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Peter Egan

Peter Egan is a veteran of British stage and screen and his versatile talents have won him roles in such diverse and celebrated television dramas as Lillie Langtry in which he played Oscar Wilde, The Prince Regent in which he took the title role, Reilly Ace of Spies, The Dark Side of the Sun, A Woman of Substance, The Perfect Spy in the role of John Le Carre, four series of the hugely popular series Ever Decreasing Circles, Paradise Postponed, Macgyver, The Chief, A Touch of Frost, The Ambassador, Cry Wolf, Inspector Lynley, My Family and more recently, Jericho, Whatever Love Means and Home Again.

Feature film credits include Chariots of Fire, The Hireling for which he received the BAFTA Best Actor Award, Bean, The I Inside, The Wedding Date and Man to Man.

Egan's extensive stage roles have included Trevor Nunn's Hamlet, Journey's End at London's Cambridge Theatre for which he received the Best Actor accolade at the London Theatre Critics' Awards, Arms and the Man, You Never Can Tell which received a Royal Gala Opening at the Lyric Hammersmith, M Butterfly at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Déjà Vu at the Comedy Theatre, Art at the Wyndham's, Noises Off and The Secret Rapture. As a theatre director, Egan's work includes Uncle Vanya for the Renaissance Theatre Company, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Mills College, San Francisco, as well as productions at the Lyric Hammersmith and London's Savoy Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Peter Egan Facts

BirthdaySeptember 28, 1946 (75)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Prime Suspect
The Wedding Date
Death at a Funeral
Midnight on the Firing Line
Severed Dreams
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