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Peter Forbes Biography

 
Bio:
Training: Peter read English at Edinburgh University before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes: Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henrik/Fabian in The Observer, Rudolf ‘Katie’ Kommer in Afterlife and Selwyn Lloyd in Never So Good ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Training: Peter read English at Edinburgh University before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes: Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henrik/Fabian in The Observer, Rudolf ‘Katie’ Kommer in Afterlife and Selwyn Lloyd in Never So Good ... (read complete bio)

Training: Peter read English at Edinburgh University before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre includes: Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henrik/Fabian in The Observer, Rudolf ‘Katie’ Kommer in Afterlife and Selwyn Lloyd in Never So Good (NT), The Officer/Lord Elgin in the multi-award-winning Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh Festival and on tour in Scotland, Dublin and New York), Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), Mervyn Bickerdyke in Henceforward... (Vaudeville), Ted in Two Weeks with the Queen (NT), Dad in My Dad’s a Birdman (Young Vic), Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir TobyBelchin Twelfth Night, Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors, Sebastian in The Tempest, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, High Society, Paint Your Wagon (Open Air, Regent’s Park), Dicky Sainsbury in Donkeys’ Years (UK tour), Arnolphe in Educating Agnes (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2011 Best Male Performance nomination), Darwitts /Mrs Pooter in Diary of a Nobody, Aunt Augusta in Travels with My Aunt (Royal Theatre Northampton), Porthos in The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain (Traverse and ETT), Dr Livesey in Treasure Island (Rose, Kingston), Lord Loverule in A Journey to London, Mr Irwine/Bartle Massey in Adam Bede, Monsieur Hubertin in Winner Takes All (Orange Tree), Desmond in A Small Family Business (Chichester Festival Theatre), Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Buckingham in Richard III, Captain Boyle in Juno and the Paycock, Widow Twankey in Aladdin (Leicester Haymarket), Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi (Colchester Mercury), several seasons for Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, including world premieres of Man of the Moment, Body Language and A Word from Our Sponsor, andrepertory seasons in Harrogate, Chester, Lancaster, Dundee and Stoke on Trent.

Television includes: Peter Kosminsky’s The Promise, The Government Inspector and Walking on the Moon, Black Watch, The First Men in the Moon, Berkeley Square, Doctors, Taggart, The Bill, Casualty, A Touch of Frost, The Stalker’s Apprentice, Bad Girls, Grange Hill, Bernard’s Watch, Out of Sight, Taking The Floor and The English Revolution.

Film includes: Wilde and Blue Ice.

Radio includes: Burns and the Bankers, Black Watch, Beryl Du Jour, Raffles and Two Weeks with The Queen. Peter can be heard on recent audiobooks The Impossible Dead, The Complaints and A Cool Head by Ian Rankin, The Black House and The Lewis Man by Peter May, The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden and Nemesis – Into the Shadows by Catherine MacPhail.