Peter Greenaway was born in Wales and educated in London. He trained as a painter for four years, and started making his own films in 1966. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which has also informed his making of installations for the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona, the Boymans -van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Louvre in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Hoffburg in Vienna, the Brera in Milan and the Armory in New York. He has worked and collaborated with the composers John Cage, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Wim Mertens, Louis Andriessen, Goran Brekovic, Giovanni Sollima and David Lang, and toured the world with his Tulse Luper Suitcases VJ Show. He has regularly been nominated for the Film Festival Competitions of Cannes, Venice and Berlin, published books and written for the theatre and opera. His first feature film, THE DRAUGHTSMAN¹S CONTRACT, completed in 1982, received great critical acclaim and established him internationally as one of the most original and important film makers of our times, a reputation consolidated by the films, THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER and THE PILLOW-BOOK and most recently by NIGHTWATCHING and the documentary REMBRANDTS JACCUSE. His current projects include multimedia installations, with, amongst others, projections on the original paintings of Rembrandt's Night Watch in Amsterdam, da Vincis Last Supper in Milan, and the Veronese Marriage at Cana in Venice. His latest feature film GOLTZIUS & THE PELICAN COMPANY had its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival this November 2012.