Peter Howitt

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Peter Howitt
Born (1957-05-05) 5 May 1957 (age 60)
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Lorraine Howitt (2001–present)
Children Luke (1990), Amy (2008)

Peter Howitt (/ˈhɪt/; born 5 May 1957) is an English actor and film director.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Howitt was born on May 5, 1957, the son of Frank Howitt, a renowned Fleet Street journalist, who in 1963 broke the infamous Profumo Scandal by getting the exclusive story from call girl Christine Keeler on their illicit affair.

Howitt grew up in Eltham, London and Bromley, Kent. He was educated at Wybourne Primary School in New Eltham and Colfe's Grammar School in Lee, South London. While in Eltham he was a member of the Priory Players amateur dramatics group. Howitt spent a brief time at Paisley Grammar School in Paisley, Scotland in 1970. He studied at the Drama Studio London in 1976.

Career[edit]

Howitt's first notable TV role was in the 1984-85 series of Yorkshire Television's long-running programme for schools How We Used To Live, where he starred alongside Brookside actress Sue Jenkins. However, he is much better known for playing Joey Boswell in the BBC TV series Bread. In 1998, he wrote and directed his first film, Sliding Doors (1998). Since then, he has directed several films, including Antitrust (2001), Johnny English (2003), Laws of Attraction (2004), and Dangerous Parking (2008). He adapted the latter film from the novel by Stuart Browne, as well as produced and directed it, and played the lead role. He also directed the 2014 film Reasonable Doubt - the film was shot in Winnipeg, Canada in December 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Howitt has two children, Luke (born 1990) and Amy (born 2008). He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Film Academy official site, last accessed 21 November 2007
  2. ^ Empire Awards official site, last accessed 21 November 2007
  3. ^ a b Shanghai International Film Festival official site Archived 22 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine., last accessed 21 November 2007
  4. ^ a b Shanghai International Film Festival official site Archived 6 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine., last accessed 21 November 2007
  5. ^ Tokyo International Film Festival official site Archived 3 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine., last accessed 21 November 2007

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