Peter Hoar

Director for Film and Television
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Biography

Peter directed the finale of The Last Kingdom and is lead director on The Last Kingdom 2 for Carnival Films & BBC 2. He directed  3 episodes of season 2 of Daredevil for Marvel and Netflix. He was the Co-Executive Producer/Director on Season 3 of the Starz series Da Vinci's Demons having directed 5 episodes of Season 2. He has also directed 1 episode of season 1 of The Defenders which is set to be released later this year.

Before that, Peter launched detective drama
Shetland for ITV Studios/BBC, starring acclaimed Scottish actor Douglas Henshall, which premiered to almost 7 million viewers. He also worked with ITV Studios as lead director on crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. Peter was hand-picked by Mistresses co-creator SJ Clarkson to take over as the director of the UK series for the BBC and went on to launch the second season of the show. 

Peter also directed the mid-season finale of Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War which was the highest requested program on the BBC iPlayer. He directed the closing block of Five Days II, the sequel to the BAFTA nominated original series written by Gwyneth Hughes. 

Prior to that, Peter directed Breaking the Mould, a single film for the BBC about the discovery of penicillin starring Dominic West. Peter has also directed the opening block of the second season of Silk starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones as well as episodes of Spooks and Wire in the Blood


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TV

Director

ProducerEvan Perazzo
WriterDouglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez
Starring
  • Finn Jones
  • Charlie Cox
  • Mike Colter
  • Krysten Ritter
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    Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.

    ABC Studios
    Filming
     
    CreatorScott Buck
    Starring
  • Finn Jones
  • Jessica Henwick
  • Jessica Stroup
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    A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.

    ABC Studios
    Filming
     
     
    Carnival Film & Television
     
    CreatorDrew Goddard
    WriterMultiple Writers
    Starring
  • Charlie Cox
  • Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Deborah Ann Woll
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    A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.

    ABC Studios for Netflix and Marvel
     
    ProducerGareth Neame, Nigel Marchant
    WriterStephen Butchard
    Starring
  • Alexander Dreymon
  • Emily Cox
  • David Dawson
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    Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, it is a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery set against the birth of England

    Carnival Films for BBC Two
     
    CreatorDavid S. Goyer
    ProducerMatthew Bouch
    WriterDavid S. Goyer
    Starring
  • Tom Riley
  • Laura Haddock
  • Elliot Cowan
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    BBC America for Starz
     
    CreatorDavid S. Goyer
    ProducerMatthew Bouch
    WriterDavid S. Goyer, Corey Reed
    Starring
  • Tom Riley
  • Laura Haddock
  • Elliot Cowan
  •  

    The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci and his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, lover and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality so strives to predict the future, and ultimately reinvent it.

    BBC Worldwide for Starz
     
    Shetland
    2 x 60'
    ProducerSue de Beauvoir
    WriterDavid Kane
    Starring
  • Douglas Henshell
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    A modern day detective murder mystery set in the Shetlands drama based on Ann Cleeves' novel Red Bones, which forms part of the Shetland Quartet.
    ITV Studios for BBC One
     
    CreatorPeter Moffat
    ProducerRichard Stokes
    WriterPeter Moffat
    Starring
  • Maxine Peake
  • Rupert Penry-Jones
  • Neil Stuke
  • Frances Barber
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    Second series of legal drama starring Maxine Peake
    BBC One
     
    Vera
    1 x 120'
    ProducerElaine Collins
    Starring
  • Brenda Blethyn
  • Brogan West
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    Peter Hoar directs the opening episode of the second series of ITV detective drama based on the novels by best-selling crime novelist Ann Cleeves.
    ITV Studios for ITV
     
    Doctor Who
    1 x 45'
    ProducerMarcus Wilson
    WriterSteven Moffat
    Starring
  • Karen Gillan
  • Matt Smith
  • Arthur Darvill
  • Alex Kingston
  •  
    The mid-season finale of Series 6.
    BBC for BBC One
     
    Vera
    1 x 120'
    ProducerElaine Collins
    WriterPaul Rutman
    Starring
  • Brenda Blethyn
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    Brenda Blethyn stars in a new police drama for ITV adapted from Ann Cleeves' crime novels about a workaholic detective, Vera Stanhope
    ITV Studios for ITV
     
    ProducerCaroline Skinner
    WriterGwyneth Hughes
    Starring
  • Suranne Jones
  • Anne Reid
  • David Morrissey
  • Bernard Hill
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    Gywneth Hughes' police drama shown across five nights of one week on BBC1
    In House BBC for BBC One
     
    ProducerPier Wilkie
    WriterKate Brooke
    Starring
  • Joe Armstrong
  • Oliver Dimsdale
  • Dennis Lawson
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    A one off historical drama about the unsung heroes who made pencillin an applicable medicine
    BBC Four for BBC
     
    ProducerKatie Swinden
    WriterRussell Lewis
    Starring
  • Richard Armitage
  • Peter Firth
  • Gemma Jones
  • Hermione Norris
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    Peter directed two episodes of the hit MI5 spy drama for BBC One.
    Kudos Film and Television for BBC One
     
    ProducerRhonda Smith
    Starring
  • Orla Brady
  • Shelley Conn
  • Raza Jaffery
  • Sarah Parish
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    Second series of the BBC 1 drama about the tangled love lives of four female friends
    Ecosse Films for BBC
     
    ProducerPhilip Leach
    WriterAlan Whiting
    Starring
  • Robson Green
  • Emma Handy
  • Simone Lahbib
  • Mark Letheren
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    Peter directed the opening and closing episodes of the fifth season of ITV's crime drama Wire in the Blood
    Coastal Productions for ITV
     
    ProducerLowri Glain
    WriterRachel Anthony
    Starring
  • Orla Brady
  • Shelley Conn
  • Raza Jaffery
  • Sarah Parish
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    Closing episodes of the first series of the hit relationship drama for BBC 1
    Ecosse Films for BBC One
     
    ProducerPhilip Leach
    WriterNiall Leonard
    Starring
  • Robson Green
  • Emma Handy
  • Simone Lahbib
  • Cristian Solimeno
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    Peter directed the opening block of the final series of the ITV detective drama starring Robson Green
    Coastal Productions for ITV
     
    ProducerKirstie Macdonald
    WriterStephen Brady
    Starring
  • Ruth Bradley
  • Oliver James
  • Lloyd Owen
  • Luke Treadaway
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    BBC drama about a group of law students who investigate possible miscarriages of justice
    Tightrope Pictures for BBC One
     
    ProducerPhilip Leach
    WriterPatrick Harbinson
    Starring
  • Linda Bardell
  • Craig Conway
  • Alistair Findlay
  • Robson Green
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    The closing episode of season 4 of the ITV police drama starring Robson Green as a clinical psychologist
    Coastal Productions for ITV
     
    Dream Team
    3 x 60'
    WriterJesse O'Mahoney & Jane Hewland
    Starring
  • Lauren Gold
  • Julie Healy
  • Jonathan Howard
  • Alison King
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    Sky One's long running football drama
    Hewland Int for Sky One
     
    ProducerKarl Dolan
    WriterSarah Daniels
    Starring
  • Edward Baker-Duly
  • Matthew Buckley
  • Tom Hudson
  • Reece Noi
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    Mersey TV for BBC One
     
    Hollyoaks
    2 x 30'
    ProducerJo Hallows
    WriterMatthew Evans
    Starring
  • Darren Jefferies
  • Jemma Keys
  • Martin Littler
  • Helen Noble
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    Lime Pictures for Channel 4