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Peter Swanwick (1922–1968)

Peter Swanwick was born on September 29, 1922 in Nottingham, England as Walter Peter Swanwick. He was an actor, known for The African Queen (1951), Circus of Horrors (1960) and The Colditz Story (1955). He died on November 14, 1968 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 46) in London, England, UK

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 1969 The Looking Glass War
Finnish Policeman
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
- Immortality Inc (1969) ... Reilly
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
- Legacy of Death (1968) ... Oppenheimer
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- The Flag (1968) ... Murz
 1967-1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Judge / Kristmann
- Proof (1968) ... Judge
- Proof Positive (1967) ... Kristmann
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Judge Austrebert
- Deaths on the Champs Elysees (1968) ... Judge Austrebert
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
- Here Lies... (1968) ... Chemist
 1968 The Devil Rides Out
Satanist (uncredited)
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Klaus Striebeck
- Persuasion of a Million Drops (1968) ... Klaus Striebeck
- The Great Ring of Akba (1968) ... Klaus Striebeck
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
- Night Flight to Andorra (1968) ... Butler
 1967 Verräter (TV Mini-Series)
- Zweiter Teil (1967)
 1967 Vendetta (TV Series)
- The Suicide Man (1967) ... Coroner
 1966 Secrets of a Windmill Girl
Len Mason
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- The Paper Chase (1966) ... Joe
 1965 Zero One (TV Series)
- The Body (1965) ... Appleby
 1964 Six (TV Series)
- The Chase (1964) ... Scotty
 1964 The Chase (TV Movie)
 1964 Mike (TV Series)
Jocelyn Waterberry
- The Quiet Little Restaurant (1964) ... Jocelyn Waterberry
 1964 Life in Danger
Dr. Nichols
 1963 Mystery Submarine
Lt. Lyncker
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
- Affairs of the Heart (1962) ... Doctor
 1962 Fate Takes a Hand
 1961 The Gentle Terror
1st Auditor
 1961 The Trunk
Nicholas Steiner
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Gun Commander
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- The Desperate Men (1961) ... Hoad
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
- The Sorcerer (1961) ... Landlord
 1961 Double Bunk
Freighter Pilot
 1961 The Devil's Daffodil
Polizist (uncredited)
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
- The Frame (1961) ... Sammy
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
- The Conspirators (1960) ... Schmidt
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
- The Key (1960) ... Joe
 1960 Our House (TV Series)
 1960 Circus of Horrors
German Police Inspector Knopf
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Dr. Dhomokos
- The Dimitrios Case (1960) ... Dr. Dhomokos
 1959 The Desperate Man
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
- Undertone in Grey (1959) ... Waring
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
- The Unwelcome Stranger (1959) ... Hofer
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Barney Wallace
- A Circle in the Bush (1959) ... Barney Wallace
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Criminals (1958) ... Stone
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Gen. Toppe
 1958 Murder Reported
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mortimer / The Mayor
- Cornelius (1958) ... Mortimer
- Flowers for the Queen (1958) ... The Mayor
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Conrad Beck
- No Future for Frederick (1958) ... Conrad Beck
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Ezra McGivney
- The General (1958) ... Ezra McGivney
 1958 Big Guns (TV Series)
- How Green Is the Grass (1958) ... Berlotti
 1958 Death Over My Shoulder
Nick Dayton
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
- Operation Tulip (1957) ... Hendrick
 1957 The Big Chance
Passport Official
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Boy Meets Girl (1957) ... Rosetti
 1957 Kill Me Tomorrow
Harrison (as Peter Swanick)
 1957 You Pay Your Money
Hall Porter
 1957 Night Ambush
German Officer with Gen. Brauer (uncredited)
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
- The Anaya (1956) ... Colonel
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
Captain / Male Passenger
- Mademoiselle Fifi (1956) ... Captain
- The Sealed Room (1956) ... Male Passenger
 1956 Million Dollar Manhunt
Mons. Paul Bonnet
 1956 Who Goes Home? (TV Movie)
Hendryk Curtis
 1956 Passport to Treason
Cafe Proprietor
 1956 Bond of Fear
Travelling Salesman
 1956 The March Hare
Nils Svenson
 1956 Act of Violence (TV Movie)
General Zuglin
 1953-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Fritti / Herman Lefkowitz
- The Weeping Madonna (1956) ... Dr. Fritti
 1955 Windfall (uncredited)
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Mr. Porter
- The Executioner (1955) ... Mr. Porter (as Peter Swannick)
 1955 The Love Match
Mr. Hall
 1955 The Colditz Story
Lutyens (as Peter Swannick)
 1955 The Delavine Affair
Meyerling (as Peter Swannick)
 1954 The Black Rider
 1953-1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Otto / Innkeeper
- Four Farewells in Venice (1954) ... Otto
- A Lodging for the Night (1953) ... Innkeeper
 1954 Betrayed
Fat Major (uncredited)
 1954 The Grove Family (TV Series)
Mr. Freebooter
- The Ears Have It (1954) ... Mr. Freebooter
 1954 Conflict of Wings
Sergeant, Working Party
 1954 Devil on Horseback
Mr. Parfitt
 1954 Day for Happiness (TV Movie)
Carlo (as Peter Swannick)
 1953 Break to Freedom
 1953 Paratrooper
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Mr. Propert (uncredited)
 1953 Shadow and Substance (TV Movie)
Martin Mullahone
 1953 Mr. Dooley, Jnr. (TV Movie)
 1953 The Slasher
Mr. Wimbush (uncredited)
 1952 Scotland Yard Inspector
 1952 Evidence for Hire
Charley Pott
 1952 No Haunt for a Gentleman
Brother Ravioli
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please!
Jeremiah Higgins
 1952 The Hundred Hour Hunt
Police Sergeant
 1952 Private Information
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 The Venus of Bainville (TV Movie)
 1952 Brighthaven Express
Night Porter (uncredited)
 1951 Jungle Treasure
Mr. Benson
 1951 The Madame Gambles
Bradford businessman (uncredited)
 1950 Lilli Marlene
Chief Interrogator
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Alternate Names:

Peter Swanick | Peter Swannick

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Steely-eyed, balding, bespectacled British character actor, best known as 'the supervisor', perpetually announcing 'orange alerts' in eight instalments of The Prisoner (1967). Swanwick started out as a stagehand at the Nottingham Playhouse after World War II, then acted for two years in repertory with the Argosy Players in Mansfield. In 1950, he moved to London and obtained several small parts in... See more »

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