Peter Strickland (director)
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Peter Strickland Director
Peter Strickland
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Peter Strickland in September 2018
Born21 May 1973
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1996-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 The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.[1] In 1997, his short film Bubblegum was entered in the Berlin Film Festival.[2] He made a short version of what would become Berberian Sound Studio in 2005.[3] For most of the last decade[when?], he has lived in eastern Europe.[4]

Strickland attended Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning-on-Thames until 1991.

His first feature, the low-budget rural revenge drama Katalin Varga, was financed by an inheritance from an uncle and filmed in Romania over a period of 17 days in 2006.[2][4] His second, Berberian Sound Studio, is a psychological thriller set in a 1970s Italian horror film studio and starring Toby Jones.[5] It was previewed at London FrightFest Film Festival in August 2012[3] and at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph described it as the "stand-out movie".[6] In 2013, the film obtained the Best International Film Award at BAFICI.[7]Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian has described Strickland's latest film as marking his emergence as "a key British film-maker of his generation".[8] His third feature, the chamber drama The Duke of Burgundy, was a homage to Jess Franco and stars Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D'Anna.[9]


Radio Credits

  • The Len Continuum (2015) (BBC Radio 4)
  • The Stone Tape (2016) (BBC Radio 4)
  • The Len Dimension (2017) (BBC Radio 4)


  1. ^ 'Peter Strickland celebrates win at British Film Awards', 9 February 2010, retrieved 2013
  2. ^ a b Bergan, Ronald (19 June 2009). "'Should I buy a flat in Bracknell or make a film in Transylvania?'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b Cummings, Basia. "Foley Cow! Berberian Sound Studio Director Peter Strickland Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ a b Leigh, Danny (23 August 2012). "Peter Strickland: 'I'm glad British film produces mainstream crowd-pleasers, but I don't want to make one'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ French, Philip (2 September 2012). "Berberian Sound Studio - review". The Observer. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Collin, Robbie (28 June 2012). "Berberian Sound Studio, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "BAFICI 2013". Festivales de Buenos Aires. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (1 September 2012). "Berberian Sound Studio - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (1 September 2012). "Exclusive Audio Interview: Peter Strickland talks Jess Franco and "THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY"". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012.

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