Sometimes gives walking tours of "Theatrical London."
He was on the shortlist for Lord Trimingham (played by Edward Fox) in The Go-Between (1971).
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 also recreated in the television version with the same title, American Playhouse: Strange Interlude (1988).
Petherbridge is married to actress Emily Richard, with whom he costarred in The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby (on stage in London and New York, and in the TV miniseries); the play The Busman's Honeymoon; and Pomp and Circumstance.
Currently filming Midsomer Murders. [May 2007]
Acting in the play The Fantasticks, Duchess Theatre, London. [May 2010]
Personal Quotes (2)
If a dog wags its tail at an actor, the actor, as you know, always takes notice.
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.