Peter Wingfield

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]

Peter Wingfield
Peter Wingfield at Japan Expo 2010
Peter Wingfield

(1962-09-05) 5 September 1962
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford
St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
University of Vermont
Years active1990–present

Acting career

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

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.[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]

Charitable work

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.[8] One of Project Edan's focuses is UNICEF's Believe in Zero campaign, which hopes to reduce child mortality.[9]


Film, Television and Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
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
1992 Performance Actor 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 Uncovered Max
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 Crocodile Shoes Danny mini-series
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 Highlander: Endgame Methos 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 Andromeda Lach 1 episode
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 Charmed Salek 1 episode
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 Hamlet Claudius Film
2011 JumpRopeSprint Dan Smullie Film
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


  1. Wingfield, Peter. "Resume". Peter Wingfield.
  2. TV zone special; # 40 sword and sorcery special pages 84–85 interview with Peter Wingfield
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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. "Who are we?". Project Edan. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  9. "Believe in Zero". Project Edan. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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