Peter Bowles

Peter Bowles

Highest Rated: 100% Ballet Shoes (2007)

Lowest Rated: 18% Love's Kitchen (2011)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1936

Birthplace: London, England, UK

An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, actor Peter Bowles has been refining his craft for over 50 years. Leaving the stage for the television in 1959, it wasn't until 1966 that Bowles landed a recognizable role. As Ron in visionary Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's art house thriller and ode to mod London, "Blow-Up," Bowles established himself as a rising young actor. After a string of television appearances Bowles co-starred in Tony Richardson's war drama "The Charge of the Light Brigade" with "Blow-Up" co-star, Vanessa Redgrave. The following year Bowles was cast in Richardson's "Laughter in the Dark," adapted from Vladimir Nabokov's novel. Moving into the '70s, Bowles was cast in two strong supporting roles, alongside Sean Connery in Sidney Lumet's thriller "The Offence" and as Freddie in the endearing black comedy "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg." Gaining more substantial television roles in the late '70s, Bowles was cast as Guthrie Featherstone on the crime drama "Rumpole of the Bailey." Taking a comedic turn, he was cast in two of his best-known roles, as Archie Glover on "Only When I Laugh" and as Richard DeVere on "To the Manor Born." Working consistently and successfully on television in the '80s and '90s, Bowles continued with comedies as Major Sinclair Yeates on "The Irish R.M." and on "Perfect Scoundrels." Younger American audiences may recognize Bowles as Miles in the Jason Statham action thriller "The Bank Job."

Highest rated movies

Ballet Shoes
Blow-Up
Lilting
The Bank Job
The Assassination Bureau
The Offence
The Legend of Hell House
Color Me Kubrick

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% No Score Yet Off the Rails Vicar (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Together Philip (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie Sir Edward Mead (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Blood Old Boy (Character) - 2014
82% 80% Lilting Unknown (Character) $26.7K 2014
18% 28% Love's Kitchen Max Templeton (Character) - 2011
80% 74% The Bank Job Miles Urquart (Character) $30.0M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Third Girl Sir Roderick Horsfield (Character) - 2008
100% 66% Ballet Shoes Sir Donald Houghton (Character) - 2007
52% 41% Color Me Kubrick Cyril (Character) $70.7K 2005
No Score Yet 50% In Love and War Melville (Character) - 2001
71% 77% Gangster No. 1 Executive Producer $30.9K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet One of the Hollywood Ten Jack Warner (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little White Lies Oliver (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steal Lord Childwell (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Late George Grant (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Try This One for Size Igor (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 59% For the Love of Benji Ronald (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Double Kill Supt. Lucas (Character) - 1975
71% 72% The Offence Detective Inspector Cameron (Character) - 1973
62% 56% The Legend of Hell House Hanley (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 70% A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Freddie (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 38% Endless Night Reuben (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 29% Eyewitness Victor Grazzini (Character) - 1970
75% 71% The Assassination Bureau Jealous lover at 'La Belle Amie' (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laughter in the Dark Paul (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Paymaster Capt. Henry Duberly (Character) - 1968
88% 84% Blow-Up Ron (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isadora Duncan Unknown (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
87% 83% Victoria on Masterpiece Duke of Wellington (Character) 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Bernie Farraday (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Stress Unknown (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lytton's Diary Neville Lytton (Character),
Creator,
Writer
1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Irish R.M. Maj. Sinclair Yeates (Character) 1983-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only When I Laugh Archie Glover (Character) 1979-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Manor Born DeVere (Character) 1979-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Major Haddock (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rising Damp Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Beauty Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Inspector Saunders (Character) 1971
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1965 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Maurice Kerr (Guest Star) 1964 1967