Peter Madden (actor)

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Peter Madden
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Born(1904-08-09)9 August 1904
Died24 February 1976(1976-02-24) (aged 71)

Peter Madden (9 August 1904 – 24 February 1976) was a British actor who was born in Ipoh in the Federated Malay States (now Malaysia).[1] He was the son of Frederick Charles Linnet Butler-Madden and Margaret Teresa McCabe, and his name at birth was Dudley Frederick Peter Butler-Madden.


Madden was a character actor who made several appearances in Hammer films and was a familiar face in British film and television during the 1950s and 1960s.[2]

He appeared as the innkeeper Bruno in The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) and as the stern Police Chief in Frankenstein Created Woman (1967).[1] His last Hammer role was brief, as a coach driver in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973).[3]

In the cult television series The Prisoner (1967), Madden, uncredited, plays the sinister undertaker in the opening sequence.[4]

On television he was seen in Danger Man, Z-Cars, The Avengers, The Saint and The Champions, Out of the Unknown, Orson Welles Great Mysteries, Steptoe and Son in the episode 'Live Now P.A.Y.E. Later' and also played Inspector Lestrade opposite Douglas Wilmer’s Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 BBC series.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 1940 he married the actress Mary Jordan (1913-1973).[6]



  1. ^ a b "Peter Madden". BFI.
  2. ^ "Peter Madden | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Peter Madden, actor".
  4. ^ "The Prisoner - Patrick McGoohan (1967)". Scifi-Movies.
  5. ^ "Peter Madden".
  6. ^ Maxford, Howard (October 25, 2018). Hammer Complete: The Films, the Personnel, the Company. McFarland. ISBN 9781476670072 – via Google Books.

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