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Peter Greenaway

Director, Actor

Peter Greenaway - The Early WorksPeter Greenaway - The Early Works
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Water Wrackets (1978), Dear Phone (1976) and A Walk through H (1978). Three shorts from the celebrated director demonstrate his distinctive style.
Falls, TheFalls, The (1980)
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray
One of dir. Greenaway's more trenchantly avant–garde works (think 'A Walk Though H' crossed with DROWNING BY NUMBERS), expanding his riddling…
Draughtsman's Contract, TheDraughtsman's Contract, The (1982) Recommended
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman
A 17th Century painter is commissioned to draw the estate of a rich mistress, who in return endows him with certain liberties. A bizarre and…
Peter Greenaway CollectionPeter Greenaway Collection (1982-1985)
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feature box–set of visionary dir. Greenaway's early work, including his first feature 'The Draughtsman's Contract', his 1985 murder mystery 'A…
Zed and Two Noughts, AZed and Two Noughts, A (1985) Recommended
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Andrea Ferreol, Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon
Enigmatic visual essay centres around a pair of identical twin zoologists and a paraplegic Spanish seductress! A difficult but rewarding film…
Belly of an Architect, TheBelly of an Architect, The (1987) Recommended
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Sergio Fantoni
Brian Dennehy excels as an American architect who faces a mid–life crisis while setting up his exhibition in Rome. Oblique yet trenchant and of…
Drowning by NumbersDrowning by Numbers (1987) Recommended
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson
Blackly comic tale of three women who each drown their husbands. Peppered with references to game–playing, you can take part by counting to…
Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, TheCook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon
Greenaway combines the best elements of his previous work into one illustrious concoction of charcoal humour, explicit violence, awe–inspiring…
A TV DanteA TV Dante (The Inferno Cantos I - VIII) (1989)
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. John Gielgud, Bob Peck, Joanne Whalley
Striking recitation by Gielgud and company of the first eight cantos. Greenaway superimposes some truly potent images over a series of talking heads.…
Prospero's BooksProspero's Books (1991)
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. John Gielgud
A radically stylised take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, with John Gielgud in the title role upstaged by the graphic opulence on display. Like a good…

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