STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,108 this week

Peter Purves


Peter Purves was born in New Longton, Lancashire on 10 February 1939. After leaving school he took a four-year teacher-training course. In 1961, after only one year as a teacher, he turned to acting, initially with the Barrow-in-Furness Repertory Company and later with the Wimbleton Theatre Company. His first TV role was in Z Cars (1962) and more ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks

Of course Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 197 people
created 26 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 51 people
created 18 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 people
created 21 May 2013
 
a list of 136 people
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 51 people
created 2 days ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Peter Purves's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Crufts Dog Show
Crufts Dog Show Himself - Presenter
(1976-2008)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Steven Taylor / Steven / Morton Dill
(1965-1966)
Tomorrow's Times: The Third Doctor
(2012)
The Native Hue of Resolution
The Native Hue of Resolution Himself - Narrator
(2013)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (15 credits)
 2012 Doctor Who in America
Morton Dill / Steven Taylor / Himself
 2001 The Office (TV Series)
Peter Purves
- Training (2001) ... Peter Purves
 1997 The Lily Savage Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1997)
 1987 EastEnders (TV Series)
TV Presenter
- Episode #1.280 (1987) ... TV Presenter
- Episode #1.278 (1987) ... TV Presenter
 1979 Robbie (Short)
Narrator
 1964-1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Cord / Bus Conductor
- All Through the Night: Part 2 (1967) ... Cord
- All Through the Night: Part 1 (1967) ... Cord
- You Get All Kinds (1964) ... Bus Conductor
 1967 Girl in a Black Bikini (TV Series)
Peter Jarrett
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Peter Jarrett
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Jeff Ainsley
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... Lt. Jeff Ainsley
 1965 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Luther (1965)
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Brian
- Castles in the Air (1965) ... Brian
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Private
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Danny
- The Girl in the Picture (1964) ... Danny
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Terry Buckley
- Red Hot Winter (1964) ... Terry Buckley
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (55 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Has reprised his Doctor Who role as Steven in a "Companion Chronicles" Audio entitled "Mother Russia" - a release from BBC official licensees Big Finish. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think Jon (Jon Pertwee) was a very strong Doctor. I never liked him as the Doctor and I knew Jon very well and liked him very much as a person, we were actually good friends off screen. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Discuss Peter Purves on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page