Peter Webber is a British director, editor and producer who has extensive experience in feature films and television. His first film was the short film The Zebra Man (1992) starring Minnie Driver and Peter Guinness, which he co-wrote and directed.
He then worked as an editor, working with the producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Saint-Ex (1996) starring Bruno Ganz and Miranda Richardson. His first major directorial debut came when he directed Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, which received numerous accolades including 3 Academy Award nominations, 2 Golden Globe nominations and 10 BAFTA Award nominations.
Peter Webber then went on to direct Hannibal Rising (2007) which depicts the origin story of the young Hannibal Lecter. Other directorial credits include Emperor (2012) starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox, the TV drama series Tutankhamun (2016) starring Max Irons and Sam Neill and the Netflix Original Pickpockets (2018). His documentary work includes the award-winning environmental feature documentary Ten Billion (2015) and Earth: One Amazing Day (2017), narrated by Robert Redford and Jackie Chan, for which he won Best Film at Academia Film Olomouc and the Chinese American Film Festival.
This year has seen the release of his new film Inna de Yard, a documentary feature which follows a group of pioneering reggae musicians, capturing the continuing relevance of their music and way of life.