Peter Butterworth Biography

Birthday: 1919-02-04
Place of Birth: Bramhall, Cheshire
Wiki Biography: Peter Butterworth's promising career in the British Navy ended when the plane in which he was traveling was shot down by the Germans in WW II and he was placed in a POW camp. There he became close friends with Talbot Rothwell (later a writer on the "Carry On" series, on which Butterworth often worked) and the two began writing and performing sketches for camp shows to entertain the prisoners (and to cover up the noise of other prisoners digging escape tunnels). After the war Butterworth decided to continue his acting career, and soon became a familiar character actor in both films and television. He specialized in playing gentle, well-meaning but somewhat eccentric characters (which, by most accounts, is what he was in real life). He was married to impressionist Janet Brown, and their son, Tyler Butterworth, also became an actor. Butterworth died suddenly in 1979, as he was waiting in the wings to go onstage in a pantomime show.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Armchair Theatre 1956 Comedy
Catweazle Groome 1970 - 1971 Adventure
A Class By Himself Clutton 1971 Comedy
Carry on Laughing 1975 Comedy
Odd Man Out (1977) Wilf 1977 - 1977
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Tom Thumb 1958 0, 0, 0
Carry On Cowboy 1966
Carry On Doctor Mr. Smith 1967
A Home of Your Own 1967 Comedy
Carry On Screaming Detective Constable Slobotham 1967 Comedy, Horror
Prudence and the Pill 1968 Comedy, Romance
Carry On up the Khyber Brother Belcher 1968 Adventure, Comedy
Carry On Camping Josh Fiddler 1969 Comedy
Carry On Again Doctor 1970 Comedy
Carry On Girls 1973
Carry On Abroad Pepe 1973 Comedy
Carry On Dick 1974 Adventure, Comedy
Carry On Laughing 1975
Robin and Marian 1976
Carry On Behind Henry Barnes 1976 Comedy
Carry On England 1976 Comedy
The Ritz 1976 Comedy
Carry On Emmannuelle 1978 Comedy, Romance