Peter Medak Biography (1937-)

Born December 23, 1937, in Budapest, Hungary; son of Gyula (a textile manufacturer) and Elisabeth (Diamounstein) Medak; married Carolyn Seymour, December9, 1973 (divorced, 1984); children: Christopher, Warren, Joshua, Cornelia. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Fred Altman, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Medak fled to England during the 1956 Hungarian uprising.

Nationality
Hungarian, American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
December 23, 1937
Budapest, Hungary

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FILM DEBUT--Associate producer, second unit director, Kaleidoscope, Warner Brothers, 1966.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
  • Second unit director, Funeral in Berlin.
  • associate producer, second unit director, Fathom, Twentieth Century-Fox,1967.
  • director for all of following: Negatives, Paramount, 1968.
  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Columbia, 1969.
  • The Ruling Class, AVCO Embassy, 1971.
  • Ghost in the Noonday Sun, Columbia, 1973.
  • Odd Job, Columbia, 1978.
  • The Changeling, AFD, 1979.
  • Zorro, the Gay Blade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
  • TELEVISION DEBUT--Associate producer, director, Court Martial, 1966.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; DIRECTOR
  • D.H. Lawrence Stories, British television, 1975.
  • The Babysitter, Filmways, ABC, 1980.
  • Mistress of Paradise, Lorimar, ABC, 1981.
  • Hart to Hart (four episodes), Fox, ABC, 1982.
  • Cry for the Strangers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, CBS, 1982.
  • "Pinocchio," Fairy Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1983.
  • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Snow Queen," "The Emperor's New Clothes," Fairy Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1984.
  • The Dark Secret of Black Bayou.
  • STAGE DEBUT--Director, Miss Julie, Arlington Heights, Chicago, 1975.

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