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Edward Petherbridge


Edward Petherbridge was born on August 3, 1936 in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Pope Joan (2009), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) and A Christmas Carol (1999). He has been married to Emily Richard since 1981. They have two children. He was previously married to Louise Petherbridge. See full bio »
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Known For

Pope Joan
Pope Joan Aesculapius
(2009)
Alice Through the Looking Glass
(2016)
A Christmas Carol
(1999)
The Ash Tree
The Ash Tree Sir Richard / Sir Matthew
(1975)

Filmography

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 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Gentleman Fish (voice)
 2012 Doctors (TV Series)
Bagley Grimsdale
- Crocodile Tears (2012) ... Bagley Grimsdale
- Great Expectations (2012) ... Bagley Grimsdale
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series)
Everard Proctor
- Farewell My Lovely (2011) ... Everard Proctor
 2009 Pope Joan
Aesculapius
 2008 Nobody's Business (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Lord Holm
- Death in a Chocolate Box (2007) ... Lord Holm
 2004-2005 The Brief (TV Series)
Sir Marshall Gillespie / Gillespie
- The Architect's Wife (2005) ... Sir Marshall Gillespie
- Forever on the Mind (2005) ... Sir Marshall Gillespie
- Lack of Affect (2005) ... Sir Marshall Gillespie
- Blame (2005) ... Sir Marshall Gillespie
- A Sort of Love (2004) ... Gillespie
 2003 The Statement
Dom Vladimir
 2001 Sword of Honour (TV Movie)
Perigrin Crouchback
 2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Geoffrey Lanning Q.C.
- Over the Edge (2000) ... Geoffrey Lanning Q.C.
 1999 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Foster
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Pritchard
 1996 Castle Explorer (Video Game) (voice)
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
St. Ives
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Liberal MP
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Léon Florentin
- Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1993) ... Léon Florentin
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Major Bilideau
- Somme, Early August 1916 (1992) ... Major Bilideau
 1988 Journey's End (TV Movie)
Lt. Osborne
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
Lawrence Vail
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Plumm
- Part IV (1988) ... Jason Plumm
- Part III (1988) ... Jason Plumm
- Part II (1988) ... Jason Plumm
- Part I (1988) ... Jason Plumm
 1984 Pericles, Prince of Tyre (TV Movie)
Gower
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
France
 1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Newman Noggs / Hawke's Rival
- Part 4 (1982) ... Newman Noggs / Hawke's Rival
- Part 3 (1982) ... Newman Noggs
- Part 2 (1982) ... Newman Noggs
- Part 1 (1982) ... Newman Noggs / Hawke's Rival
 1982 All for Love (TV Series)
Norman Britt
- Lovers of Their Time (1982) ... Norman Britt
 1981 The Three Sisters (TV Movie)
Vershinin
 1980 Schiele in Prison (voice)
 1979 Border Country (TV Series)
Lord Vaughan
- The Shining Pyramid (1979) ... Lord Vaughan
 1972-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Henry Harrington / Dane
- Casting the Runes (1979) ... Henry Harrington
- Refuge for a Hero (1972) ... Dane
 1975-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Christopher Rochland
- Somebody: Part 1 (1979) ... Christopher Rochland
- Saboteur: Part 1 (1975) ... Christopher Rochland
 1978 Europe After the Rain (Documentary)
Poetry Reciter (voice)
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Walter Huppenkothen
- True Patriot (1977) ... Walter Huppenkothen
 1977 Here I Stand... (TV Series)
Alcibiades
- The Gadfly (1977) ... Alcibiades
 1977 Headmaster (TV Series)
Mr. Parsons
- Our Patrick (1977) ... Mr. Parsons
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Mullins
- Faces (1976) ... Mullins
 1975 Knots
 1975 The Ash Tree (TV Short)
Sir Richard / Sir Matthew
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Squire Fellmer
- A Tragedy of Two Ambitions (1973) ... Squire Fellmer
 1969-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie / Rev. Robert Hanley
- The Regulars (1973) ... Eddie
- An Hour of Love: The Bind (1969) ... Rev. Robert Hanley
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
Harris
- Episode dated 6 January 1973 (1973) ... Harris
 1972 Dead of Night (TV Series)
Edmund
- The Exorcism (1972) ... Edmund
 1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Roy
- On Call (1972) ... Roy
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Father Carter
- Why Not? (1972) ... Father Carter
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Leonard Finch
- The Knacker's Yard (1972) ... Leonard Finch
- A Very Desirable Property (1972) ... Leonard Finch
- You'll Never Understand Women (1972) ... Leonard Finch
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lorenzo
- The Merchant of Venice (1972) ... Lorenzo
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Johnny Hicks
- The Easy Job (1972) ... Johnny Hicks
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Roger Simms
- Whizz Kid (1970) ... Roger Simms
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Colin Broderick
- The Wind Blew Her Away (1970) ... Colin Broderick
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Theo Cartwright
- Footprints in the Jungle (1970) ... Theo Cartwright
 1968 The Soldier's Tale (TV Movie)
The Soldier
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Conrade
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Harry
- Lone Rider (1966) ... Harry
 1966 The Informer (TV Series)
Ed
 1963 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Tony Glaister
- The Best Policy (1963) ... Tony Glaister
 1962 The River Flows East (TV Series)
Chetwyn
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Chetwyn
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Chetwyn
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Appleyard
- Wet Fish (1961) ... Peter Appleyard
 1961 The Alchemist (TV Movie)
Dapper, a Lawyer's Clerk
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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He acted in the musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," at the London Palladium in London, England with Michael Ball, Emma Williams, Anton Rodgers, Brian Blessed, Nichola McAuliffe, Peter Polycarpou, Emil Wolk, David Ross, and David Henry in the cast. Adrian Noble was director. See more »

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There's nothing unserious about comedy; we all know that comedy is a serious business, a serious craft, but it's also as seriously intended as anything else. See more »

Trivia:

Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play): in 1982, for playing Newman Noggs in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," a role he recreated in the television version with the same title, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982); and in 1985 for playing Charles Marsden in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude," a role he ... See more »

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