Peter Czernin

Count Peter John Joseph Czernin von und zu Chudenitz is a British-born film producer.

Peter Czernin
Born (1966-01-01) January 1, 1966 (age 55)[1]
Other namesPete Czernin
OccupationFilm producer
Years active2005–present

Early life and ancestryEdit

Count Peter is the only son of Austro-Hungarian Count Jozef Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (9 August 1924 – 13 April 2015) and Mary Hazel Caridwen Scott-Ellis, 10th Baroness Howard de Walden (born 12 August 1935). His parents are 6th cousins once removed, as both descend from Johann Heinrich Sigismund Friedrich, Count von Khevenhüller (1666-1742), and his second wife Ernestine Ursula Leopoldine, Countess von Orsini und Rosenberg (1683-1728).

He is the heir apparent to the English peerage title of Baron Howard de Walden, which was created in 1597 by Queen Elizabeth I for Admiral Lord Thomas Howard, a younger son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He married on 17 September 1994, in Cambridge, Lucinda Suzanne Wright (born 1965). They have one daughter and one son:

  • Audrey Serena Angela, Gräfin Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (born 1997)
  • Alexander John Peter, Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (born 1999)

Professional workEdit

He is the co-founder of production company Blueprint Pictures with Graham Broadbent.

As a producer, his work includes In Bruges (2008), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), a critically acclaimed film[2] for which he was co-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards.[3]



  1. ^ a b The Peerage
  2. ^ "The story behind 'Three Billboards' production company Blueprint Pictures". Screen. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. ^ "Oscars 2018: The list of nominees in full". BBC News. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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Lines of succession
Preceded by
Hazel Czernin
Line of succession to the Howard de Walden barony
1st position
Succeeded by
Alexander Czernin