Peter Eyre

Peter Eyre

Highest Rated: 84% Dragonslayer (1981)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1942

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

American-born, but educated in the UK and based there ever since, Peter Eyre embarked on his initial theatrical training in France, after London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) disappointed him by deferring his entry. RADA was apparently no great loss: Eyre has since trod the boards for the most august and distinguished British stage companies, including the Old Vic, where he made his professional debut, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the National Theatre. Stage directors with whom Eyre has worked include Trevor Nunn, Jonathan Miller and Michael Grandage, and his theatrical co-stars have included Ralph Fiennes and Dame Judi Dench. Onscreen too, Eyre is a flexible and dynamic character actor, and has worked with a rollcall of greats. He appeared as Otto Mahler in Ken Russell's "Mahler," and -- like most of the great British thesps of his vintage -- took roles in several Merchant-Ivory titles, including "Maurice" and "The Remains of the Day." He played his late friend the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan in Janet Munsil's acclaimed stage play "Smoking with Lulu," and also appeared as a character based on Gore Vidal in Edmund White's "Terre Haute," which imagines the writer's interaction with Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh.

Highest rated movies

Dragonslayer
Orlando
Mahler
Dangerous Beauty
Princess Caraboo
The Golden Bowl
The Pied Piper
Julius Caesar

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud with Dr. Armand Nicholi Unknown (Character) - 2004
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Monsieur Bassenge (Character) $430.3K 2001
53% 39% The Golden Bowl A.R. Jarvis, Shopkeeper (Character) $3M 2000
No Score Yet 37% Don Quixote The Priest (Character) - 2000
68% 86% Dangerous Beauty The Doge (Character) $4.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Strangler's Wood Leonard Pike (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Man Forstater (Character) - 1996
32% 60% Surviving Picasso Sabartes (Character) $2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel & Pascoe: An Advancement of Learning Simeon Landor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 76% Sharpe's Gold Will Nugent (Character) - 1994
63% 50% Princess Caraboo Lord Apthorpe (Character) $3M 1994
83% 82% Orlando Mr. Pope (Character) $5.7M 1992
84% 62% Dragonslayer Casiodorus Rex (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 33% Hedda Jørgen Tesman (Character) - 1975
83% 78% Mahler Otto Mahler (Character) - 1974
44% 25% The Pied Piper Pilgrim (Character) - 1972
40% 35% Julius Caesar Cinna the Poet (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Maker Comes to Town Director 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Leonard Pike (Character),
Headley Madrigal (Guest Star)
2007 1999
86% 97% Rome Accusator Nigidius (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 94% Friends The Register (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett Roberts (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes George Fitzwilliam (Character) 1973

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