Peter Burton (I) (1921–1989)

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Peter Burton was born on April 4, 1921 in Bromley, Kent, England as Peter Ray Burton. He is known for his work on Dr. No (1962), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Avengers (1961). He was married to Lillias Walker. He died on November 27, 1989 in Chelsea, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Dr. No Major Boothroyd
A Clockwork Orange Junior Minister - Minister Frederick's Aid
The Avengers Fleming
Hour of Mystery Walter Hartright


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 1990 Number One Gun
 1990 Press Gang (TV Series)
Mr. Campbell
- At Last a Dragon (1990) ... Mr. Campbell
 1987 One by One (TV Series)
Golf Club Secretary
- Remember the Humble Guinea-Pig (1987) ... Golf Club Secretary
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
- Passage Hawk (1986) ... Doctor
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils
 1983 The Jigsaw Man
Douglas Ransom
 1983 The Nation's Health (TV Series)
David Marvill
- Collapse (1983) ... David Marvill
 1983 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie)
Sir D'Arcy Osborne
 1981 Inchon
Adm. Sherman
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
- Involvement (1980) ... Conroy
 1980 Richard's Things
 1979 The Bitch
Hotel Night Manager
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Dr. Evans
- The Arrangement (1978) ... Dr. Evans
 1978 Out (TV Series)
Card Player
- Not Just Pennies (1978) ... Card Player
 1978 Leopard in the Snow
Mr. Framley
 1972 Lovebox
Charles Lambert (Charles and Margery) (as Peter Burdon)
 1971 A Clockwork Orange
Junior Minister - Minister Frederick's Aid
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
Hotel Manager
 1971 Brett (TV Series)
- Investment - Long Term (1971) ... Boone
 1970 UFO (TV Series)
Dr. Murray / Perry
- Computer Affair (1970) ... Dr. Murray
- Close Up (1970) ... Dr. Murray (uncredited)
- Ordeal (1970) ... Perry
 1970 All the Right Noises
Stage Manager
 1970 Hell Boats
Admiral's Aide
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Medical Technician (uncredited)
 1968 Amsterdam Affair
Herman Ketelboer
 1967 Berserk
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
- The Sitting Pigeon (1967) ... Anderson
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Claude Molliere
- The Gadget Lovers (1967) ... Claude Molliere
 1966 Judith
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
- Small Game for Big Hunters (1966) ... Fleming
 1965 Thunderball
RAF Officer in Car (uncredited)
 1963 That Kind of Girl
Elliot Collier
 1963 The Swingin' Maiden
Thompson's Salesman
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Sheik in Arab Council (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. No
Major Boothroyd
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Arrowsmith
- All in the Family (1962) ... Det. Supt. Arrowsmith
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Paul De Bois
- Breakout (1961) ... Paul De Bois
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Ben Cheviot
- Flight 447 Delayed (1961) ... Sir Ben Cheviot
 1961 Roommates
1st Viola
 1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
John Barry
- Tall, Dark Stranger (1961) ... John Barry
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Henry Matthews QC
- W.T. Stead (1960) ... Henry Matthews QC
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Commodore
- The Patchwork Quilt (1960) ... The Commodore
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Art Expert
- The Girl with Grey Hair (1960) ... Art Expert (uncredited)
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain - HMS Solent - First Destroyer
 1959 Make Mine a Double
2nd Pilot
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
- The Girl Hunt (1958) ... Chauvet
 1958 A Night to Remember
1st Class Steward (uncredited)
 1958 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Spanish Major
- Operation Eel (1958) ... Spanish Major
 1957 The Betrayal
Tony Adams
 1957 Five on a Treasure Island
Quentin Kirrin
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
Walter Hartright
- The Woman in White (1957) ... Walter Hartright
 1956 Child in the House
Howard Forbes (uncredited)
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Peter / Coltishall Officer (uncredited)
 1956 The Third Key
 1956 Spin a Dark Web
Inspector Collis
 1956 Johnny You're Wanted
Plainclothes Policeman
 1955 Value for Money
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs (segment "Lord Mountdrago") (uncredited)
 1954 The Green Scarf
 1954 The Gentle Falcon (TV Series)
2nd Messenger / 1st Courtier
- Home at Last (1954)
- Farewell Richard (1954) ... 2nd Messenger
- A Strange Tournament (1954) ... 1st Courtier
 1954 They Who Dare
Marine Barrett
 1954 Front Page Story
Wilson (uncredited)
 1953 Paratrooper
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1953 The Heart of the Matter
Perrot (uncredited)
 1952 The Stolen Plans
Dr. Foster
 1952 The Ringer
Detective (uncredited)
 1952 The Frightened Bride
Graham Moore
 1950 The Wooden Horse
 1950 What the Butler Saw
Bill Fenton
 1950 They Were Not Divided
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Captain Heddle
- Ah! The Peace of It All (1950) ... Captain Heddle
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Peter Burdon


5' 11" (1.8 m)


Lillias Walker  (divorced)  (2 children)

Did You Know?


He was the first actor to portray 'Q' in the James Bond film series (although he was billed as Major Boothroyd). He was unavailable for From Russia with Love (1963) and was replaced by Desmond Llewelyn, who played the character till his death in 1999.

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