Peter Capell

Peter Capell (3 September 1912 – 3 March 1986) was a German actor who was active on screen from 1945 until 1985. Apart from a lengthy film career, he appeared in many television series and mini-series.[1] He appeared in many old time radio programs including the series Dimension X.[2]

Peter Capell
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Autographed postcard
Born(1912-09-03)3 September 1912
Died3 March 1986(1986-03-03) (aged 73)
Years active1945–1986

His first role was in Winterset, shortly after the end of the Second World War. His final role came a year before his death, when he appeared in Mamas Geburtstag. Both of these were television productions. He also appeared in many films, including Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), in which he played the minor role of a "tinker" who spoke to Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) at the gates of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory during the first few minutes of the film.[3][4] Capell was also in Stanley Kubrick's 1957 war film Paths of Glory (he also narrated the film's opening sequence as well), co-starring Kirk Douglas.


Capell died in Munich, West Germany on March 3, 1986, aged 73. No cause of death was announced.

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  1. ^ "Peter Capell". BFI.
  2. ^ "Dimension X (1950, Radio Series) Voice Cast". Voice Chasers.
  3. ^ "Peter Capell | TV Guide".
  4. ^ "Peter Capell | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.

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