|Birth||17 July 1950|
Peter Briggs (born 12 December 1965) is an English director, producer, and screenwriter. Although he has worked in the motion picture industry for close to 20 years, he is best known for the film Hellboy. His films draw heavily on sources as diverse as weird fiction, fantasy, and war.
A former cinematographer, the British-born screenwriter developed fantasy-genre material for Paramount Pictures UK in the early part of his career. Briggs wrote a screenplay for Alien vs. Predator in 1991, which sold to 20th Century Fox. The project languished in development hell for many years until a version was brought to the screen by Paul W. S. Anderson in 2004. Briggs’ draft was cited as an example of strong action writing in Chris Gore’s book The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made. Briggs scripted the 2004 film Hellboy, sharing writing credit with director Guillermo Del Toro. He has contributed material to motion picture projects for companies as diverse as Touchstone Pictures, New Line, and Miramax.
Peter Briggs contributed an episode, “Heist Society”, to the first season of the 2015 rebooted ITV Studios show Thunderbirds Are Go (TV series), produced by Weta Workshop and Pukeko Pictures. It was broadcast on 21 November 2015 and was Episode 17 out of the first season’s 26 Episode run. As of December 2015 it was the third highest-rated show of the season on the IMDB with an 8.7 out of 10 rating. In an interview with John Mosby for the online Impact Magazine site, Briggs explained the collaboration came from the two-month period he spent in New Zealand working on the still in-development movie “Panzer 88” with Weta Workshop, and was due to his lifetime love of Gerry Anderson shows.