Peter Wight (actor)

Peter Wight (born 1950), sometimes credited as Peter Wright, is an English actor.

Peter Wight
Born1950 (age 69–70)
Years active1978–present

Acting careerEdit

His television credits include: Our Zoo, Z-Cars, Meantime, Anna Lee, Life on Mars, Holby City, Where the Heart Is, Jane Eyre (1997), Early Doors, Midsomer Murders, Monday Monday, Party Animals, Hit & Miss, The Paradise, The Crown, Brief Encounters and This Time with Alan Partridge. He also appeared in the 2011 miniseries series Case Sensitive and the 2012 series Public Enemies.[1]

Film appearances include Naked, Secrets & Lies, FairyTale: A True Story, Vera Drake, Pride & Prejudice, Babel, All or Nothing, A Bunch of Amateurs, Another Year and Mr. Turner.[1] In the 2007 film Hot Fuzz, he appears as pub landlord Roy Porter.[1]Also in the 2007 film Persuasion, he appears as Admiral Croft. In 2016 he has a small role in Trespass Against Us.

His stage career includes In the Republic of Happiness at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court in 2012/13,[2] and in Electra by Sophocles opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and Liz White at the Old Vic Theatre in 2014.[3]

Selected stage creditsEdit

  • In Basidon, Royal Court: Jerwood Downstairs, London, 2012
  • In the Republic of Happiness, Royal Court: Jerwood Downstairs, London, 2013
  • Trelawny of the Wells, Donmar Warehouse, London, 2013
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Old Vic, London, 2013
  • Electra, Old Vic, London, 2014
  • The Red Lion, National Theatre: Dorfman, London, 2015
  • Hamlet, Almeida, London, 2017



Year Title Role Notes
1978 Secret Army Squadron Leader Kennedy Episode: "Lucky Piece"
1996 Hamish Macbeth Sydney Braithwaite Episode: "Radio Lochdubh"
2004 Silent Witness Lucas Garner Episode: "Death by Water"
2005 Waking the Dead Donald Hunt Episode: "Undertow"
2007 Dalziel and Pascoe Charles Johnson Episode: "Demons on Our Shoulders"


  1. ^ a b c "Peter Wight". IMDb. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. ^ Billington, Michael (13 December 2012). "In the Republic of Happiness – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ Benedict, David (2 October 2014). "London Theater Review: Kristin Scott Thomas in 'Electra'". Variety. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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