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Peter Brooke

Last updated 27 July 2014

Peter Brooke
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Peter Brooke


Born in Toronto of American and British parents, Peter Brooke is a tri-national. Having lived in New York and Los Angeles, he now resides in London, England with his wife Paula, a screenwriter, and their 3 children.

Brooke first took over the role of Captain Jack Ross in the West End's A Few Good Men, written by Aaron Sorkin and also starring Rob Lowe. He then played Phil in the West End premiere of Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues, directed by the late, great Robert Altman, and produced by Kevin Spacey. He appeared again in the West End as John Williamson in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross with Jonathan Pryce and Aiden Gillan.

In the US drama series, The Fugitive Chronicles, he took on the title role in the Danny Ray Horning episode, portraying the wily but misunderstood convict that eluded capture for so long in the early 1990's. He has worked consistently for the BBC in such shows as Doctor Who, Over Here, Small Island, Billy the Kid, Sherlock and Spooks. In Spooks, he played the terrorist Peter who was hunted and killed by MI5 agent Rupert Penry Jones. In the final scenes leading up to his death, he was set on fire and then hung by his feet from a 10 story hi-rise.