Hay Petrie

Hay Petrie

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1895-07-16
Deathday: 1948-07-30 (53 years old)

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Biography

David Hay Petrie (16 July 1895 – 30 July 1948) was a Scottish actor noted for playing eccentric characters, among them Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop (1934), the McLaggen in The Ghost Goes West (1935) and Uncle Pumblechook in Great Expectations (1946).Hay Petrie was born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, where he went to Harris Academy. He later attended St Andrew's University, where he first discovered the stage. In 1915, he joined the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) as a second lieutenant.

After the war, he studied with Rosina Filippi joining the Old Vic Company appearing as "Starveling" in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1920. In 1924 Albert de Courville brought Hay Petrie into vaudeville with The Looking Glass, in which he sang "Oh Shakespeare you're the best of all but you can't fill the fourteen shilling stall". His first film part was Many Waters in 1931.

Hay Petrie struggled with alcoholism, but was much loved by audiences and players. He was never more at home than when he was playing parts from the classical theatre, and for many he was the Shakespearean Clown of the early 1920s.

He died in London in July 1948, aged 53.

Filmography

All 71

Movies 71

Director 1

Herman's Servant
The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades (1949)

Movie
Peck
The Guinea Pig

The Guinea Pig (1948)

Movie
Clock Winder
The Fallen Idol

The Fallen Idol (1948)

Movie
the barber
Noose

Noose (1948)

Movie
Grimshaw, the Curio Shop Proprietor
The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw (1948)

Movie
3.67
Uncle Pumblechook
Great Expectations

Great Expectations (1946)

Movie
5.67
The Cabby
Midnight Taxi

Midnight Taxi (1946)

Movie
Tom
The Laughing Lady

The Laughing Lady (1946)

Movie
Station Master
Night Boat to Dublin

Night Boat to Dublin (1946)

Movie
Fair Owner
The Voice Within

The Voice Within (1946)

Movie
Sir Henry Markham (uncredited)
For You Alone

For You Alone (1945)

Movie
Fraser
Kiss the Bride Goodbye

Kiss the Bride Goodbye (1945)

Movie
Woodcock
A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Movie
6
Landlord
On Approval

On Approval (1944)

Movie
Worker in Pagan's Office (uncredited)
The Shipbuilders

The Shipbuilders (1943)

Movie
Waiter (uncredited)
They Met in the Dark

They Met in the Dark (1943)

Movie
6
Talkative sailor at table
Sabotage at Sea

Sabotage at Sea (1942)

Movie
Old General
They Flew Alone

They Flew Alone (1942)

Movie
Mr. Kissack
Hard Steel

Hard Steel (1942)

Movie
The Burgomaster
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Movie
Bus Conductor
Rush Hour

Rush Hour (1941)

Movie
Dr. Truscott
Cottage to Let

Cottage to Let (1941)

Movie
Drunk
Turned Out Nice Again

Turned Out Nice Again (1941)

Movie
Mr. Cathcart
The Spell of Amy Nugent

The Spell of Amy Nugent (1941)

Movie
Railway Porter
Quiet Wedding

Quiet Wedding (1941)

Movie
Procurator Fiscal
The Ghost of St. Michael's

The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

Movie
Sebastian
Freedom Radio

Freedom Radio (1941)

Movie
Astrologer
The Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Movie
Minesweeper Skipper
Convoy

Convoy (1940)

Movie
Benoit
Ten Days in Paris

Ten Days in Paris (1940)

Movie
Nazi Pastor
Pastor Hall

Pastor Hall (1940)

Movie
Axel Skold / Erik Skold
Contraband

Contraband (1940)

Movie
Britt
Spy for a Day

Spy for a Day (1940)

Movie
Dr. Isidor Fosco
Crimes at the Dark House

Crimes at the Dark House (1940)

Movie
John Aloysius Evan
21 Days

21 Days (1940)

Movie
4.33
Stephen Neale
Inquest

Inquest (1939)

Movie
Engineer
The Spy in Black

The Spy in Black (1939)

Movie
Sir Humphrey's Groom Sam
Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn (1939)

Movie
4
Mahdi Interpreter
The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers (1939)

Movie
Old Dan
Design for Murder

Design for Murder (1939)

Movie
Stage Door Keeper
Q Planes

Q Planes (1939)

Movie
The Undertaker
Consider Your Verdict

Consider Your Verdict (1938)

Movie
Station Master
Knight Without Armour

Knight Without Armour (1937)

Movie
Robert Pigeon
Secret Lives

Secret Lives (1937)

Movie
Tiberius Cavallo
The Conquest of the Air

The Conquest of the Air (1936)

Movie
New York theatre manager
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not (1936)

Movie
Jeweller (uncredited)
Rembrandt

Rembrandt (1936)

Movie
Orlando
The House of the Spaniard

The House of the Spaniard (1936)

Movie
Actor
Men of Yesterday

Men of Yesterday (1936)

Movie
The McLaggen
The Ghost Goes West

The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Movie
Professor
Crimson Dynasty

Crimson Dynasty (1935)

Movie
Spy
Moscow Nights

Moscow Nights (1935)

Movie
Cascal
I Give My Heart

I Give My Heart (1935)

Movie
Periteau
Invitation To The Waltz

Invitation To The Waltz (1935)

Movie
Mr. Rich
Peg of Old Drury

Peg of Old Drury (1935)

Movie
Harry
Blind Justice

Blind Justice (1935)

Movie
New York Manager
Do Not Forget About Me

Do Not Forget About Me (1935)

Movie
Quilp
The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

Movie
French Ambassador
Nell Gwyn

Nell Gwyn (1934)

Movie
Waiter
The Queen's Affair

The Queen's Affair (1934)

Movie
Mr. Edwards
Colonel Blood

Colonel Blood (1934)

Movie
Jevons
Crime on the Hill

Crime on the Hill (1933)

Movie
Farmhand
Song of the Plough

Song of the Plough (1933)

Movie
Merchant (Phase III)
The Wandering Jew

The Wandering Jew (1933)

Movie
Mr. Clappit
Matinee Idol

Matinee Idol (1933)

Movie
The King's Barber (uncredited)
The Private Life of Henry VIII

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

Movie
Photographer
The Lucky Number

The Lucky Number (1933)

Movie
Director
Many Waters

Many Waters (1931)

Movie
Remenado
Gipsy Blood

Gipsy Blood (1931)

Movie
Scotty
Night Birds

Night Birds (1930)

Movie
Scruffy
Suspense

Suspense (1930)

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.31
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1895-07-16

Deathday
1948-07-30 (53 years old)

Place of birth
Dundee, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland


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