|Born||1953 (age 59)
Bristol, United Kingdom
|Occupation||animator, producer, director|
|Notable work(s)||Wallace and Gromit, Pirates! Band of Misfits|
Peter Lord, CBE (born 1953) is a British film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its clay-animated films and shorts, particularly those featuring plasticine duo Wallace & Gromit. He also directed Pirates! Band of Misfits which he was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards for.
Life and career 
Lord was born in Bristol, England. In cooperation with David Sproxton, a friend of his youth, he realised his dream of "making and taking an animated movie". He graduated in English from the University of York in 1976. He and Sproxton founded Aardman as a low-budget backyard studio, producing shorts and trailers for publicity. In 1985 Nick Park joined the group.
Lord, Park and Sproxton developed and finalised their style of detailed and lovingly designed clay animation characters from stop motion techniques (though directed by Stephen Johnson their claymation is shown in the music video Sledgehammer (1986) by Peter Gabriel). In 1991 Lord animated Adam, a 6 minute clay animation that was nominated for an Academy Award. Park created the "odd-couple" Wallace and Gromit-shorts in cooperation with Lord and Sproxton. All three together worked as producers, editors and directors. Other awarded productions by Peter Lord are Chicken Run (2000), the first feature film from Aardman and the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005).
In May 2006, Lord (along with Sproxton) visited the "Aardman Exhibit" at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, where he met Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki has long been a fan of the Aardman Animation works. In 2013 Lord was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards for Pirates! Band of Misfits.
Lord was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on 17 June 2006.
- Aardman Animations Ltd.
- Peter Lord at the Internet Movie Database
- Q&A With Peter Lord about The Pirates! Band of Misfits