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Peter Cook

Highest Rated:   97% The Princess Bride (1987)
Lowest Rated:   7% Supergirl (1984)
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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 YEAR
No Score Yet Peter Cook & Dudley Moore - The Best of What's Left... Not Only... But Also...
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Legends of British Comedy
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Beyond the Fringe
  • Actor
2005
55% Danny Deckchair
  • Troy
2003
No Score Yet Secret Policeman's Ball
  • Actor
1998
80% Black Beauty
  • Lord Wexmire
1994
No Score Yet Peter Cook Talks Golf Balls
  • Actor
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Best of What's Left of ...Not Only...But Also
  • Actor
1990
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
7% Supergirl
  • Nigel
1984
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts
  • Himself
1984
22% Yellowbeard
  • Screenwriter
  • Lord Lambourn
1983
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
  • Himself
1982
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Ball
  • Himself
1981
No Score Yet Secret Policeman's Private Parts
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Screenwriter
  • Sherlock Holmes
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
  • Michael Rimmer
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet 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
81% Bedazzled
  • George Spiggott / The Devil
  • Screenwriter
1967
88% The Wrong Box
  • Morris Finsbury
1966
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland
  • Mad Hatter
1966
No Score Yet Pete & Dud - Rare Live Performances
  • Actor
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Antiques Roadshow
1997
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

Quotes from Peter Cook's Characters