Peter Ferdinando

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Peter Ferdinando
Notable workDoctor 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
1992 Soft Top Hard Shoulder Homeless Youth
1997 Face Policeman
1998 Titanic Town Soldier
2001 Bodywork Alex Gordon
2004 Mug Mug
2005 Tony Tony
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
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Earl of Mercia
2018 Blue Iguana Deacon Bradshaw
2018 Vita and Virginia Leonard Woolf
2019 Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Jimmy
2023 Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre Mike


Year Title Role Notes
1989–2000 The Bill Various 7 episodes
1989, 1994 London's Burning Steve / 2nd Youth 2 episodes
1990 Screenplay Vincent Maguire Episode: "A Safe House"
1990 Screenplay Vincent Maguire Episode: "A Safe House"
1990 Close to Home Michael Episode: "Council of War"
1992 Between the Lines Vernon Brandell Episode: "Out of the Game"
1993 Frank Stubbs Lee's Mate Episode: "Wheels"
1993 Casualty Policeman Episode: "Riders on the Storm"
1993 If You See God, Tell Him Jobsworth Youth 1 Miniseries; 1 episode
1996 Soldier Soldier Para 2 Episode: "Money for Nothing"
1999 Butterfly Collectors Park Copper 2 Part series
2002 Family Affairs Michael Lacey 3 episodes
2002 My Family Gareth Episode: "The Mummy Returns"
2006 Hustle Flash Git Episode: "The Henderson Challenge"
2006 The Only Boy for Me Bob Television film
2007 HolbyBlue Steven Price 2 episodes
2011 Injustice John Slater 2 episodes
2013 Ripper Street Peter Morris Episode: "Tournament of Shadows"
2013 The Mimic Jesse 3 episodes
2014 Doctor Who Half-Face Man Episode: "Deep Breath"
2015 Safe House Michael 4 episodes
2019 Hanna Lukas Episode: "City"
2020 The Letter for the King Jaro 6 episodes


  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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