Peter Egan

Active - 1970 - 2007  |   Born - Sep 28, 1945 in London, England, UK  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Spy Film, Thriller

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  • At age 16, worked as a set designer for an amateur theatre company, who cast him in their production of Arsenic and Old Lace.
  • Claims he learned his "posh" British accent while studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • Played Osric in Hamlet directed by Trevor Nunn for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1970.
  • Received his first television role in the BBC adaptation of Cold Comfort Farm, playing the oversexed Seth Starkadder.
  • Received a Best Actor award in 1972 from the London Theatre Critics' Awards for his role in Journey's End.
  • An active campaigner for animal rights, serving as an ambassador for Animals Asia Foundation, a charity working to end cruelty to animals across Asia.