Peter Quiller was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1944. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and the Italia Conti Stage School. After a six year full-time career as a dancer, actor and folk-singer, he entered the film industry as a ‘gopher’ in 1965/66. For over fifteen years he worked as a freelance film cameraman for BBCTV, Associated Rediffusion, ATV, Southern TV, Anglia, Yorkshire TV, Thames, London Weekend, M.G.M., Rank, EMI, ABC, Bavarian TV, United Motion Pictures, Insight Productions, Shand Pictures, Anvil Films etc. His many credits include Superman - the Movie, The Return of the Saint and Play School. Finally, he severed his connections with the film industry in 1981 to return to full-time higher education for three years at the University of Hertfordshire, where he obtained a B.A. Honours degree in English and Drama. Graduating in 1984 he became a fully qualified teacher in 1992 and for seventeen years taught Drama and English to students of all ages, whilst continuing his magical and geomantic interests.
During odd periods of ‘resting’ in his career, Peter Quiller has worked as a caretaker, a builder’s labourer, a salesman, a landscape gardener, an ambulance driver, a local government officer, a bus driver, a theatre and film director, as well as appearing as Father Christmas. He was the principal of his own Drama School from 1979 to 2009, and occasionally performed as a professional folksinger with his wife Brandy in the band Embers, until ill-health forced him to retire.
He has given talks about his quests with Merlin to youth clubs, New Age groups and spiritualist churches. After many happy years living in Hertfordshire, Peter and Brandy retired to Mid-Wales in 2009, where he continues to write about his experiences.
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