Peter Alexander (English actor)
Peter Alexander (born 15 October 1952, Midsomer Norton, Somerset) is an English actor and director. He is probably best known for playing the character of Phil Pearce in Emmerdale Farm for three years.
He has appeared in many national touring theatrical productions, and in recent years has directed and starred in many pantomimes.
He was born in Midsomer Norton but spent the first seven years of his life in nearby Peasedown St John, Somerset. He was one of five children, and his parents were May Alexandra and Thomas Henry Carlile. He attended boarding school at Woolverstone Hall School in Suffolk. After a spell at Chichester College he trained in drama at the Guildford School of Acting.
TV and film appearances
- Premiere (1979)
- Coronation Street (1982)
- Minder (1984)
- Affairs of the Heart
- Emmerdale Farm (1983–1986)
- All Creatures Great and Small (1990)
- Medics (1990)
- Flash Back (1991)
- Singles (1991)
- Brookside (1993)
- Mission Top Secret (1994)
- EastEnders (1996)
- The Bill (1995–2000)
- Doctors (2003)
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
- Hollyoaks (2006)
- The Marchioness Disaster (2006)
- Emmerdale (2006)
- Heartbeat (1993–2007)
- The Royal Today (2008)
He has appeared in many theatrical productions during his acting career. Notable examples include:
- Cinderella, Gracie Fields Theatre, Rochdale (2001)
- Allo Allo, national tour (2008)
- Porridge, The Lowry Theatre, Salford (part of national tour) (2010)
He is married to Penny Stevenson, who runs a dance school in Halifax. For more than 25 years they have lived in Luddendenfoot, Calderdale, Yorkshire. He has two children, Emily, an actress, and Nicholas, a doctor.
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- Published on Thursday 18 December 2008 08:22 (2008-12-18). "'Allo 'Allo... Peter turns into René - Lifestyle, Leisure and Features". Halifax Courier. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- Clare Brotherwood (2008-09-08). "The Stage / Reviews / 'Allo 'Allo!". Thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- "Give us a hand with Tanzanian school, says former Emmerdale star Peter Alexander - Local". Halifax Courier. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- "Women's World - Actor by day, a dancer by night - Columnists". Halifax Courier. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- Peter Alexander at the Internet Movie Database
- Published on Friday 22 January 2010 10:39 (2010-01-22). "Peter's leaving Porridge behind but seeks cement - Local". Hebden Bridge Times. Retrieved 2012-07-05.