Peter Lord – Biography of Peter Lord

The director and producer Peter lord was born in 1953 in the city of Bristol, in England. He studied English, graduating in 1976 from the University of York.

After completing their studies, and in collaboration with their childhood friend David Sproxton, they founded Aardman, a small production studio for shorts and trailers for low-budget advertising. Later in the 80’s Lord and Sproxton teamed up with Nick Park to develop their own style of meticulous and charismatic plasticizing characters. His first clay characters were seen in Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” music video.

Over time, Aadarman grew into one of the largest animation companies in the world. Lord, Spronxton and Park worked cooperatively alternating producing, directing and editing roles on numerous award-winning short films such as “On Probation“,”Sales pitch“,”Early bird“,”Palmy days“,”Babylon “or”War story“, among others.

In 1991 Lord made the animation of “Adam“an animated short film that was nominated for an Oscar.

Already in the new millennium he directed his first feature film, “Chicken Run: Farm Escape“, which he also produced. The film was nominated for Golden Globes and won 22 other awards, plus multiple nominations. With an estimated budget of $ 42 million,”Chicken Run: Farm Escape“raised, worldwide, more than 106 million of the same currency.

His next job, as producer and director was “Pirates!“, which had a $ 60 million budget and is scheduled to premiere on March 30, 2012.

Lord He is also the producer of numerous programs and shows on British television such as “Shaun the sheep“,”Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention” Y “Timmy time“, in addition to feature films”Arthur Christmas: Operation Gift“(2011) and”Mousepolis“(2006), the latter based on a story he wrote.

In 2006 Lord was awarded the Order of Commander of the British Empire for his contribution to the film industry.