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Peter Bull

Highest Rated:   100% tom thumb (1958)
Lowest Rated:   22% Yellowbeard (1983)
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British actor Peter Bull made his stage debut in 1933 at age 21, his film debut one year later (The Silent Voice [1934]) and his Broadway bow the next year. He was brought to Hollywood for a small role in Marie Antoinette (1938), which costarred his lifelong friend and fellow Briton Robert Morley. In films, the corpulent Bull was often cast as unpleasant prosecuting attorneys, hard-hearted businessmen or officious government men (including the memorable camera-happy Russian ambassador de Sadasky in Dr. Strangelove [1963]); on stage, he enjoyed a wider variety of roles, and at one time ran his own repertory company. His career was put in abeyance for war service, during which he won the Distinguish Service Cross. Outside of his theatrical work, Bull was well known for his interest in astrology, and even better known for his fascination with teddy bears. He owned perhaps the world's largest and most valuable collection of teddies, and wrote several witty, informative books on the subject (one of his bears appeared prominently in the internationally popular TV serial Brideshead Revisited). Peter Bull died shortly after finishing his role in the movie Yellowbeard (1984), which also represented the last screen work of another prominent British performer, Marty Feldman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
65% Freakonomics
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet Dirty Business
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet Money Driven Medicine
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet Up The Front
  • Kobler
1989
No Score Yet Steve Lacy: Lift the Bandstand
  • Producer
  • Director
1989
22% Yellowbeard
  • Queen Anne
1983
80% The Tempest
  • Alonso
1980
No Score Yet Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
  • August Visitor
1978
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews
  • Sir Thomas Booby
1977
No Score Yet The Brute
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Great Expectations
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Duchess
1972
No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb
  • Government Minister
1972
No Score Yet The Executioner
  • Butterfield
1970
32% Doctor Dolittle
  • General Bellowes
1967
No Score Yet The Intelligence Men
  • Phillipe
1965
No Score Yet Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World
  • Masterman
1965
99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Ambassador de Sadesky
1964
No Score Yet The Old Dark House
  • Jasper Femm/Casper Femm
1963
83% Tom Jones
  • Thwackum
1963
No Score Yet Goodbye Again
  • The Client
1961
No Score Yet The Rebel
  • Manager of Art Gallery, Paris
1961
No Score Yet The Girl on the Boat
  • Blacksmith
1961
83% The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
  • Lord Bermogg
1960
No Score Yet The Scapegoat
  • Aristide
1959
100% tom thumb
  • The Town Crier
1958
No Score Yet The Green Man
  • General Niva
1956
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Fog
  • Brasher
1955
No Score Yet Beau Brummell
  • Mr. Fox
1954
No Score Yet The Captain's Paradise
  • Kalikan Officer
1953
No Score Yet Malta Story
  • Flying Officer
1953
100% The African Queen
  • Captain of the Louisa
1951
84% A Christmas Carol
  • First Businessman
1951
100% Oliver Twist
  • Landlord of "Three Cripples"
1951
100% The Lavender Hill Mob
  • Joe the Gab
1951
No Score Yet Woman Hater
  • Mr. Fletcher
1949
No Score Yet They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal)
  • Fidgetty Phil
1948
No Score Yet Saraband for Dead Lovers
  • Prince George-Louis
1948
No Score Yet Quiet Wedding
  • Tenor (uncredited)
1941
100% Contraband
  • Grimm
1940
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Gamin
1938
No Score Yet Non-Stop New York
  • Spurgeon
1937
No Score Yet Knight Without Armour
  • Commissar
1937
100% Sabotage
  • Michaelis
1937
No Score Yet As You Like It
  • William
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Frontline
1982
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
No Score Yet Women, War and Peace
2011
  • Director

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