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)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–2013
Spouse(s) Peggy Naugton (?-2013; his death)

Peter Cartwright (30 August 1935 – 18 November 2013)[1] was a South African 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.

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. He died of cancer at his home in London on 18 November 2013,aged 78.

Selected TV credits[edit]

Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Z-Cars, Rumpole of the Bailey, Danger UXB,Yes Prime Minister, Casualty, Shackleton, Longitude, The 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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