Peter Bull

Peter Bull

  • Highest Rated: 100% Tom Thumb (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Yellowbeard (1983)
  • Birthday: Mar 21, 1912
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • British actor Peter Bull made his stage debut in 1933 at age 21, his film debut one year later (The Silent Voice [1934]) and his Broadway bow the next year. He was brought to Hollywood for a small role in Marie Antoinette (1938), which costarred his lifelong friend and fellow Briton Robert Morley. In films, the corpulent Bull was often cast as unpleasant prosecuting attorneys, hard-hearted businessmen or officious government men (including the memorable camera-happy Russian ambassador de Sadasky in Dr. Strangelove [1963]); on stage, he enjoyed a wider variety of roles, and at one time ran his own repertory company. His career was put in abeyance for war service, during which he won the Distinguish Service Cross. Outside of his theatrical work, Bull was well known for his interest in astrology, and even better known for his fascination with teddy bears. He owned perhaps the world's largest and most valuable collection of teddies, and wrote several witty, informative books on the subject (one of his bears appeared prominently in the internationally popular TV serial Brideshead Revisited). Peter Bull died shortly after finishing his role in the movie Yellowbeard (1984), which also represented the last screen work of another prominent British performer, Marty Feldman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

66% Freakonomics Screenwriter $68.2K 2010
No Score Yet Dirty Business Director Screenwriter 2010
No Score Yet Money Driven Medicine Producer 2009
No Score Yet Up The Front Kobler 1989
No Score Yet Steve Lacy: Lift the Bandstand Director Producer 1989
22% Yellowbeard Queen Anne 1983
80% The Tempest Alonso 1980
No Score Yet Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse August Visitor 1978
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews Sir Thomas Booby 1977
No Score Yet The Brute Actor 1977
No Score Yet Great Expectations Actor 1974
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Duchess 1972
No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb Government Minister 1972
No Score Yet The Executioner Butterfield 1970
32% Doctor Dolittle General Bellowes 1967
No Score Yet You Must Be Joking! Ferocious Man in library 1965
No Score Yet The Intelligence Men Phillipe 1965
No Score Yet Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World Masterman 1965
98% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Ambassador de Sadesky 1964
No Score Yet The Old Dark House Jasper Femm/Casper Femm 1963
85% Tom Jones Thwackum 1963
No Score Yet Goodbye Again The Client 1961
No Score Yet The Rebel Manager of Art Gallery, Paris 1961
No Score Yet The Girl on the Boat Blacksmith 1961
83% The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Lord Bermogg 1960
No Score Yet The Scapegoat Aristide 1959
100% Tom Thumb The Town Crier 1958
No Score Yet The Green Man General Niva 1956
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Fog Brasher 1955
No Score Yet Beau Brummell Mr. Fox 1954
80% The Captain's Paradise Kalikan Officer 1953
No Score Yet Malta Story Flying Officer 1953
98% The African Queen Captain of the Louisa 1951
85% A Christmas Carol First Businessman 1951
100% Oliver Twist Landlord of "Three Cripples" 1951
100% The Lavender Hill Mob Joe the Gab 1951
No Score Yet Woman Hater Mr. Fletcher 1949
No Score Yet They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal) Fidgetty Phil 1948
No Score Yet Saraband for Dead Lovers Prince George-Louis 1948
No Score Yet Quiet Wedding Tenor (uncredited) 1941
100% Contraband Grimm 1940
No Score Yet Dead Man's Shoes Defense Counsel 1940
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Gamin 1938
No Score Yet Non-Stop New York Spurgeon 1937
No Score Yet Knight Without Armour Commissar 1937
100% Sabotage Michaelis 1937
No Score Yet As You Like It William 1936

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Women, War and Peace
2011
Director
  • 2019
  • 2011
No Score Yet Frontline
1982
Producer Screenwriter
  • 2007

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