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Peter Ray Burton (4 April 1921 – 21 November 1989) was an English film and television actor.

Peter Burton
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Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No
Peter Ray Burton

(1921-04-04)4 April 1921
Died21 November 1989(1989-11-21) (aged 68)
London, UK
Years active1950–1989


Early lifeEdit

Peter Ray Burton, was born in Bromley, Kent, to Frederick Ray Burton and Gladys Maude (née Frazer).


He is perhaps best known for playing Major Boothroyd in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). Burton made two uncredited reappearances in Bond films, first as an RAF officer in Thunderball (1965) and later as a secret agent in the satirical Casino Royale.[1]

In The Scarlet and the Black, the 1983 made-for-television docudrama concerning British, Irish, and U.S. counterintelligence agents working to rescue c. 4,000 Allied prisoners-of-war from Nazi deportation, Burton played the role of English aristocrat and British diplomat D'Arcy Godolphin Osborne, the 12th (and last) Duke of Leeds.

Burton guest starred in a number of television shows, including The Avengers, The Saint, Return of the Saint and UFO.

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Preceded by
(James Bond Character)

Succeeded by
Desmond Llewelyn