Trevor Peacock

Trevor Peacock(born 19 May 1931) is an English stage and television character actor and former screenwriter and songwriter . He was born in Tottenham , the son of Alexandria and Victor Edward Peacock.

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 Trevor Peacock's Television and film career

His many television roles include Jim Trott inThe Vicar of Dibley, Rouault inMadame Bovary(opposite Keith Barron ), Quilp inThe Old Curiosity Shopand Old Bailey inNeverwhere. He has also appeared in diverse programmes such asEastEnders(playing Sid , a war veteran Alfie Moon met in France ), LWT'sWish Me Luck(in which he played resistance leader Renard),Jonathan Creek ,Between the LinesandMy Family.

He had starring roles in several of the BBC Shakespeare series, including the title role inTitus Andronicus, Feste inTwelfth Night, or What You Will, Lord Talbot inHenry VI, Part 1and Jack Cade inHenry VI, Part 2. He was the Gravedigger in Franco Zeffirelli 's 1990 film version ofHamlet, Old Joe in the 1999 Patrick Stewart version ofA Christmas Carol, and the Innkeeper in the 2000 made-for-television film version ofDon Quixote, starring John Lithgow and Bob Hoskins .

He played the father of Father Christmas in the 2007 filmFred Clausco-starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti . In July 2009 he also had a bit part in the TV dramaHotel Babylon. He has also appeared as "Captain Zero" in BBC TV series,Last of The Summer Wine. In 2012, he played George in Quartet , a British comedy-drama film based on the play of the same title.

"That's What Love Will Do"and "Nature's Time For Love"(both recorded by Joe Brown ). He wrote the lyrics for a number of hits by The Vernons Girls . The songs include "Be Nice To Him Mama", "You Know What I Mean", "Funny All Over" and "We Love The Beatles".He wrote the lyrics for the musical show,Passion Flower Hotel(music by John Barry ), and for a musical based on the popular newspaper cartoon strip,Andy Capp(music by Alan Price ). Before his acting career took off, he comperedDrumbeatfor the BBC and wrote scripts forOh Boy!andSix-Five Special.

He starred in the 1991 fantasy BBC radio playHeart of Hark'un. In 2002 he filmed an episode ofDinotopiain Budapest ; playing the mysterious sage Lok in "Night of the Wartosa". In 2010, he guest appeared inThe Old GuysandI, Claudius.

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 Trevor Peacock's Theatre career

In addition to performing in many productions since the theatre opened in 1976, he has also written a number of shows for the company. These include:

  • Leaping Ginger. World premiere directed by Braham Murray with Christopher Neil (1977)
  • Cinderella. World Premiere directed by Anthony Bowles and Michele Hardy with Wendy Morgan and Gabrielle Drake . (1979)
  • Andy Cappwritten with Alan Price . World premiere directed by Braham Murray with Tom Courtenay , Alan Price and Michael Mueller (1982)
  • Class Kwith Judy Loe , Colin Prockter and Rosalind Knight (1985)
  • Jack and the Giant. World premiere directed by Mervyn Willis with Jason Watkins (1986)

Acting credits[edit]

  • Estragon,Waiting for Godotby Samuel Beckett for the Century Theatre, Manchester directed by Michael Elliott (1967)
  • Tony Lumpkin,She Stoops to Conquerby Oliver Goldsmith for the Century Theatre, Manchester directed by Braham Murray and then at the Garrick Theatre , London (1969)
  • Titus Andronicusat the Round House , London (1971)
  • Clov,Endgameby Samuel Beckett for the Century Theatre, Manchester directed by Braham Murray and then at the Shaw Theatre, London (1973)
  • Sidney Prime,Sherlock Holmesfor the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre , London, then (Broadway debut) Broadhurst Theatre (1974)
  • Friar Mauro Tenda and Diego Lopez Duro,The Bewitchedat the Aldwych Theatre , London (1975)
  • Bishop of Ely and Fluellen,Henry Vfor the Royal Shakespeare Company , Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1975, then at the Aldwych Theatre ,London (1976)
  • Poins,Henry IV, Parts I and II, for the Royal Shakespeare Company , Memorial Theatre, 1975, then at the Aldwych Theatre (1976)
  • Sir Hugh Evans,The Merry Wives of Windsor, for the Royal Shakespeare Company , Memorial Theatre, 1975, then at the Aldwych Theatre (1976)
  • Acres,The Rivalsby Sheridan at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Braham Murray (1976)
  • Colonel Kottwitz,The Prince of Homburgby Heinrich von Kleist at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Casper Wrede (1976)
  • Zachariah Manning,Zackby Harold Brighouse at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Eric Thompson (1976)
  • Sergeant Match,What the Butler Sawby Joe Orton at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Braham Murray (1977)
  • Tom Price,A Familyby Ronald Harwood . World premiere directed by Casper Wrede at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1978)
  • Aramis,The Three Musketeersby Braham Murray and Derek Griffiths . World premiere directed by Braham Murray at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1979)
  • Estragon,Waiting for Godotat the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Braham Murray and then at the Round House , London (1980)
  • Elwood P Dowd,Harveyby Mary Chase at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Eric Thompson (1981)
  • Willy Loman ,Death of a Salesmanby Arthur Miller at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Greg Hersov (1985)
  • The Bluebird of Unhappiness, a Woody Allen review at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Braham Murray (1987)
  • Henry Horatio Hobson,Hobson's Choiceby Harold Brighouse at the Royal Exchange, Manchester directed by Braham Murray (2003)
  • Giles Cory ,The Crucibleby Arthur Miller directed by Dominic Cooke at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre , Stratford-upon-Avon (2006)

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 Trevor Peacock's Personal life

and is a supporter of Yeovil Town .

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 Trevor Peacock's References

  1. "Trevor Peacock Biography (1931-)". Filmreference.com. 1931-05-19. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  2. Ruhlmann, William. "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. "Mystery Girl - Jess Conrad : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  4. "Made You - Adam Faith : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  5. "Gossip Calypso - Bernard Cribbins : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  6. "Stick Around - Billy Fury : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  7. "That's What Love Will Do - Joe Brown : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  8. "Nature's Time for Love - Joe Brown : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  9. Eder, Bruce (1996-10-29). "Very Best of Vernon Girls - The Vernons Girls : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  10. Murray, Braham (2007). The Worst It Can Be Is a Disaster. London: Methuen Drama. ISBN 978-0-7136-8490-2.
  11. The Royal Exchange Theatre Company Words & Pictures 1976–1998, 1998, ISBN 0-9512017-1-9
  12. "Villagers hold referendum to beat sprawl". BBC News. 18 September 2003. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

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