Peter Michael Wingfield grew up inthe Grangetown community and was a good student who enjoyed athletics, music,outdoor activities, and drama. At age fifteen he was the Welsh National Trampolinechampion. In 1980 he spent his summer break at the National Youth Theatre of Waleswhere he discovered the sense of camaraderie and belonging that characterize trulyoutstanding acting troupes. His four-week stint with this youth theatre changed himin ways he didn't fully appreciate at the time; but which were to have a lastingimpact.During his college years he performed in and produced a variety of plays, whichincluded playing the lead role of Dr. Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror PictureShow. In 1982 he began medical training at the prestigious St. Bartholomew's MedicalHospital in London. His time, however, was not devoted solely to the study ofmedicine; he continued his involvement with the theatre. Shortly before completinghis fifth and final year at St. Bartholomew's in 1987, Peter realized that thepractice of modern medicine was not for him. One month before he was due tograduate, he made the decision to leave medical school and pursue acting as afull-time career. Peter is married and he and his wife have a son.