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Peter Woodthorpe (1931–2004)


Peter Woodthorpe was educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School in York and attended Magdalene College, Cambridge. He undertook National Service in the Royal Navy and made his debut as a professional actor in the theatre in 1955. His extensive and distinguished stage career included work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Lord of the Rings
(1978)
The Madness of King George
(1994)
The Blue Max
The Blue Max Corporal Rupp
(1966)
Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
(1965)

Filmography

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 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Creakle
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Soothsayer
- Part 2 (1998) ... Soothsayer
- Part 1 (1998) ... Soothsayer
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
Mannheim
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Series)
Mentor
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Mentor
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Mentor
 1997 David (TV Mini-Series)
Nabal
 1996 The Animals of Farthing Wood (Video Game) (voice)
 1996 Jane Eyre
Briggs
 1995 England, My England
Kiffen
 1994 The Madness of King George
Clergyman
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Casca
- Julius Caesar (1994) ... Casca (voice)
 1994 The Boot Street Band (TV Series)
Mr. Cramp
- The School Secretary (1994) ... Mr. Cramp
 1993 Red Hot
Professor Lusis
 1993 Bonjour la Classe (TV Series)
Donald Halifax
- I Love Lucy (1993) ... Donald Halifax
- Herring's Magnificat (1993) ... Donald Halifax
- Old Dogs (1993) ... Donald Halifax
- Vive la Revolution (1993) ... Donald Halifax
- Red Card (1993) ... Donald Halifax
 1992 T.Bag and the Sunstones of Montezuma (TV Series)
Popov
- Ra Ra Rasputin (1992) ... Popov
 1991 T.Bag and the Rings of Olympus (TV Series)
Leonardo
- Leonardo (1991) ... Leonardo
 1990 T.Bag's Christmas Ding Dong (TV Movie)
Count Pumpernickel
 1989 Gioco al massacro
Straccalino
 1989 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Bernie Greenwood
- Episode #1.2906 (1989) ... Bernie Greenwood
- Episode #1.2905 (1989) ... Bernie Greenwood
- Episode #1.2904 (1989) ... Bernie Greenwood
- Episode #1.2903 (1989) ... Bernie Greenwood
 1987-1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Max
- Last Bus to Woodstock (1988) ... Max
- The Settling of the Sun (1988) ... Max
- Last Seen Wearing (1988) ... Max
- The Wolvercote Tongue (1987) ... Max
- Service of All the Dead (1987) ... Max
 1988 Singles (TV Series)
Bert
- The Gentle Art (1988) ... Bert
 1987 Testimony
Alexander Glazunov
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Streim
- The Trial of Klaus Barbie (1987) ... Streim
 1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Canon Cartwright
- The Wedding (1986) ... Canon Cartwright
 1985 Eleni
Grandfather
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Umberto Manfredi
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Old Joe
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Lent
- The Balance of Power (1984) ... Lent
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
Elric Becker
 1983 Wagner (TV Mini-Series)
French Agent
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... French Agent
 1983 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
Reg Trotter
- Thicker Than Water (1983) ... Reg Trotter
 1983 Floating Off (TV Movie)
Jack Humpage
 1983 Red Monarch (TV Movie)
Malenkov
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Rupert Marshal
- The Lost Chord (1982) ... Rupert Marshal
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Scout Master
 1978-1980 Saiyûki (TV Series)
Pigsy
- Seirô Maô mangetsu no tôboe (1980) ... Pigsy (English version, voice)
- Isetsu Kishibojin yurai ki (1980) ... Pigsy (English version, voice)
- Moeta byôbu no Shichifukujin (1980) ... Pigsy (English version, voice)
- Ikareta teishu no deshiiri shigan (1980) ... Pigsy (English version, voice)
- Kijo Yôkai: Nerawareta shinkon fûfu (1980) ... Pigsy (English version, voice)
 1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Bruno Manning
- The Deep End: Part 1 (1979) ... Bruno Manning
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie)
Werewolf (voice)
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Councillor Webb
- Not a Very Civil Civil Servant (1978) ... Councillor Webb
 1978 The Lord of the Rings
Gollum (voice)
 1978 The Law Centre (TV Series)
Mr. Barton
- Millstone (1978) ... Mr. Barton
 1978 A Life at Stake (TV Series)
 1975 Sam and the River (TV Series)
Smithy
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Smithy
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Smithy
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Smithy
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Smithy
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Smithy
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Honoré de Balzac
- Success (1974) ... Honoré de Balzac
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Archduke Franz-Ferdinand
- Indian Summer of an Emperor (1974) ... Archduke Franz-Ferdinand
 1972 The Lotus Eaters (TV Series)
Jervis Duncan
- A Tiger in Bristol Street (1972) ... Jervis Duncan
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Soapy Richards
- Double Deal (1970) ... Soapy Richards
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Earl of Morton
- Among the Eagles (1970) ... Earl of Morton
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Sergeant Adler
- One More River (1970) ... Sergeant Adler
 1969 Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
Summoner
- The Friar's Tale/The Pardoner's Tale (1969) ... Summoner
- The Miller's Tale/The Reeve's Tale (1969) ... Summoner
- The Prologue/The Knight's Tale (1969) ... Summoner
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
John Broome
- End of Story (1969) ... John Broome
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Wilson Kemp
- The Greek Interpreter (1968) ... Wilson Kemp
 1968 The Highland Jaunt (TV Movie)
Dr. Samuel Johnson
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Radek
- Night Flight to Andorra (1968) ... Radek
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Cardigan's Valet
 1965-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Grimketel / Martin, Counsel for the Prosecution / Bitos / ...
- The Burning Bush (1967) ... Martin, Counsel for the Prosecution
- Conquest: The Leopard and the Dragon (1966) ... Grimketel
- Conquest: The Encounter (1966) ... Grimketel
- Poor Bitos (1965) ... Bitos / Robespierre
 1967 Hobson's Choice (TV Series)
Henry Hobson
- How to Rule a Father and Hook a Husband (1967) ... Henry Hobson
 1966 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
PC Armitage
- Night Night, Sleep Tight (1966) ... PC Armitage
 1966 The Government Inspector (TV Mini-Series)
Mayor
- Part 3 (1966) ... Mayor
- Part 2 (1966) ... Mayor
- Part 1 (1966) ... Mayor
 1966 The Blue Max
Corporal Rupp
 1966 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Series)
Quasimodo
- Retribution (1966) ... Quasimodo
- Repentance (1966) ... Quasimodo
- Accusation (1966) ... Quasimodo
- Interrogation (1966) ... Quasimodo
- Seduction (1966) ... Quasimodo
 1965 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (TV Series)
The Mayor
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... The Mayor
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... The Mayor
 1965 The Skull
Bert Travers
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
Stanley Mintey
- Squat Betty (1965) ... Stanley Mintey
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Frank Harris
- Calculated Risk (1965) ... Frank Harris
 1965 Hysteria
Marcus Allan
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Moe
- St Ernie: Leather Bound (1964) ... Moe
 1964 The Evil of Frankenstein
Zoltan
 1964 Father Came Too!
Farmer
 1963 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Alex Docherty
- Odds on Johnny (1963) ... Alex Docherty
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Kenneth Harvey
- Made for Each Other (1963) ... Kenneth Harvey
 1960-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Andrei / Karl Marx Jones
- Three Sisters (1963) ... Andrei
- The Upstart (1960) ... Karl Marx Jones
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Garth Britten / Bob Acres
- The Big Eat (1962) ... Garth Britten
- The Rivals (1962) ... Bob Acres
 1960 The Terrible Choice (TV Series)
Gluttony / Valdes
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Francis Flute
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sorbier
- Men Without Shadows (1957) ... Sorbier
 1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ernest Beevers
- Time and the Conways (II) (1957) ... Ernest Beevers
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Noaks
- Zuleika (1957) ... Noaks
 1957 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
Cardinal Wolsey
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
Max
- Cobalt Blue (1956) ... Max
 1956 The Cobbler's Belle (TV Short)
The Cobbler
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Played Gollum in the acclaimed BBC radio adaptation of 'Lord of the Rings'. See more »

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He and Brother Theodore have both played Gollum twice. Theodore played the role in The Hobbit (1977), while Woodthorpe played him in The Lord of the Rings (1978). This incomplete adaptation sparked two other adaptations: the animated The Return of the King (1980), in which Theodore reprised the role; and the BBC radio production, in which Woodthorpe reprised the role. Theodore played the role ... See more »

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