In 1976, Peter quit school and for a short time, worked as a factory worker.
Peter wrote and directed his first film "Then There Was an Englishman" while still at university.
Peter's father died of cancer in 1977.
Peter has a daughter named Mairi who was born in 1991 and a son named Paddy who was born in 1997.
Peter made his professional acting debut in a 1988 Christmas pantomime for the Wildcat Theatre Company.
Peter's mother passed away in 1994.