About Peter Kosminsky

Peter Kosminsky (born 21 April 1956) is a British writer, director and producer. He has directed Hollywood movies such as White Oleander and television films like Warriors, The Government Inspector, The Promise, Wolf Hall and The State.


Born in London in 1956 to Jewish parents. He was educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and the University of Oxford - where he studied chemistry under Dr John Danby of Worcester College, Oxford and was elected JCR President. He spent much of his time at the university involved in student theatre, where he was treasurer of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. He produced Twelfth Night for the OUDS which toured to northern France and starred a young Hugh Grant.

On graduation in 1980, he joined the staff of the BBC in London as a general trainee, alongside Kevin Lygo (now head of studios a…Read more on Wikipedia