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Peter Murray-Hill

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Peter Auriol Murray Hill

(1908-04-20)20 April 1908
Died25 November 1957(1957-11-25) (aged 49)
OccupationActor, Publisher
Years active1938–1945 (acting)
(m. 1941)

Peter Auriol Murray Hill[1] (20 April 1908 – 25 November 1957) was an English actor, and publisher [2][3] He was married to the actress Phyllis Calvert from 1941 until his death.[3][4]


Murray Hill's first prominent acting role was in 1938's Jane Steps Out.[2] Also in 1938, Murray Hill was cast in the lead role in Mr. Reeder in Room 13.[5] He was cast in the secondary male lead in The Outsider in 1939, alongside George Sanders and Mary Maguire.[6]

His acting career peaked in the late 1930s. By the early 1940s, he returned to playing secondary lead roles in films such as At the Villa Rose and The House of the Arrow. By the mid-1940s, he was cast mostly in supporting roles. His final film was They Were Sisters, released in 1945, which also starred his wife, Phyllis Calvert.

Murray Hill specialised in 18th Century books and by the 1950s he had turned to book publishing. He served as the president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association from 1956 until his death in 1957.

Personal life

Murray Hill met actress Phyllis Calvert during a West End production of the play Punch Without Judy in 1939.[7] They were married in 1941.[4] They had two children: Ann Auriol (born 1943) and Piers (born 1954).[8][9] Murray Hill and Calvert were married for sixteen years, until Murray Hill's death in 1957.[4] Calvert never remarried.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Hill
  2. ^ a b "Peter Murray Hill". BFI. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Phyllis Calvert". 9 October 2002.
  4. ^ a b c "BBC NEWS - Entertainment - Actress Phyllis Calvert dies". 9 October 2002.
  5. ^ "Mr. Reeder in Room 13 (1938)". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
  6. ^ "The Outsider (1939)". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
  7. ^ Eric Shorter (9 October 2002). "Obituary: Phyllis Calvert". The Guardian.
  8. ^ Lewis, Paul (12 October 2002). "Phyllis Calvert, 87, Virtuous Heroine of Wartime Melodramas". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "National Portrait Gallery - Portrait - NPG x76717; Piers Auriol Murray-Hill; Phyllis Calvert; (Anna) Auriol Lee (née Murray-Hill); Peter Murray-Hill".

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