Peter Jeffrey

Last updated 09 January 2020

Peter Jeffrey (1929-1999)
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Peter Jeffrey

Born: Thursday 18th April 1929
Died: Saturday 25th December 1999 (age: 70)


Peter Jeffrey  was a British actor with many roles in television and film.

He had two main roles in Doctor Who, as Count Grendel in the serial The Androids of Tara and as the Colony Pilot in The Macra Terror. It is reputed he had been offered the role of the lead character in the show by Innes Lloyd in 1966, but turned it down; Patrick Troughton was cast instead. 

Jeffrey was born in Bristol, the son of Florence Alice (n�e Weight) and Arthur Winfred Gilbert Jeffrey. 

He was educated at Harrow School and Pembroke College, Cambridge but had no formal training as an actor. After many years on stage with the Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company, he became a very familiar face to British television viewers. Numerous television roles include the BBC serial Elizabeth R, he played King Philip II of Spain. He also appeared inPorridgeQuillerRising DampNannyMinderYes Minister and many others.

Jeffrey died on 25 December 1999 from prostate cancer.

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