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Overview (3)

Born in Leipzig, Germany
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameJohn Peter Gilmore

Mini Bio (1)

German-born Peter Gilmore came to the UK at the age of six, to be raised by relatives. He quit school at age 14, and pursuing his dream of becoming an actor, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts for a short time, before being expelled. A stint in the army led to the discovery that he had a talent for singing, and after his discharge from the army he joined a singing group, The George Mitchell Singers. He also appeared in a number of stage plays, but they didn't lead to the success he was looking for.

He soon gave up singing and concentrated on his acting career, and began achieving a degree of success in Europe and the U.S. in TV commercials. As a result of these, he started to receive roles in comedies, notably the "Carry On" series. In the early 1970s he finally achieved a great degree of success as star of the long-running British serial, The Onedin Line (1971).

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Spouse (3)

Anne Stallybrass (1987 - 3 February 2013) ( his death)
Jan Waters (1970 - 1976) ( divorced)
Una Stubbs (1958 - 1969) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (10)

Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, until lack of funds forced him to quit.
Raised in Nunthorpe, Yorkshire.
Good friend of "Carry On" co-star Jim Dale.
Educated at a boarding school in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire where he appeared in school plays.
Considered for the roles of Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Armstrong, Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine, Lamson, Kelly and the Fatherly Guard in Lifeforce (1985).
Made his professional debut as a singer in the musical 'Sally'. His first main part was when understudy to Dennis Quilley in 'Grab Me a Gondoller. His first main lead was in 'Lady at the Wheel'.
As a variety artist he stooged for Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye and his favourite, Harry Secombe.
Made a record of the hit musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' with Sid James and Michael Sammes. His rendition of 'Put On a Happy Face' was one of the standout tracks.
Came to Peter Roger's attention when he was seen in the TV series 'Ivanhoe' (1958) with Roger Moore.
Theatre work include West End performances in 'Valmouth', and 'Love Doctor'.

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