Peter Swanwick
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Peter Swanwick
Peter Swanwick
Actor Peter Swanwick.jpg
in The Prisoner (1967)
Born
Walter Peter Swanwick

29 September 1922
Died14 November 1968 (aged 46)
London, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1951-1969

Walter Peter Swanwick (29 September 1922 - 14 November 1968) was a British actor best remembered as the "Supervisor" (sometimes called the Controller) in the 1967 TV series, The Prisoner.[1]

Swanwick's film career began with bit parts in films such as The African Queen (1951), and he became a recognisable face on British TV during the mid-1960s when he featured in a number of series, including The Avengers and Danger Man where he first worked with later Prisoner star and co-creator, Patrick McGoohan.[2][3][4]

According to several biographies [5] Swanwick endured major health problems in the 1960s that resulted in his undergoing undisclosed operations that left him with a short time to live.

Swanwick played the non-singing part of Herr Zeller in the original London stage production of The Sound Of Music.[6]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ Marshall, Rodney; Denham, Sam; Ginez, Bernard; Cogzell, Richard; Shailes, Frank; Johnson, Piers; Hui, Frank; Burch, Darren; Gordon, Margaret J.; Ferguson, J. Z.; Swift, Sunday; Humphries-Brooks, Lauren; Lee, Matthew; Saunders, Mark; O'Shea, Dan. "Anticlockwise". Lulu.com – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Peter Swanwick".
  3. ^ "Peter Swanwick - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "Unmutual Prisoner Village People - Peter Swanwick (McGoohan/Portmeirion)". www.theunmutual.co.uk.
  5. ^ "The Avengers Forever: Peter Swanwick". theavengers.tv.
  6. ^ Monush, Barry (1 February 2015). "The Sound of Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things". Hal Leonard Corporation – via Google Books.

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