Peter Madden (actor)

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Peter Madden (9 August 1904 – 24 February 1976) was a British actor who was born in Ipoh in the Federated Malay States (now Malaysia).

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

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

Madden's other film roles included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Exodus (1960), A Kind of Loving (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1964), Dr Zhivago (1965), He Who Rides a Tiger (1965), On the Buses (1971), Nearest and Dearest (1972) and One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975).

On television he was seen in Danger Man, Z-Cars, The Avengers, The Saint and The Champions, Out of the Unknown, Steptoe and Son in the episode 'Live Now P.A.Y.E. Later' and also played Inspector Lestrade opposite Peter Cushing's Sherlock Holmes in the 1968 BBC series.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b [1] Madden on the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Peter Madden roles and actor credits; Aveleyman website

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