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Peter Greenaway

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Peter Greenaway, (born 5 April 1942) is a Welsh film director, screenwriter and artist. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Greenaway has received more than 912,964 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Peter Greenaway is the 126th most popular film director (up from 138th in 2019), the 592nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 679th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Film Director.

Peter Greenaway is most famous for his use of color, sound, and cinematography in his films.

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  • 910k

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  • 63.27

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.88

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Among film directors, Peter Greenaway ranks 126 out of 1,581Before him are Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Mann, Michael Cimino, Roy Andersson, Marcel Carné, and Jiří Menzel. After him are Michael Curtiz, Aki Kaurismäki, John Woo, Mel Brooks, Moustapha Akkad, and René Clément.

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Among people born in 1942, Peter Greenaway ranks 63Before him are Jacob Zuma, Martin Seligman, Arto Paasilinna, Bob Hoskins, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and Lee Kun-hee. After him are Felipe González, Leo Beenhakker, René Angélil, Hissène Habré, Thabo Mbeki, and Vicente Fox.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Greenaway ranks 592 out of 7,765Before him are Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Denis Law (1940), A. J. Cronin (1896), Ian Stewart (1938), John Harvard (1607), and Aubrey Beardsley (1872). After him are Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Leslie Howard (1893), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and Malcolm Young (1953).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Peter Greenaway ranks 10Before him are Richard Attenborough (1923), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), and Peter Brook (1925). After him are Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), Mike Newell (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), and David Hamilton (1933).

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