Peter Trevor Collingwood (6 May 1920 – 23 September 2016) was an English-born actor who appeared on stage in England and Australia, as well as being a theatre writer, and in a number of British and Australian films, miniseries and serials from 1938 to 2003. Known for his portrayal of judges, military men, and upper-crust, befuddled types.
Peter Trevor Collingwood
6 May 1920
Kent, England, United Kingdom
|Died||23 September 2016(aged 96)|
|Education||Embassy Theatre, London|
Collingwood was born in Kent,(some sources give, Farnham, Surrey), England on 6 May 1920. He enrolled in the Embassy School of Acting at the Embassy Theatre, London, in 1937. His first professional acting job was in Wang Shifu's Chinese play The Western Chamber at London's Torch Theatre in 1938.
Theatre and film rolesEdit
After the war, Collingwood joined Amersham Repertory Theatre, followed by the Young Vic Company, and a number of other companies. In 1950 he married Margery Shaw. They moved to Perth, Scotland where he worked for the Perth Repertory Company. During this time, he wrote the farce Gathering Nuts, which was performed by the company, as well as by a number of other repertory companies.
In 1967, Collingwood emigrated to Australia, first living in Perth before settling near Sydney in Balmain, New South Wales. He worked for many Sydney theatre companies including the Old Tote, Nimrod Theatre, Belvoir Theatre Company, the independent and Sydney Theatre Company Between 1970 and 1972 he was director of the Marian Street Theatre.
Collingwood has appeared in serial roles, both dramatic and comedic, including Homicide, Division 4, Mother and Son, A Country Practice, Police Rescue, Home and Away (as Bert King), and Always Greener.
Collingwood retired in 2003 and died 23 September 2016 at the age of 96.
Appearances in moviesEdit
- River Beat (1954) - Coroner
- Up the Creek (1958) - Chippy
- Further Up the Creek (1958) - Chippy
- The Green Helmet (1961) - Charlie
- Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) - Geoffrey
- Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) - Colonel Fitzhubert
- Fast Talking (1984) - School Principal
Appearances in miniseriesEdit
Notes and referencesEdit
- Dan, Author (30 October 2016). "Former H&A Actor Peter Collingwood Dies". Back to the Bay.
- Wearing, J. P. (15 May 2014). The London Stage 1930-1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780810893047 – via Google Books.
- "Peter Collingwood | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
- "Peter Collingwood". BFI.
- Collingwood, Peter; Waites, James (5 September 2004). "Peter Collingwood interviewed by James Waites" – via National Library of Australia (new catalog).
- "Peter Collingwood". www.aveleyman.com.
- "Peter Trevor COLLINGWOOD's Obituary on The Sydney Morning Herald". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
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