Speaker Profile Mipcom

Kosminsky Peter

Job TitleWriter/Director of 'THE STATE'



Peter Kosminsky is one of the UK’s foremost writers and directors with a string of awards for critically acclaimed dramas.


His most recent series is WOLF HALL (Golden Globe, BAFTA Best Drama), the TV serialization of the Hilary Mantel Booker Prize winning novels. Adapted by Peter Straughan and starring Sir Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy, it transmitted on BBC2 in the UK and PBS Masterpiece in the USA. Peter’s other TV dramas include NO CHILD OF MINE by Guy Hibbert, (BAFTA Best Single Drama) and WARRIORS (BAFTA Best Drama Serial) by Leigh Jackson.


Peter’s work as a writer/director includes THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, (the David Kelly drama - BAFTAs for Best Single Drama, Best Actor (Mark Rylance) and Best Writer), BRITZ - a two-part drama about being second generation Muslim in Britain today, (BAFTA for Best Drama Serial) and THE PROMISE, a four-part drama about Israel and Palestine.


Peter has also directed two feature films for Hollywood studios: WUTHERING HEIGHTS for Paramount, starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche; and WHITE OLEANDER for Warner Bros, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright and Renée Zellweger.  

Peter began his career at the BBC as a General Trainee in 1980, working as an assistant producer on programs, including NATIONWIDE, BREAKFAST TIME and NEWSNIGHT. He moved to Yorkshire Television in 1985 as a Producer/Director on FIRST TUESDAY before making documentaries, including THE FALKLANDS WAR - THE UNTOLD STORY and AFGHANTSI, as well as the two-part drama, SHOOT TO KILL, about the Stalker affair.


Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and has won a BAFTA Lifetime Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to TV.


Conference Sessions


    17 Oct 2017, 11:20 - 12:00, Grand Auditorium, Palais 1

    From her position as CEO of National Geographic’s Global Networks, Courteney Monroe will look at the group’s scripted content, its strategy, and why its high-en...

    • Language: English
      1. Event date
        Tuesday 17 October 2017
      2. Event MIPCOM
      3. Event location Palais des Festivals

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