Peter Egan

Peter Egan

Highest Rated: 82% Chariots of Fire (1981)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Wedding Date (2005)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1946

Birthplace: London, England, UK

A familiar face to British TV audiences, actor Peter Egan is best known for playing free-spirited next-door neighbor Paul Ryman on the popular BBC sitcom "Ever Decreasing Circles." Egan, a London native, first came to prominence with a lead role in the gritty 1969 crime miniseries "Big Breadwinner Hog." Earning rave reviews for his portrayal of the ruthless gangster Hogath, Egan went on to become a fixture of British series television in the 1970s, essaying a range of historical and literary figures, from Oscar Wilde in the 1978 period serial "Lillie" to King George IV in the 1979 costume drama "Prince Regent." But it was his four-year stint on the TV comedy "Ever Decreasing Circles" that established the actor as a household name in the U.K. Egan went on to play well-received supporting roles in feature films, including the 1981 Oscar-winner "Chariots of Fire," and the Frank Oz-directed dark comedy "Death at a Funeral" (2007).

Highest rated movies

Chariots of Fire
Death at a Funeral
When the Lights Went Out
The Wedding Date




36% 27% When the Lights Went Out Peter (Character) - 2012
62% 79% Death at a Funeral Victor (Character) - 2007
11% 67% The Wedding Date Victor Ellis (Character) $31.6M 2005
No Score Yet 61% Man to Man Gyllenhaal (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Beard King Cuthbert (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet 17% 2001: A Space Travesty Dr. Griffin Pratt (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cater Street Hangman Edward Ellison (Character) - 1998
44% 53% Bean Lord Walton (Character) $45.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gobble Peter Villiers (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Peacock Spring Edward (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 66% MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday Frederick Moran (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price of the Bride Dennis Guant (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 56% A Day in Summer Jack Ruskin (Character) - 1989
82% 80% Chariots of Fire Duke of Sutherland (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 89% Lillie Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 22% Hennessy Williams (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 71% Callan Toby Meres (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% The Hireling Captain Hugh Cantrip (Character) - 1973


91% 94% Unforgotten Martin Hughes (Character) 2017-2018 2021
56% 62% Hold the Sunset Mr Dugdale (Character) 2018-2019
91% No Score Yet Downton Abbey Hugh "Shrimpie" MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire (Guest Star) 2012 2014
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Norman Swanscombe (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys Writer 2000-2001
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chiller Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Keith (Character) 1982