Peter Cook (I) (1937–1995)

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One of four stars of the London and New York revues Beyond the Fringe and Beyond the Fringe (with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and Dudley Moore). Later created scatological comedy routine "Derek & Clive" with Moore. See full bio »

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Known For

The Princess Bride The Impressive Clergyman
Bedazzled George Spiggott
Yellowbeard Lord Lambourn
Supergirl Nigel


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 1994 Peter Cook Talks Golf Balls (Video)
Alec Dunroonie / Dr. Dieter Liedbetter / Major Titherly Glibble / ...
 1994 Black Beauty
Lord Wexmire
 1993 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Martin Trout
- One Foot in the Algarve (1993) ... Martin Trout
 1993 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Television / T
- Radio Night: The Seven Ages of Radio (1993) ... Television
- Radio Night (1993) ... T (voice)
 1992 Gone to Seed (TV Series)
Wesley Willis
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Wesley Willis
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Wesley Willis
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Wesley Willis
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Wesley Willis
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Wesley Willis
 1991 Roger Mellie: The Man on the Telly (TV Series)
Roger Mellie (voice)
 1991 The Craig Ferguson Story (TV Movie)
Fergus Ferguson
 1990 A Life in Pieces (TV Series short)
Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
- Lords A-Leaping (1990) ... Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
- Ladies Dancing (1990) ... Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
- Pipers Piping (1990) ... Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
- Drummers Drumming (1990) ... Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
- Maids A-Milking (1990) ... Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
 1990 The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
Pete / Self / Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Pete / Self / Various Characters
 1989 Great Balls of Fire!
First English Reporter
 1989 Getting It Right
Mr. Adrian
 1988 Jake's Journey (TV Movie)
 1988 Without a Clue
 1988 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Mr. Jolly
- Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door (1988) ... Mr. Jolly
 1987 The Princess Bride
The Impressive Clergyman
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
Sir Mortimer Chris
 1985 Diplomatix (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come
 1984 Supergirl
 1983 Yellowbeard
Lord Lambourn
 1983 Blackadder (TV Series)
Richard III
- The Foretelling (1983) ... Richard III
 1981-1982 The Two of Us (TV Series)
Robert Brentwood
- Brentwood Goes on Strike (1982) ... Robert Brentwood
- Torch Song (1982) ... Robert Brentwood
- The Odd Couples (1982) ... Robert Brentwood
- Gabby's Birthday Party (1982) ... Robert Brentwood
- Butler of the Year (1982) ... Robert Brentwood
 1981 Late Flowering Love (Short) (segment "Seaside Golf")
 1980 Peter Cook & Co. (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1980 Q6 (TV Series)
- Episode #5.2 (1980) ... (credit only)
 1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes
 1976 Find the Lady
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Trilby
- Mill Hill (1972) ... Peter Trilby
 1971 Behind the Fridge (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1971 An Apple a Day (TV Movie)
Mr. Elwood Sr.
 1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
Michael Rimmer
 1965-1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #3.7 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1969 The Bed Sitting Room
Police Inspector
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
 1967 Bedazzled
George Spiggott
 1967 A Series of Bird's (TV Series)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mad Hatter
 1966 The Wrong Box
Morris Finsbury
 1964 Chronicle (TV Series)
 1963 What's Going on Here? (TV Movie)
 1960 Ten Thousand Talents (Short) (voice)
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Pedestrian in Street (uncredited)
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Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore, and his play, "Beyond the Fringe," was performed in an American Conservatory Repertory Theatre production at the Howell Murray Theater at Ravinia in Chicago, Illinois. Rene Auberjonois was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »


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Being a miner, as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly, you have to go. Well, the very opposite applies with the judges. So all in all I'd rather have been a judge than a miner. See more »


He complained that David Frost's success was based on copying Cook's own stage persona and Cook dubbed him "the bubonic plagiarist", and said that his only regret in life, according to Alan Bennett, had been saving Frost from drowning. This incident occurred in the summer of 1963, when the rivalry between the two men was at its height. Cook had realised that Frost's potential drowning would have ... See more »

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