Peter Swanwick

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Peter Swanwick
Born Walter Peter Swanwick
29 September 1922
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Died 14 November 1968 (aged 46)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1951-1969

Walter Peter Swanwick (29 September 1922 – 14 November 1968) was a British actor best remembered as the "Supervisor" (sometimes called the Controller) in the 1967 TV series, The Prisoner.[1]

Swanwick's film career began with bit parts in films such as The African Queen (1951), and he became a recognisable face on British TV during the mid-1960s when he featured in a number of series, including The Avengers and Danger Man where he first worked with later Prisoner star and co-creator, Patrick McGoohan.[2][3]

According to several biographies [4] Swanwick endured major health problems in the 1960s that resulted in him undergoing undisclosed operations that left him with a short time to live.

Swanwick played the non-singing part of Herr Zeller in the original London stage production of The Sound Of Music.[1]

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