- Peter Jeffrey
name = Peter Jeffrey
birthdate = birth date|1929|04|18|df=y
deathdate = death date and age|1999|12|25|1929|04|18|df=y
Peter Jeffrey (
18 April 1929– 25 December 1999) was a British actor with many roles in televisionand film.
Jeffrey was born in
Bristol, the son of Florence Alice (née Weight) and Arthur Winfred Gilbert Jeffrey. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/92/Peter-Jeffrey.html Peter Jeffrey Biography (1929-) ] ] He was educated at Harrow Schooland Pembroke College, Cambridgebut had no formal training as an actor. After many years on stage with the Bristol Old Vicand the Royal Shakespeare Company, he became a very familiar face to British television viewers. Numerous television roles include his 1978 guest appearance in the BBC science fiction television series" Doctor Who" as Count Grendel in the serial " The Androids of Tara" and his 1967 appearance as the Colony Pilot in " The Macra Terror." It is reputed he had been offered the role of the lead character in the show by Innes Lloydin 1966, but turned it down; Patrick Troughtonwas cast instead. In the BBCserial " Elizabeth R", he played King Philip II of Spain. He also appeared in "Porridge, Nanny, Minder" and many others.
Film roles include; "
if...." (1968), " The Horsemen" (1971), "Kidnapped" (1971), " The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971), " Dr. Phibes Rises Again" (1972), " O Lucky Man!" (1973), "The Odessa File" (1974), "Midnight Express" (1978), " Britannia Hospital" (1982) and " The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988).
Jeffrey died on
25 December 1999from prostate cancer.
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