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Peter Sallis


Peter Sallis was born on February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. He is an actor, known for Last of the Summer Wine (1973), The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He has been married to Elaine Usher since February 9, 1957. They have one child. See full bio »
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 2009 Kingdom (TV Series)
Cyril
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... Cyril
 2008 A Matter of Loaf and Death (TV Short)
Wallace (voice)
 2005/II Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Video Game)
Wallace (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
The Second Patient
 2004 Belonging (TV Movie)
Nathan
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Arthur Weatherill
- A Game of Soldiers (2004) ... Arthur Weatherill
 2003 Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo (Video Game)
Wallace (voice)
 2002 Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (Video short)
Wallace (voice)
 2001 Holby City (TV Series)
Lionel Davis
- The Mourning After (2001) ... Lionel Davis
 2001 Hotel! (TV Movie)
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1995 A Close Shave (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 1993 The Wrong Trousers (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 1992 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Henry Tong
- Rumpole on Trial (1992) ... Henry Tong
 1990 Come Home Charlie and Face Them (TV Mini-Series)
Evan Rhys-Jones
- Part 3 (1990) ... Evan Rhys-Jones
- Part 2 (1990) ... Evan Rhys-Jones
- Part 1 (1990) ... Evan Rhys-Jones
 1989-1990 Oh! Mr. Toad (TV Series)
Rat
- Toad: Film Maker (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- Toad in Love (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- Oarsman Toad (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- A Toad in Time (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- Happy Birthday (1990) ... Rat (voice)
 1989 A Grand Day Out (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 1984-1988 The Wind in the Willows (TV Series)
Rat
- Happy New Year! (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Tunnels and Tremors (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Remember, Remember (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Monster of the Wild Wood (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Toad's Harvest (1988) ... Rat (voice)
 1987 The Bretts (TV Series)
Dr. Woodward
- The Actress and the Bishop (1987) ... Dr. Woodward
 1987 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Sidney Bliss
- Waste Not Want Not (1987) ... Sidney Bliss
- Happiness Is a Warm Gun (1987) ... Sidney Bliss
 1986 A Dangerous Kind of Love (TV Movie)
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Leonard March
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Leonard March
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Leonard March
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Leonard March
 1983 Rocky Hollow (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1973-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Shushin / Austin Melcroft
- Song at Twilight (1973) ... Austin Melcroft
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Solicitor
- A Picture of a Place (1980) ... Solicitor
 1980 Ladykillers (TV Series)
O'Brien
- Not for the Nervous (1980) ... O'Brien
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Leslie
- You're Not Watching Me, Mummy (1979) ... Leslie
 1978 The Clifton House Mystery (TV Series)
Milton Guest
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Milton Guest
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... Milton Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Milton Guest
 1978 Across a Crowded Room (TV Movie)
 1978 She Loves Me (TV Movie)
Ladislav Sipos
 1977 Premiere (TV Series)
Ernest
- The Obelisk (1977) ... Ernest
 1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Randall Todd
- Some of Our Coal Is Missing (1977) ... Randall Todd
- Alarm and Despondency (1977) ... Randall Todd
- Bed of Roses (1977) ... Randall Todd
- The Name of the Game (1977) ... Randall Todd
 1977 The Haunting of Julia
Jeffrey Branscombe
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Rodney Gloss
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 2 (1977) ... Rodney Gloss
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 1 (1977) ... Rodney Gloss
 1974-1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Insp. George Storton / Gerald Prosser
- Such a Charming Man: Part 1 (1977) ... Insp. George Storton
- Triangle: Part 1 (1974) ... Gerald Prosser
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Kingsmill
- The Gold Cup (1977) ... Kingsmill
 1976 The Winter Warrior (TV Series)
Deor
 1971-1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Edward Letheridge / Professor Dowell / Lodge
- A Shot in the Dark (1976) ... Edward Letheridge
- High Life (1975) ... Professor Dowell
- Cash and Carry (1971) ... Lodge
 1976 The Incredible Sarah
Thierry
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Major Venables
- The Mind Beyond: The Daedalus Equations (1976) ... Major Venables
 1971-1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Strapper Strapton / Dakin
- The Charm Factor (1976) ... Strapper Strapton
- Bow to the Lady (1971) ... Dakin
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
- Graceless Go I (1974)
 1974 The Capone Investment (TV Series)
Wheatfield
- Final Innings (1974) ... Wheatfield
- One Killer Makes Two (1974) ... Wheatfield
- Money in the Bank (1974) ... Wheatfield
- The Citizen from Chicago (1974) ... Wheatfield
- The Grass Is Greener (1974) ... Wheatfield
 1974 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Benitet
- The Prison (1974) ... Benitet
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Series)
Mr. Bonteen
- Part Nineteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Seventeen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Sixteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Fifteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Fourteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Lloyd
 1974 Barlow (TV Series)
Joseph Miller
- Snatch (1974) ... Joseph Miller
 1973 Frankenstein: The True Story (TV Movie)
Priest
 1960-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Onslow / Mr. Pender / Alfred Purdie
- Beyond Our Means (1973) ... Onslow
- The Trial of Dr. Fancy (1964) ... Mr. Pender
- Into the Dark (1963) ... Alfred Purdie
- The Stranger (1960)
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Banker (scenes deleted)
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Jervis
- The Moabite Cypher (1973) ... Dr. Jervis
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Clegg
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
Sammy Harrison
- A Step in the Right Direction (1972) ... Sammy Harrison
- A Very Long Spoon (1972) ... Sammy Harrison
 1972 The Reprieve (Short)
Cossack Horseman
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Routledge
- The Richmond File: A Man Like Me (1972) ... Routledge
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Mr. Bruff
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Mr. Bruff
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Mr. Bruff
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Mr. Bruff
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
Grovnik
- Romance on Wheels (1972) ... Grovnik
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Piper
- The Long Goodbye (1971) ... Piper
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Coroner
- When Did You First Feel the Pain? (1971) ... Coroner
 1971 Trial (TV Series)
Almond
- Debris (1971) ... Almond
 1965-1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Eddie Meadows / Colin Reynolds
- The Man Who Didn't Eat Sweets (1971) ... Eddie Meadows
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
George Robertson
- The Quick and the Dead (1971) ... George Robertson
 1971 Bel Ami (TV Series)
Norbert de Varenne
- Suzanne (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
- Virginie (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
- Clotilde (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
- Georges (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
 1971 The Road Builder
Reverend Rupert Palafox
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Peter Olliphant
- Grandee Hotel (1971) ... Peter Olliphant
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Gerry
- The Nineteenth Hole (1971) ... Gerry
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Lumley
- The Railwayman's New Clothes (1971) ... Lumley
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Sonny Waters
 1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Henry Wynn
- We All Need Experts (1970) ... Henry Wynn
 1970 The Culture Vultures (TV Series)
Prof. George Hobbes
- Practical Demonstrations (1970) ... Prof. George Hobbes
- Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1970) ... Prof. George Hobbes
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Prof. George Hobbes
 1970 My Lover My Son
Sir Sidney Brent
 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula
Samuel Paxton
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Mitchum
- Two Gentlemen Standing (1970) ... Chief Supt. Mitchum
 1970 Catweazle (TV Series)
Stuffy Goldstone
- The Curse of Rapkyn (1970) ... Stuffy Goldstone
 1970 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Brogden / Mundel / Hopkins
- Sweeney Todd (1970) ... Brogden / Mundel / Hopkins
 1970 Scream and Scream Again
Schweitz
 1970 The Reckoning
Keresley
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Mr. Street
- The Ladies: Joan (1969) ... Mr. Street
 1968 Inadmissible Evidence
Hudson
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Eric
- The Drummer and the Bloke (1968) ... Eric
 1967 Charlie Bubbles
Solicitor
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
 1965 Rapture
Armand
 1963-1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Williams / Seaton
- Somebody Said... (1964) ... Williams
- A La Carte (1963) ... Seaton
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Feng / Rev. Hubert Wales
- The Case of the Medicine Man (1964) ... Rev. Hubert Wales
 1964 Escape by Night
Victor Lush
 1964 The Third Secret
Lawrence Jacks
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Hal Anderson
- The Wringer (1964) ... Hal Anderson
 1958-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
'Dusty' Miller / Hannibal
- The Teachers (1963) ... 'Dusty' Miller
- The Curious Savage (1958) ... Hannibal
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Major Konel
- The Trial (1963) ... Major Konel
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Russian Delegate
 1963 The V.I.P.s
Doctor
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Bill Canford
- The Hidden Witness (1963) ... Bill Canford
 1963 The Chem. Lab. Mystery (TV Series)
Mad Willy
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... Mad Willy
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Sleazy Doctor
 1962 Crying Down the Lane (TV Mini-Series)
Champion
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Champion
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
 1962 The Largest Theatre in the World: Heart to Heart (TV Movie)
Frank Godsell
 1961 Candida (TV Movie)
 1961 A Chance of Thunder (TV Series)
Howard
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Howard
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
John Gordon
- Find and Destroy (1961) ... John Gordon
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Don Enrique
 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
William Hogarth
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Oscar Grant
- Treacle on Three Fingers (1961) ... Oscar Grant
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
M.P.
 1955-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Peter / Corporal Foster / Daniel Kevin
- The Zoo Story (1961) ... Peter
- Quay South (1955) ... Corporal Foster
- The Concert (1955) ... Daniel Kevin (as Pete Sallis)
 1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Man in Suit (uncredited)
 1960 Doctor in Love
Love-Struck Patient (uncredited)
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Eugene Payas
- The Raschid Case (1960) ... Eugene Payas
 1960 David and Broccoli (TV Movie)
Mr. Slingsby
 1959 Brand (TV Movie)
Doctor & Provost
 1959 The Scapegoat
Customs Official
 1959 The Widow of Bath (TV Series)
Cady
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Cady
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Nesib - Ambulance Driver
- Crisis in the Desert (1959) ... Nesib - Ambulance Driver
 1959 Danton's Death (TV Movie)
Barere / Simon / Prisoner
 1958 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Baron Aristide de Pennilac
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Secretary at Picture Gallery
 1958 The Lost King (TV Series)
Abbe Fleuriel
- Monsieur Charles Deslys (1958) ... Abbe Fleuriel
 1956 Anastasia
Grischa (uncredited)
 1956 Kitty Clive (TV Movie)
John Hall
 1956 Strange Experiences (TV Series)
- The Pickpocket (1956)
- Safe and Sound (1956)
 1954 Child's Play
Bill, the grocery merchant
 1952 The March of the Peasants (TV Series)
Blakeley
- The Raven's Feather (1952) ... Blakeley
 1947 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Quince
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Other Works:

He acted in Thomas Otway's translation of Moliere's play, "The Cheats of Scapin," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Harold Lang, Maxwell Shaw, Patrick Wymark, Fulton Mackay and Helen Montague in the cast. Peter Dews was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Peter Sallis OBE | Pete Sallis

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I've been lucky enough to keep going and I realise now, though it's taken me nearly 100 years, that my voice is distinctive. I'm very lucky indeed. See more »

Trivia:

He is the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine (1973). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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