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Peter Bull (I) (1912–1984)

Peter Bull was born on March 21, 1912 in London, England as Peter Cecil Bull. He was an actor, known for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), The African Queen (1951) and Doctor Dolittle (1967). He died on May 20, 1984 in London. See full bio »


(age 72) in London, England, UK

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 1983 Yellowbeard
Queen Anne
 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
August Visitor
 1977 The Brute
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Sir Thomas Booby
 1973 Girl Stroke Boy
Peter Hovendon
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb
 1970 The Executioner
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Ferocious Man in Library
 1965 The Intelligence Men
 1963 The Old Dark House
Caspar Femm / Jasper Femm
 1962 The Girl on the Boat
 1961 Follow That Man
 1961 Goodbye Again
 1961 Call Me Genius
Manager of Art Gallery, Paris
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Lord Bermogg
 1959 The Scapegoat
 1958 Tom Thumb
Town Crier
 1958 The Horse's Mouth
Man in Taxi (uncredited)
 1956 The Green Man
General Niva
 1956 Who Done It?
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
 1953 Saadia
Village potentate
 1953 Malta Story
Flying Officer (uncredited)
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Kalikan firing-squad officer
 1953 Strange Stories
Captain Breen
 1952 Brighthaven Express
 1951 A Christmas Carol
First Businessman / Narrator
 1951 The Six Men
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Joe the Gab (uncredited)
 1951/II Smart Alec
Prosecuting Counsel
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain
 1949 The Lost People
 1949 Alice in Wonderland
Puppet Character (voice)
 1949 Cardboard Cavalier
 1948 Look Before You Love
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1948 Woman Hater
Mr. Fletcher
 1948 Oliver Twist
Landlord of 'Three Cripples'
 1947 I Became a Criminal
Fidgity Phil
 1947 The Turners of Prospect Road
J.G. Clarkson
 1947 The Grand Escapade
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Tenor (uncredited)
 1940 Blackout
Third Brother Grimm
 1940 Suicide Legion
Turk Outside Café (uncredited)
 1940 Dead Man's Shoes
Defense Counsel
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday
Radio Ham Operator (uncredited)
 1939 Young Man's Fancy
French Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 The Ware Case
Eustace Ede
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Gamin (uncredited)
 1938 Second Best Bed
Tennis match spectator (uncredited)
 1937 Non-Stop New York
 1937 Knight Without Armor
Commissar (uncredited)
 1936 Sabotage
Michaelis - Conspirator (uncredited)
 1936 The Beloved Vagabond
Artist in bar (uncredited)
 1936 The Secret Voice
Minor Role (uncredited)
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He acted in Margaret Kennedy's play, "Escape Me Never!", at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Elisabeth Bergner, Hugh Sinclair, Leon Quartermaine, Katie Johnson and Griffith Jones in the cast. Theodor Komisarjevsky was the director. See more »

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5' 7½" (1.72 m)

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[on working in television]: I loathe the whole thing, even if it has provided me with bread and margarine for so many years. It seems to me to have had a disastrous effect on mankind and I am quite deliberately planning to spend at least half my remaining years in areas where the goggle box has not yet gained a footing. See more »


Son of Sir William Bull, MP for South Hammersmith for 30 years See more »


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