Peter Halliday

Peter Halliday


Peter Halliday was born on Jun 02, 1924 in UK. Peter Halliday's big-screen debut came with Pursuit of the Graf Spee directed by Michael Powell in 1956, strarring Guani's Secretary (uncredited). Peter Halliday is known for Night Flight directed by Nicholas Renton, Christopher Plummer stars as 'Flash' Harry Peters and Edward Woodward as Vic Green. The upcoming new movie Peter Halliday plays is Lassie which will be released on Sep 01, 2006.

One of the UK's most prolific television actors for 50 years, Peter Halliday was the son of an auctioneer and estate agent. He was schooled in Shropshire. Halliday failed his exam as apprentice auctioneer, worked briefly for Rolls-Royce, then served in the British Army during the Second World War, based in Iraq, Palestine and Egypt, until 1947. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1949. He became a member of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, which later became the Royal Shakespeare Company. He achieved his greatest fame in the BBC's science-fiction television drama A for Andromeda (1961). He also gained further cult status for several appearances in Docteur Who (1963), which included providing monster voices for two serials and appearing under heavy makeup to play the alien Pletrac in Robert Holmes' witty parody of television and its viewers, Docteur Who: Carnival of Monsters: Episode One (1973).

  • Birthday

    Jun 02, 1924
  • Place of Birth

    near Llangollen, Wales, UK

Known For

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