Peter Chelsom

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Peter Chelsom (born April 20, 1956) is a British actor and film director. He has directed among others such films as Shall We Dance? and Hannah Montana: The Movie Chelsom was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, the son of antiques shop owners Kay and Reginald Chelsom. He studied at the Central School of Drama in London. He worked as an actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as taking part in numerous film and television productions including A Woman of Substance which also included Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr. While acting he developed a growing interest in writing and directing. From 1985-1998 he ran the television film course at Central School of Drama and later taught at both the Actor's Institute and Cornell University. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Chelsom, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Serendipity (2001)

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Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. But to give true ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Bridget Moynahan

Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. But to give true ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Bridget Moynahan

Shall We Dance? (2004)

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Lisa Ann Walter

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Lisa Ann Walter

Town & Country (2001)

Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Diane Keaton  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Garry Shandling

Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Diane Keaton  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Garry Shandling

An Englishman Abroad (1983)

Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Coral Browne  •  Charles Gray  •  Harold Innocent

Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Coral Browne  •  Charles Gray  •  Harold Innocent

Hear My Song (1991)

Singer Josef Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. What he also left behind was the love of his life Cathleen Doyle. Now, Micky O’Neill is desperate to save both his ailing Liverpool nightclub ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Ned Beatty  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Shirley Anne Field  •  William Hootkins

Singer Josef Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. What he also left behind was the love of his life Cathleen Doyle. Now, Micky O’Neill is desperate to save both his ailing Liverpool nightclub ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Ned Beatty  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Shirley Anne Field  •  William Hootkins

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

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Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Toni Collette  •  Tracy-Ann Oberman

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Toni Collette  •  Tracy-Ann Oberman

Cream in My Coffee (1980)

Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their pleasures and problems. Somewhere between the past and the present, Dennis Potter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Lionel Jeffries  •  Shelagh McLeod  •  Peter Chelsom

Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their pleasures and problems. Somewhere between the past and the present, Dennis Potter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Lionel Jeffries  •  Shelagh McLeod  •  Peter Chelsom

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet niblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for some ol' blue jeans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Miley Cyrus  •  Billy Ray Cyrus  •  Emily Osment  •  Jason Earles

When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet niblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for some ol' blue jeans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Miley Cyrus  •  Billy Ray Cyrus  •  Emily Osment  •  Jason Earles

Funny Bones (1995)

Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian. After his Las Vegas debut is a failure, he returns to Blackpool where his father—also a comedian—started, and where he spent the summers of his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Lee Evans  •  Leslie Caron

Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian. After his Las Vegas debut is a failure, he returns to Blackpool where his father—also a comedian—started, and where he spent the summers of his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Lee Evans  •  Leslie Caron

The Space Between Us (2017)

A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Britt Robertson  •  Carla Gugino  •  BD Wong

A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Britt Robertson  •  Carla Gugino  •  BD Wong

Berlin, I Love You (2019)

An anthology feature of 10 stories of romance set in the German capital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Til Schweiger  •  Dani Levy  •  Peter Chelsom  •  Fernando Eimbcke  •  Dianna Agron  •  Massy Tadjedin  •  Dennis Gansel  •  Josef Rusnak  •  Justin Franklin  •  Daniel Lwowski  •  Gabriela Tscherniak
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Helen Mirren  •  Diego Luna  •  Patrick Dempsey

An anthology feature of 10 stories of romance set in the German capital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Til Schweiger  •  Dani Levy  •  Peter Chelsom  •  Fernando Eimbcke  •  Dianna Agron  •  Massy Tadjedin  •  Dennis Gansel  •  Josef Rusnak  •  Justin Franklin  •  Daniel Lwowski  •  Gabriela Tscherniak
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Helen Mirren  •  Diego Luna  •  Patrick Dempsey

Intensive Care (1982)

When Denis Midgley's father is rushed to hospital, Midgley drops everything to be by his side. They've never really got on, so Midgley wants to be sure he's there if his father ever regains consciousness. As he hates his job as a schoolteacher, and his home-life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Alan Bennett  •  Thora Hird  •  Helen Fraser  •  Julie Walters

When Denis Midgley's father is rushed to hospital, Midgley drops everything to be by his side. They've never really got on, so Midgley wants to be sure he's there if his father ever regains consciousness. As he hates his job as a schoolteacher, and his home-life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Alan Bennett  •  Thora Hird  •  Helen Fraser  •  Julie Walters

Star Quality (1985)

Lorraine Barrie, a fading but brilliant actress with a penchant for manipulating every theatrical endeavour to her best advantage, meets her match when she must trust her success to an equally willful stage director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Dossor
CAST:  Susannah York  •  Ian Richardson  •  Peter Chelsom  •  Pam Ferris

Lorraine Barrie, a fading but brilliant actress with a penchant for manipulating every theatrical endeavour to her best advantage, meets her match when she must trust her success to an equally willful stage director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Dossor
CAST:  Susannah York  •  Ian Richardson  •  Peter Chelsom  •  Pam Ferris

Christmas Present (1985)

A Christmas black comedy based on the tradition in Hammond's Bank that a member of the board should take a turkey and 6 pence to a deserving poor family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bicât
CAST:  Peter Chelsom  •  Bill Fraser  •  Lesley Manville  •  Karen Meagher

A Christmas black comedy based on the tradition in Hammond's Bank that a member of the board should take a turkey and 6 pence to a deserving poor family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bicât
CAST:  Peter Chelsom  •  Bill Fraser  •  Lesley Manville  •  Karen Meagher

The Mighty (1998)

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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. Kevin, an intelligent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Elden Henson  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Gena Rowlands

This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. Kevin, an intelligent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Elden Henson  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Gena Rowlands

Treacle (1987)

Old Blackpool comedian Alfie Duffell allegedly wrote a song called 'Put a Bit of Treacle on my Pudding Mary-Ann', which might have made him famous, had he not sold it years ago, for five pounds. Now it is up to his grandson Stephen to take the song into the eighties.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Ken Goodwin  •  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Freddie Davies  •  Peter Gunn

Old Blackpool comedian Alfie Duffell allegedly wrote a song called 'Put a Bit of Treacle on my Pudding Mary-Ann', which might have made him famous, had he not sold it years ago, for five pounds. Now it is up to his grandson Stephen to take the song into the eighties.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Ken Goodwin  •  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Freddie Davies  •  Peter Gunn

Security (2021)

After the assault of a young woman in their seaside town, a security expert and his family get caught in a powerful riptide of secrets and lies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Marco D'Amore  •  Maya Sansa  •  Silvio Muccino  •  Valeria Bilello

After the assault of a young woman in their seaside town, a security expert and his family get caught in a powerful riptide of secrets and lies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Marco D'Amore  •  Maya Sansa  •  Silvio Muccino  •  Valeria Bilello

The Beauty Of Sharks

Written by Rob Green with rewrites by Chelsom and Tinker Linsday, the pic, set in 1958, follows Mrs. Joy Hamilton, a recently widowed American socialite on the brink of ending her life when she sees the chance to avenge a famous millionairess, whose son she raised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
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Written by Rob Green with rewrites by Chelsom and Tinker Linsday, the pic, set in 1958, follows Mrs. Joy Hamilton, a recently widowed American socialite on the brink of ending her life when she sees the chance to avenge a famous millionairess, whose son she raised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
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