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Peter Glenville (1913–1996)


A talented actor and distinguished stage director, Peter Glenville was the son of Shaun Glenville, the British music hall artist and noted pantomime dame. Born in London Glenville was educated at the Jesuit's Stonyhurst College where he appeared in a production of Hamlet in the 1930s where he was singled out by critics for his matinee idol looks. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Becket
Becket Director
(1964)
Summer and Smoke
Summer and Smoke Director
(1961)
Term of Trial
Term of Trial Director
(1962)
The Comedians
The Comedians Director
(1967)

Filmography

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 1966 Hotel Paradiso
Georges Feydeau (uncredited)
 1958 Me and the Colonel
British Submarine Commander (uncredited)
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Jimmy Rosso
 1944 Heaven Is Round the Corner
Donald McKay
 1942 Uncensored
Charles Neels
 1940 Two for Danger
Young Latin
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1940 His Brother's Keeper
Hicky
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Stage Play: Separate Tables. See more »
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Trivia:

Was slated to direct the film version of "Man of La Mancha", but was let go by United Artists when they learned that he planned to eliminate nearly all of the songs and make a "straight" dramatic film of the musical. It was Glenville who brought in most of the principal actors, which is why the film is largely cast with Shakespearean actors who had never sung before in a film. See more »

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Scorpio

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