Peter Chelsom

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Peter Chelsom
Born (1956-04-20) 20 April 1956 (age 59)
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation Film director, actor
Years active 1979-present

Peter Chelsom (born 20 April 1956) is a British actor and film director.[1] He has directed among others such films as Shall We Dance?[2] and Hannah Montana: The Movie

Chelsom was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, the son of antiques shop owners Kay and Reginald Chelsom.[3] He studied at the Central School of Drama in London. He worked as an actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as taking part in numerous film and television productions including A Woman of Substance which also included Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr. While acting he developed a growing interest in writing and directing. From 1985-98 he ran the television film course at Central School of Drama and later taught at both the Actors' Institute and Cornell University.

Selected filmography[edit]



  • Indian Summer (1987) as Oliver Sutherland
  • Christmas Present (1985) as Nigel Playfayre
  • A Woman of Substance (1985)


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