Peter Strickland (director)
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Peter Strickland Director
Peter Strickland in September 2018
Born 21 May 1973 Occupation Film director, screenwriter Years active 1996-present
Peter Strickland is a British film director and screenwriter.
Early life and career
Strickland was born in 1973 to a Greek mother and British father, both teachers, and grew up in
Reading, Berkshire, where he was a member of Progress Theatre, directing his own adaptation of by The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka. In 1997, his short film  Bubblegum was entered in the Berlin Film Festival. He made a short version of what would become  Berberian Sound Studio in 2005. For most of the last decade , he has lived in eastern Europe.  
Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning-on-Thames until 1991.
His first feature, the low-budget rural revenge drama
, was financed by an inheritance from an uncle and filmed in Katalin Varga Romania over a period of 17 days in 2006.  His second,  , is a psychological thriller set in a 1970s Italian horror film studio and starring Berberian Sound Studio Toby Jones. It was previewed at  London FrightFest Film Festival in August 2012 and at the 2012  Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Robbie Collin of described it as the "stand-out movie". The Daily Telegraph In 2013, the film obtained the Best International Film Award at  BAFICI.  Peter Bradshaw of has described Strickland's latest film as marking his emergence as "a key British film-maker of his generation". The Guardian His third feature, the chamber drama  , was a homage to The Duke of Burgundy Jess Franco and stars Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D'Anna. 
The Len Continuum (2015) (BBC Radio 4)
The Stone Tape (2016) (BBC Radio 4) The Len Dimension (2017) (BBC Radio 4)
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