Peter Halliday

Peter Halliday (2 June 1924 – 18 February 2012)[1] was a Welsh actor.

Peter Halliday
Born(1924-06-02)2 June 1924
Died18 February 2012(2012-02-18) (aged 87)
OccupationActor
Years active1954–2006
Spouse(s)Simone Lovell
(m. 1956; div. 197?)
ChildrenSimon Halliday
Patrick Halliday
Ben Halliday

The son of an auctioneer and estate agent, Halliday was brought up in Welshpool in Montgomeryshire, and attended Oswestry School in Shropshire.[2] On leaving school he became an apprentice auctioneer with his father, but he had no desire to make it his career. He worked briefly for Rolls-Royce in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire before being called up by the Army during the Second World War, serving in Iraq, Palestine and Egypt.[2]

While still in the Army he auditioned successfully for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while on leave.[3] He joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company alongside Richard Burton, Michael Redgrave and Ralph Richardson. He played regularly at Theatr Clwyd for six years, and spent two years at the National Theatre.[4]

He was Dr. John Fleming in A for Andromeda and its sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough.[5] He also played various roles in Doctor Who, appearing in four stories between 1968–1988. He also provided the voices for two alien species in another two Doctor Who stories in 1970. He featured in one episode of The Tripods and UFO. In 1956, and at the height of his career, Halliday married Simone Lovell, daughter of the Canadian-born actor Raymond Lovell. The couple went on to have three sons, before divorcing.[2]

He died on 18 February 2012 in London aged 87.

Selected filmography

Television

References


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