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Peter Duffell

Peter Duffell British film director

British film director
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Intro British film director
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Film director
Gender male
Birth 1937
The details

Peter Duffell (born 1937) is a British film and television director and screenwriter, born in Canterbury, England.
Veteran British actor Christopher Lee called Duffell Britain's "most under-rated director."


Duffell began his career as a director with episodes of the television series Scotland Yard and the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of second features for the cinema. He directed episodes of The Avengers, Man in a Suitcase and Strange Report.

Based on his television work Milton Subotsky of Amicus Productions selected him to direct The House That Dripped Blood (1970) though he turned down other Amican films becasue he did not want to be typecast as a horror director.

In 1973 he wrote and directed England Made Me but continued directing English television shows.


  • The Never Never Murder (1961) (short film)
  • The Silent Weapon (1961) (short film)
  • The Grand Junction Case (1961) (short film)
  • Partners in Crime (1961)
  • The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
  • England Made Me (1973) + screenplay
  • Inside Out (1975)
  • Caught on a Train (TV film, 1980)
  • Daisy (TV film, 1980)
  • The Waterfall (TV film, 1980) + screenplay
  • Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)
  • Letters to an Unknown Lover (TV film, 1986)
  • Hand in Glove (TV film, 1987)
  • King of the Wind (1990)
  • Some Other Spring (TV film, 1991) + screenplay


  • Playing Piano in a Brothel: Memoirs of a Film Director (2010), with a foreword by Christopher Lee

Second unit director

  • Superman (1978)

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