Peter Murton

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Peter Murton
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Biographical informations
Birth (1924-09-24)September 24, 1924
London, England, UK
Death 15 December 2009 (age 85)
England, UK
Informations about family
Child Simon Murton (son)
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate
Occupation in Stargate Art director

Peter Murton (September 24, 1924 — December 15, 2009)[1] was a cinema production designer and art director. He worked as art director (along with Frank Bollinger, and Mark Zuelzke for Yuma) in the 1994 feature film Stargate.


Murton worked as an art director for production designer Ken Adam on the Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove. Murton then did art direction on the next two James Bond films - Goldfinger and Thunderball - which Adam also did the production design. Murton was promoted to production designer on the 1974 Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. The production team chose Thailand as a primary location, following Murton's suggestion, after he saw pictures of the Phuket bay in a magazine.[2] Bond film historian Steven Jay Rubin faults The Man with the Golden Gun for not making good use of Murton's sets, especially the solar energy room. "Murton's interiors were well up to the standards expected on a Bond film." Rubin believes that the responsibility for the film's artistic failure "lay elsewhere." Murton wrote an article discussing Bond film gimmicks.[3]

Murton worked with producer Harry Saltzman on six films: three Bond films, the first two Harry Palmer films, and Saltzman's unmade pet project The Micronauts.[4]

On King Kong Lives Murton had to create forty miniature sets, which proved a challenge. Never in his career had he to create so many miniatures at once. Further, few of the art department crew had any experience making models.

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2010 Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime Production designer Film
1994 Stargate Art director Film
1992 Gengis Khan Production designer Film
1992 From Time to Time Production designer Short
1991 Popcorn Production designer Film
1989 Blind Fury Production designer Film
1988 Just Ask for Diamond Production designer Film
1986 King Kong Lives Production designer Film
1985 Spies Like Us Production designer Film
1984 The Chain Production designer Film
1984 Sheena Production designer Film
1983 Superman III Production designer Film
1980 Superman II Production designer Film
1979 Dracula Production designer Film
1979 Ike Art director TV Mini-Series
1978 Death on the Nile Production designer Film
1976 The Eagle Has Landed Production designer Film
1975 Man Friday Production designer Film
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Production designer Film
1974 The Black Windmill Art director Film
1973 Night Watch Art director Film
1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney Production designer Film
1972 The Ruling Class Production designer Film
1969 Three Into Two Won't Go Art director Film
1968 The Lion in Winter Art director Film
1967 Half a Sixpence Art director Film
1966 Funeral in Berlin Art director Film
1965 Thunderball Art director Film
1965 The Ipcress File Art director Film
1965 Tomorrow at Ten Assistant editor Film
1964 Goldfinger Art director Film
1964 Woman of Straw Art director Film
1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Art director Film
1963 In the Cool of the Day production design associate Film
1962 Billy Budd Art director Film
1961 Mr. Topaze Art director Film
1960 Swiss Family Robinson assistant art director Film
1960 Man in the Moon set dresser Film
1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure assistant art director Film
1958 Carry on Sergeant set dresser Film
1958 The Wind Cannot Read set dresser Film
1958 Rooney set dresser Film
1957 Windom's Way set dresser Film
1957 Across the Bridge set dresser Film
1950 Night and the City draughtsman - uncredited Film
1948 Good-Time Girl draughtsman - uncredited Film
1946 Caravan draughtsman - uncredited Film
1945 The Wicked Lady draughtsman - uncredited Film
1945 Madonna of the Seven Moons draughtsman - uncredited Film
1944 Love Story draughtsman - uncredited Film


External links[edit]


  1. anonymous (6 February 2010). "Peter Murton, Acclaimed Production Designer, Passes Away". Cinema Retro.,-ACCLAIMED-PRODUCTION-DESIGNER,-PASSES-AWAY.html. 
  2. (NTSC, Widescreen, Closed-captioned) Inside The Man with the Golden Gun (DVD). The Man with the Golden Gun Ultimate Edition, Disc 2: MGM/UA Home Video. 2000. 
  3. Murton, Peter (Summer 1966). "Gimmicks in Bond". in the Journal of the Society of Film and Television Arts (24 "Spies on the Screen").,3506,BA.html. 
  4. Trott, Walt (8 September 1975). "Bonds, Bugs and Ballyhoo". European Stars And Stripes: p. 19. 
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Facts about "Peter Murton"
Art director inStargate (movie) +
Birth countryUK +
Birth dateSeptember 24, 1924 +
Death countryUK +
Death dateDecember 15, 2009 +
FilmStargate (movie) +
GenderMale +
Has worked inGenghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (2010 Film) +, Gengis Khan (1992 Film) +, From Time to Time (1992 Short) +, Popcorn (1991 Film) +, Blind Fury (1989 Film) +, Just Ask for Diamond (1988 Film) +, King Kong Lives (1986 Film) +, Spies Like Us (1985 Film) +, The Chain (1984 Film) +, Sheena (1984 Film) +, Superman III (1983 Film) +, Superman II (1980 Film) +, Dracula (1979 Film) +, Ike (1979 TV Mini-Series) +, Death on the Nile (1978 Film) +, The Eagle Has Landed (1976 Film) +, Man Friday (1975 Film) +, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974 Film) +, The Black Windmill (1974 Film) +, Night Watch (1973 Film) +, The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972 Film) +, The Ruling Class (1792 Film) +, Three Into Two Won't Go (1969 Film) +, The Lion in Winter (1968 Film) +, Half a Sixpence (1967 Film) +, Funeral in Berlin (1966 Film) +, Thunderball (1965 Film) +, The Ipcress File (1965 Film) +, Tomorrow at Ten (1965 Film) +, Goldfinger (1964 Film) +, Woman of Straw (1964 Film) +, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964 Film) +, In the Cool of the Day (1963 Film) +, Billy Budd (1962 Film) +, Mr. Topaze (1961 Film) +, Swiss Family Robinson (1960 Film) +, Man in the Moon (1960 Film) +, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959 Film) +, Carry on Sergeant (1958 Film) +, The Wind Cannot Read (1958 Film) +, Rooney (1958 Film) +, Windom's Way (1957 Film) +, Across the Bridge (1957 Film) +, Night and the City (1950 Film) +, Good-Time Girl (1948 Film) +, Caravan (1946 Film) +, The Wicked Lady (1945 Film) +, Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945 Film) + and Love Story (1944 Film) +
Infobox imagePeter Murton.jpg +
NamePeter Murton +
ProvPeter Murton +
SonSimon Murton +
Stargate occupationArt director +