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Peter Chester


Peter is a highly experienced Gaffer with over 25 years experience working on features, high-end TV dramas and commercials.

Based in Wales but happy to travel.

Feature Films (selection)

Production Director of Photography Director Additional Information
Bohemian RhapsodyNewton Thomas SigelDexter FletcherBest Boy (New Director)
ColletteAshley RoweWash WestmorlandRigging Gaffer
Hell Boy 3Sam McCurdy / Si BellNeil MarshallGaffer
Secret of Crickly HallPeter GreenhalghJoe AhearnGaffer
World War ZRobert RichardsonMarc FosterChief Rigging Gaffer
HugoRobert RichardsonMartin ScorseseRigging Gaffer
SaharaSeamus McGarvey BSCBreck EisnerRigging Gaffer / 2nd Unit Gaffer
End GameDavid BennetGary WicksGaffer
The MartinsDavid JohnsonTony GroundsGaffer
Gangster Number OnePeter SovaPaul MaguigenGaffer
Eleventh HourTerry McDonough / Rodger GarlandBen Smithard BSC / Graham FrakeGaffer

TV / Dramas (selection)

Production Director of Photography Director Additional Information
His Dark Materials S3Gary Shaw /Petra Korner /David Johnson /John LeeAmit Gupta /Charles Martin /Weronika Tofilska /Leanne WellhamMain Unit Gaffer
Man Hunt S2Baz Irvine BSCMarc Evans Gaffer
Doctor Who (various series)VariousVariousBest Boy / 2nd Unit Gaffer
Man Hunt S2Baz Irvine BSCMarc Evans Gaffer
His Dark Materials S2David Higgs / Joel DevlinJamie Childs / Will McGregorMain Unit Gaffer
End of the F*****g World S2Benedict Spence / Ben ToddLucy Forbes / Destiny EkaraghaMain Unit Gaffer
His Dark Materials S1Justin BrownTom HooperRigging Gaffer / 2nd Unit Gaffer
KiriMatt GreyEuros LynBest Boy / Gaffer
WillJohn De Borman /David Higgs /Damian Bromley / Eric Kress /Erik WilsonShekher Kapur /Elliot Lester /Magnus Martens /Jonathan TeplitzskyRigging Gaffer / 2nd Unit Gaffer
Green HollowSteve LawesPippa BroughtonGaffer
The CollectionMartin Fuhrer / James WellandDearbhia Walsh / Dan ZeffRigging Gaffer / Gaffer
The Bastard ExecutionerHenry Braham /Mike Spragg /Denis Crossan /Sam McCurdyParis Barclay /Ciaran Donnelly / Ashley Way /Billy Gierhart /Kari Skogland2nd Unit Gaffer / Rigging Gaffer
Davinci's Demons S3Owen McPolin /Fabian Wagner /Julian Court /Giulio Biccari /Toby MoorePeter Hoar /David S Goya /MJ Bassett /Jamie Payne2nd Unit Gaffer / Rigging Gaffer

Additional Information

Commercial shoots include Brands: Apple iPhone, SKY TV, NETFLIX, DFS, Ford, Jaguar, and Rolls Royce .

Qualifications & Training:  City & Guilds Part 1 & 2 + 15th/16th/17th Edition, Fully Qualified Electrician • HGV class 2 • IPAF Card (for Cherry Pickers & Scissor Lifts) •  BBC First Aid, Health & Safety Passport to Work • Health & Safety Management Course (2019) • Harassment & Bullying in the Workplace Course (2019) • HOD Risk Assessment & Management Course (2019) • COVID 19 Compliance (202))