Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis

Highest Rated: 100% A Close Shave (1995)

Lowest Rated: 52% Color Me Kubrick (2005)

Birthday: Feb 01, 1921

Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK

Peter Sallis was a British actor who was primarily known for his role on the long-running TV series "Last of the Summer Wine" (BBC, 1973-2010), as well as being the voice of Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" films. Born in the London suburb of Twickenham, Sallis had a relatively normal English childhood. He never intended on becoming an actor, and just prior to the outbreak of World War II in the late 30s, he was living a comfortable life working in a British bank. That all changed however when England entered the war. Sallis initially enlisted in the Royal Air Force but was deemed unfit to serve due to a birth defect. Instead, he worked as a mechanic for the Air Force during the war. After the war ended, Sallis embarked on a career as a stage actor. He began appearing in plays in the late 40s, and by the 50s and 60s was a regular presence on the London stage. It was also during this time that Sallis began turning his attention to screen acting. Throughout the 1950s Sallis appeared in British films and on television in mostly small parts, but by the mid-1960s the roles were becoming more substantial. In 1967 he nabbed a recurring role on the British sci-fi series "Doctor Who" (BBC, 1963- ), playing a scientist named Penley on six episodes of the series. Then in 1973 he nabbed his breakout part on the British sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine." Sallis played Clegg on the series, which went on to run for an astounding 31 seasons and 295 episodes, with Sallis being the only actor to appear in every single episode. Throughout the 70s and 80s Sallis would additionally appear in various other British TV programs, all while appearing in "Last of the Summer Wine." But in 1989 his luck would change once again when he was cast as the voice of Wallace in the animated short film "A Grand Day Out" (1989). The short film was the first "Wallace and Gromit" movie and was nominated for an Academy Award. Several more "Wallace and Gromit" films would follow over the course of the next several years, including the Oscar-winning 2005 feature "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." Sallis would go on to voice Wallace in every one of the films released during his lifetime. When "Last of the Summer Wine" ran its final episode in 2010, Sallis was retired from acting, as he was already in his late 80s. After an amazingly prolific acting career that spanned several decades and dozens of roles, Peter Sallis passed away on June 2, 2017 in London. He was 96.

Highest rated movies

The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit
A Grand Day Out With Wallace and Gromit
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Scream and Scream Again
Wuthering Heights
Color Me Kubrick

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 77% A Matter of Loaf and Death Wallace (Voice) - 2008
95% 79% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Unknown (Character) - 2005
52% 41% Color Me Kubrick Mental Patient (Character) $70.7K 2005
No Score Yet 91% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Wallace (Voice) $56M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belonging Nathan (Character) - 2004
100% 88% The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit Wallace (Character) - 2001
100% 92% A Close Shave Wallace (Voice) - 1995
100% 92% Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers Wallace (Voice) - 1993
No Score Yet 91% Wallace & Gromit In Three Amazing Adventures Unknown (Character) - 1990
100% 87% A Grand Day Out With Wallace and Gromit Unknown (Character) - 1989
64% 55% Taste the Blood of Dracula Samuel Paxton (Character) - 1970
60% 63% Wuthering Heights Mr. Shielders (Character) - 1970
63% 29% Scream and Scream Again Schweitz (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inadmissible Evidence Hudson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Bubbles Solicitor (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clash by Night Victor Lush (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 52% The Scapegoat Customs Official (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctor's Dilemma Secretary at Picture Gallery (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Clegg (Character),
Norman Clegg (Guest Star)
1995-2010 1981-1993 1975-1979 1973
88% 94% Kingdom Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Lionel Davis (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wind in the Willows Unknown (Voice) 1984-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Solicitor (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moonstone Mr. Bruff (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

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