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Overview (1)

Born in West Bowling, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Edward Petherbridge was born on August 3, 1936 in West Bowling, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Guardians (1971), The River Flows East (1962) and American Playhouse (1980). He has been married to Emily Richard since 1981. They have two children. He was previously married to Louise Petherbridge.

Family (1)

Spouse Emily Richard (1981 - present)  (2 children)
Louise Petherbridge (1957 - 1980)  (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Sometimes gives walking tours of "Theatrical London."
He was on the shortlist for Lord Trimingham (played by Edward Fox) in The Go-Between (1971).
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play): in 1982, for playing Newman Noggs in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," a role he recreated in the television version with the same title, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982); and in 1985 for playing Charles Marsden in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude," a role he also recreated in the television version with the same title, American Playhouse: Strange Interlude: Part 1 (1988).
Petherbridge is married to actress Emily Richard, with whom he costarred in The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby (on stage in London and New York, and in the TV miniseries); the play The Busman's Honeymoon; and Pomp and Circumstance.
Currently filming Midsomer Murders. [May 2007]
Acting in the play The Fantasticks, Duchess Theatre, London. [May 2010]
In The New Avengers (1976), he was punched ten times by Joanna Lumley.
Attended Newby Primary School in West Bowling, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England as a child.

Personal Quotes (2)

If a dog wags its tail at an actor, the actor, as you know, always takes notice.
There's nothing unserious about comedy; we all know that comedy is a serious business, a serious craft, but it's also as seriously intended as anything else.

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