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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 February 1919Bramhall, Cheshire, England, UK
Date of Death 16 January 1979Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK  (heart attack)
Birth NamePeter William Shorrocks Butterworth
Nickname Butterscotch

Mini Bio (1)

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 sketches for camp shows to entertain the prisoners (and to cover up the noise of other prisoners digging escape tunnels). After the war Butterworth decided to continue his acting career, and soon became a familiar character actor in both films and television. He specialized in playing gentle, well-meaning but somewhat eccentric characters (which, by most accounts, is what he was in real life). He was married to impressionist Janet Brown, and their son, Tyler Butterworth, also became an actor. Butterworth died suddenly in 1979, as he was waiting in the wings to go onstage in a pantomime show.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Janet Brown (1947 - 16 January 1979) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

While being held as a POW during the war, Peter played a part in the escape later filmed as The Wooden Horse (1950). After the war while pursuing his acting career, he auditioned for a part in the film without disclosing his part in the actual incident. He failed the audition as the producers felt he did not look heroic or dashing enough for the film.
Father of Tyler Butterworth.
Father-in-law of Janet Dibley.

Salary (11)

Carry on Cowboy (1965) £750
Carry on Screaming! (1966) £1,400
Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967) £2,000
Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968) £1,500
Carry on Henry (1971) £625
Carry on Abroad (1972) £750
Carry on Girls (1973) £1,000
Carry on Dick (1974) £1,800
Carry on Behind (1975) £1,800
Carry on England (1976) £800
Carry on Emmannuelle (1978) £2,000

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