Peter Sallis

British screen and voiceover actor Peter Sallis's eight-decade career has brought him into the homes of millions around the world, from his portrayal of Norman Clegg on "Last of the Summer Wine" to his voicing of ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1921

Filmography

Actor (31)

A Matter of Loaf and Death 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Color Me Kubrick 2007 (Movie)

The Second Patient (Actor)

Last of the Summer Wine 1972 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Wallace (Actor)

A Close Shave 1996 (Movie)

Wallace (Actor)

A Grand Day Out 1996 (Movie)

Wallace (Actor)

Rumpole on Trial 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wrong Trousers 1992 (Movie)

Wallace (Voice)

Witness For the Prosecution 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

She Loves Me 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1977 (Movie)

St Claire (Actor)

Full Circle 1976 (Movie)

Geoffrey Branscombe (Actor)

The Incredible Sarah 1975 (Movie)

Thierry (Actor)

My Lover, My Son 1970 (Movie)

Sidney Brent (Actor)

Scream and Scream Again 1970 (Movie)

Schweitz (Actor)

Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 (Movie)

Samuel Paxton (Actor)

The Night Digger 1970 (Movie)

Reverend Palafox (Actor)

Wuthering Heights 1970 (Movie)

Mr Shielders (Actor)

The Reckoning 1969 (Movie)

Keresley (Actor)

Inadmissible Evidence 1968 (Movie)

Hudson (Actor)

Charlie Bubbles 1967 (Movie)

solicitor (Actor)

Rapture 1965 (Movie)

Armand (Actor)

The Third Secret 1963 (Movie)

Lawrence Jacks (Actor)

The V.I.P.s 1963 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Mouse on the Moon 1962 (Movie)

Russian Delegate (Actor)

I Thank a Fool 1961 (Movie)

Sleazy Doctor (Actor)

The Curse of the Werewolf 1960 (Movie)

Don Enrique (Actor)

The Doctor's Dilemma 1958 (Movie)

Picture Gallery Secretary (Actor)

The Scapegoat 1958 (Movie)

Custom's Official (Actor)

Anastasia 1956 (Movie)

Grischa (Actor)

The Capone Investment (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

British screen and voiceover actor Peter Sallis's eight-decade career has brought him into the homes of millions around the world, from his portrayal of Norman Clegg on "Last of the Summer Wine" to his voicing of Wallace in the beloved "Wallace and Gromit" animations. After serving in World War II, Sallis attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He soon began appearing on stage, but quickly moved to screen work, playing Quince in a 1946 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Throughout the '50s and '60s he appeared in bit and supporting parts in dozens of films and in television, while working among acting legends on the British stage, including Laurence Olivier and Judi Dench. It was in 1973 that he was cast in a Comedy Playhouse pilot that went on to become "Last of the Summer Wine". Sallis played the role of the quiet, pensive Clegg for an astonishing 295 episodes, from 1973 to 2010. The sporadic taping of the series over those 37 years allowed Sallis to carry on with work on other projects, and he soon segued into voiceover work, memorably voicing Rat in the 1984 stop-motion version of "The Wind in the Willows". This came in advance of his work with Aardman Animations, where he voiced the cheese-loving, often oblivious dog owner Wallace, beginning with "Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers" and culminating in the Oscar-winning, full-length feature "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit".

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