Edward Peel

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Edward Peel
Born 1943 (age 74–75)
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor

Edward Peel (born 1943) is an English actor who has appeared frequently on British television.

His roles include Lennie in The Sweeney episode "Bait" with George Sewell (1978), Shogun (1980), Ted Turton in Minder episode 10 of series 3; "Broken Arrow" (1982), Juliet Bravo (1983–1985), Cracker (1993–1995) and Emmerdale Farm (Tom Merrick: 1981-1982, Tony Cairns: 1997-1998). He played Kane, the main villain in the 1987 Doctor Who serial Dragonfire. He has also appeared as different characters in two episodes of Heartbeat, his first appearance being in the first series in which he played the part of a bank manager; and later as Clifford Chappell in episode 17 of series 15, the episode entitled Get Back.

Peel starred in the prime time ITV drama series London's Burning,[1] which focused on the lives of the firefighters of London Fire Brigade's fictional fire station Blackwall. His first appearance was in Series 12 Episode 9, which aired on 5 March 2000. He played John Coleman who was the newly appointed Station Officer. He later became the Station Commander in Series 13 Episode 1. His last appearance in the programme was in Series 13 Episode 16, where he was trapped and nearly killed in a Hospital Fire, no explanation was ever given as to his sudden departure from the show.

Most recently he has been cast in The Royal Today as David Collingworth, and as the Chief Inspector in the short film comedy Homicide: Division B, directed by Abner Pastoll.

Peel is a part of Shakespeare's Globe and appeared in their A Midsummer Night's Dream performance.

He was the face of the Direct Line Group commercials.

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