Peggy Hyland

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Peggy Hyland
Born Gladys Hutchinson
(1884-06-11)June 11, 1884
Harborne, Birmingham, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Died see notes
Spouse(s) Fred LeRoy Granville

Peggy Hyland (neé Gladys Hutchinson) (11 June 1884 – ?) was an English silent film actress who was born in Harborne, Birmingham, Warwickshire.


She was educated in Britain and at convents in Europe. The first convent she attended was Seroule in Verviers, on the frontier of Belgium. It was the first town entered by the German Army in World War I.

Film career[edit]

Hyland began acting after consulting a seer who foretold great success for the diminutive English girl. Once she played in support of Cyril Maude who is known for his Grumpy and The Basker.

According to an interview in the magazine The Red Letter, the first film she appeared in was The Love of an Actress (dir. Wilfred Noy) in 1914, in which she is thrown into the Thames. This was followed by John Halifax, Gentleman (1915), in which she played Ursula March.[1] The same year she appeared in Infelice, directed by L.C. MacBean and Fred Paul. In 1916 she was Olette in The Sixteenth Wife and co-starred with E.H. Sothern in The Chattle.[2] In 1917, she appeared in drama Her Right to Live as the head of a brood of orphans destined for the poohouse.

In The Merry-Go-Round (1919) Hyland plays Gypsy/Susie Alice Pomeroy. Newspapers of the era described the romance as one of the actress' best performances. In the Debt of Honour (1918) she sacrifices her good name to shield the reputation of a U.S. Senator who has taken her in his home as an orphan.

Hyland's film credits number forty. She remained active in films until 1925. Among her many appearances are roles in The Honeypot (1920), Faith (1920), Love Maggy (1921), Shifting Sands (1923) and Forbidden Cargoes (1925). Black Shadows was a 1920 Fox Film feature in which Peggy portrayed Marjorie Langdon. The production starred Allan Roscoe and was directed by Howard M. Mitchell.


Select filmography[edit]


The date of death for Hyland has not been definitively determined. The last whereabouts of her was her marriage to Universal film producer Fred LeRoy Granville in September 1921.[3] They later divorced and her last film was released in 1925.[4] However, according to IMDB, she died on September 19, 1973 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK [5]


  1. ^ The Red Letter March 6, 1920, p.203
  2. ^ Pictorial History of the Silent Screen by Daniel Blum c. 1953
  3. ^ Silent Film Necrology 2nd Edition by Eugene Michael Vazzana c. 2001
  4. ^ "Peggy Hyland" database
  5. ^
  • "Black Shadows Is Fascinating Picture". La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press. 23 May 1920. p. 12. 
  • "At Local Playhouses". Lima Daily News. 29 January 1918. p. 8. 
  • "Olympic Theatre Program". Monessen Daily Independent. 17 November 1919. p. 4. 
  • "Theatres". Warren Evening Mirror. 22 May 1918. p. 4. 

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