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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
|Died||14 November 1968 (aged 55–56)
Peter Swanwick (1912 – 14 November 1968) was a British actor best remembered as the "Supervisor" (sometimes called the Controller) in the 1967 TV series, The Prisoner. The image of the bald-headed actor intoning "Orange alert" is considered iconic of the series.
Swanwick's film career began in 1951 with bit parts in films such as The African Queen, and he became a recognisable face on British TV during the mid-1960s when he guest starred in a number of popular shows, including The Avengers and Danger Man where he first worked with later Prisoner star and co-creator, Patrick McGoohan.
According to several biographies  Swanwick endured major health problems in the 1960s that resulted in him undergoing undisclosed operations that left him with a short time to live.
Swanwick played the non-singing part of Herr Zeller in the original London stage production of The Sound Of Music.
- Time Gentlemen, Please! (1952)
- Circumstantial Evidence (1952)
- Albert R.N. (1953)
- Conflict of Wings (1954)
- The Black Rider (1954)
- The Colditz Story (1955)
- The Love Match (1955)
- The March Hare (1956)
- Assignment Redhead (1956)
- You Pay Your Money (1957)
- Death Over My Shoulder (1958)
- The Two-Headed Spy (1958)
- Operation Amsterdam (1959)
- The Desperate Man (1959)
- Circus of Horrors (1960)
- Double Bunk (1961)
- The Devil's Daffodil (1961)
- The Devil Rides Out (1968)
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