Peter Sallis Poster


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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 February 1921Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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).

Spouse (1)

Elaine Usher (9 February 1957 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Father of Crispian Sallis.
He was cast as Captain Striker in the Doctor Who (1963) serial Doctor Who: Enlightenment: Part One (1983), but industrial action at the BBC caused delays that forced him to relinquish the role, which was subsequently taken by Keith Barron.
Became an Associate Member of RADA.
Graduated from RADA.
Served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
He was in attendance at the The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) ceremony with Nick Park and Helena Bonham Carter.
Peter was a ground crew Radio operator while he was in the RAF.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honors List for his services to drama.
He is the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine (1973).
He did some dubbing work on the English soundtrack of Orson Welles's "The Trial", flying to Paris for a few days to do so. His agent told him he was unlikely to be paid anything for this, not even traveling expenses. Sallis replied that, on the contrary, he would be prepared to pay for the honor of working with Welles, whom he has always described as one of the two true geniuses he has worked with in his long career, the other being Nick Park.
Suffers from Macular degeneration.
Considered for Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy in Lifeforce (1985).
Narrated a 1970 public information film advising householders to reduce the risk of burglary by locking all windows and points of entry.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on Orson Welles] Orson Welles always draws the public interest, but he was no better than anyone else.
[on John Gielgud] John Gielgud was a personal favourite because he was such a stickler for the truth. When he saw me outside the Strand Theatre with Honor Blackman when we were in Wait Until Dark he said hello and asked me what I was doing and I said 'I'm in this'. He said 'Ah, ah, I hear the girl is very good'. I could have been playing the butler for all he knew.
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.

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