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Peter Norman Bulmer Howell (25 October 1919 – 20 April 2015) was an English actor.[1]

Peter Howell
Born Peter Norman Bulmer Howell
25 October 1919
London, England, UK
Died 20 April 2015 (2015-04-21) (aged 95)
Northwood, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Susan Cheshire (1957–1992, her death)
Children Daughters: Polly, Tamara, and Camilla; son: Benji

A regular in 1950s television hospital drama series Emergency – Ward 10, he has made guest appearances in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and the Doctor Who serial The Mutants.[1][2] He played the prison governor in the 1979 film Scum.[3] He played Saruman in the 1981 BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings.[4] He also featured in the Yes Minister "Equal Opportunities" (1982) as a committee member.[5] In the long running Radio 4 drama The Archers he had a recurring role as Right Reverend Cyril Hood, Bishop of Felpersham.[1]

Howell played the role of Sir William Lucas in the 1980 BBC Miniseries "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen, a miniseries also featuring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul.[6]

Howell died on 20 April 2015 after a short illness, aged 95.[7][8]

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