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Peter Sallis (1921–2017)


Peter Sallis was born on February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Peter John Sallis. He was an actor, known for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He was married to Elaine Usher. He died on June 2, 2017 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(2005)
Last of the Summer Wine
(1973-2010)
The Wrong Trousers
(1993)
The Scapegoat
The Scapegoat Customs Official
(1959)

Filmography

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 1973-2010 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Clegg
- How Not to Cry at Weddings (2010) ... Clegg
- Look Whose Wheel's Come Off (2010) ... Clegg
- Howard and the Great Outdoors (2010) ... Clegg
- Happy Camping (2010) ... Clegg
 2009 Kingdom (TV Series)
Cyril
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... Cyril
 2008 A Matter of Loaf and Death (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 2005/II Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Video Game)
Wallace (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
The Second Patient
 2005/I Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Video Game)
Wallace / Hutch (voice)
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace / Hutch (voice)
 2004 Belonging (TV Movie)
Nathan
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Arthur Weatherill
- A Game of Soldiers (2004) ... Arthur Weatherill
 2003 Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo (Video Game)
Wallace (voice)
 2002 Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (TV Series short)
Wallace
- Shopper13 (2002) ... Wallace (voice)
- A Christmas Cardomatic (2002) ... Wallace (voice)
- The Snowmanotron (2002) ... Wallace (voice)
- The 525 Crackervac (2002) ... Wallace (voice)
- The Bully Proof Vest (2002) ... Wallace (voice)
 2001 The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit (Video)
Wallace (voice)
 2001 Holby City (TV Series)
Lionel Davis
- The Mourning After (2001) ... Lionel Davis
 2001 Hotel! (TV Movie)
Radio Voice of Little Ashford Flying Club (uncredited)
 1996 Wallace & Gromit Fun Pack (Video Game)
Wallace (voice)
 1995 A Close Shave (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 1993 The Wrong Trousers (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 1992 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Henry Tong
- Rumpole on Trial (1992) ... Henry Tong
 1990 Come Home Charlie and Face Them (TV Mini-Series)
Evan Rhys-Jones
- Part 3 (1990) ... Evan Rhys-Jones
- Part 2 (1990) ... Evan Rhys-Jones
- Part 1 (1990) ... Evan Rhys-Jones
 1989-1990 Oh! Mr. Toad (TV Series)
Rat
- Toad: Film Maker (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- Toad in Love (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- Oarsman Toad (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- A Toad in Time (1990) ... Rat (voice)
- Happy Birthday (1990) ... Rat (voice)
 1989 A Grand Day Out (Short)
Wallace (voice)
 1988-1989 First of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Mr Clegg / Mr. Clegg
- Quiet Wedding (1989) ... Mr Clegg
- The Body Snatchers (1989) ... Mr Clegg
- Ain't Love Dangerous (1989) ... Mr Clegg
- The Gypsy Fiddler (1989) ... Mr Clegg
- Compo Drops In (1989) ... Mr Clegg
 1984-1988 The Wind in the Willows (TV Series)
Rat
- Happy New Year! (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Tunnels and Tremors (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Remember, Remember (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Monster of the Wild Wood (1988) ... Rat (voice)
- Toad's Harvest (1988) ... Rat (voice)
 1987 The Bretts (TV Series)
Dr. Woodward
- The Actress and the Bishop (1987) ... Dr. Woodward
 1987 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Sidney Bliss
- Waste Not Want Not (1987) ... Sidney Bliss
- Happiness Is a Warm Gun (1987) ... Sidney Bliss
 1986 A Dangerous Kind of Love (TV Movie)
Mr. Walker
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Leonard March
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Leonard March
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Leonard March
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Leonard March
 1983 Rocky Hollow (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Witness for the Prosecution (TV Movie)
Carter
 1973-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Shushin / Austin Melcroft
- Song at Twilight (1973) ... Austin Melcroft
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Solicitor
- A Picture of a Place (1980) ... Solicitor
 1980 Lady Killers (TV Series)
O'Brien
- Not for the Nervous (1980) ... O'Brien
 1978-1980 Leave It to Charlie (TV Series)
Arthur Simister / Alfred Simister
- The Old Flame (1980) ... Arthur Simister
- A Star Is Born (1980) ... Arthur Simister
- The Ffolliott Experiment (1980) ... Arthur Simister
- Happy Birthday to Who? (1980) ... Arthur Simister
- The Trouble with Harry (1980) ... Arthur Simister
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Leslie
- You're Not Watching Me, Mummy (1979) ... Leslie
 1978 She Loves Me (TV Movie)
Ladislav Sipos
 1978 The Clifton House Mystery (TV Mini-Series)
Milton Guest
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Milton Guest
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... Milton Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Milton Guest
 1978 Across a Crowded Room (TV Movie)
 1976-1978 The Ghosts of Motley Hall (TV Series)
Mr. Gudgin / Mr Gudgin
- Narcissus Bullock's Bell (1978) ... Mr. Gudgin
- Party Piece (1978) ... Mr. Gudgin
- Skeleton in the Cupboard: Part 2 (1978) ... Mr. Gudgin
- Skeleton in the Cupboard: Part 1 (1978) ... Mr. Gudgin
- Ghost Writer (1978) ... Mr Gudgin
 1977 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
Ernest
- The Obelisk (1977) ... Ernest
 1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Randall Todd
- Some of Our Coal Is Missing (1977) ... Randall Todd
- Alarm and Despondency (1977) ... Randall Todd
- Bed of Roses (1977) ... Randall Todd
- The Game of the Name (1977) ... Randall Todd
 1977 The Haunting of Julia
Jeffrey Branscombe
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Rodney Gloss
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 2 (1977) ... Rodney Gloss
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 1 (1977) ... Rodney Gloss
 1974-1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Insp. George Storton / Gerald Prosser
- Such a Charming Man: Part 1 (1977) ... Insp. George Storton
- Triangle: Part 1 (1974) ... Gerald Prosser
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Kingsmill
- The Gold Cup (1977) ... Kingsmill
 1976 The Winter Warrior (TV Movie)
Deor
 1971-1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Edward Letheridge / Professor Dowell / Lodge
- A Shot in the Dark (1976) ... Edward Letheridge
- High Life (1975) ... Professor Dowell
- Cash and Carry (1971) ... Lodge
 1976 The Incredible Sarah
Thierry
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Major Venables
- The Mind Beyond: The Daedalus Equations (1976) ... Major Venables
 1971-1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Strapper Strapton / Dakin
- The Charm Factor (1976) ... Strapper Strapton
- Bow to the Lady (1971) ... Dakin
 1975 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Heat
 1975 Prometheus: The Life of Balzac (TV Mini-Series)
Victor Hugo
- The Race to Death (1975) ... Victor Hugo
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
- Graceless Go I (1974)
 1974 The Capone Investment (TV Series)
Wheatfield
- Final Innings (1974) ... Wheatfield
- One Killer Makes Two (1974) ... Wheatfield
- Money in the Bank (1974) ... Wheatfield
- The Citizen from Chicago (1974) ... Wheatfield
- The Grass Is Greener (1974) ... Wheatfield
 1974 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Benitet
- The Prison (1974) ... Benitet
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Bonteen
- Part Nineteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Seventeen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Sixteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Fifteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
- Part Fourteen (1974) ... Mr. Bonteen
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Lloyd
 1974 Barlow at Large (TV Series)
Joseph Miller
- Snatch (1974) ... Joseph Miller
 1973 Frankenstein: The True Story (TV Movie)
Priest
 1960-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Onslow / Mr. Pender / Alfred Purdie / ...
- Beyond Our Means (1973) ... Onslow
- The Trial of Dr. Fancy (1964) ... Mr. Pender
- Into the Dark (1963) ... Alfred Purdie
- Clip Joint People (1960) ... Sam Carter
- The Stranger (1960)
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Jervis
- The Moabite Cypher (1973) ... Dr. Jervis
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Clegg
- Of Funerals and Fish (1973) ... Clegg
 1972 The Reprieve (Short)
Cossack Horseman
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
Sammy Harrison
- A Step in the Right Direction (1972) ... Sammy Harrison
- A Very Long Spoon (1972) ... Sammy Harrison
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Routledge
- The Richmond File: A Man Like Me (1972) ... Routledge
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Mr. Bruff
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Mr. Bruff
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Mr. Bruff
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Mr. Bruff
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
Grovnik
- Romance on Wheels (1972) ... Grovnik
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Piper
- The Long Goodbye (1971) ... Piper
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Coroner
- When Did You First Feel the Pain? (1971) ... Coroner
 1971 Trial (TV Series)
Almond
- Debris (1971) ... Almond
 1965-1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Eddie Meadows / Colin Reynolds
- The Man Who Didn't Eat Sweets (1971) ... Eddie Meadows
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
George Robertson
- The Quick and the Dead (1971) ... George Robertson
 1971 Bel Ami (TV Series)
Norbert de Varenne
- Suzanne (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
- Virginie (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
- Clotilde (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
- Georges (1971) ... Norbert de Varenne
 1971 The Night Digger
Reverend Rupert Palafox
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Peter Olliphant
- Grandee Hotel (1971) ... Peter Olliphant
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Gerry
- The Nineteenth Hole (1971) ... Gerry
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Lumley
- The Railwayman's New Clothes (1971) ... Lumley
 1970 Wuthering Heights
Mr. Shielders
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Sonny Waters
 1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Henry Wynn
- We All Need Experts (1970) ... Henry Wynn
 1970 The Culture Vultures (TV Series)
Prof. George Hobbes
- Practical Demonstrations (1970) ... Prof. George Hobbes
- Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1970) ... Prof. George Hobbes
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Prof. George Hobbes
 1970 My Lover, My Son
Sir Sidney Brent
 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula
Samuel Paxton
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Mitchum
- Two Gentlemen Standing (1970) ... Chief Supt. Mitchum
 1970 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Brogden / Mundel / Hopkins
- Sweeney Todd (1970) ... Brogden / Mundel / Hopkins
 1970 Scream and Scream Again
Schweitz
 1970 The Reckoning
Keresley (uncredited)
 1970 Catweazle (TV Series)
Stuffy Gladstone
- The Curse of Rapkyn (1970) ... Stuffy Gladstone
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Mr. Street
- The Ladies: Joan (1969) ... Mr. Street
 1968 Inadmissible Evidence
Hudson
 1968 Charlie Bubbles
Solicitor
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Eric
- The Drummer and the Bloke (1968) ... Eric
 1967 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Penley
- The Ice Warriors: Episode Six (1967) ... Penley
- The Ice Warriors: Episode Five (1967) ... Penley
- The Ice Warriors: Episode Four (1967) ... Penley
- The Ice Warriors: Episode Three (1967) ... Penley
- The Ice Warriors: Episode Two (1967) ... Penley
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Miles Beckett
- The Setup (1966) ... Miles Beckett
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
 1965 Rapture
Armand
 1964 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Kenneth K. Hirst
- A Question of Honour (1964) ... Kenneth K. Hirst
 1963-1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Williams / Seaton
- Somebody Said... (1964) ... Williams
- A La Carte (1963) ... Seaton
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Feng / Rev. Hubert Wales
- The Case of the Medicine Man (1964) ... Rev. Hubert Wales
 1964 Escape by Night
Victor Lush
 1963-1964 Festival (TV Series)
Romainville / Captain of the Fire Brigade
- Ring Round the Moon (1964) ... Romainville
- The Bald Prima Donna (1963) ... Captain of the Fire Brigade
 1964 The Third Secret
Lawrence Jacks
 1964 Don't Ever Talk to Clocks (TV Movie)
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Hal Anderson
- The Wringer (1964) ... Hal Anderson
 1957-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
'Dusty' Miller / Hannibal / Homer Bolton
- The Teachers (1963) ... 'Dusty' Miller
- The Curious Savage (1958) ... Hannibal
- Morning's at Seven (1957) ... Homer Bolton
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Major Konel
- The Trial (1963) ... Major Konel
 1963 The V.I.P.s
Doctor
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Gerald Swinney / Housing clerk / Danny Fellows / ...
- How to Get Rid of Your Wife (1963) ... Gerald Swinney
- Parkin's Primitives (1962) ... Housing clerk
- The Big Eat (1962) ... Danny Fellows
- Hullo Ragtime (1961) ... Harry Shell
- A Call on Kuprin: Part 2 (1961) ... Hesketh-Payne
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Russian Delegate
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Bill Canford
- The Hidden Witness (1963) ... Bill Canford
 1963 The Chem. Lab. Mystery (TV Series)
Mad Willy
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... Mad Willy
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... Mad Willy
- Episode #1.4 (1963) ... Mad Willy
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... Mad Willy
- Episode #1.2 (1963) ... Mad Willy
 1962 Crying Down the Lane (TV Mini-Series)
Champion
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Champion
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Champion
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Champion
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Champion
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Champion
 1962 The Largest Theatre in the World: Heart to Heart (TV Movie)
Frank Godsell
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Sleazy Doctor
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Armand Lachaume
- The Reluctant Witness (1962) ... Armand Lachaume
 1961 Candida (TV Movie)
Rev. Alexander Mill
 1961 A Chance of Thunder (TV Series)
Howard
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Howard
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Howard
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Howard
 1961 The Renegade (TV Movie)
Henry Stolt
 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
William Hogarth
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... William Hogarth
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... William Hogarth
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... William Hogarth
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... William Hogarth
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... William Hogarth
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
John Gordon
- Find and Destroy (1961) ... John Gordon
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Don Enrique
 1961 Dear Charles (TV Movie)
Edward
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Oscar Grant
- Treacle on Three Fingers (1961) ... Oscar Grant
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
M.P.
 1955-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Peter / Corporal Foster / Daniel Kevin
- The Zoo Story (1961) ... Peter
- Quay South (1955) ... Corporal Foster
- The Concert (1955) ... Daniel Kevin (as Pete Sallis)
 1960 The Adventures of Alice (TV Movie)
Tweedledee
 1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Man in Suit (uncredited)
 1960 The Poet (TV Short)
Giulio
 1960 Doctor in Love
Love-Struck Patient (uncredited)
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Eugene Payas
- The Raschid Case (1960) ... Eugene Payas
 1960 David and Broccoli (TV Movie)
Mr. Slingsby
 1957-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Wallace Porter / Snug / J. G.
- Whistling in the Dark (II) (1959) ... Wallace Porter
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1958) ... Snug
- Who Cares? (1957) ... J. G.
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor & Provost / Barere / Simon / ...
- Brand (1959) ... Doctor & Provost
- Danton's Death (1959) ... Barere / Simon / Prisoner
 1959 The Scapegoat
Customs Official
 1959 The Widow of Bath (TV Series)
Cady
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Cady
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Cady
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Nesib
- Crisis in the Desert (1959) ... Nesib
 1958 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Baron Aristide de Pennilac
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Secretary at Picture Gallery
 1958 The Lost King (TV Series)
Abbe Fleuriel
- Monsieur Charles Deslys (1958) ... Abbe Fleuriel
 1958 The Diary of Samuel Pepys (TV Mini-Series)
Samuel Pepys
- Episode #1.14 (1958) ... Samuel Pepys
- Episode #1.13 (1958) ... Samuel Pepys
- Episode #1.12 (1958) ... Samuel Pepys
- Episode #1.11 (1958) ... Samuel Pepys
- Episode #1.10 (1958) ... Samuel Pepys
 1958 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Sir Oliver Oates
- With the Enemy (1958) ... Sir Oliver Oates
- The Room Over the Chapel (1958) ... Sir Oliver Oates
- The Arrow Strikes (1958) ... Sir Oliver Oates
 1956 Anastasia
Grischa (uncredited)
 1956 Kitty Clive (TV Movie)
John Hall
 1956 Strange Experiences (TV Series)
- The Pickpocket (1956)
- Safe and Sound (1956)
 1954 Child's Play
Bill - grocery merchant
 1954 Immediate Disaster
Soldier (uncredited)
 1953 The New Shilling (TV Movie)
Mr. Bligh
 1953 King in Motley (TV Short)
Will
 1953 The Heir of Skipton (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas
- The Shepherd Lord (1953) ... Thomas
- A Shepherd in the Fells (1953) ... Thomas
- Henry Escapes (1953) ... Thomas
- The Wars of the Roses (1953) ... Thomas
 1952 The March of the Peasants (TV Series)
Blakeley
- The Raven's Feather (1952) ... Blakeley
 1948 Scenes from Twelfth Night and Macbeth (TV Movie)
Sir Toby Belch
 1948 Scenes from Twelfth Night and Macbeth/II (TV Movie)
Sir Toby Belch
 1947 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Quince
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Other Works:

He acted in Ronald Harwood's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Ivanov," at the Richmond Theatre in London, England with Alan Bates, Nicky Henson, Felicity Kendal, Frank Thornton, Sheila Steafel, Robert Gwilym, and Philip Franks in the cast. Elijah Moshinsky was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Sallis OBE | Pete Sallis

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I had another friend who lived nearby and with him I had my one and only homosexual feeling. It lasted for only a few days. But it never came back, I am glad to say, and from that time on I have been what you might call 'normal'. See more »

Trivia:

He was cast as Captain Striker in the Doctor Who (1963) episode Doctor Who: Enlightenment: Part One (1983), but industrial action at the BBC caused delays that forced him to relinquish the role, which was subsequently taken by Keith Barron. See more »

Trademark:

His distinctive voice, used to great effect in Wallace and Gromit See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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