Photo Blast From The Past : Peter Firth

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems.

Today, we're featuring Peter Firth circa 1981. Following The National Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus at the Old Vic in 1973, Firth appeared on Broadway as Alan Strang in 1974. The performance earned him a Tony nomination. Firth also starred in the 1977 film adaptation of Equus, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He then went on to play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the original Broadway production of another Shaffer play, Amadeus, in 1980, all before this photo was taken. A successful film and television actor, Firth is now best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show "Spooks"; he is the only actor to have starred in every episode of the show's 10 seasons.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Blast From The Past : Peter Firth

Photo Blast From The Past : Peter Firth
Peter Firth photographed in New York City. 1981.

Photo Blast From The Past : Peter Firth

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.