Peter Hoar

Director for Film and Television
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Biography

Peter Hoar has most recently finished directing The Last Kingdom for Carnival Productions. He was the Producer/Director on Season 3 of the Starz series Da Vinci's Demons having directed 5 episodes of Season 2. 

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

Producer Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant
Writer Stephen Butchard
Starring
  • Nikolett Barabas
  • Balázs Csémy
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    Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell

    Carnival Films
     
    Creator David S. Goyer
    Producer Matthew Bouch
    Writer David 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
     
    Creator David S. Goyer
    Producer Matthew Bouch
    Writer David S. Goyer
    Starring
  • Tom Riley
  • Laura Haddock
  • Elliot Cowan
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    BBC Worldwide for Starz
    In production
     
    Shetland
    2 x 60'
    Producer Sue de Beauvoir
    Writer David 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
     
    Creator Peter Moffat
    Producer Richard Stokes
    Writer Peter 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'
    Producer Elaine 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'
    Producer Marcus Wilson
    Writer Steven Moffat
    Starring
  • Karen Gillan
  • Matt Smith
  • Arthur Darvill
  • Alex Kingston
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    The mid-season finale of Series 6.
    BBC for BBC One
     
    Vera
    1 x 120'
    Producer Elaine Collins
    Writer Paul 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
     
    Producer Caroline Skinner
    Writer Gwyneth 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
     
    Producer Pier Wilkie
    Writer Kate 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
     
    Producer Katie Swinden
    Writer Russell 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
     
    Producer Rhonda 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
     
    Producer Philip Leach
    Writer Alan 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
     
    Producer Lowri Glain
    Writer Rachel 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
     
    Producer Philip Leach
    Writer Niall 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
     
    Producer Kirstie Macdonald
    Writer Stephen 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
     
    Producer Philip Leach
    Writer Patrick 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'
    Writer Jesse 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
     
    Producer Karl Dolan
    Writer Sarah Daniels
    Starring
  • Edward Baker-Duly
  • Matthew Buckley
  • Tom Hudson
  • Reece Noi
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    Mersey TV for BBC One
     
    Hollyoaks
    2 x 30'
    Producer Jo Hallows
    Writer Matthew Evans
    Starring
  • Darren Jefferies
  • Jemma Keys
  • Martin Littler
  • Helen Noble
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    Lime Pictures for Channel 4