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      Peter Cook

      Peter Cook

      Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Nov 17, 1937

      Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England, UK

      Cited as "the funniest man who ever drew breath" by no less of an authority that actor-writer Stephen Fry, Peter Cook was the acerbic, absurdist father of modern British comedy, which he launched in 1960 with longtime partner Dudley Moore in the stage show "Beyond the Fringe," as well as a series of groundbreaking television series and recordings. Cook broke down the accepted model of comedy, tossing away joke structures and punch lines in favor of lengthy, improvised monologues built around bizarre characters and sketches that flowed into each other without reaching conclusions. In doing so, he served as the influence for dozens of subsequent comedy groups, including Monty Python's Flying Circus, who themselves influenced such American comedy outfits as Mr. Show, The State, Human Giant, and The Whitest Kids U' Know. Offstage, Cook was plagued by a misanthropic streak and a dependency on alcohol that eventually claimed his life in 1995, but his greatest work set the stage for modern comedy, which ensured his status in the pantheon of popular humor.

      Highest rated movies

      The Princess Bride poster The Princess Bride The Wrong Box poster
      The Wrong Box
      Black Beauty poster
      Black Beauty
      Bedazzled poster
      Bedazzled
      Getting It Right poster
      Getting It Right
      Bed Sitting Room poster
      Bed Sitting Room
      Without a Clue poster
      Without a Clue
      Yellowbeard poster
      Yellowbeard

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 25% Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale Duke Edward (Character) - 2010
      50% 43% Bedazzled Writer,
      Screenwriter
      $37.9M 2000
      81% 76% Black Beauty Lord Wexmire (Character) $4.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 67% The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball Unknown (Character) - 1989
      71% 73% Getting It Right Mr. Adrian (Character) $73.2K 1989
      62% 72% Without a Clue Norman Greenhough (Character) $7.3M 1988
      97% 94% The Princess Bride The Impressive Clergyman (Character) $26.9M 1987
      No Score Yet 63% Whoops Apocalypse Sir Mortimer Chris (Character) $9.9K 1986
      8% 26% Supergirl Nigel (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Self - 1984
      22% 63% Yellowbeard Lord Percy Lambourn (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1983
      No Score Yet 83% The Secret Policeman's Ball Unknown (Character) - 1979
      0% 41% The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Find the Lady Lewenhak (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 49% The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Dominic (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 67% The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Michael Rimmer (Character),
      Writer
      - 1970
      No Score Yet 62% Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies Major Dawlish (Character) - 1969
      64% 63% Bed Sitting Room Inspector (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 50% A Dandy in Aspic Prentiss (Character) - 1968
      74% 74% Bedazzled George Spiggott/The Devil (Character),
      Writer
      - 1967
      88% 70% The Wrong Box Morris Finsbury (Character) - 1966

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Character) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character) 1988
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Host 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1962