PETER HOWITT (Director) made his writing and directing debut with the
international box office hit Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and
John Hannah, for which he won a European Film Award for Best Screenplay and an
Empire Award for Best British Director.
Howitt's other directorial credits include AntiTrust, starring Tim
Robbins, Ryan Phillippe and Rachael Leigh Cook (which won the Golden Goblet for
Best Director and Best Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival) and the
pilot episode for the television series Going to California for Showtime
Networks. His upcoming projects include directing the feature film The Other
Half; he also wrote the screenplay and serves as producer.
Additionally, Howitt has enjoyed an accomplished acting career in Britain,
with appearances in the powerful Irish films In The Name of the Father
(starring Daniel Day Lewis) and Some Mother's Son (with Helen Mirren).
He also appeared in the feature Stone Cold, as well as in Sliding
Doors. His numerous television appearances include roles in Kiss and
Tell, Eleven Men Against Eleven, Killing Me Softly, The Magician, Royal
Celebration and Civvies, and in the series Tears Before Bedtime. His
theatrical acting credits include The Caretaker with Donald Pleasence and
Party Time (starring as well in the 1992 telefilm version), both works
directed by their author, legendary British playwright Harold Pinter.
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