Peter Anthony Dowling is a screenwriter and director. He was born in Salford, England, in 1969 and started his career in children's animation in both the UK and Germany. Working on cartoons such as The Raggy Dolls, Benjamin Bluemchen and Renada.
After winning the Fulbright TEB Clarke Fellowship in Screenwriting 1996/7, judged by William Goldman and paid for by John Cleese, Dowling moved to the United States, briefly attending the University of Southern California, and then sold a spec screenplay to Arnold Kopelson (Platoon, Se7en) and 20th Century Fox.
Dowling's first produced movie was Flightplan starring Jodie Foster which was the number one box office hit in the U.S. and grossed over $223,000,000 worldwide.
Starting in 2007 he began to direct as well as write and his first film is Stag Night.