Biography

Peter Wight is a British character actor of stage, film and TV who is perhaps best known for his work with Mike Leigh on films such as Meantime, Naked, Vera Drake, Another Year and Mr Turner. Wight regularly plays a police officer - most notably in the BBC sitcom Early Doors and in the mid 90s BBC drama Out of the Blue, as well as films like Shiner, Atonement and The Look of Love - and has had numerous period roles in dramas such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Our Mutual Friend. His other films include Hot Fuzz, Babel, Cass, and The Sense of an Ending.

Peter Wight is a British character actor of stage, film and TV who is perhaps best known for his work with Mike Leigh on films such as Meantime, Naked, Vera Drake, Another Year and Mr Turner. Wight regularly plays a police officer - most notably in the BBC sitcom Early Doors and in the mid 90s BBC drama Out of the Blue, as well as films like Shiner, Atonement and The Look of Love - and has had numerous period roles in dramas such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Our Mutual Friend. His other films include Hot Fuzz, Babel, Cass, and The Sense of an Ending.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1950-01-01

Place of Birth Worthing, Sussex, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Only You as Andrew
2018 Hamlet as Polonius
2017 Brakes as Alan
2017 Another Mother's Son as Rene
2017 The Sense of an Ending as Colin Simpson
2016 Ethel & Ernest as Detective Sergeant Burnley (voice)
2016 Trespass Against Us as Dog Owner
2016 Brief Encounters (6 episodes) as Brian
2015 The Program as Sunday Times editor
2014 Mr. Turner as Joseph Gillot
2014 Our Zoo (6 episodes) as Albert Mottershead
2014 The Paradise (16 episodes) as Edmund Lovett
2013 The Look of Love as Police Inspector
2013 The Security Men as Kenneth
2012 Room at the Top (2 episodes) as Mr. Hoylake
2012 Kon-Tiki as Spinden
2012 Hit & Miss (6 episodes)
2012 Titanic (4 episodes) as Joseph Rushton
2012 The Casebook of Eddie Brewer as Ray Riddle
2012 Hard Boiled Sweets as Jimmy The Gent
2012 Best Laid Plans as Roger
2012 Public Enemies (3 episodes) as Ken Whiteley
2011 My Week with Marilyn as Lucy's Father
2011 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen as Tory Grandee - Angus Butler
2011 Ghosted
2011 Case Sensitive (4 episodes) as Robbie Proust
2011 The Reckoning (2 episodes) as Frederick Taylor
2010 Accused (1 episode)
2010 Another Year as Ken
2010 Womb as Ralph
2010 Money
2009 Monday Monday (7 episodes)
2009 Boy Meets Girl (4 episodes)
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs as Mike Bell
2008 Sunshine (3 episodes) as Philip (1 episode)
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford (2 episodes)
2008 Cass as Cecil
2007 Atonement as Police Inspector
2007 Flood as Johnson - Transport Chief
2007 Persuasion as Admiral Croft
2007 Hot Fuzz as Roy Porter
2007 Party Animals (8 episodes) as George Morgan
2006 Babel as Tom
2006 Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! as Charlie Williams
2006 Hotel Babylon (1 episode)
2005 Lassie as Dr. Jarrett
2005 Pride & Prejudice as Mr. Gardiner
2005 Heidi as Pastor
2005 Uncle Adolf as Heinrich Hoffman
2004 Murder Prevention (2 episodes)
2004 Vera Drake as Det. Inspector Webster
2003 The Brides in the Bath as Charles Burnham
2003 The Statement as Inspector Cholet
2003 Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2 episodes) as Ormonde
2003 Three Blind Mice as Tomlinson
2003 Fortysomething (1 episode) as Nobby
2003 Early Doors (12 episodes) as Nige
2003 The Gathering as Dave Elford
2003 The Second Coming (2 episodes) as Chief Supt. Len Chadwick
2002 Ultimate Force (1 episode)
2001 Lucky Break as George Barratt
2001 The Fourth Angel as M.P.
2000 Care
2000 Shiner as Det. Insp. Grant
2000 Waking the Dead (2 episodes)
1998 Our Mutual Friend (4 episodes)
1997 FairyTale: A True Story as Newspaper Editor
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1997 Jane Eyre as Clergyman
1996 Secrets & Lies as Father in family group
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (1 episode)
1996 Silent Witness (2 episodes)
1995 Out of the Blue (UK) (12 episodes)
1994 Meat
1994 Speaking In Tongues
1994 Anna Lee (5 episodes)
1993 Naked as Brian
1992 Heartbeat (1 episode)
1992 Scanners III: The Takeover as Mark Dragon
1991 Sleepers as Village Policeman
1987 Personal Services as Detective Gibson
1987 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Trevor
1983 Meantime as Estate Manager
1982 Shine on Harvey Moon (1 episode)
1980 Murphy's Stroke as Betting Office Clerk
1979 The Bitch as Ricky
1977 Secret Army (1 episode)
1973 Sunshine City

Directing

2009 Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet Director

Writing

1997 Jane Eyre Screenplay

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