Peter Burton

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Peter Burton
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Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No.
Born Peter Ray Burton
(1921-04-04)4 April 1921
Bromley, Kent, England, UK
Died 21 November 1989(1989-11-21) (aged 68)
London, England, UK
Cause of death Heart attack
Nationality British
Years active 1950–1989

Peter Ray Burton (4 April 1921 – 21 November 1989) was an English film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

Peter Ray Burton, was born in Bromley, Kent, to Frederick Ray Burton and Gladys Maude (née Frazer).


He is perhaps best known for playing Major Boothroyd in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). Burton made two uncredited reappearances in Bond films, first as an RAF officer in Thunderball (1965) and later as a secret agent in the satirical Casino Royale.[1]

Burton guest starred in a number of television shows, including The Avengers, The Saint, Return of the Saint and UFO.

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Preceded by
(James Bond Character)

Succeeded by
Desmond Llewelyn