Peter Sallis
Actor
Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis, OBE is an English actor and entertainer, well known for his work on British television. Although he was born and brought up in London, his two most notable roles require him to adopt the accents and mannerisms of a Northerner. Sallis is best known for his role as the main character Norman Clegg in the long-running British TV comedy Last of the Summer Wine, set in a Yorkshire town.
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On-screen chemistry that so nearly bubbled over into violent reactions - Yorkshire Post
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Owen, Peter Sallis and Brian Wilde shared a magical on-screen chemistry as Compo, Clegg and Foggy, served brilliantly by the writing of Roy Clarke, who from his home near Doncaster, was creating one of the finest of all sitcoms
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10 Best British Comedy Actors - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Sallis- In addition to the series “The Last of the Summer Wine,” in which he has starred since the series' inception, Peter Sallis is also well-known to American audiences as the voice of Wallace in the popular “Wallace and Gromit” series of
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Ronnie Dunn, 'Once' -- Story Behind the Lyrics - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
So Jamie Floyd, Peter Sallis and Phillip LaRue certainly know how lucky they are that their song, 'Once,' made the cut. The tune was among the last to be recorded for the project, making it in the same session as the CD's debut single, 'Bleed Red
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EXCLUSIV Jacqueline Bisset: Polanski m-a influentat mult - City News (Comunicat de Presă)
Google News - over 5 years
Nu stiu de ce, dar nu mi-a placut sa lucrez cu Peter Sallis (Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, 1978 – n. red.). Era bolnav si nu intr-o forma foarte buna si era putin ciudat, dar am mari dificultati sa imi aduc aminte si despre altii
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
(54) 3 "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" Voices of Peter Sallis. Animated. Wallace and Gromit seek a veggie-eating beast. (2 hrs.) (165) 2 "For Love of the Game" Kevin Costner. An aging pitcher thinks back on his life's momentous events
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DVDS; Other Tendencies Of the 'Tradition Of Quality'
NYTimes - over 7 years
THE French cinema had a long and distinguished existence before the arrival of the New Wave in 1959, but you would barely know it from the handful of older French films released on DVD in the United States. Jean Renoir is well represented, as are Jacques Tati and Jean Cocteau, but filmmakers as celebrated and influential as Julien Duvivier,
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FILM REVIEW; The Player Who Played As Kubrick
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Even if it doesn't add up to more than a fitfully amusing collection of comic sketches, ''Color Me Kubrick'' -- a fictional portrait of Alan Conway, a real-life British con man who hustled his way across England by impersonating the reclusive, seldom-photographed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick -- is a platform for John Malkovich to burst into lurid
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - over 10 years
8 P.M. (Hallmark) MERLIN'S APPRENTICE -- Fifty years after Merlin stepped foot behind its battlements, Camelot has lost its luster. King Arthur is dead, the countryside is in control of the fearsome Rauskaug, and the Holy Grail has been snatched. This new miniseries follows Merlin (Sam Neill, reprising the role that earned him an Emmy nomination in
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FILM REVIEW; A New Challenge for an Englishman and His Dog
NYTimes - over 11 years
I hope you will forgive me for saying so -- and I hope the filmmakers will forgive me, too -- but ''Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit'' has forced me to ponder the deepest mysteries of cinema. Why, for instance, do certain faces haunt and move us as they do? I am thinking of Gromit, the mute and loyal animated dog whose selflessness
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THE NEW SEASON FILM; Wallace and Gromit Take a Meeting
NYTimes - over 11 years
AS two of the world's most beloved animated characters prepare to make their feature film debut, moviegoers everywhere are wondering: have Wallace and Gromit gone Hollywood? Circumstances suggest that the pair might be caught in one of cinema's oldest morality tales: corporate giant versus mom-and-pop operation. ''Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the
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NEW CASSETTES: ALEC GUINNESS AND GUY LOMBARDO
NYTimes - over 30 years
The Wind in the Willows: The Further Adventures of Toad. Narrated by Ian Carmichael; with voices by Michael Hordern, Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis and David Jason. Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove, 1984, Thorn EMI/HBO Video, 60 minutes. $29.95. ''After the weasels were overthrown in the famous battle of Toad Hall, and Mr. Toad was installed
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LIVELY 'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'
NYTimes - about 34 years
PROVING its remarkable durability, ''Witness for the Prosecution'' is back again, this time as a television movie that can be seen tomorrow night at 9 on CBS. This Norman Rosemont Production is being offered as a ''Hallmark Hall of Fame'' presentation. ''Witness for the Prosecution'' was first seen in this country in 1954 as a play on Broadway,
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'HAUNTING OF JULIA' FRAZZLES MIA FARROW
NYTimes - over 35 years
IN ''The Haunting of Julia,'' which opens today at the Coronet, Mia Farrow appears as she's never appeared before. She plays a frail, neurasthenic, terrified creature who moves into a dark and spooky dwelling. Granted, that sounds as if it might not be much of a stretch. But this time, Miss Farrow does something new: she develops rusty-brownish
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Sallis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 93
    In May 2014, Nick Park said that Sallis is "not too well" and that problems with his eyes are worsening, frustrating possibilities that Sallis might voice Wallace again.
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  • 2009
    Age 88
    On 17 May 2009 he appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Sallis published a well-received autobiography entitled, with typical self-deprecation, Fading into the Limelight. Roger Lewis in the Mail on Sunday stated "Though Sallis is seemingly submissive, he has a sly wit and sharp intelligence that make this book a total delight."
    He also recorded on behalf of the society a television appeal, which was broadcast on BBC One on 8 March 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 87
    In 2008, Sallis voiced an new Wallace and Gromit adventure, A Matter of Loaf and Death. Most recently, in 2010 he provided the voice for Wallace in the TV show Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention. After Sallis retired the role, he passed the voice of Wallace to Ben Whitehead. Sallis was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2007 for services to Drama.
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  • 1996
    Age 75
    Though the characters were temporarily retired in 1996, Sallis has returned to voice Wallace in several short films and in the Oscar-winning 2005 motion picture Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, for which he won an Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production.
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  • 1989
    Age 68
    Sallis achieved great success when, in 1989 he voiced Wallace, the eccentric inventor in Aardman Animations' Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out. This film won a BAFTA award and was followed by the Oscar-winning films The Wrong Trousers in 1993 and A Close Shave in 1995.
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  • 1984
    Age 63
    Between 1984 and 1989, he alternated with Ian Carmichael as the voice of Rat in the British television series The Wind in the Willows, based on the book by Kenneth Grahame and produced by Cosgrove Hall Films.
    More Details Hide Details Alongside him were Michael Hordern as Badger, David Jason as Toad and Richard Pearson as Mole. The series was animated in stop motion, prefiguring his work with Aardman Animations. He appeared in the last episode of Rumpole of the Bailey in 1992 and he later starred alongside Brenda Blethyn, Kevin Whately and Anna Massey in the 2004 one-off ITV1 drama Belonging.
  • 1983
    Age 62
    In 1983, he was the narrator on Rocky Hollow a show produced by Bumper Films who later produced Fireman Sam.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1978
    Age 57
    Also in 1978, he played the part of the ghost hunter Milton Guest in the children's paranormal drama series The Clifton House Mystery.
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    In 1978, he starred alongside Northern comic actor David Roper in the ITV sitcom Leave it to Charlie as Charlie's pessimistic boss.
    More Details Hide Details The programme ran for four series, ending in 1980.
  • 1977
    Age 56
    In 1977 he played Rodney Gloss in the BBC series Murder Most English.
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  • 1976
    Age 55
    Between 1976 and 1978 he appeared in the children's series The Ghosts of Motley Hall, in which he played Arnold Gudgin, an estate agent who did not want to see the hall fall into the wrong hands.
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  • 1973
    Age 52
    In 1973 he played a priest in the TV film Frankenstein: The True Story, and the following year he played Mr Bonteen in the BBC period drama The Pallisers.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 49
    In 1970, he was cast in the BBC comedy series The Culture Vultures, which saw him play stuffy Professor George Hobbs to Leslie Phillips's laid-back rogue Dr Michael Cunningham.
    More Details Hide Details During the production, Phillips was rushed to hospital with an internal haemorrhage and as a result, only five episodes were made. 1971 saw Sallis acting alongside Roger Moore and Tony Curtis in an episode of The Persuaders! entitled "The Long Goodbye". He appeared late in the episode as David Piper, a former clerk in a company who was elevated to a substantially higher position and salary as his reward for installing an explosive device in an aeroplane that killed its pilot. The pilot was a noted scientist whose research would have been detrimental to the company that employed Piper. Sallis was cast in a one-off pilot for Comedy Playhouse entitled "Of Funerals and Fish" (1973), which became Last of the Summer Wine, as the unobtrusive lover of a quiet life, Norman Clegg. Sallis had already worked with Michael Bates, who played unofficial ring-leader Blamire in the first two series, on stage. The pilot was successful and the BBC commissioned a series. Sallis played the role of Clegg from 1973 to 2010, and was the only cast member to appear in every episode. In 1988 he appeared as Clegg's father in First of the Summer Wine, a prequel to Last of the Summer Wine set in 1939.
  • 1965
    Age 44
    He was Doctor Watson to Fritz Weaver's Sherlock Holmes in the Broadway musical Baker Street in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details He introduced what the critics considered the show's best musical number, "A Married Man".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 40
    In 1961, he appeared as Gordon in the "Find and Destroy" episode of Danger Man.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in the Doctor Who story "The Ice Warriors" in 1967, playing renegade scientist Elric Penley; and in 1983 was due to play the role of Striker in another Doctor Who story, "Enlightenment", but had to withdraw.
  • 1958
    Age 37
    His first notable television role was as Samuel Pepys in the BBC serial of the same name in 1958.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 25
    Sallis started as an amateur actor during his four years with the RAF when one of his students offered him the lead in an amateur production. His success in the role caused him to resolve to become an actor after the war, and so he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, making his first professional appearance on the London stage in 1946. Sallis married Elaine Usher at St John's Wood Church in London on 9 February 1957; Their son, Timothy Crispian Sallis, was born in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details Sallis became a notable character actor on the London stage in the 1950s and 1960s. His credits include the first West End production of Cabaret opposite Judi Dench in 1968. He also appeared in many British films of the 1960s and 1970s including Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Doctor in Love, The Curse of the Werewolf, The V.I.P.s, Charlie Bubbles, Scream and Scream Again, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Wuthering Heights, The Incredible Sarah and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Additionally in 1968, he was cast as the well-intentioned Coker in a BBC Radio production of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born in 1921.
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