2 June 1924|
Cefn Mawr, Wales
|Died||18 February 2012
|Spouse(s)||Simone Lovell (divorced)|
The son of an auctioneer and estate agent, Halliday was brought up in Welshpool in Powys, and attended Oswestry School in Shropshire. On leaving school he became an apprentice auctioneer with his father, but he had no desire to make it his career. He worked briefly for Rolls-Royce in Nottingham before being called up by the Army during World War II, serving in Iraq, Palestine and Egypt.
While still in the Army he auditioned successfully for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while on leave. He joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company alongside Richard Burton, Michael Redgrave and Ralph Richardson. He played regularly at Theatr Clywd for six years, and spent two years at the National Theatre.
He was Dr. John Fleming in A for Andromeda and its sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough. He also played various roles in Doctor Who and featured in one episode of The Tripods. During the height of his career, in 1956 Halliday married Simone Lovell, daughter of the Canadian-born actor Raymond Lovell, and had three sons. They later divorced.
He died on 18 February 2012 in London.
- Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
- Virgin Witch (1971)
- Madhouse (1974)
- The Swordsman (1974)
- Giro City (1982)
- The Remains of the Day (1993)
- "Peter Halliday: Actor best known for the science fiction TV series 'A for Andromeda' dies". The Independent. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- The Times obituary - 23 May 2012 pg 48
- "Theatre, film and television actor Peter Halliday dies". BBC News. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
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