Peter Briggs

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This article is about the British screenwriter. For the British scientist and university administrator, see Peter Briggs (scientist). For the English badminton player, see Peter Briggs (badminton).
Peter Briggs
Born (1965-12-12) 12 December 1965 (age 51)
Whiston, Lancashire, England
Occupation Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Television writer
Years active 1991–present

Peter Briggs (born 12 December 1965) is an English cinematographer, screenwriter and television writer. Although he has worked in the motion picture industry for more than 20 years, he is best known for the film Hellboy. His films draw heavily on sources as diverse as weird fiction, fantasy, and war.

Film carrer[edit]

A former cinematographer, the British-born screenwriter developed fantasy-genre material for Paramount Pictures in the UK in the early part of his career. Briggs wrote a screenplay for Alien vs. Predator in 1991, which sold to 20th Century Fox. The project languished in development hell for many years until a version was brought to the screen in 2004. Briggs' draft was cited as an example of strong action writing in Chris Gore's book The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made.[1] Briggs scripted the 2004 film Hellboy, sharing story credit with director Guillermo Del Toro. He has contributed material to motion picture projects for companies as diverse as Touchstone Pictures, New Line Cinema, and Miramax.

Television carrer[edit]

Briggs contributed an episode, "Heist Society", to the first season of the 2015 rebooted ITV Studios show Thunderbirds Are Go, produced by Weta Workshop and Pukeko Pictures. Briggs explained the collaboration came from the two-month period he spent in New Zealand working on the still in-development movie Panzer 88 with Weta Workshop and was due to his lifetime love of Gerry Anderson shows.[2]


  1. ^ Charles Winecoff (1999-07-23). "The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made Review | Book Reviews and News". Retrieved 2014-02-11. [not in citation given]
  2. ^ John Mosby. "Peter Briggs: Why 'Thunderbirds' is still FAB...". Impact Magazine. 

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