2 June 1924|
Cefn Mawr, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
|Died||18 February 2012
London. England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Simone Lovell (divorced)|
The son of an auctioneer and estate agent, Halliday was brought up in Welshpool in Montgomeryshire, and attended Oswestry School in Shropshire. On leaving school he became an apprentice auctioneer with his father, but he had no desire to make it his career. He worked briefly for Rolls-Royce in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire before being called up by the Army during the Second World War, serving in Iraq, Palestine and Egypt.
While still in the Army he auditioned successfully for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while on leave. He joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company alongside Richard Burton, Michael Redgrave and Ralph Richardson. He played regularly at Theatr Clywd for six years, and spent two years at the National Theatre.
He was Dr. John Fleming in A for Andromeda and its sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough. He also played various roles in Doctor Who, appearing in four stories between 1968-1988. He also provided the voices for two alien species in another two Doctor Who stories in 1970. He featured in one episode of The Tripods and UFO. In 1956, and at the height of his career, Halliday married Simone Lovell, daughter of the Canadian-born actor Raymond Lovell. The couple went on to have three sons, before divorcing.
He died on 18 February 2012 in London aged 87.
- The Battle of the River Plate (1956) - Guani's Secretary (uncredited)
- Dunkirk (1958) - Battery Major
- Captain Clegg (1962) - 1st Sailor Jack Pott
- Dilemma (1962) - Harry Barnes
- Calamity the Cow (1967) - Sergeant Watkins
- Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) - Rowing Husband
- Clinic Exclusive (1971) - Mr. Fawcett
- Virgin Witch (1971) - Club Manager
- The Fast Kill (1972) - Fred Chalmers
- Madhouse (1974) - Psychiatrist
- The Swordsman (1974) - Rabelais
- Keep It Up Downstairs (1976) - P.C. Harbottle / Old Harbottle
- Giro City (1982) - Government Minister
- The Remains of the Day (1993) - Government Minister
- Lassie (2005) - Vicar (Last appearance)
- A_for_Andromeda (1961) - Dr. John Fleming
- The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962) - Fleming
- The Invasion, in Doctor Who (1968) - Packer
- A Question of Priorities, in UFO (1969) - Dr. Segal
- Doctor Who and the Silurians, in Doctor Who (1970) - Silurians (voice)
- The Ambassadors of Death, in Doctor Who (1970) - Aliens' Voices (voice)
- Carnival of Monsters, in Doctor Who (1973) - Pletrac
- Looking For Clancy (1975) - Sam Cook
- City of Death, in Doctor Who (1979) - Soldier
- Remembrance of the Daleks, in Doctor Who (1988) - Vicar
- Hearts and Minds (1995) - Shotton
- "Peter Halliday: Actor best known for the science fiction TV series 'A for Andromeda' dies". The Independent. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- The Times obituary - 23 May 2012 pg 48
- "Theatre, film and television actor Peter Halliday dies". BBC News. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
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