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Peter Hewitt

Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Director | * 10/09/1962 (58) | Brighton, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Peter Hewitt (born 9 October 1962, Brighton, England) is an English film director and writer. ()

Peter Hewitt (b. October, 9 1962, Brighton, England, United Kingdom) is an English film director and writer, known for Garfield (2004) (credited as Pete Hewitt), Thunderpants (2002), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and The Candy Show (1989). Upon graduating from England's National Film and Television School in 1990, Hewitt flew to Hollywood with his BAFTA award-winning short film, The Candy Show, in hand. Once there, he called executives from major U.S. studios and asked if he could show them his film. Soon after, he landed an agent and made his feature film directorial debut with Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Although not as big a success as the original, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the movie made a profit. He turned to TV next, directing the first two hours of the mini-series Wild Palms. He directed Disney's Tom and Huck in 1995 which was based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hewitt returned to Britain to film The Borrowers, loosely based on a children's novel by Mary Norton of the same name. He remained in England to helm Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999), then tried his hand at TV work again with The Princess of Thieves (2001), filmed in Romania but featuring a mostly British cast, including a young Keira Knightley as Robin Hood's daughter, Gwyn. Hewitt co-wrote the script for his next film, Thunderpants. It was filmed in the U.K.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Kids & Family | Adventure

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Movies with Peter Hewitt as Actor(1)

as The Smoker1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

TV Shows/Series with Peter Hewitt as Actor(1)

Movies with Peter Hewitt as Crew(20)

Camera/Camera Operator2019 Surprise
Crew/Cinematography2019 Surprise
Directing/Director2019 Surprise
Production/Producer2019 Surprise
Writing/Writer2019 Surprise
Directing/Director2018 Christmas at the Palace
Directing/Director2012 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Directing/Director2009 The Maiden Heist
Writing/Author2007 I Want Candy
Directing/Director2006 Zoom
Directing/Director2004 Garfield
Writing/Story2004 Thunderbirds
Directing/Director2002 Thunderpants
Writing/Screenplay2002 Thunderpants
Directing/Director2001 Princess of Thieves
Directing/Director2000 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?
Directing/Director1997 The Borrowers
Directing/Director1995 Tom and Huck
Directing/Director1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

TV Shows/Series with Peter Hewitt as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1993 Wild Palms
Directing/Director1989 Tales from the Crypt

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Peter Hewitt
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 10/09 1962 (October) in Brighton, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 58 years + 298 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: National Film and Television School
Other names for Peter Hewitt (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Pete Hewitt"
"Max Magenta"
"Peter Hewitt (director)"
Peter Hewitt frequently works together with these people:
Ed Solomon (4x, Crew)
Chris Matheson (4x, Crew)
Walter Hill (3x, Crew)
Richard Donner (3x, Crew)
John Kassir (3x, Actor)
Bruce Wagner (3x, Crew)
Gilbert Adler (3x, Crew)
Neil A. Machlis (3x, Crew)
Marie France (3x, Crew)
Nina Gold (2x, Crew)
Alex Winter (2x, Actor)
Ian Grey (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:27084, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 07/21/2021