Peter Urban Gad
(February 12 1879
– December 26 1947
) was a Danish film director
. He directed 40 film between 1910 and 1927. His wife Asta Nielsen
starred in 30 of his films. Also in his debut the famous movie Afgrunden
) from 1910. They moved to Germany
in 1911 where Gad worked until 1922.
His uncle was Paul Gauguin. His mother was the (in Denmark) very well known playwright and expert of good manners Emma Gad.