Peter Cartwright (actor)

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Peter Cartwright
Born (1935-08-30)30 August 1935
Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
Died 18 November 2013(2013-11-18) (aged 78)
Occupation Actor

Peter Cartwright (30 August 1935 – 18 November 2013)[citation needed] was an actor who made hundreds of appearances in television, film and on radio and worked extensively in the theatre, both in the provinces and London's West End.

Cartwright was born in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa, and educated at St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown. He arrived in Britain in 1959 and studied at RADA. At the date of his death he lived in London.

He was best known in South Africa for a series of television commercials in which he was the face of Charles Glass, the legendary founder of South African Breweries and the brewmaster who brewed Castle Lager.

Selected TV credits[edit]

Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Z-Cars, Rumpole of the Bailey, Danger UXB,Yes Prime Minister, Casualty, Shackleton, Longitude, Vicar of Dibley, Doctor Who.

He appeared in the British soap Emmerdale playing George Postlethwaite the fictional bishop of Skipdale.

Selected film credits[edit]

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix he played a wizard, Elphias Doge, part of the Order of the Phoenix, escorting Harry to Grimmauld Place.

Other films include Wimbledon, Cry Freedom, Gandhi and The Fourth Protocol.

Stage credits[edit]

Sleuth (Fortune Theatre, West End), Habeas Corpus (Theatre Royal, Windsor), Don Carlos (Royal Exchange, Manchester),

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