Peter Howitt

Peter Howitt is an English actor and film director. He grew up in Eltham, London and Bromley, Kent, Peter used to be a part of the Priory Players in the Priory behind Christ Church, Eltham. He has two children, Luke (born 1990) and Amy (born 2008). He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada. He first found success playing Joey Boswell in the British 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) which he adapted from the novel by Stuart Browne, produced and directed as well as playing the lead role.

In the Name of the Father (1993)

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A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Emma Thompson  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  John Lynch

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Emma Thompson  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  John Lynch

Johnny English (2003)

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A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Malkovich  •  Natalie Imbruglia  •  Tasha de Vasconcelos

A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Malkovich  •  Natalie Imbruglia  •  Tasha de Vasconcelos

Laws of Attraction (2004)

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Julianne Moore  •  Michael Sheen  •  Parker Posey

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Julianne Moore  •  Michael Sheen  •  Parker Posey

Sliding Doors (1998)

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London publicist Helen, effortlessly slides between parallel storylines that show what happens when she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into focus as the two stories ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  John Hannah  •  John Lynch  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

London publicist Helen, effortlessly slides between parallel storylines that show what happens when she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into focus as the two stories ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  John Hannah  •  John Lynch  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

Antitrust (2001)

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Tim Robbins  •  Claire Forlani

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Tim Robbins  •  Claire Forlani

Stone Cold (1997)

A young boy, tired of his mother's abusive boyfriend, sets out on an adventure to London, meeting a friendly man. But there is fear on the streets and people are missing. Will Link be next?  (more)

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CAST:  Paul Gibbon  •  James Gaddas  •  Elizabeth Rider  •  Susan Vidler

A young boy, tired of his mother's abusive boyfriend, sets out on an adventure to London, meeting a friendly man. But there is fear on the streets and people are missing. Will Link be next?  (more)

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CAST:  Paul Gibbon  •  James Gaddas  •  Elizabeth Rider  •  Susan Vidler

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Erin Karpluk  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Gloria Reuben

When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Erin Karpluk  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Gloria Reuben

The Magician (1993)

For more than a year in the early 1980s, police at Scotland Yard watched the build-up of a potentially massive threat to the stability of British society – a flood of the most perfect counterfeit currency ever produced. Unchecked, the tide of fake money could have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Winsor
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jay Acovone  •  Peter Howitt  •  Jennifer Caldvert

For more than a year in the early 1980s, police at Scotland Yard watched the build-up of a potentially massive threat to the stability of British society – a flood of the most perfect counterfeit currency ever produced. Unchecked, the tide of fake money could have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Winsor
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jay Acovone  •  Peter Howitt  •  Jennifer Caldvert

Some Mother's Son (1996)

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry George
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Aidan Gillen  •  David O'Hara

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry George
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Aidan Gillen  •  David O'Hara

Kiss and Tell (1996)

An undercover police officer must prove that a lonely man's missing wife was murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Richards
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Rosie Rowell  •  Amanda Righetti  •  Katherine LaNasa

An undercover police officer must prove that a lonely man's missing wife was murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Richards
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Rosie Rowell  •  Amanda Righetti  •  Katherine LaNasa

Radio Rebel (2012)

High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Debby Ryan  •  Sarena Parmar  •  Adam DiMarco  •  Atticus Mitchell

High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Debby Ryan  •  Sarena Parmar  •  Adam DiMarco  •  Atticus Mitchell

Dangerous Parking (2007)

Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard living and indulgent independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat the many addictions that are destroying him, his career and the people who care for him. But Mother Nature has other tests of strength and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Saffron Burrows  •  Sean Pertwee  •  Rachael Stirling  •  Alice Evans

Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard living and indulgent independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat the many addictions that are destroying him, his career and the people who care for him. But Mother Nature has other tests of strength and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Saffron Burrows  •  Sean Pertwee  •  Rachael Stirling  •  Alice Evans

Scorched Earth (2018)

In a post-apocalyptic future, bounty hunter Attica Gage pursues a ruthless outlaw at the head of a dangerous criminal gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gina Carano  •  John Hannah  •  Ryan Robbins  •  Dean S. Jagger

In a post-apocalyptic future, bounty hunter Attica Gage pursues a ruthless outlaw at the head of a dangerous criminal gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gina Carano  •  John Hannah  •  Ryan Robbins  •  Dean S. Jagger

Ball-Trap On The Cote Sauvage (1989)

Joe and Sarah Marriot are a pair of European campers who have pitched their tent for a little R & R at a campsite in France. The other families that have come to the site on holiday provide great comedy and plenty of people watching for the Marriots. Of course ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Jack Shepherd  •  Zoë Wanamaker  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Michael Kitchen

Joe and Sarah Marriot are a pair of European campers who have pitched their tent for a little R & R at a campsite in France. The other families that have come to the site on holiday provide great comedy and plenty of people watching for the Marriots. Of course ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Jack Shepherd  •  Zoë Wanamaker  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Michael Kitchen

Eleven Men Against Eleven (1995)

A curtain raiser for the 1995-6 football season and a state of the Premiership comedy drama about the corrupt world of football. Sir Bob is a football club chairman and megalomaniac. As the season draws to a climax his club are staring into the abyss of relegation. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Hamilton
CAST:  James Bolam  •  Tim Matthews  •  John Brobbey  •  Paul Clarkson

A curtain raiser for the 1995-6 football season and a state of the Premiership comedy drama about the corrupt world of football. Sir Bob is a football club chairman and megalomaniac. As the season draws to a climax his club are staring into the abyss of relegation. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Hamilton
CAST:  James Bolam  •  Tim Matthews  •  John Brobbey  •  Paul Clarkson

Killing Me Softly (1996)

Sara Thornton was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of the 1989 murder of her violent and alcoholic husband. Thornton never denied the killing, but claimed it had been an accident during an argument.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Whittaker
CAST:  Maggie O'Neill  •  Julian Kerridge  •  Annabelle Apsion  •  Lloyd McGuire

Sara Thornton was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of the 1989 murder of her violent and alcoholic husband. Thornton never denied the killing, but claimed it had been an accident during an argument.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Whittaker
CAST:  Maggie O'Neill  •  Julian Kerridge  •  Annabelle Apsion  •  Lloyd McGuire