Peter Blake was born on December 8, 1948 in Selkirk, Scotland as John Beattie Dempsey. He is an actor, known for Dear John (1986), Panic (1978) and The Lift (2008).
His father Staff Sergeant 'Jack' Dempsey, won the Military Medal serving with 178 Medium Battery, Royal Artillery, after the Allied landings at Anzio in January 1944. He died, aged 93, on Armistice Day 2009 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea where he had lived as one of the "Chelsea Pensioners" since 2007.
Personal Quotes (3)
I started out as a pop star, that's all I wanted to be - then I realised I was never going to be a Beatle so I went into acting.
[on his membership of the SAS Band] We do a few gigs a year and try to hold our own mini Woodstock (1970). We have guest singers like Fish from Marillion and Tony Hadley.
I prefer theatre work to TV because you have more control of yourself on stage, you're not dictated to by camera angles and lighting.