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Peter Wingfield at Japan Expo 2010
5 September 1962
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Peter Wingfield (born 5 September 1962) is a Welsh born television actor, well known for his television roles as Dan Clifford in Holby City, Dr. Robert Helm in Queen of Swords and Inspector Simon Ross in Cold Squad but he is internationally best known for his role as the 5000-year-old Immortal Methos in the hit syndicated series Highlander: The Series. He also portrayed Dr. James Watson in Sanctuary.
Wingfield has appeared in numerous North American television productions for both Canadian and U.S. companies, including the portrayal of Dr Robert Helm in Queen of Swords filmed in Spain at Texas Hollywood, Almeria, and the surrounding Tabernas Desert. Executive producer, David Abramowitz, met Peter Wingfield at a Highlander convention in November 1999 and offered him the parts of Doctor Helm or Captain Grisham. Wingfield chose the doctor as a part with more mileage and more challenging.
Wingfield played the 5000-year-old Immortal Methos in the syndicated series Highlander: The Series. While filming the fifth Highlander movie Highlander: The Source, Wingfield related his love for Methos:
And I have to say, the first day of filming was unexpectedly emotional for me. As I put on the long black coat and drove to the set in the pre-dawn gloom, I could feel the presence of an old friend I have not seen for some years now. Really, in a very physical way, I could 'feel' him. And I was overwhelmed, possessed even, by the sense of him, tears welling up in my eyes as I formed the words in my head, over and over again, "Methos is alive."
Starting in 2011, Wingfield significantly reduced his acting career responsibilities. Returning full circle to his earlier interest in a career in medicine, he entered College of Medicine at the University of Vermont as part of the Class of 2015. He received his white coat as part of the U.V.M. College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony in 2012. In 2015, it was announced that he would be joining the residency program at the University of California, San Diego.
Peter is founder and director of Project Edan, a non-profit organization which raises funds for children's charities such as UNICEF and the Boston Children's Hospital. One of Project Edan's focuses is UNICEF's Believe in Zero campaign, which hopes to reduce child mortality.
|1990 - 1991||The Men's Room||Tom Walton||mini-series|
|1990||Screenplay||Taxi Driver||1 episode|
|1990 - 1992||Medics||Alex Taylor||10 episodes|
|1991||Soldier Soldier||Lt Nick Pasco||6 episodes|
|1992||Screen One||Paul Greaves||1 episode|
|1994||Alun Lewis: Death and Beauty||Alun Lewis|
|1994||Degas and Pissarro Fall Out||Phillip||Short film|
|1994||Murder in Mind||D.S. Pete Dyson||TV Movie|
|1994||A Very Open Prison||Dominic Casement||TV Movie|
|1994||The Lifeboat||Rufus Myers Lloyd||1 episode|
|1994||Nice Day at the Office||Barry||1 episode|
|1994||Martin Chuzzlewit||John Westlock||mini-series|
|1995||Screen Two||Dominic Casement||1 episode|
|1995 - 1998||Highlander: The Series||Adam Pierson / Methos||22 episodes|
|1996||Into the Fire||Karl||mini-series|
|1996||Over Here||Tully||TV film|
|1996||Murder Most Horrid||Giles||1 episode|
|1997||Noah's Ark||Tom Kirby||6 episodes|
|1998||The Sentinel||Scott Bruenell||1 episode|
|1998||Viper||Giles Seton||1 episode|
|1998 - 1999||Cold Squad||Insp. Simon Ross||16 episodes|
|1999||Strange World||Terrance Shepard||3 episodes|
|1999||Cold Feet||Conrad Gordon||2 episodes|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Dwight Bordon||1 episode|
|2000||The Man Who Used to Be Me||Mark Mason||TV film|
|2000||First Wave||Dr. Rook||1 episode|
|2000 - 2001||Queen of Swords||Dr. Robert Helm||Credited 22 episodes, appeared in 9 episodes plus a flashback episode|
|2000 - 2002||Stargate SG-1||Tanith/Hebron||4 episodes|
|2001||Night Visions||David Morris||1 episode|
|2001||Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge||Alex||TV film|
|2001||The Wedding Dress||Steve Blaine||TV film|
|2001||The Miracle of the Cards||Ernie Shergold||TV film|
|2002||Edge of Madness||Reverend Walter McBain||TV film|
|2002||Just Cause||Brad Ryan||1 episode|
|2003||The Dead Zone||Captain Michael Klein||1 episode|
|2003||John Doe||Ken Rothman||1 episode|
|2003||X2||Stryker Soldier Lyman||Film|
|2002-2004||Bliss||George / Gerald||2 episodes|
|2004||Touching Evil||Agent Krakauer||5 episodes|
|2004||Kingdom Hospital||Benton Knight||1 episode|
|2004||The Shields Stories||Hamish Scott||1 episode|
|2004||Catwoman||Dr. Ivan Slavicky||Film|
|2004||Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2||Crowe||Film|
|2004||Cooking Lessons||Harry Shipman||TV film|
|2005||Smallville||Marcus Becker||1 episode|
|2005||The Lazarus Child||Banker||Film|
|2005||Miss Texas||Jack Clooney||Film|
|2006||The Hunters||James Pantell||TV film|
|2006||The Collector||Maurice Jeanrichard||1 episode|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Dave Simmonds||2 episodes|
|2006||Medium||Sean Redburn||1 episode|
|2006-2007||The L Word||Whit Strobel||2 episodes|
|2007||Highlander: The Source||Methos||Film|
|2007||The Last Sin Eater||The Sin Eater||Film|
|2008||Highlander: The Game||Methos (voice)||Video game|
|2008||Men in Trees||Dr. Harbeck||2 episodes|
|2009 (filmed 2008)||24||David Emerson||5 episodes|
|2006-2009||Holby City||Dan Clifford||45 episodes|
|2010||10,000 Days||Remy Farnwell||12 episodes|
|2010||Human Target||Hugh Prentiss||1 episode|
|2010||Riverworld||Richard Burton||TV film|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Eugene Keelson||1 episode|
|2010||Stonehenge Apocalypse||Dr. Trousdale||TV film|
|2010||Caprica||GDD Director Gara Singh||6 episodes|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Paul Nichols||1 episode|
|2011||Endgame||Oleg Olesky||1 episode|
|2011||Alphas||James Collier||1 episode|
|2008-2011||Sanctuary||Dr. James Watson||5 episodes|
|2012||War of the Worlds: Goliath||Capt. Eric Wells (voice)||Film|
|2014||10,000 Days||Remy Farnwell||Television film|
|2016||Beauty & the Beast (2012 TV series)||Beast Hunter||TV Series - 1 Episode|
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- TV zone special; # 40 sword and sorcery special pages 84-85 interview with Peter Wingfield
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2006.
- Vermont, University of. "The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine : University of Vermont". www.uvm.edu.
- "New Role for TV Actor: Real-Life Physician".
- "Error - UVM Larner College of Medicine". medphoto.photoshelter.com.
- Hill, Jarred (20 March 2015). "UVM medical student signing through school has high hopes on Match Day".
- "Who are we?". Project Edan. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- "Believe in Zero". Project Edan. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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