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Peter Wilkinson

01642 738260
Job title:
Associate Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Performance for Live & Recorded Media
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
Computing research

About Peter Wilkinson

Peter Wilkinson

Peter Wilkinson
Associate Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Performance for Live & Recorded Media, School of Computing, Media & the Arts
T: 01642 738260
Research: Computing research

Peter graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st class honours degree in Performance in 2006. He went on to complete an MA in Classical Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama and while there was invited to join the Young Writers programme at the Royal Court Theatre. On completion of both courses, Peter worked as an actor in productions ranging from new writing fringe theatre to national and international tours to a number of independent short and feature films.

Moving away from acting and towards writing and producing for the screen, Peter started Blind Crow Pictures with cinematographer Matt Rozier in 2010. Specialising in promotional films for the creative industries, their clients include The Soho theatre, The Royal Court, The Museum of London and The Young Vic to name but a few. Peter also writes and produces Blind Crow’s narrative material – the most recent of which, Girl in the Woods, was selected by a number of festivals as well as being long listed for the 2013 BAFTA award for best short. His next film, Saving Grace will begin its festival run in the summer of 2013.

Research interests

Peter is interested in the adaptation, translation and presentation of Elizabethan and Jacobean texts on film, and the process of interpretation the filmmaker must go through so as to produce his or her work. His research whilst in higher education focused on the Shakespeare films of Orson Welles (specifically his 1952 production of Othello) and, for Peter’s MA in Classical Acting, the application of cue-script acting ‘rules’ created by practitioner Patrick Tucker for the stage, to the production of Shakespeare on screen. Peter currently has a particular interest in the plays of John Ford, their themes, their language and their form, and the effects the different approaches to filmmaking, from text adaptation to cinematography to verse delivery, might have on future productions of those texts.

Enterprise interests

Peter’s work with Blind Crow Pictures has focused on the creation of promotional digital content for arts institutions and venues across the country. Peter has benefitted from, and is interested in, the potential for high end film and media production that has come as a result of the ‘DSLR revolution’.