Peter Cook

Peter Cook

  • Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980)
  • Birthday: Nov 11, 1937
  • Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England, UK
  • Cambridge-educated Peter Cook was, along with Dudley Moore, David Frost and Jonathan Miller, one of the founders of the irreverent British comedy troupe "Beyond the Fringe." When the group came to Broadway (an event celebrated on a near-nightly basis on such TV programs as The Jack Paar Program and The Ed Sullivan Show), Cook shared a Tony award with his fellow Fringers. Together with longtime collaborator Dudley Moore, Cook split off into a two-man act. The towering Cook and diminutive Moore co-starred in such cheeky British comedies as The Wrong Box (1968) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1968), usually writing all their own material. The best of their filmic collaborations was Bedazzled, a breezily sacrilegious update of the "Faust" legend. While they remained friends, Cook and Moore eventually decided that they'd fare better as "singles." Cook continued to write for and appear in such films as Supergirl (1984), The Princess Bride (1986) and Great Balls of Fire (1989), and also co-starred with Mimi Kennedy on the 1981 American TV sitcom The Two of Us. Peter Cook died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at the age of 57.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Legends of British Comedy Actor 2007
No Score Yet Beyond the Fringe Actor 2005
55% Danny Deckchair Troy 2003
80% Black Beauty Lord Wexmire 1994
No Score Yet Peter Cook Talks Golf Balls Director Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball Actor 1989
63% Great Balls of Fire English Reporter #1 1989
67% Getting It Right Mr. Adrian 1989
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse Sir Mortimer Chris 1988
60% Without a Clue Greenhough 1988
97% The Princess Bride The Impressive Clergyman 1987
10% Supergirl Nigel 1984
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Himself 1984
22% Yellowbeard Screenwriter Lord Lambourn 1983
89% The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 1981
0% The Hound of the Baskervilles Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet Derek and Clive Get the Horn Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Mermaid Frolics Actor 1977
No Score Yet Pleasure at Her Majesty's (Monty Python Meets Beyond the Fringe) Actor 1976
No Score Yet Find the Lady Lewenhak 1975
No Score Yet The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Dominic 1972
No Score Yet The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Screenwriter Michael Rimmer 1970
62% The Bed Sitting Room Inspector 1969
No Score Yet Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies Dawlish 1969
No Score Yet A Dandy in Aspic Prentiss 1968
82% Bedazzled George Spiggott / The Devil 1967
88% The Wrong Box Morris Finsbury 1966
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland Mad Hatter 1966

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1976
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Producer
No Score Yet Antiques Roadshow
1997
Producer Executive Producer
57% The Black Adder
1983
King

QUOTES FROM Peter Cook CHARACTERS

George Spiggott
And the magic word: Julie Andrews!
George Spiggott
Everything I've ever told you has been a lie. Including that.
Stanley Moon
Including what?
George Spiggott
That everything I've ever told has been a lie. That's not true.
Stanley Moon
I don't know WHAT to believe.
George Spiggott
Not me, Stanley, believe me!
The Impressive Clergyman
Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togever today. Mawage that bwessed awangement, that dweam within a dweam.