Peter Ferdinando

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Peter Ferdinando
Notable work
Doctor Who, Starred Up, Ghost in the Shell

Peter Ferdinando is a British character actor, known for his varied performances.

He has collaborated extensively with director and cousin Gerard Johnson, playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Tony and the lead role in their more recent film together, the award-winning Hyena.

He played the King Pin Spencer in David Mackenzie's prison drama Starred Up.

He also regularly collaborates with British filmmaker Ben Wheatley, having played Jacob in A Field in England, The Half-Face Man in "Deep Breath", the first episode of series 8 of Doctor Who, and Paul in Wheatley's High-Rise.

More recent work includes Tommy's Honour with Peter Mullan, directed by Jason Connery, Ghost in the Shell, with Scarlett Johansson and Juliet Binoche, directed by Rupert Sanders, and Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, with Jude Law. In 2017, he starred in Woody Harrelson's experimental, live film directorial debut Lost In London alongside Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson.

Peter lives in London. He is also cousin of Matt Johnson, an English singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist and only constant member of his band, The The.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tony Tony Benson
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman The Black Knight
2013 A Field in England Jacob
2013 Starred Up Dennis Spencer
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Greek Ambassador
2014 Hyena Michael At 2014's Les Arcs European Cinema Festival, Ferdinando won the Métronews Best Actor award for his performance.[1][2]
2016 High-Rise Cosgrove
2016 Tommy's Honour Major Molesworth
2017 Ghost in the Shell Cutter Main antagonist
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Earl of Mercia
2018 Blue Iguana Deacon Bradshaw
2018 Vita and Virginia Filming


  1. ^ ""The Fool" de Yuriy Bykov remporte la Flèche de Cristal". 19 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. ^ Elsa Keslassy (19 December 2014). "Yury Bykov's 'The Fool' Wins Top Prize at Les Arcs". Variety. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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