Peter Wingfield

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Peter Wingfield
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Peter Wingfield at Japan Expo 2010
Born (1962-09-05) 5 September 1962 (age 60)
Cardiff, Wales
Alma mater
Years active1990–present

Dr 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.[1]

Wingfield studied medicine before becoming a successful actor, and later returned to medicine as an anesthesiologist.

Acting career[edit]

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.[2]


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."[3]

Medical career[edit]

Starting in 2011, Wingfield significantly reduced his acting career responsibilities. Returning full circle to his earlier interest in a career in medicine, he entered the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont as part of the Class of 2015.[4][5] He received his white coat as part of the UVM College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony in 2012.[6] In 2015, it was announced that he would be joining the residency program at the University of California, San Diego.[7] As of September 2020, he is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist[8] at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles CA.[9]

Charitable work[edit]

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.[10] One of Project Edan's focuses is UNICEF's Believe in Zero campaign, which hopes to reduce child mortality.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Alun Lewis: Death and Beauty Alun Lewis
1994 Degas and Pissarro Fall Out Phillip Short film
1994 Uncovered Max
2000 Highlander: Endgame Methos
2003 X2 Stryker Soldier Lyman
2004 Catwoman Dr. Ivan Slavicky
2004 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Crowe
2005 The Lazarus Child Banker
2005 Miss Texas Jack Clooney
2007 Highlander: The Source Methos
2007 The Last Sin Eater The Sin Eater
2011 Hamlet Claudius
2011 JumpRopeSprint Dan Smullie
2012 War of the Worlds: Goliath Capt. Eric Wells (voice)
2020 Jumping the Gun


Year Title Role Notes
1990–1991 The Men's Room Tom Walton Miniseries; Episode: "Episode #1.5"
1990 Screenplay Taxi Driver Episode: "Antonia and Jane"
1990–1992 Medics Alex Taylor 10 episodes
1991 Soldier Soldier Lt Nick Pasco 6 episodes
1992 Screen One D.S. Pete Dyson / Paul Greaves 2 episodes
1992 Performance Actor Episode: "Six Characters in Search of an Author"
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 Episode: "Troubled Waters"
1994 Nice Day at the Office Barry Episode: "Acting Up"
1994 Crocodile Shoes Danny Miniseries; 4 episodes
1994 Martin Chuzzlewit John Westlock Miniseries; 6 episodes
1995 Screen Two Dominic Casement Episode: "A Very Open Prison"
1995–1998 Highlander: The Series Adam Pierson / Methos 31 episodes
1996 Into the Fire Karl Miniseries; 3 episodes
1996 Over Here Tully Television film
1996 Murder Most Horrid Giles Episode: "A Life or Death Operation"
1997 Noah's Ark Tom Kirby 6 episodes
1998 The Sentinel Scott Bruenell Episode: "Foreign Exchange"
1998 Viper Giles Seton Episode: "About Face"
1998–1999 Cold Squad Insp. Simon Ross 17 episodes
1999 Strange World Terrance Shepard 3 episodes
1999 Cold Feet Conrad Gordon 2 episodes
2000 The Outer Limits Dwight Bordon Episode: "The Beholder"
2000 The Man Who Used to Be Me Mark Mason Television film
2000 First Wave Dr. Rook Episode: "Shadowland"
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 3 episodes
2001 Night Visions David Morris Episode: "The Doghouse/Still Life"
2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Alex Television film
2001 The Wedding Dress Steve Blaine Television film
2001 The Miracle of the Cards Ernie Shergold Television film
2002 Edge of Madness Reverend Walter McBain Television film
2002 Just Cause Brad Ryan Episode: "Above the Law"
2003 The Dead Zone Captain Michael Klein Episode: "Cabin Pressure"
2003 John Doe Ken Rothman Episode: "Doe or Die"
2002–2004 Bliss George / Gerald 2 episodes
2004 Andromeda Lach Episode: "The Others"
2004 Touching Evil Agent Krakauer 4 episodes
2004 Kingdom Hospital Benton Knight Episode: "Heartless"
2004 The Shields Stories Hamish Scott Miniseries; 6 episodes
2004 Cooking Lessons Harry Shipman Television film
2005 Smallville Marcus Becker Episode: "Lucy"
2006 The Hunters James Pantell Television film
2006 The Collector Maurice Jeanrichard Episode: "The Watchmaker"
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe Dave Simmonds Episode: "Wrong Time, Wrong Place"
2006 Charmed Salek Episode: "The Jung and the Restless"
2006 Medium Sean Redburn Episode: "Twice Upon a Time"
2006–2007 The L Word Whit Strobel 2 episodes
2008 Men in Trees Dr. Harbeck 2 episodes: "Taking the Lead" and "Read Between the Minds"
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 Episode: "Corner Man"
2010 Riverworld Richard Burton Television film
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Eugene Keelson Episode: "Burned"
2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse Dr. Trousdale Television film
2010 Caprica GDD Director Gara Singh 6 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Paul Nichols Episode: "Match Made in Hell"
2011 Endgame Oleg Olesky Episode: ""Huxley, We Have a Problem"
2011 Alphas James Collier Episode: "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure"
2008–2011 Sanctuary Dr. James Watson 5 episodes
2014 10,000 Days Remy Farnwell Television film
2016 Beauty & the Beast Beast Hunter Episode: "Monsieur et Madame Bete"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Highlander: The Game Methos


  1. ^ Wingfield, Peter. "Resume". Peter Wingfield.
  2. ^ TV zone special; # 40 sword and sorcery special pages 84–85 interview with Peter Wingfield
  3. ^ "Crazy for Wingfield...the Unofficial Peter Wingfield Fansite/Fanlisting". Archived from the original on 17 July 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2006.
  4. ^ Vermont, University of. "The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine : University of Vermont".
  5. ^ "New Role for TV Actor: Real-Life Physician".
  6. ^ "Error – UVM Larner College of Medicine".
  7. ^ Hill, Jarred (20 March 2015). "UVM medical student signing through school has high hopes on Match Day".
  8. ^ "Peter Wingfield".
  9. ^ "Peter Wingfield".
  10. ^ "Who are we?". Project Edan. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Believe in Zero". Project Edan. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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