Peter McEnery

Active - 1960 - 2022  |   Born - Feb 21, 1940 in Walsall  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Historical Film, Mystery

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Biography by Hal Erickson

While still in his early teens, English actor Peter McEnery studied his craft under the tutelage of Iris Warren. McEnery made his professional stage debut in 1958, and his first London appearance two years later. For nearly twenty years, he was associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing virtually all the major roles and not a few minor ones. In films from 1960, McEnery was briefly a protégé of Walt Disney, who cast the personable, sandy-haired young leading man as Hayley Mills' love interest (her first!) in The Moon-Spinners (1964) and the eponymous hero of The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1965). Once free of his Disney commitments, McEnery appeared in such meatier fare as I Killed Rasputin (1967) and Tales That Witness Madness (1971); he also played the title roles in The Adventures of Gerard (1970) and Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970). On British television, Peter McEnery was starred in the weekly series The Aphrodite Inheritance.

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