Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Peter Sallis Biography (1921-)
Born February 1, 1921, in Twickenham, England; son of Harry (a bank manager)and Dorothy Amea Frances (Barnard) Sallis; married Elaine Usher (an actress),February 9, 1957. Addresses: AGENT--Duncan Heath Associates Ltd., Paramount House, 162-170 Wardour Street, London W1, England.
Favorite roles: Roat in Wait Until Dark and Ladislav Sipos in She Loves Me.
- Birth Details
- February 1, 1921
- Twickenham, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Soldier and servant, The Scheming Lieutenant, Arts Theatre,London, 1946.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Dr. Watson, Baker Street, Broadway Theatre, 1965.
- Fedotik, The Three Sisters, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1951.
- Roger Doremus, Summer and Smoke, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1951,then Duchess Theatre, London, 1952.
- jeweller, Timon of Athens, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1952.
- porter and doctor, Macbeth and Hoard, A Trick to Catch the Old One, bothMermaid Theatre, London, 1952.
- Waitwell, The Way of the World and Retrosi, Venice Preserved, both LyricHammersmith Theatre, 1952-53.
- first soldier, The Dark Is Light Enough, Aldwych Theatre, 1954.
- Joe Scanlon, The Matchmaker, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1954.
- Virgil Penny, Into Thin Air, Globe Theatre, London, 1955.
- the Stage Manager, Moby Dick, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1955.
- priest, The Count of Clerembard, Garrick Theatre, London, 1955.
- Fag, The Rivals, Saville Theatre, London, 1956.
- J.G., Who Cares?, Fortune Theatre, London, 1956.
- Denny, Janus, Aldwych Theatre, 1957.
- Frank Braddock, Be My Guest, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1957.
- Simon and Barere, Danton's Death, Thrifty, The Cheats of Scapin, and doctor and provost, Brand, all Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1959.
- Gigot, then Van Putzeboom, Look After Lulu, Royal Court Theatre, London,1959-60.
- Bottard, Rhinoceros, Royal Court Theatre, then Strand Theatre, London, 1960.
- Peter, The Zoo Story, Arts Theatre, London, 1960.
- Phillip Vanderkamp, Masterpiece, Royalty Theatre, London, 1961.
- Mr. Moxer, Two Stars for Comfort, Garrick Theatre, 1962.
- Morestan, A Shot in the Dark, Lyric Theatre, London, 1963.
- Ladislav Sipos, She Loves Me, Lyric Theatre, 1964.
- Hudson, Inadmissible Evidence, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1965, thenShubert Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Roat, Wait Until Dark, Strand Theatre, 1966.
- Herr Schultz, Cabaret, Palace Theatre, London, 1968.
- Edwin Palmer, The Pay-Off, Comedy Theatre, London, 1972.
- Dogberry, Much Ado About Nothing, Strand Theatre, 1989.
- Also appeared in repertory theatre productions, 1947-50.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Grischa, Anastasia, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- secretary of the picture gallery, The Doctor's Dilemma, Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1958.
- customs official, The Scapegoat, MGM, 1959.
- Don Enrique, The Curse of the Werewolf, Universal, 1961.
- sleazy doctor, I Thank a Fool, MGM, 1962.
- Russian delegate, The Mouse on the Moon, United Artists, 1963.
- doctor, The V.I.P.s, MGM, 1963.
- Lawrence Jacks, The Third Secret, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Victor Lush, Escape By Night (also known as Clash By Night), Allied Artists, 1965.
- Armand, Rapture, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.
- solicitor, Charlie Bubbles, Universal, 1968.
- Hudson, Inadmissible Evidence, Paramount, 1968.
- Sir Sidney Brent, My Lover, My Son, MGM, 1970.
- Schweitz, Scream and Scream Again, American International, 1970.
- Samuel Paxton, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Warner Brothers, 1970.
- Mr. Shielders, Wuthering Heights, American International, 1970.
- Reverend Palafox, The Night Digger (also known as The Road Builder), MGM,1971.
- Keresley, The Reckoning, Columbia, 1971.
- Thierry, The Incredible Sarah, Readers Digest Productions, 1976.
- Geoffrey Branscombe, Full Circle, Fester, 1977, rereleased as The Haunting of Julia, Discovery, 1981.
- St. Claire, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (also known as Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe and Too Many Chefs), Warner Brothers, 1978.
- Also appeared in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Continental Distributing, 1961.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Clegg, Last of the Summer Wine, Entertainment Channel, 1983.
- MINI-SERIES Mr. Bonteen, The Pallisers, BBC, then PBS, 1977.
- Carter, Witness for the Prosecution, CBS, 1982.
- Sipos, She Loves Me, BBC, then PBS, 1979.
- Also appeared in The Diary of Samuel Pepys.
- End of Term.
- Author of three plays broadcast on British radio.
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