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Peter Firth was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1953. His parents owned a pub and he attended local grammar school. Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in "Camelot" at the Bradford Alhambra. Leaving school at 16, he became a major child star in television series such as The ... See full bio »
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 2016 Victoria (TV Series) (filming)
Duke of Cumberland
 2014 Lives of the Infamous Comedy Blaps (TV Mini-Series)
 2014 Undeniable (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Rawlins
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Andrew Rawlins
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Andrew Rawlins
 2013 Mayday (TV Mini-Series)
Malcolm Spicer
 2002-2011 MI-5 (TV Series)
Harry Pearce
- Episode #10.5 (2011) ... Harry Pearce (uncredited)
 2006 The Battle for Rome (TV Mini-Series)
 2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played
Lord Northcliffe
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Preston Blair
- Identity (2005) ... Dr. Preston Blair
 2004 Hawking (TV Movie)
Sir Fred Hoyle
 2002 Me & Mrs Jones (TV Movie)
 2002 The Vice (TV Series)
Keith Beaumont
- No Man's Land (2002) ... Keith Beaumont
 2001 Pearl Harbor
Capt. Mervyn Bennion - USS West Virginia
 2000 Star Wars: Force Commander (Video Game)
Capt. Beri Tulon (voice)
 2000 The Magicians (TV Movie)
Simon Magus
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Federal Marshal Walter Bryce
- The New Law (1999) ... Federal Marshal Walter Bryce
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Det. Insp Archibald McCann
- The Ripper (1998) ... Det. Insp Archibald McCann
 1997 Amistad
Captain Fitzgerald
 1997 Holding On (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... Mick
 1997 Gaston's War
Major Smith
 1997 The Garden of Redemption (TV Movie)
Nazi commandant
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Charlie Beck
- Ancient History (1997) ... Charlie Beck
 1996 The Witch's Daughter (TV Movie)
Mr. Jones
 1996 And the Beat Goes On (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... Francis
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... Francis
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Francis
 1996 Seasick
1st Officer Roald Jensen
 1996 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Brian Roberts
- Betrayal (1996) ... Brian Roberts
- Kiss (1996) ... Brian Roberts
- Hustling (1996) ... Brian Roberts
 1995 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Major Ben Collins
- Leaving (1995) ... Major Ben Collins
 1995 Resort to Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
 1994 White Angel
Leslie Steckler
 1994 Highlander (TV Series)
Arthur Drake, aka Drakov
- Warmonger (1994) ... Arthur Drake, aka Drakov
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Peter Wainwright
- Stalker (1994) ... Peter Wainwright
 1993 Shadowlands
Dr. Craig
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
- Istanbul, September 1918 (1993) ... Stefan
 1993 The Perfect Husband
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Maj. Henry
 1991 Murder in Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Kenneth Potter
 1987-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Steve Clemant / Joe / Henry Tilney
- The Laughter of God (1991) ... Steve Clemant
- Children Crossing (1990) ... Joe
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under
Red (voice)
 1990 Burndown
Jake Stern
 1990 The Incident (TV Movie)
 1989 Trouble in Paradise
 1989 Innocent Victim
 1988 Prisoner of Rio
Clive Ingram
 1987 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
- The Way, the Truth, the Video (1987) ... Michael
 1987 Born of Fire
Paul Bergson
 1986 A State of Emergency
Dr. Kenneth Parrish
 1985 Letter to Brezhnev
 1984 White Elephant
Peter Davidson
 1983 The Aerodrome (TV Movie)
 1973-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dominick Hide / Arsenic
- Her Majesty's Pleasure (1973) ... Arsenic
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Man at the Top (1980) ... Hardy
 1979 Tess
Angel Clare
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
Stephen Ryder
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews
 1976 Aces High
 1974 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 3 (1974) ... Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 2 (1974) ... Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 1 (1974) ... Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
 1973 Diamonds on Wheels (TV Movie)
Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Stephen Douglas
- Implicado (1973) ... Stephen Douglas
 1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
David Redman
- The Love Game (1973) ... David Redman
 1972-1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Roger Blackburn / Tommy Adams
- The Simple Life (1973) ... Roger Blackburn
- The Sullens Sisters (1972) ... Tommy Adams
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
- The Pupil (1973) ... Corin
 1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
David Abbott
- Runaway (1972) ... David Abbott
 1971 The Doctors (TV Series)
Charlie Higson
- Episode #1.113 (1971) ... Charlie Higson
 1969 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
- At the Seaside (1969) ... Urchin
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He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth" and "Measure for Measure;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" Anton Chekhov's play, "... See more »

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When you've had an Academy Award nomination for the film Equus (1977), the work comes rolling in. So I had my chance to be a film star, but I resisted fame. I had peculiar high artistic ideals in those days. There is some regret about turning down Hollywood style-fame now, but only really financially. See more »


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