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Hay Petrie (1895–1948)

Diminutive Scots character actor of quirky personality and gift of gab. As a drama student at St. Andrews, he first performed in productions staged by the university's dramatic society. He served with the Royal Scots during World War I, then forged a career playing comic roles on the Shakespearean stage, where he was often billed as 'D.Hay Petrie'.... See full bio »


(age 53) in London, England, UK

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Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn Sir Humphrey's Groom
Great Expectations
Great Expectations Uncle Pumblechook
The Thief of Bagdad
The Thief of Bagdad Astrologer
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes Boisson


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 1949 The Queen of Spades
Herman's servant
 1948 The Monkey's Paw
 1948 The Outsider
 1948 The Silk Noose
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Clock Winder
 1948 The Red Shoes
 1946 The Laughing Lady
 1946 Honeymoon Hotel
The Bridegroom
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin
Station Master
 1946 The Voice Within
Fair Owner
 1945 Battle for Music
Official Receiver
 1945 Waltz Time
Minister of War
 1945 For You Alone
Sir Henry Markham (uncredited)
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
 1944 On Approval
 1943 They Met in the Dark
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Escape to Danger (uncredited)
 1943 It Started at Midnight
Gestapo man at inn
 1942 Sabotage at Sea
Talkative sailor at table
 1942 Wings and the Woman
Old General
 1942 Hard Steel
Mr. Kissack
 1942 This Was Paris
Popinard, Amusement Park Owner
 1941 Bombsight Stolen
Dr. Truscott
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 The Spell of Amy Nugent
Mr. Cathcart
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Railway Porter (uncredited)
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's
Procurator Fiscal
 1941 A Voice in the Night
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
 1940 Convoy
Minesweeper Skipper
 1940 Ten Days in Paris
 1940 Pastor Hall
Nazi Pastor
 1940 Blackout
Axel Skold / Erik Skold
 1940 Spy for a Day
Mr. Britt.
 1939 Inquest
Norman Neale K.C.
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Sir Humphrey's Groom
 1939 The Four Feathers
Mahdi Interpreter (uncredited)
 1939 Design for Murder
Old Dan
 1939 The Spy in Black
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Stage Door Keeper
 1938 A Spot of Bother
McTavish the Golf Club Official (uncredited)
 1938/I Smiling Along
 1938 The Last Barricade
Captain MacTavish
 1937 Knight Without Armor
Station Master
 1937 I Married a Spy
Robert Pigeon
 1936 The Conquest of the Air
Tiberius Cavallo
 1936 Rembrandt
Jeweller (uncredited)
 1936 Hearts of Humanity
Alf Hooper
 1936 The House of the Spaniard
 1936 Forever Yours
New York Theatre Manager
 1935 The Ghost Goes West
The McLaggen
 1935 I Stand Condemned
 1935 Crimson Dynasty
Professor (uncredited)
 1935 Peg of Old Drury
Mr. Rich
 1935 Invitation to the Waltz
 1934 Blind Justice
 1934 The Private Life of Don Juan
Golden Pheasant Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Nell Gwyn
French Ambassador (uncredited)
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1934 Colonel Blood
Mr. Edwards
 1933 Matinee Idol
Mr. Clappit
 1933 Red Wagon
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1933 Crime on the Hill
 1933 Song of the Plough
 1933/I The Wandering Jew
Palermo Merchant (uncredited)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII.
The King's Barber (uncredited)
 1933 Daughters of Today
 1932 The Lucky Number
The Photographer
 1932 Help Yourself
Sam Short
 1932 Carmen
 1931 Many Waters
 1930 Night Birds
Scotty (as D. Hay Petrie)
 1930 Suspense
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He acted in William Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Arthur Bourchier, Ernest Milton, Athene Sayler, Wilfrid Walter, John Laurie, Andrew Leigh, Florence Saunders, Beatrice Wilson, Douglas Burbridge, Hilton Edwards, John Garside, and Hutin Britton in the ... See more »

Alternate Names:

D. Hay Petrie


5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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