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Peter Butterworth (I) (1919–1979)

Peter Butterworth's promising career in the British Navy ended when the plane in which he was traveling was shot down by the Germans in WW II and he was placed in a POW camp. There he became close friends with Talbot Rothwell (later a writer on the "Carry On" series, on which Butterworth often worked) and the two began writing and performing ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Mr. Bywaters
 1978/II The Dancing Princesses (TV Movie)
Chancellor
 1978 The Great Train Robbery
Putnam
 1978 Carry on Emmannuelle
Richmond
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Police Sergeant
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Wilf
- Ooh La La (1977) ... Wilf
- Clunk Click (1977) ... Wilf
- Who's a Pretty Baby? (1977) ... Wilf
- Shall We Dance? (1977) ... Wilf
- Sink or Swim (1977) ... Wilf
 1976 The Ritz
Patron In Chaps
 1976 Robin and Marian
Surgeon
 1975 Carry on Laughing! (TV Series)
Merlin / Lord Gropefinger / Lost Property Attendant / ...
- Lamp-Posts of the Empire (1975) ... Lord Gropefinger
- The Case of the Coughing Parrot (1975) ... Lost Property Attendant
- Short Knight, Long Daze (1975) ... Merlin
- And in My Lady's Chamber (1975) ... Silas
- The Case of the Screaming Winkles (1975) ... Admiral Clanger
 1975 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Mr. Bugden
- The Face on the Poster (1975) ... Mr. Bugden
 1974 Carry on Dick
Tom
 1973 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
1st Singing Caveman / Guest / 2nd Dart player / ...
 1973 Carry on Girls
Admiral
 1973 Not Now Darling
Painter (uncredited)
 1972 Carry on Christmas: Carry on Stuffing (TV Movie)
Captain Alistair Dripping / Sir Francis Fiddler / Admiral Rene / ...
 1971-1972 Scott On... (TV Series)
- The Sex War (1972)
- Entertainment (1971)
- Dress (1971)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Guest Appearance (segment "Sloth")
 1971 Kindly Leave the Kerb (TV Series)
 1970-1971 Catweazle (TV Series)
Groome / Colonel Upshaw
- The Magic Circle (1971) ... Groome
- The Walking Trees (1971) ... Groome
- The Enchanted King (1971) ... Groome
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Charles, Earl of Bristol (uncredited)
 1970 Carry on Loving
Sinister Client (uncredited)
 1970 Ours Is a Nice House (TV Series)
Honest Harry
- Judge for Yourself (1970) ... Honest Harry
 1969 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
Dracula / Street Beggar / Convent Girl / ...
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Shuffling Patient
 1969 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Lord Mayor
- Now Is the Hour (1969) ... Lord Mayor
 1969 Wink to Me Only (TV Series)
Piano tuner
- The Lost Chord (1969) ... Piano tuner
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Albert Gill
- The Fabulous Frump (1969) ... Albert Gill
 1968 Inside George Webley (TV Series)
Dr. Horniman
- Get Well Soon (1968) ... Dr. Horniman
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Chemist
 1967 Danny the Dragon
Farmer
 1967 The Informer (TV Series)
Manny Hirschorn
- Keep off the Grass (1967) ... Manny Hirschorn
 1967 Ouch! (Short)
Jonah Whale
 1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1966)
 1966 Carry on Cowboy
Doc
 1965-1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Monk / The Meddling Monk
- Volcano (1966) ... The Meddling Monk
- Checkmate (1965) ... Monk
- A Battle of Wits (1965) ... Monk
 1965 Six of the Best (TV Series)
Edwin Porterhouse
- Porterhouse: Private Eye (1965) ... Edwin Porterhouse
 1965 The Roy Castle Show (TV Series)
 1956-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ernest Rogers / Mr. MacDiarmid / Chief Detective Inspector Davidson
- We Thought You'd Like to Be Caesar (1965) ... Ernest Rogers
- The Kidnapping of Mary Smith (1963) ... Mr. MacDiarmid
- I Killed the Count (1956) ... Chief Detective Inspector Davidson
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Arthur Gates
- A Harsh World for Zealots (1965) ... Arthur Gates
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
'Umbrella'
- The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (1965) ... 'Umbrella'
 1964 Just Jimmy (TV Series)
 1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Porter
- Never Mention Murder (1964) ... Porter
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
Mr. Davies
- The Apprentices (1964) ... Mr. Davies
 1964 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Vicary
- The Blackmailing of Mr S (1964) ... Vicary
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Jenkins
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Herbert Evans
- Episode #1.708 (1964) ... Herbert Evans
- Episode #1.707 (1964) ... Herbert Evans
- Episode #1.706 (1964) ... Herbert Evans
- Episode #1.705 (1964) ... Herbert Evans
- Episode #1.702 (1964) ... Herbert Evans
 1964 A Home of Your Own
The Carpenter
 1964 Never Mention Murder
Porter
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Ambulance Driver
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Victor West
- Prince on a White Horse (1963) ... Victor West
 1963 The Rescue Squad
Mr. Maggs
 1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Jammy Tate
- Dead Jammy (1962) ... Jammy Tate
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Publican
- A Hunting We Will Go (1962) ... Publican (uncredited)
 1956-1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Ronnie Grimble, theatrical Agent / Barny / Albert Potter / ...
- Afternoon of a Nymph (1962) ... Ronnie Grimble, theatrical Agent
- The Fishing Match (1962) ... Barny
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... Albert Potter
- Off the Deep End (1957)
 1962 Flight from Treason
Fred
 1962 Kill or Cure
Green Glades Barman
 1961-1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Anderson / Tim
- Time to Kill (1962) ... Anderson
- The Legacy (1961) ... Tim
 1962 Maid for Murder
Doctor
 1962 Fate Takes a Hand
Ronnie
 1961 Murder She Said
Ticket Collector
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
2nd Sub-Editor (uncredited)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Cole
- Mr. Cole and the Middle Kingdom (1961) ... Mr. Cole
 1961 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
 1960 Escort for Hire
Insp. Bruce
 1960 Meet the Champ (TV Series)
Sammy - trainer
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Sammy - trainer
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Sammy - trainer
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Sammy - trainer
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Sammy - trainer
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... Sammy - trainer
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Ernest Day
- A Present for Penny (1960) ... Ernest Day
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Wellman
- Everybody Loves Jerry (1959) ... Wellman
 1958 tom thumb
Kapellmeister
 1958 Blow Your Own Trumpet
Mr. Bob Duff
 1956 Fun at St. Fanny's
The Potter
 1956 Those Kids (TV Series)
Mr. Oddy
- Episode #2.9 (1956) ... Mr. Oddy
- Episode #2.8 (1956) ... Mr. Oddy
- Episode #2.7 (1956) ... Mr. Oddy
- Episode #2.6 (1956) ... Mr. Oddy
- Episode #2.5 (1956) ... Mr. Oddy
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Sam
- The Stocking (1955) ... Sam
 1954 The Gay Dog
Another Betting Man
 1954 Friends and Neighbours (TV Series)
George Bird
 1953 Will Any Gentleman...?
Stage Manager
 1953 A Good Pull-Up (Short)
Dickie Duffle
 1953 Watch Out (Short)
Dickie Duffle
 1952 Penny Princess
Julien / Postman / Farmer
 1952 Island of Desire
Wounded Marine
 1951 Jungle Treasure
Steve
 1951 Aladdin (TV Movie)
Widow Twankey
 1951 Island Rescue
Naval rating #1
 1951 The Passing Show (TV Series)
Pub strategist
- 1940-1946: Only Yesterday (1951) ... Pub strategist
 1951 Circle of Danger
Ernie (The Diver) (uncredited)
 1951 Mister Drake's Duck
Higgins
 1950 Whirligig (TV Series)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Danny Broadhurst
- The Happy Sunday Afternoon (1950) ... Danny Broadhurst
 1950 Paul Temple's Triumph (uncredited)
 1950 Double Confession
Joe (uncredited)
 1950 Night and the City
Thug (uncredited)
 1950 The Body Said No!
Driver
 1950 Miss Pilgrim's Progress
Jonathan
 1949 The Adventures of Jane
Drunken Man
 1949 How Do You View? (TV Series)
As lockitt (1950-1951, 1953)
 1949 Mystery at the Burlesque
Police Constable
 1948 William Comes to Town
Postman
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Father-in-law of Janet Dibley. See more »

Nickname:

Butterscotch

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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