Peter has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Screenplay- Motion Picture, for his work on the movie "The Queen".
On June 19 2007, Peter was one of 115 people to be admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which is the group who's members vote on Academy Award nomination ballots.
Peter was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2007 for his work on the movie The Queen.
In 2007 the two winners of the Academy Award for Best Actress and Actor (Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker) both won the award for starring in movies in which the screenplay was written by Peter (The Queen and The Last King of Scotland)
Peter is fluent in both English and German.
All of the three screenplays that Peter wrote in 2006 (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, and Longford) were based on real characters (Idi Amin, Queen Elizabeth II and Lord Longford).