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Peter S. Davis Dies: Producer Of ‘The Highlander' Franchise Was 79

8 days ago   |   By Deadline

Peter S. Davis, the producer of the popular cult Highlander franchise, died on February 21 in his sleep at home in Calabasas, his son, Joshua Davis, told Deadline. He was 79. Davis began his career as a Wall Street lawyer., He launched his own firm in his 20s before heading to Hollywood in 1977. He...
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Peter S. Davis, Producer Behind the ‘Highlander' Series, Dies at 79

9 days ago   |   By The Wrap

Peter S. Davis, the producer behind the cult film “Highlander,” died this past weekend at his home in Calabasas at the age of 79.
Davis was key to the creation of the hit 1986 film, having discovered the initial screenplay written by Gregory Widen while he was a student at UCLA. Davis gathered the team behind the film, including financing from studio Thorn EMI. But the biggest get for Davis was the casting of the late Sean Connery as Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez, the immortal warrior who welcomes Christopher Lambert's Connor MacLeod into the battle among immortals to gain an unknown but...
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