Peter Duncan

Writer | Director

Peter Duncan is a highlly regarded and experienced director and screenwriter. His first feature film, Children of the Revolution, received 9 AFI nominations, winning 3 awards, and 7 Film Critics Circle Award nominations, winning for Best Screenplay. The film also won Best Feature Film at the Canberra International Film Festival, 1996. Peter wrote, directed and co-produced the comedy A Little Bit of Soul, starring Geoffrey Rush and Frances O'Connor, which was nominated for 2 AFI Awards; directed Passion, starring Barbara Hershey and Richard Roxburgh; and wrote and directed Unfinished Sky, which received 10 AFI nominations – winning 5 Awards, and was nominated for 8 IF Awards – winning 3.

Peter is a co-creator, writer, director and producer of Rake (2010-18) produced by Easy Tiger/Essential Media for the ABC. The series has garnered multiple award nominations and wins, including 4 AACTA nominations for Best TV Drama and 4 Logie Award nominations for Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie. Peter himself won a 2011 AWGIE, the 2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Award, a 2014 AWGIE Award, the 2016 AACTA Award for Best Direction, and received a 2012 ADG Award nomination, and a 2015 AACTA Award nomination for Best Screenplay for his work on the show.

Peter also wrote the US pilot spin-off of Rake (2014), starring Greg Kinnear, for Sony Pictures Television and Fox, and was a series writer, creative consultant, executive producer and co-showrunner on the series. His telemovie credits include Hell Has Harbour Views and Valentine’s Day.

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