 1969 Bed-in and Peace Concert.