Peter Sasdy

Peter Sasdy (born 27 May 1935 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian-born British film and television director.[1]

In addition to his numerous TV credits, notably the Nigel Kneale-scripted The Stone Tape (1972), he directed several horror films for Hammer, including Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), Countess Dracula (1971) and Hands of the Ripper (1971).[2]

He directed Pia Zadora in The Lonely Lady (1983), for which he earned a Razzie Award. Sasdy directed the classical series 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and 'The Spoils of Poynton' for BBC TV. He also directed the first episode ("Gunfight at the OK Laundrette") of the hit Minder series.

He directed Welcome to Blood City, for Warner Bros. perhaps the first cinema release movie in the "virtual-reality" genre.

From 1985 to 1987 he directed the Thames TV production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13​34. Sasdy produced and directed Kingsley Amis's Ending Up for Thames TV starring John Mills, Wendy Hiller and Michael Hordern.


  1. ^ Hutchings, Peter (2017). Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 283. ISBN 9781538102442. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ New Blood Pirie, David. Sight and Sound; London Vol. 40, Iss. 2, (Spring 1971): 73.

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