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Peter Purves


Peter Purves was born in New Longton, Lancashire on 10 February 1939. After leaving school he took a four-year teacher-training course. In 1961, after only one year as a teacher, he turned to acting, initially with the Barrow-in-Furness Repertory Company and later with the Wimbleton Theatre Company. His first TV role was in Z Cars (1962) and more ... See full bio »

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Known For

Girl in a Black Bikini Peter Jarrett
(1967)
Doctor Who Steven Taylor / Steven / Morton Dill
(1965-1966)
EastEnders Presenter
(1987)
Court Martial Lt. Jeff Ainsley
(1966)

Filmography

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 2001 The Office (TV Series)
Peter Purves
- Training (2001) ... Peter Purves
 1997 The Lily Savage Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1997)
 1987 EastEnders (TV Series)
Presenter
- Episode #1.281 (1987) ... Presenter
- Episode #1.280 (1987) ... Presenter
- Episode #1.278 (1987) ... Presenter
 1979 Robbie (Short)
Narrator
 1964-1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Cord / Bus Conductor
- All Through the Night: Part 2 (1967) ... Cord
- All Through the Night: Part 1 (1967) ... Cord
- You Get All Kinds (1964) ... Bus Conductor
 1967 Girl in a Black Bikini (TV Series)
Peter Jarrett
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Peter Jarrett
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Peter Jarrett
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Jeff Ainsley
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... Lt. Jeff Ainsley
 1965-1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Steven Taylor / Steven / Morton Dill
- The Savages: Episode 4 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The Savages: Episode 3 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The Savages: Episode 2 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The Savages: Episode 1 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The O.K. Corral (1966) ... Steven
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Gang member
- The Reluctant Witness (1966) ... Gang member (uncredited)
 1965 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Luther (1965)
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Brian
- Castles in the Air (1965) ... Brian
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Private
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Danny
- The Girl in the Picture (1964) ... Danny
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Terry Buckley
- Red Hot Winter (1964) ... Terry Buckley
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Other Works:

Has reprised his Doctor Who role as Steven in a "Companion Chronicles" Audio entitled "Mother Russia" - a release from BBC official licensees Big Finish. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on William Hartnell] I thought Bill was definitive, to be honest. I don't think he was always the greatest actor but I think he was the definitive Doctor. See more »

Trivia:

His favourite Doctor Who (1963) serial was Doctor Who: War of God (1966) (better known as "The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve"), which was a historical script credited to John Lucarotti. The story was completely wiped by the BBC during the 1970s.

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Aquarius

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