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Peter Howell

Last updated 09 January 2020

Peter Howell (1919-2015)
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Peter Howell

Born: Saturday 25th October 1919
Died: Monday 20th April 2015 (age: 95)


A regular in 1950s television hospital drama series Emergency – Ward 10, Peter Howell made guest appearances in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who. He played the prison governor in the 1979 film Scum. He played Saruman in the 1981 BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings. He also featured in the Yes Minister "Equal Opportunities" (1982) as a committee member. In the long running Radio 4 drama The Archers he had a recurring role as Right Reverend Cyril Hood, Bishop of Felpersham.

Howell played the role of Sir William Lucas in the 1980 BBC Miniseries "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen, a miniseries also featuring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul.

Howell died on 20 April 2015 after a short illness, aged 95.


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