Peter Ludlow is the anti-villainous main antagonist of the 1997 live action film The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
He was portrayed by Arliss Howard.
Peter Ludlow was the nephew of John Hammond in the movie, but unlike his uncle (who learns the error of his ways) Ludlow still admired his vision of Jurassic Park and wanted to revive his uncle's dream. However, he didn't exactly use the most humane methods in order to accomplish his goal. First of all, he wanted to resurrect the abandoned San Diego Facility, which his uncle had abandoned in favor of the more favorable Isla Nublar location. He sends a huge team to Isla Sorna to bring back a male Tyrannosaurus rex for his new tourist attraction in San Diego.
However, his plan backfires; the Tyrannosaurus eventually escapes from the ship's cargo hold and causes chaos in the city, resulting the deaths of the ship's crew, a citizen and a family dog, much to Ludlow's horror. Meanwhile, Ludlow is looking for the baby and finds it. However, just then the adult arrives. It attacks Ludlow and first picks him up in its jaws by the leg and crushes it. He screams in pain and can only watch as the baby T. rex lunges on top of him since the father decided to use it as the baby's first self-hunted meal. Then, after that, both the baby T. rex and the adult T. Rex are returned to Isla Sorna.
Jurassic Park: Redemption
- Main article: Peter Ludlow (IDW)
- In the book, the role of the villain was played by Lewis Dodgson, who appeared in the first film as well but is never seen again afterwards.
- Ludlow is married because he wears a wedding ring which can be seen when he is riding in the Jeep in Roland Tembo's introductory scene.
- Gary Oldman was offered for the role of Peter Ludlow, but he turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. He was replaced by Arliss Howard.
- Despite his status as the main antagonist, Ludlow isn't outstandingly evil nor does anything remarkably vile, as he actually tolerates Malcolm's group through the Island, even genuinely apologizing for Eddie Car's death. Should he have lived, the heroes could've convinced him to abandon the "Jurassic Park San Diego" idea.
- Peter Ludlow at the Antagonists wiki
- Peter Ludlow at the Jurassic Park wiki
- Peter Ludlow at the LEGO wiki