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Peter Copley

  • Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
  • Birthday: May 20, 1915
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • British actor Peter Copley made his reputation as a stage performer, debuting in 1932 after dropping plans for a career in the navy. Balding, slightly withered and usually sporting glasses, he could be seen picking up an occasional paycheck in films. Copley made his first screen appearance in 1934, and in the years after the war settled into roles calling for everything from disgruntled meekness to downright villainy. Many of his films were readily available for American audiences in the early days of television. Among Copley's British-made films given wide U.S. distribution were The Golden Salamander (1949), Foreign Intrigue (1956), Victim (1961), The Knack and How to Get It (1966) and Jane Eyre (1971). Offscreen, Peter Copley was an sharp-witted law expert and part-time attorney who successfully handled several court cases in the '60s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

60% Oliver Twist Dining Hall Master $2M 2005
100% Second Best Percy 1994
No Score Yet A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia Maitland 1992
75% Empire of the Sun British Prisoner 1987
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy Rev. Muldaur 1980
No Score Yet Episode 4 Actor 1977
50% Shout at the Devil Adm. Howe 1976
No Score Yet That's Your Funeral 1st Funeral Director 1974
No Score Yet Gawain and the Green Knight Pilgrim 1973
No Score Yet Jane Eyre John 1971
No Score Yet Mosquito Squadron Actor 1970
57% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Principal 1969
43% The Shoes of the Fisherman English Cardinal 1968
86% Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) Howell 1967
86% King and Country Colonel 1965
88% Help! Jeweller 1965
67% The Knack...And How to Get It Picture Owner 1965
No Score Yet The Third Secret Dr. Leo Whitset 1964
100% Victim Paul Mandrake 1961
No Score Yet Time Without Pity Padre 1957
No Score Yet The Man Without a Body Leslie 1957
No Score Yet Just My Luck Gilbert Weaver 1957
No Score Yet Foreign Intrigue Brown 1956
No Score Yet The Sword and the Rose (When Knighthood Was in Flower) Sir Edwin Caskoden 1953
56% Promoter Shillitoe 1952
No Score Yet Golden Salamander Aribi 1950
No Score Yet Elusive Pimpernel Actor 1950

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Robinson
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Heribert Burgoyne
  • 1995
  • 1992
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Dr. Warlock
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Henry Barker Maj. Sparshott
  • 1968
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Morland

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