Peter Miles (English actor)

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For the American actor, see Peter Miles (child actor). For the record producer, see Peter Miles (record producer).

Peter Miles is an English actor. He has played many television roles including several different characters in Z-Cars and Doctor Who. His other television work has included Blake's 7, Survivors, The Sweeney, Dixon of Dock Green, Moonbase 3, Poldark and Bergerac. His film credits include roles in Made (1972), The Whistle Blower (1986) and Little Dorrit (1988).

Peter Miles is also an accomplished jazz and soul singer. He was a childhood friend of the singer Dusty Springfield, and the first recording Springfield ever made was with Miles on guitar.[1]

Television work[edit]

In the science fiction series Blake's 7 he played the character of Rontane in the episodes "Seek-Locate-Destroy" and "Trial".[2]

In Doctor Who, he appeared in three serials, as Dr. Lawrence in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970), Professor Whitaker in Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974) and Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks (1975).[3]

Film work[edit]

Appeared in the Henry VIII feature film Monarch alongside Doctor Who actors T. P. McKenna and Jean Marsh. The film was written and directed by John Walsh.

Radio and other work[edit]

He also performed in the BBC Radio 5 Doctor Who audio drama The Paradise of Death in 1993, playing the villain Tragan.[4] Miles contributed to several other Doctor Who spinoffs, including the independent video production More Than a Messiah[5] and the audio dramas Zygons: Absolution[6] and Prosperity Island,[7] all produced by BBV. For the licensed audio drama producers Big Finish Productions, he appeared in Whispers of Terror in 1999 and Sarah Jane Smith: Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre[8] in 2002. He has reprised his role as Nyder three times; in the 1993 and 2005 productions of the stage play The Trial of Davros, and in the 2006 Big Finish audio drama I, Davros: Guilt. For Magic Bullet Productions, he appeared in five of the Kaldor City SF audio dramas, in the role of scheming politician Landerchild.[9] He has also appeared in the second volume of The True History of Faction Paradox, The Ship of a Billion Years, as the Egyptian deity Anhur. He played Lord Straxus in the Bernice Summerfield Season 9 episode The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel. He also appeared in Lovejoy in the episode "Pig in a Poke".


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