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Peter Dennis (I) (1933–2009)


Peter Dennis was born on October 25, 1933 in Dorking, Surrey, England as Peter John Dennis. He was an actor, known for Shrek (2001), Sideways (2004) and Eragon (2006). He was married to Diane Mercer. He died on April 18, 2009 in Shadow Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2008 ER (TV Series)
Mosely
- The High Holiday (2008) ... Mosely
 2007 Beowulf
Voice Performer (voice)
 2007 Monster Safari (Short)
Basil Pennyfarthing
 2007 Man in the Chair
Bernie
 2006 Eragon (voice)
 2006 My Bare Lady (TV Series)
Judge
- Cattle Call (2006) ... Judge
 2005 Psychonauts (Video Game)
Collie (voice)
 2004 Sideways
Leslie Brough
 2003 Hellborn
Dr. Flannery
 2001 Alias (TV Series)
Professor Bloom
- Time Will Tell (2001) ... Professor Bloom
 2001 Shrek
Ogre Hunter (voice)
 2000 Second Generation
Bus conductor
 2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Clifford Swinburn
- A Resting Place (2000) ... Clifford Swinburn
 1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- Rope-a-Dope (1999) ... Auctioneer
 1999 Felicity (TV Series)
Star Wars Fan
- The Force (1999) ... Star Wars Fan
 1998 The Effects of Magic
Gough
 1997 H.M.S. Pinafore (TV Movie)
Sailor
 1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Lew
- The Summer of George (1997) ... Lew
 1997 Family Matters (TV Series)
Captain Hightower
- A Pirate's Life for Me (1997) ... Captain Hightower
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Lord Percy
- Movies (1997) ... Lord Percy
 1997 In the House (TV Series)
Violinist
- Love Wars (1997) ... Violinist
 1997 Profiler (TV Series)
Dr. Joel Kaiser
- Doppelganger (1997) ... Dr. Joel Kaiser
 1996 Mr. Rhodes (TV Series)
Fleming
- Death, Lice and Videotape (1996) ... Fleming
 1996 Friends (TV Series)
Sherman Whitfield
- The One Where No One's Ready (1996) ... Sherman Whitfield
 1996 Townies (TV Series)
Dealer
 1996 Step by Step (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- What's Wrong with This Picture? (1996) ... Auctioneer
 1995 MADtv (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Announcer
 1995 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Mr. Hathaway
- Casino ID's (1995) ... Mr. Hathaway
 1995 Prehysteria! 3 (Video)
Snooty Driver
 1994 Acapulco H.E.A.T. (TV Series)
Dr. Monroe
- Code Name: Easy Riders (1994) ... Dr. Monroe
 1993 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Dr. Pillinger
- Call Waiting (1993) ... Dr. Pillinger
 1992 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Jeweler #1
- The Whole Truth (1992) ... Jeweler #1
 1992 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Dreyfuss / Dreyfuss Hannibal
- Episode #1.2055 (1992) ... Dreyfuss Hannibal
- Episode #1.2014 (1992) ... Dreyfuss
- Episode #1.2000 (1992) ... Dreyfuss
- Episode #1.1980 (1992) ... Dreyfuss
 1992 To Be the Best (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1992 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Psychiatrist #3
- Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (1992) ... Psychiatrist #3
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Albert
- Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief (1992) ... Albert
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
Toastmaster
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Toastmaster
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Winter
 1990 A Man Called Sarge
Montgomery
 1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
Group Capt. Massey
 1985-1987 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Hathcott / Desmond Proudfoot
- The Big Burn (1987) ... Hathcott
- Under Plain Cover (1985) ... Desmond Proudfoot
 1986 Kit Curran (TV Series)
Jack
- The Street of Shame (1986) ... Jack
 1984-1985 Minder (TV Series)
Club owner / Geoffrey
- Minder on the Orient Express (1985) ... Club owner (uncredited)
- A Number of Old Wives Tales (1984) ... Geoffrey
 1985 Big Deal (TV Series)
Mr. Clark
- The Rabbit and the Mare (1985) ... Mr. Clark
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Mr. Crowe
- Landscape (1984) ... Mr. Crowe
 1984 Scandalous
Maitre D'
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Diomedes
- 35 BC (1983) ... Diomedes
 1982 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Undersecretary Roads Division
- The Bed of Nails (1982) ... Undersecretary Roads Division
 1982 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Vicar
- Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1982) ... Vicar
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Edwin Harper
- Ignorance in the Field: Part 1 (1982) ... Dr. Edwin Harper
 1982 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Mr. Brocklehurst
- Sponsorship (1982) ... Mr. Brocklehurst
 1981 Act V (Short) (voice)
 1978 The Stud
Marc
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Roland
- Five Go Adventuring Again (1978) ... Roland
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
Jack Greenwell
- The Great Albert (1978) ... Jack Greenwell
 1973-1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sutton
- Broke (1976) ... Sutton
- Favours (1976) ... Sutton
- Incident (1976) ... Sutton
- Film Story (1976) ... Sutton
 1975 How's Your Father? (TV Series)
Doctor Clegg
- From Here to Infirmity (1975) ... Doctor Clegg
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Marsh
- A Past and a Future (1974) ... Eddie Marsh
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Insp. Palmer
- Both Hands Free (1974) ... Insp. Palmer
 1974 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Mr. Coleman
- It's Quicker by Train (1974) ... Mr. Coleman
 1974 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Roberts
- A Year to Kill (1974) ... Det. Insp. Roberts
 1974 Hold the Front Page (TV Series)
The Judge
 1973 All Our Saturdays (TV Series)
Lord Rex
- 100 Years of Outstanding Underthings (1973) ... Lord Rex
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Personal Assistant
- The Unquiet Sleep (1968) ... Personal Assistant
 1968 Mogul (TV Series)
TV Interviewer
- The Deeper You Dig (1968) ... TV Interviewer
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Private
- Never, Never Say Die (1967) ... Private
 1966 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Teniente
- The Captain Morales Story (1966) ... Teniente
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Police doctor
- Chain of Guilt (1965) ... Police doctor
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Numerous leading roles in London's West End and major theatres throughout the United Kingdom, including Birmingham Repertory, Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, Cambridge Theatre Company See more »

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He grew up in a working-class family during WWII, and had little access to books during his childhood. He left school early and trained as a surveyor and accountant. When he was 19, he was drafted by the British military and served for six years. See more »

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Scorpio

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