Anderson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Educated at Newlands Preparatory School, Gosforth and later at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School, Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Warwick as the youngest student to achieve a BA in Film & Literature. He made his debut as the writer-director of Shopping, which starred Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost as thieves who smashed cars into storefronts. When released in the United Kingdom it was banned in some cinemas, and only gained a release in the United States as an edited, direct to video release.
After this, he directed the successful 1995 video game adaptation Mortal Kombat. While prior video game movies, like Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros., had been all-out disasters, Mortal Kombat was well received by fans, and some critics. He declined to direct the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which was not well received by critics or fans. Anderson was asked to direct a third movie, Mortal Kombat… read more
Congratulations on making CinemaScope's top 50 filmmakers under 50 you amazing bastard you! You and John Hyams have a greater understanding for the formal elements of genre than anyone else, well deserved good man!
P-Dubz makes some of the best B-movies out there. Frankly I'd rather watch an action by him than most of the overly-serious shaky-cam bullshit that passes for highbrow action from Hollywood. He keeps it real.