T. W. Peacocke
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TW Peacocke (born 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Canadian television and film director. Raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, he studied painting at the Banff Centre, French civilization at the Université de Caen in France, and then went on to Yale University, from which he graduated (BA, History) in 1983. He also attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film and Television Program before returning to Canada in 1985. He speaks both English and French as well some Spanish, Italian and German.
Peacocke has won two Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Direction of a television series (for Made in Canada in 2002 and Rent-a-Goalie in 2007) and a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Program - Rent-a-Goalie in 2008).
He has directed more than 140 episodes of over twenty-five different television series, including Rookie Blue, Heartland, The Border, M.V.P. (which he also produced), Rent-a-Goalie, Show Me Yours, The Eleventh Hour, Blue Murder (on which he also served as Creative Consultant), Mutant X, Made in Canada, Cold Squad, Amazon, Traders, North of 60, The Rez, Black Harbour, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Jake and the Kid, Madison, Beast Wars: Transformers, and The Odyssey. He also directed the four-hour Television mini-series Canada Russia '72, for which he received a Best Director Gemini Award nomination. He has appeared as an actor numerous times, in episodes of Rent-a-Goalie, Traders, Madison, and in Canada Russia '72 in which he played the captain of the Soviet hockey team Victor Kuzkin.
T. W. Peacocke is the son of Thomas Peacocke, Canadian actor, director and educator.
- Directors Guild of Canada DGC Team Award for Television Series - Comedy - Rent-a-Goalie - Nominated (shared with Ian Brock (production designer), Don Cassidy (editor), Karen McGarroch (second assistant director), George Jeffery (first assistant director), Jeremy Hood (production coordinator), Paul Jennison (production accountant), John MacNeil (art director) (art director), episode The Arrivalist - Nominated
- Canadian Comedy Award Direction Series - Rent-a-Goalie - Won
- Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Award Television - Pretty Funny Direction - Series - Made in Canada - Won (shared)
- Leo Award for best Direction in a Television Series - North of 60 - Nominated.
- T. W. Peacocke at the Internet Movie Database
- Directors Guild of Canada Ontario District Council profile
- CBC.ca - Behind the scenes of Canada Russia '72