T. W. Peacocke

TW Peacocke (born 1960) is a Canadian television and film director.


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Canada, he is the son of Thomas Peacocke, Canadian actor, director and educator. He studied painting at the Banff Centre, French civilization at the Université de Caen in France, and then went on to Yale University, from which he graduated (BA, History) in 1983. He also attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film and Television Program before returning to Canada in 1985. He speaks both English and French as well some Spanish, Italian and German.

He has won two Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Direction of a television series (for Made in Canada in 2002 and Rent-a-Goalie in 2007) and a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Program - Rent-a-Goalie in 2008).

He has directed more than 140 episodes of over twenty-five different television series, including Rookie Blue, Heartland, The Border, M.V.P. (which he also produced), Rent-a-Goalie, Show Me Yours, The Eleventh Hour, Blue Murder (on which he also served as creative consultant), Mutant X, Made in Canada, Cold Squad, Amazon, Traders, North of 60, The Rez, Black Harbour, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Jake and the Kid, Madison, Beast Wars: Transformers, The Odyssey, and Schitt's Creek. He also directed the four-hour television mini-series, Canada Russia '72, for which he received a Best Director Gemini Award nomination. He has appeared as an actor numerous times, in episodes of Rent-a-Goalie, Traders, Madison, and Canada Russia '72 in which he played the captain of the Soviet hockey team, Victor Kuzkin.


  • 2008
  • 2007
    • Directors Guild of Canada DGC Team Award for Television Series - Comedy - Rent-a-Goalie - Nominated (shared with Ian Brock (production designer), Don Cassidy (editor), Karen McGarroch (second assistant director), George Jeffery (first assistant director), Jeremy Hood (production coordinator), Paul Jennison (production accountant), John MacNeil (art director)), episode The Arrivalist - Nominated
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2006
    • Directors Guild of Canada DGC Team Award for Television Movie or Mini-Series Canada Russia '72 - Nominated (shared with Ray Lorenz (production designer), Dean Soltys (editor), George Jeffery (first assistant director), etc. - Nominated.
  • 2002
    • Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Award Television - Pretty Funny Direction - Series - Made in Canada - Won (shared)
  • 1999
  • 1996
    • Leo Award for best Direction in a Television Series - North of 60 - Nominated.

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