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Peter Quiller

Peter Quiller was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1944. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and the Italia Conti Stage School. After a six year full-time career as a dancer, actor and folk-singer, he entered the film industry as a ‘gopher’ in 1965. For over fifteen years he worked as a freelance film cameraman for BBCTV, Southern TV, Anglia, Yorkshire TV, Thames, M.G.M., Rank, EMI and many more. His many credits include Superman – The Movie, The Return of the Saint and Play School.

Peter severed connections with the film industry in 1981 to return to full-time education at the University of Hertfordshire, where he obtained a B.A. Honours degree in English and Drama, graduating in 1984. In 1992 he became a fully qualified teacher and for seventeen years taught Drama and English, whilst continuing his magical and geomantic interests. During odd periods of ‘resting’ in his career, Peter Quiller has worked as a caretaker, a builder’s labourer, a salesman, a landscape gardener, an ambulance driver, theatre and film director, as well as appearing as Father Christmas.

Peter was the principal of his own drama school from 1979 until 2009. He now lives happily in Powys with his wife, devoting much of his time to writing.

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