Peter Shaw (producer)

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Peter Pullen Shaw
Born (1918-06-24)24 June 1918
Reading, Berkshire, England
Died 29 January 2003(2003-01-29) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart failure
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1934–1997
Spouse(s) Angela Lansbury
(m. 1949)
Children 3

Peter Shaw (born Peter Pullen; 24 June 1918 – 29 January 2003) was an English actor and producer and the second husband of actress Angela Lansbury.

Early life and career[edit]

Shaw was born on 24 June 1918 in Reading, Berkshire, England, and began his career in front of the screen following the Second World War, and later found success as a studio executive. Shaw served in the British Army during the Second World War.[1] He was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by the Charles Feldman Agency in the late 1940s. Shaw apprenticed with agent Paul Small, leading to an executive position at the studio and later a career with the William Morris Agency, where he represented Katharine Hepburn and Robert Mitchum,[1] among others. He returned to MGM as assistant head of production in 1964 and then rejoined the William Morris Agency as an international business manager. Shaw launched Corymore Productions in 1987. He later produced Murder, She Wrote with his two sons at Universal Studios,[1] in addition to other made-for-television features.[2]

Personal life and death[edit]

After an early marriage which produced a son, David, he married actress Angela Lansbury in 1949;[1] they had two children, Anthony Peter Shaw (born 7 January 1952) and Deirdre Angela Shaw (born 26 April 1953).[3] Peter Shaw died of heart failure in his Los Angeles home on 29 January 2003. He was 84.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

Year Title Role Notes ref
1934 One More River Guest
[5]
1935 Clive of India Mr. Miller
[6]
Bride of Frankenstein Devil
[7]
1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy Party Guest
[8]
1939 Sons of the Sea Lt. John Strepte British colour drama film directed by Maurice Elvey
1947 Forever Amber Deacon
[9]
The Exile Higson Adventure romantic drama film in Technicolor directed by Max Ophüls [10]

Production[edit]

Year Title Role Notes ref
1972 Something to Hide Associate producer Thriller film directed by Alastair Reid. [11]
1974 The World of Miss World Producer Documentary directed by Tony Palmer
1975 The Spiral Staircase Producer Horror mystery thriller film directed by Peter Collinson and a remake of the 1945 film of the same name [12]
1978 The Water Babies Producer Live action-animated feature film directed by Lionel Jeffries [13]
1979 Eagle's Wing Executive producer Euro-Western Eastmancolor film directed by Anthony Harvey [14]
1982 Enigma Producer Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc [15]
1984 Champions Producer Based on the true story of jockey Bob Champion and directed by John Irvin [16]
1986 Castaway Executive producer Adventure-drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg and adapted from its namesake 1984 book by Lucy Irvine
1988 Taffin Producer Irish thriller film directed by Francis Megahy. [17]
1997 Keep the Aspidistra Flying Producer
[18]
The Tale of Sweeney Todd Executive producer and story Crime-drama/horror television film directed by John Schlesinger [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Peter Shaw, 84; TV Producer, Husband of Angela Lansbury" Los Angeles Times, 5 February 2003
  2. ^ "Peter Shaw, TV Producer And Agent, 84" The New York Times, 6 February 2003
  3. ^ http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/angela-lansbury.html
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Peter Shaw, Angela Lansbury's Producer-Agent Husband, Dead at 84" Playbill, 6 February 2003
  5. ^ "One More River". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Clive of India". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bride of Frankenstein". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Little Lord Fauntleroy". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Forever Amber". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Exile". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Something to Hide". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Spiral Staircase". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Water Babies". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Eagle's Wing". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Enigma". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Champions". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Taffin". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Keep the Aspidistra Flying". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "The Tale of Sweeney Todd". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

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