Friday, October 14, 2011

RIP Peter Hammond

British producer, director, actor, screenwriter Peter Hammond passed away on October 12, 2011 in London, England. He was 87. Born Peter C. Hammond Hill, on November 23, 1923 in London, Hammond made his film debut in "Waterloo Road" (1945) and went on to carve a career playing the boy next door throughout the late 1940s and 1950s in such films as The Huggetts Trilogy (1948-1949). Other well known films were "Holiday Camp" 1947) "Helter Skelter" (1949), "Morning Departure" (1950), "The Adventurers" (1951) and "X the Unknown" (1956). Venturing into television he appeared in such series as "The Adventures of William Tell" and "The Buccaneers". In the ‘60s he turned to directing such TV programs as "The Avengers", "Armchair Theatre", "Out of the Unknown" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes". Hammond directed one Euro-western "The Phantom Kid" (1977). He was married to actress Maureen Glynne.

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