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Also Known As: William John Joseph Eyth Died: January 26, 1957
Born: April 7, 1918 Cause of Death: acute hepatitis after long struggle with alcoholism
Birth Place: Mars, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, producer, director

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American-born, but educated in the UK and based there ever since, Peter Eyre embarked on his initial theatrical training in France, after London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) disappointed him by deferring his entry. RADA was apparently no great loss: Eyre has since trod the boards for the most august and distinguished British stage companies, including the Old Vic, where he made his professional debut, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the National Theatre. Stage directors with whom Eyre has worked include Trevor Nunn, Jonathan Miller and Michael Grandage, and his theatrical co-stars have included Ralph Fiennes and Dame Judi Dench. Onscreen too, Eyre is a flexible and dynamic character actor, and has worked with a rollcall of greats. He appeared as Otto Mahler in Ken Russell's "Mahler," and -- like most of the great British thesps of his vintage -- took roles in several Merchant-Ivory titles, including "Maurice" and "The Remains of the Day." He played his late friend the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan in Janet Munsil's acclaimed stage play "Smoking with Lulu," and also appeared as a character based on Gore Vidal in Edmund White's "Terre Haute," which imagines the writer's...

American-born, but educated in the UK and based there ever since, Peter Eyre embarked on his initial theatrical training in France, after London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) disappointed him by deferring his entry. RADA was apparently no great loss: Eyre has since trod the boards for the most august and distinguished British stage companies, including the Old Vic, where he made his professional debut, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the National Theatre. Stage directors with whom Eyre has worked include Trevor Nunn, Jonathan Miller and Michael Grandage, and his theatrical co-stars have included Ralph Fiennes and Dame Judi Dench. Onscreen too, Eyre is a flexible and dynamic character actor, and has worked with a rollcall of greats. He appeared as Otto Mahler in Ken Russell's "Mahler," and -- like most of the great British thesps of his vintage -- took roles in several Merchant-Ivory titles, including "Maurice" and "The Remains of the Day." He played his late friend the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan in Janet Munsil's acclaimed stage play "Smoking with Lulu," and also appeared as a character based on Gore Vidal in Edmund White's "Terre Haute," which imagines the writer's interaction with Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Customs Agent (1950) Bert Stewart
2.
 Special Agent (1949) Johnny Douglas
3.
 Mr. Reckless (1948) Jeff Lundy
4.
 Meet Me at Dawn (1947)
5.
 Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) Albert Marbury
6.
 Centennial Summer (1946) Benjamin Franklin Phelps
7.
 A Royal Scandal (1945) Alexei Chernoff
8.
 The Song of Bernadette (1945) Antoine Nicolau
9.
 The House on 92nd Street (1945) Bill Dietrich
10.
 Wilson (1945) George Felton
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companion:
Lon McCallister. Actor, real estate agent. Lived together in the 1930s until c. 1948 when Eythe married; reunited in early 1950s.
wife:
Buff Cobb. Born in 1930; married in 1948; divorced in 1949; daughter of Irvin S Cobb.

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father:
Carl Eyth.
mother:
Kathleen Eyth.
father-in-law:
Irvin S Cobb.

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