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Peter Copley (1915–2008)


Peter Copley was born on May 20, 1915 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He was an actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), Oliver Twist (2005) and Help! (1965). He was married to Margaret Tabor. He died on October 7, 2008 in Bristol, England. See full bio »

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(age 93) in Bristol, England, UK

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 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie)
Greyhald Spold
 2005 Riot at the Rite (TV Movie)
Elderly patron
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Old Pilgram (director's cut)
 2003 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Colonel Colin Ingate
- Lofty (2003) ... Colonel Colin Ingate
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Frankie Jones
- Cast the First Stone (2002) ... Frankie Jones
 2002 Strange (TV Movie)
Reverend Rutt
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Robinson
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Robinson
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Robinson
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Robinson
 1991-1999 Casualty (TV Series)
Ernest Ellis / Hugh Phipps / Dan Woods
- Benny & the Vets: Part Two (1999) ... Ernest Ellis
- Benny & the Vets: Part One (1999) ... Ernest Ellis
- No Place to Hide (1993) ... Hugh Phipps
- Allegiance (1991) ... Dan Woods
 1999 Janice Beard
Sean's Father
 1999 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Sam Burridge
- Flesh and Blood (1999) ... Sam Burridge
 1994-1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Faddon / Mr. Draycott
- Badlands (1999) ... Mr. Faddon
- Silent Partner (1994) ... Mr. Draycott
 1998 Far from the Madding Crowd (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1998 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Eric
- The Scented Room (1998) ... Eric
 1994 Second Best
Percy
 1993 All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-Series)
Mr Garlic
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Harold Richards
- Lovejoy Loses It (1993) ... Harold Richards
 1993 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Vicar
- Episode #16.20 (1993) ... Vicar
 1992 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Harry Betts
- An Unwanted Woman: Part Two (1992) ... Harry Betts
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Maitland
 1991 Josie (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
 1991 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Burgoyne
- The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1991) ... Burgoyne
 1990 The Paper Man (TV Mini-Series)
Preston Bede
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Leonard
- The Eternal Quadrangle (1990) ... Leonard
 1988 Hot Metal (TV Series)
Records Clerk
- Religion of the People (1988) ... Records Clerk
 1988 Armada (TV Mini-Series) (voice)
 1987 Never Say Die (TV Series)
George
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... George
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... George
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... George
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... George
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... George
 1987 Empire of the Sun
British Prisoner
 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (TV Movie)
Archdeacon Brabazon
 1986 Les aventuriers du Nouveau-Monde (TV Mini-Series)
Le juge
 1986 Return to Treasure Island (TV Series)
Dr. Livesey
- Spanish Gold (1986) ... Dr. Livesey
- In Chains (1986) ... Dr. Livesey
- The Map (1986) ... Dr. Livesey
 1986 King of the Ghetto (TV Series)
Vicar
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Vicar
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Vicar
 1986 Artist's and Models (TV Series)
 1984 The Prisoner of Zenda (TV Mini-Series)
Marshal Strakencz
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Marshal Strakencz
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Marshal Strakencz
 1983 The Gathering Seed (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1983 Nanny (TV Series)
Bowles
- Into the Blitz (1983) ... Bowles
 1983 The Forgotten Story (TV Series)
Mr. Cowdray
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Mr. Cowdray
 1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Zanok
- The Magic of Monday (1982) ... Zanok
 1982 Witness for the Prosecution (TV Movie)
Dr. Harrison
 1982 The Chinese Detective (TV Series)
Cunninghame-Price
- Pasts (1982) ... Cunninghame-Price
 1982 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series)
Kubla Khan
- Xanadu (1982) ... Kubla Khan
 1982 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Jonathan Horton
- Vigil (1982) ... Jonathan Horton
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Commissioner
- United Kingdom (1981) ... Commissioner
 1981 Bless Me Father (TV Series)
Father Abe
- A Legend Comes to Stay (1981) ... Father Abe
 1981 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
General Sir John Dill
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Man at Railway Station
- There's One Born Every Minute (1981) ... Man at Railway Station
 1980 Premiere (TV Series)
- Rabbit Pie Day (1980)
 1979 Flambards (TV Mini-Series)
Perkins
- The Inheritance (1979) ... Perkins
 1973-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Judge Edmonds / Sir Peter Cutforth / Judge Edwards / ...
- A Man with Everything: Part 2 (1978) ... Judge Edwards
- The Extremist: Part 3 (1975) ... Colonel Jackson
- No Stranger in Court: Part 1 (1974) ... Insp. Deakin
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Mr. Finniston
- Five on Finniston Farm (1978) ... Mr. Finniston
 1977 Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series)
Priest
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... Priest
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Priest
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series)
General Moreau
- Bitter Suite/Entrance Fee/Public Lives (1977) ... General Moreau
 1976 Peer Gynt
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Prof. Waterlow
- Cat Amongst the Pigeons (1976) ... Prof. Waterlow
 1976 The Cedar Tree (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Jack White
- Anne: Part 2 (1976) ... Lt. Cmdr. Jack White
- Anne: Part 1 (1976) ... Lt. Cmdr. Jack White
 1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Peter Todd
- Small Print (1976) ... Peter Todd
 1975 Prometheus: The Life of Balzac (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor Nacquart
- The Race to Death (1975) ... Doctor Nacquart
- The Human Comedy (1975) ... Doctor Nacquart
 1975 The Hill of the Red Fox (TV Mini-Series)
Major Cassell
 1975 Hennessy
Home Secretary
 1975 Sky (TV Series)
Revil
- Chariot of Fire (1975) ... Revil
 1975 Survivors (TV Series)
Dr. Bronson
- The Fourth Horseman (1975) ... Dr. Bronson
 1975 The Venturers (TV Series)
Sir Stanley Pelham
- The Leak (1975) ... Sir Stanley Pelham
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Rev. John Walters
- The Curse of the Golden Cross (1974) ... Rev. John Walters
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
The Attendant
 1973 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Schleheim
- A Confirmed Bachelor: Part 1 (1973) ... Herr Schleheim
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Berthold
- Six Measures of Silver (1973) ... Berthold
 1973 The Dragon's Opponent (TV Series)
Dr. Gough
- The Battle (1973) ... Dr. Gough
- The Drawn Sword (1973) ... Dr. Gough
 1965-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Dr Charteris / Dr. Clarkson
- Beyond Our Means (1973) ... Dr Charteris
- The Man Who Came to Die (1965) ... Dr. Clarkson
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Hobbin
- Simon Fenton's Story (1973) ... Mr. Justice Hobbin
 1973 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Sir John
- The Bridge Builder (1973) ... Sir John
 1973 Justice (TV Series)
- Divorce (1973)
 1972 The Long Chase (TV Series)
Morrison
- Episode #1.13 (1972) ... Morrison
- Episode #1.12 (1972) ... Morrison
- Episode #1.11 (1972) ... Morrison
- Episode #1.10 (1972) ... Morrison
- Episode #1.9 (1972) ... Morrison
 1972 That's Your Funeral
1st Funeral Director
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Brigadier Jamieson
- Spit and Polish (1972) ... Brigadier Jamieson
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
The Editor
- Hawk Street Horror (1972) ... The Editor
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Peter Rose
- The Carrier (1972) ... Peter Rose
 1972 The Regiment (TV Series)
Colonel Kekewich
- A Gentleman's War (1972) ... Colonel Kekewich
 1972 Clochemerle (TV Series)
General De Laflanel
- The Inexorable Power of the Third Republic (1972) ... General De Laflanel
 1972 The Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Stevens
- Confrontation (1972) ... Mr. Stevens
 1971 Z Cars (TV Series)
Housemaster
- System (1971) ... Housemaster
 1965-1971 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Mackinlay / Hull / Charles Wilson
- Taste of Evil (1971) ... Mackinlay
- Immortality Inc (1969) ... Hull
- Stranger in the Family (1965) ... Charles Wilson
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Cyril Leyburn
- The Sealed Order (1971) ... Cyril Leyburn
 1971 Bless This House (TV Series)
J. G.
- Another Fine Mess (1971) ... J. G.
 1970 All at Sea
Mr. Gordon
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
John
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series)
Orford
- The Eleventh Commandment (1970) ... Orford
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Mr. Norton
- The Man Who Broke the Rules (1970) ... Mr. Norton
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Admiral Sir Richard Tranton
- Burial at Sea (1970) ... Admiral Sir Richard Tranton
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Mr. Wallace
- Mr Wallace Predicts (1970) ... Mr. Wallace
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Martin
- Fare Forward, Voyagers (1970) ... Martin
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
The Auctioneer
- Death on Reflection (1969) ... The Auctioneer
 1964-1969 Detective (TV Series)
Stephen Huitelin / Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke
- The Poisoners (1969) ... Stephen Huitelin
 1969 Walk a Crooked Path
Arnold Oberon
 1969 Mosquito Squadron
Mr. Scott
 1969 Tower of London: The Innocent (TV Movie)
Archbishop Morton
 1969 The Prior Commitment (TV Mini-Series)
Cadwaller
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Antrobus
- Project Zero (1969) ... Antrobus
 1969 Imperial Palace (TV Movie)
Emile Cousin
 1966-1969 Mogul (TV Series)
MacLaren / Compton-Forbes
- A Very Special Relationship (1969) ... MacLaren
- Birdstrike (1966) ... Compton-Forbes
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
English Cardinal
 1963-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Major Sparshott / Henry Barker
- All Done with Mirrors (1968) ... Major Sparshott
- The White Dwarf (1963) ... Henry Barker
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Dermat
- The System: Keep Out of Sight (1968) ... Dermat
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Hillard
- Liars, Damn Liars (1968) ... Hillard
 1967-1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Hector McKellar / Seyffert, Counsel for the Prosecution
- The Fall of Kelvin Walker (1968) ... Hector McKellar
- The Burning Bush (1967) ... Seyffert, Counsel for the Prosecution
 1967 The Informer (TV Series)
Richard Edwards
- Your Secrets Are Safe with Us, Mr Lambert (1967) ... Richard Edwards
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Mr. Courtney
- Has Everyone Heard of Juliet? (1967) ... Mr. Courtney
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Mr. Fergus
- Dead Certainty (1967) ... Mr. Fergus
 1967 The Jokers
Defence Lawyer (uncredited)
 1964-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Roger Gibbs / General Friedrich Olbright
- Dismissal Leading to Lustfulness (1967) ... Roger Gibbs
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Counsel for Prosecution / Cardinal Ricci / Michael Armstrong / ...
- The Investigation (1967) ... Counsel for Prosecution
- The Successor (1965) ... Cardinal Ricci
- Celebration Dinner (1964) ... Michael Armstrong
- The Search Party (1960) ... The reverend
- The Tortoise and the Hare (1959) ... Doctor Paul Nugent
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Rev. Hilary Charwell
- Portrait of Fleur (1967) ... Rev. Hilary Charwell
- Afternoon at Ascot (1967) ... Rev. Hilary Charwell
 1965-1966 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Lochru / Felix Nightingale
- Four Triumphant: St Patrick (1966) ... Lochru
- The Paper Man (1965) ... Felix Nightingale
 1966 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Mr Dexter
- Are You There? (1966) ... Mr Dexter
 1965-1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Brooks
- Dream of the Summer Night (1965) ... Brooks
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Ben Snow
- A-Z (1966) ... Ben Snow
 1966 A Game of Murder (TV Series)
Norman Penn
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Norman Penn
 1965 Help!
Jeweller
 1965 The Knack... and How to Get It
Picture Owner
 1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Neville Ford
- Specimens Walk on Their Hind Legs, Too (1965) ... Neville Ford
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Don Morland
- The Sign of the Claw (1965) ... Don Morland
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
Colonel. Matherson
- A Town Called Love (1964) ... Colonel. Matherson
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Brett
- Yesterday's Enemies (1964) ... Brett
 1964 King & Country
Colonel
 1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Major Mortimer Crabbe
- A Job for the Major (1964) ... Major Mortimer Crabbe
 1964 The Third Secret
Dr. Leo Whitset
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Barrister
- The Honest Man (1963) ... Barrister
 1963 Dimensions of Fear (TV Series)
Prof. Meredith
- Thoughts of Death (1963) ... Prof. Meredith
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Ghost
- Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) ... Ghost
- Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) ... Ghost
 1961 Victim
Paul Mandrake
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Garrod
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Radcliffe
- The Last Flight of the Eel (1960) ... Radcliffe
 1959 Mystery in the Mine
Tom Abbott
 1959 The Naked Lady (TV Series)
Laurence Odell
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Laurence Odell
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Laurence Odell
 1952-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Father / Pinker / School Superintendant / ...
- The Concert (1959) ... Father
- The Small Back Room (1959) ... Pinker
- Television World Theatre: The Government Inspector (1958) ... School Superintendant
- Ninety Sail (1954) ... James, Duke of York
- Beau Brummell (1954) ... Mr. 'Poodle' Byng
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Aubrey Davis
- Hour of the Rat (1958) ... Aubrey Davis
 1958 The Cosmic Monster
News Editor (uncredited)
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities
Mellor (uncredited)
 1957 The Film That Never Was (Short)
 1957 Just My Luck
Gilbert Weaver
 1957 The Man Without a Body
Leslie
 1957 Time Without Pity
Prison Chaplain
 1956 The Other Man (TV Series)
Ralph Merson
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Ralph Merson
 1956 Foreign Intrigue
Brown
 1956 Peril for the Guy
Ritter
 1956 The End Begins (TV Movie)
Tom Jarrow
 1955 The Woman for Joe
Mr. Worthington (uncredited)
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Brownlove / Audley
- Against the Evidence (1955) ... Brownlove / Audley
 1954 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
John Winthrop / Lord George Beryl
- The Case of the Winthrop Legend (1954) ... John Winthrop
- The Case of Lady Beryl (1954) ... Lord George Beryl
 1954 Montserrat (TV Movie)
Salcedo
 1953 Saadia
Leader Mokhazenis
 1953 The Clue of the Missing Ape
His Excellency (uncredited)
 1952 The Hour of 13
Cummings
 1952 The Promoter
P. Shillitoe (uncredited)
 1950 The Fighting Pimpernel
Tailor (uncredited)
 1950 Golden Salamander
Aribi
 1937 Troopship
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Tell Me If It Hurts (Short)
Waiter
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(1933-34) Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Elsa Lanchester (as "Ariel"), Marius Goring (as "Alonso"), James Mason (as "Francisco"), Evan John (as "Gonzalo"), Desmond Walter-Ellis (as "Adrian"), Dennis Arundell (as "Antonio"), Ernest Hare (as "Sebastian... See more »

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From 1945 to 1950, he was a major performer for Laurence Olivier's Old Vic Company at the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane. See more »

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