Peter Hinwood

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Peter Hinwood (born 17 May 1946) is an English actor and antiques dealer.


Hinwood worked as both a photographer and a professional model while he was pursuing his acting career. Hinwood is mostly noted for his film appearance as the well-oiled, muscular and mostly mute creation Rocky in the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.[1] Rocky's singing voice was dubbed in post-production by Australian singer Trevor White. Both Hinwood and White were interviewed by Scott Michaels for his 2002 book Rocky Horror: From Concept to Cult.[2]

His portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter's "creation" was the most significant role of Hinwood's limited acting career.[3] Hinwood had played the Greek god Hermes in the Adventures of Ulysses mini-series on British television in the late 1960s.[4] He performed in one other horror film before Rocky Horror, as "Guy" in Roddy McDowall's macabre Tam Lin.[5] After Rocky Horror, he capped his cinematic career with a bit role in Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman's homoerotic Roman historical drama, Sebastiane.[6]

Hinwood is now an antiques dealer in London and lives most of the time in Tangier.[7] He told People magazine in 2000 that there were three reasons why he chose not to continue to milk his Horror moment. "One, I can't act. Two, I cringe with embarrassment every time I see myself on film. Three, I relish a quiet, peaceful life." Hinwood revealed that in 1994 he had rediscovered the gold hot pants he wore in the film and sold them through an auction house for nearly $1,000. They are now part of the Hard Rock memorabilia collection, and were for a time displayed in their Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, restaurant.[8] The shorts can be viewed at the Orlando Hard Rock.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His "life and business partner" was Christopher Gibbs, antiques dealer and collector, until Gibbs' death in July 2018.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Tam-Lin Guy
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Rocky Horror - A Creation
1976 Sebastiane Emperor's Guest Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)". BFI.
  2. ^ Michaels, Scott; Evans, David (5 August 2002). "Rocky Horror : from concept to cult". London : Sanctuary – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Peter Hinwood". BFI.
  4. ^ "Le AVVENTURE DI ULISSE (1968)". BFI.
  5. ^ "Tam Lin (1971) - Roddy McDowall | Cast and Crew". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "Sebastiane (1976)". BFI.
  7. ^ Lovatt-Smith, Lisa(1997). London Living, p. 100. Whitney Library of Design, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. ISBN 978-0-8230-2836-8.
  8. ^ "Let's Do the Time Warp Again". People. 9 October 2000. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Item 008633 Peter Hinwood - The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Rocky's gold shorts". Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Remembering Christopher Gibbs - Architectural Digest". Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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