Peter Hammond

Trained in the arts at the prestigious Harrow School in London, Peter Hammond jumped straight into feature film acting in his early 20s. He made his screen debut in an uncredited role in the 1945 World War II romance ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1923 in London, UK

Filmography

Director (15)

Rumpole of the Bailey, Series II 1980 - 1981, 1986 - 1989, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1987 - 1989, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series I 1986 - 1989, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

The Sins of the Fathers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1987 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Inspector Morse, Series I 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Director

The Death of the Heart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

The Death of the Heart 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Phantom Kid 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Cold Comfort Farm 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Spring and Port Wine 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dark Angel (TV Show)

Director

The Settling of the Sun (TV Show)

Director
Actor (5)

The Adventures of Robin Hood 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Buccaneers 1956 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Spin a Dark Web 1957 (Movie)

Bill Walker (Actor)

It's Never Too Late 1955 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Deadliest Sin 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (5)

Navy Seals 1990 (Movie)

(model unit) (Camera Operator)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

matte photography(United Kingdom) (Photography)

Return to Oz 1985 (Movie)

matte photography (Photography)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

matte photography (Photography)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

matte camera operator (Camera Operator)
Editor (2)

Life's Greatest Holiday Stories 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Assistant Editor

Images of Life: Photographs That Changed the World 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Assistant Editor
Art Department (1)

Children of the Century 2002 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)
Other (3)

Vatel 2000 (Movie)

set painter (Other)

The Horseman on the Roof 1996 (Movie)

set painter (Other)

Sweet Lies 1988 (Movie)

set construction (Construction)

Biography

Trained in the arts at the prestigious Harrow School in London, Peter Hammond jumped straight into feature film acting in his early 20s. He made his screen debut in an uncredited role in the 1945 World War II romance drama "Waterloo Road," and landed at least one role in television or cinema every year until he stopped acting in 1967. Most notably, he portrayed Peter Hawtrey in the trilogy of comedy films "Here Come the Huggetts," "Vote for Huggett," and "The Huggetts Abroad," and Lt. Edward Beamish in the TV series "The Buccaneers." Hammond's career did not end with acting, however; he went on to direct several feature films and nearly 50 different British television programs. He directed 18 episodes of the popular, light-hearted spy drama "The Avengers." The show, which often poked fun at British culture and incorporated elements of science-fiction and fantasy, chronicled the world-saving exploits of British Intelligence agent John Steed, with the help of his frequently changing but always beautiful (and female) partner. Hammond was best-known for helming literary adaptations, directing the small screen versions of both classics like "Wuthering Heights" and "Our Mutual Friend" and lighter fare such as "Cold Comfort Farm" and "The Little World of Don Camillo." In the latter part of his career, he focused mainly on literary detective shows, most notably TV versions of Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse mysteries. Hammond died at his home in London in 2011, aged 87.

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