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Lord, Peter 1953–

Lord, Peter 1953–

PERSONAL

Born 1953, in Bristol, England. Education: Studied English literature at York University.

Addresses:

Office—Aardman Animations, Gas Ferry Rd., Bristol BS1 6UN United Kingdom.

Career:

Producer, director, animator, and writer. Aardman Animation, founder (with David Sproxton), chairman, and managing director, 1972—. Produced animated commercials for such products as Mita copiers and Cadbury's Crunchies.

Awards, Honors:

Award of Merit (with David Sproxton), film between five and fifteen minutes, and Audience Award (with Sproxton), Ottawa International Animation Festival, 1986, for Babylon; MTV Music Video Award, special effects, 1987, for "Sledgehammer"; Ottawa International Animation Festival, best promotional material under five minutes, 1988, for My Baby Just Cares for Me; Film Award nomination, best animated film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, for The Amazing Adventures of Morph; Ottawa International Film Festival Award, best film under ten minutes, Film Award nomination (with Sara Mullock), best animated film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Craft Prize, best animation, Ottawa International Animation Festival, 1990, all for War Story; Film Award nomination (with Christopher Moll), best animated film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992, Academy Award nomination, best short films—animated films, Audience Award, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 1993, all for Adam; Academy Award nomination, best short films—animated films, 1997, for Wat's Pig; Annie Award nomination (with Nick Park), outstanding individual achievement for directing in an animated feature production, International Animated Film Society, European Film Award nomination (with others), best film, 2000, Empire Awards (with Park), best debut and best British director, Robert Award nomination (with Park), best non-American film, Robert Festival, ALFS Award nomination (with others), British Producer of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Goya Award nomination (with Park), best European film, Peter Sellers Award for Comedy (with Park), Evening Standard British Film Awards, Bodil Award nomination (with Park), best non-American film, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film nomination (with others), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Amanda Award nomination (with Park), best foreign feature film, Norwegian International Film Festival, 2001, BAA Award (with Park), best European feature film, British Animation Awards, 2002, all for Chicken Run; Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 2006; Children's Award (with others), best feature film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2006, for Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award nomination (with Cecil Kramer), animated motion picture, Producers Guild of America Golden Laurel Awards, 2007, for Flushed Away.

CREDITS

Film Executive Producer; Animated Short:

A Grand Day Out With Wallace & Gromit (also known as A Grand Day Out), 1990.

Adam, Alta Films, 1991.

Never Say Pink Furry Die, 1992.

Not Without My Handbag, Manuel Salvador, 1993.

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (also known as The Wrong Trousers), Alta Films, 1993.

Pib and Pog, 1994.

Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave (also known as A Close Shave), 1995.

Wat's Pig, 1996.

Stage Fright, Manuel Salvador, 1997.

Humdrum, 1998.

Swearing, 1999.

Stinky, 1999.

Soccer (also known as Angry Kid: Goalie and Goalie), 1999.

Sneeze, 1999.

Road Hog (also known as Angry Kid: Road Hog), 1999.

Queen's Speech, 1999.

Lovebite (also known as Angry Kid: Lovebite), 1999.

Headlights, 1999.

Cotton Bud (also known as Angry Kid: Cotton Bud), 1999.

Captain Thunderpants (also known as Angry Kid: Captain Thunderpants), 1999.

Bored, 1999.

Blood Juice, 1999.

Wee Wee, 2000.

Superhero, 2000.

Speed, 2000.

Horror (also known as Angry Kid: Horror), 2000.

Hoax Call, 2000.

Hardface, 2000.

Comfy, 2000.

Buzz Off!, 2000.

Bone (also known as Angry Kid: Bone), 2000.

Backward Writing (also known as Angry Kid: Backward Writing), 2000.

Kidnap (also known as Angry Kid: Kidnap), 2000.

Chunga Chui Leopard Beward, 2001.

Ernest, 2001.

Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions, 2002.

Tales for the Rest of Us, 2005.

Ramble On, 2005.

Also worked as executive producer Creature Comforts, Rex, and Stage Fright.

Film Producer:

On Probation (animated short; also known as Conversation Pieces: On Probation), 1981.

(With Nick Park) Chicken Run (animated; also known as C:R-1), DreamWorks, 2000.

Wallace & Gromit in "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (animated short), DreamWorks, 2005.

Flushed Away (animated), Paramount, 2006.

Film Director; Animated Short:

On Probation (also known as Conversation Pieces: On Probation), 1981.

Early Bird (also known as Conversation Pieces: Early Bird), 1982.

Late Edition (also known as Conversation Pieces: Late Edition), 1983.

Babylon, 1985.

My Baby Just Cares for Me, 1987.

War Story (also known as Conversation Pieces: War Story), 1989.

Going Equipped, 1989.

Adam, Alta Films, 1991.

Wat's Pig, 1996.

Film Director; Animated Feature:

(With Nick Park), Chicken Run (also known as C:R-1), DreamWorks, 2000.

Film Animator:

On Probation (also known as Conversation Pieces: On Probation), 1981.

War Story (also known as Conversation Pieces: War Story), 1989.

(And animation director), Going Equipped, 1989.

(And model maker and art director), Adam, Alta Films, 1991.

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (also known as The Wrong Trousers), Alta Films, 1993.

Wat's Pig, 1996.

Film Appearances:

Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (documentary), Sparkhill Production, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Animation director, Pee-wee's Playhouse, CBS, 1986-91.

Executive producer, The Morph Files, BBC, 1995.

Executive producer, Creature Comforts, BBC America, 2005.

Executive producer, Purple and Brown, Nickelodeon, 2006.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer, Creature Comforts, CBS, 2006.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Amazing Adventures of Morph, BBC, 1980.

The Morph Files, BBC, 1995.

Television Work; Other:

Animated work has appeared on Vision On and Take Hart; also worked on Animated Conversations: Down and Out and Animated Conversations: Confessions of a Foyer Girl, both BBC Bristol.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Poultry in Motion: The Making of "Chicken Run," NBC, 2000.

The Hatching of "Chicken Run" (also known as HBO's "The Hatching of ‘Chicken Run’"), HBO, 2000.

Chaplin Today: City Lights, 2003.

The 100 Greatest Cartoons, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Wallace & Gromit Go Chicken," Omnibus, BBC, 2000.

The Panel, Ten Network, 2000.

"Chicken Run," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.

"Down the Loo … The Making of Flushed Away," HBO First Look, HBO, 2006.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Provided claymation and animation for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," 1986; directed Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares for Me," 1987.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Early Bird (also known as Conversation Pieces: Early Bird), 1982.

Adam, Alta Films, 1991.

Wat's Pig, 1996.

(Story only; with Nick Park) Chicken Run (also known as C:R-1), DreamWorks, 2000.

(Story only) Flushed Away, 2006.

Nonfiction:

(With Brian Sibley) Creating 3-D Animation: The Aardman Book of Filmmaking, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Campaign, September 18, 1998, p. S21.

Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, October 21, 1997.

Electronic:

Aardman Animation Website,http://www.aardman.com, January 29, 2006.

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