Peter Harton


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Peter Harton

Peter Harton is funny to his bones, a wildly subversive storyteller and one of Denmark’s most celebrated comedy directors. He has carved out an enviable reputation for his wickedly funny, effortlessly stylish and uniquely eclectic body of work. He seamlessly blends pitch-perfect comic performance, rousing cinematic scale and exquisite art direction; all of which is underpinned by a distinctively mischievous and darkly original Danish wit.

Peter began his career working in the camera department for Danish films such as Lars Von Trier’s Palme D’Or Winning “Dancer in the Dark” before inevitably turning to directing. He has helmed global campaigns for the likes of Ikea, Lego and Spotify amongst others, and his always hilarious and genre-defining work has been honoured by awards including the Grand Prix and Gold Lions at Cannes, D&AD and the Creative Circle Awards.

In 2010 he took a break from commercials to direct the cult sketch show “Rytteriet” (“The Cavalry”) for Danish TV. It quickly became the most widely watched comedy series in their history and in 2014 won the prestigious Danish Film Academy Award (The equivalent of a BAFTA)