Hugh Pryse

Hugh Pryse (1910–1955) was a British character actor.[1][2] He was born on 11 November 1910 with the name John Hwfa Pryse, and was billed as Hwfa Pryse in the films Penn of Pennsylvania and "Pimpernel" Smith.[3][4]

Hugh Pryse
Born(1910-11-11)11 November 1910
London, England
Died11 August 1955(1955-08-11) (aged 44)
Other namesJohn Hwfa H. Pryse
Years active19391955

His stage work included Peter Brook's production of Dark of the Moon in 1948-9 at the Ambassadors Theatre; and John Gielgud's 1954 staging of The Cherry Orchard at the Lyric, Hammersmith.[5][6]

Selected filmography


  1. "Hugh Pryse - Theatricalia".
  2. "Hugh Pryse".
  3. "Hugh Pryse". IMDb.
  4. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press via Google Books.
  5. "Production of Dark of the Moon - Theatricalia".
  6. "Production of The Cherry Orchard - Theatricalia".

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