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Victor Peers


Victor Peers (1897–1971) began working in the British film industry in the 1920s and became a production manager in the 1930s.

In 1946, he joined Transatlantic Pictures and likely worked uncredited on Rope (1948) and Under Capricorn (1949).

Peers went on to become a General Manager of Granada Television and later a director of Independent Television News (ITN).

He died in September 1971, aged 74.


With Hitchcock...

  • I Confess (1953) - general manager (uncredited)

See Also...


  • born Victor Albert Peers 18/May/1897[1]
  • son of Edward Peers (b. ~1852)[2] and Ellen Louisa Peers (b. ~1852)[3]
  • brother of Cecil W. Peers (b. ~1881), Richard W. Peers (b. ~1884)[4], Edward W. Peers (b. ~1890), Ada Mary Peers (b. ~1883)[5], Evelyn Louisa Peers (b. ~1888)[6] and 3 others[7]
  • married 25/Feb/1922 to Sybil Maude Genth (b. 1900)[8] at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Wandsworth, London
  • father of David Peers[9]
  • died 18/Sep/1971[10]

Research Notes

  • Was awarded the C.B.E. (date of award currently unknown, possibly 1966).
  • Joined the Royal Flying Corps (linked to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment) during World War One and became a 2nd Lieutenant.[11]
  • Travelled to Bombay, India, aboard the Rawalpindi, which departed London on 09/Dec/1927.[12]
  • Was a member of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two, with the rank of Wing Commander.[13]
  • Travelled to Madeira, Portugal, with his wife Sybil aboard the Athlone Castle, which departed Southampton on 22/Sep/1960. Returned aboard the Pretoria Castle, which arrived Southampton 14/Oct/1960.
  • Lived at 9 Park Crescent, Marylebone, London from the early 1960s until his death.[14]
  • A requiem mass was held on 23/Sep/1971 at St. James, Spanish Place, London followed by cremation at Golders Green Crematorium[15]


Notes & References

  1. Date of birth according to death registration.
  2. Worked as an organist (1901 & 1911 Census).
  3. Worked as an elementary school mistress (1901 & 1911 Census).
  4. Worked as a draper's apprentice (1901 Census).
  5. Worked as an elementary school teacher (1911 Census).
  6. Worked as an elementary school teacher (1911 Census).
  7. The 1911 Census states that Victor had 8 siblings, one of whom had died before 1911.
  8. Birth date 19/Dec/1900 according to a 1960 shipping passenger list and death registration. She was also known as "Babs". Died 1996 [reg. Q2 1996 Chichester).
  9. According to a report in The Times (06/May/1944), was held as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War Two.
  10. Death of Victor Albert Peers registered Q3 1971 Marylebone, London, and reported in The Times on 24/Sep/1971.
  11. Source: British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920.
  12. Occupation given as "assistant film director".
  13. London Gazette (01/Jan/1946).
  14. Source: Electoral Registers and London Telephone Directories.
  15. Source: The Times (24/Sep/1971).