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Also Known As: Died: June 2, 2017
Born: February 21, 1921 Cause of Death: Unspecified natural causes
Birth Place: Twickenham, UK Profession:

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British screen and voiceover actor Peter Sallis's eight-decade career brought him into the homes of millions around the world, from his portrayal of Norman Clegg on "Last of the Summer Wine" to his voicing of Wallace in the beloved "Wallace and Gromit" animations. After serving in World War II, Sallis attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He soon began appearing on stage, but quickly moved to screen work, playing Quince in a 1946 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Throughout the '50s and '60s he appeared in bit and supporting parts in dozens of films and in television, while working among acting legends on the British stage, including Laurence Olivier and Judi Dench. It was in 1973 that he was cast in a Comedy Playhouse pilot that went on to become "Last of the Summer Wine." Sallis played the role of the quiet, pensive Clegg for an astonishing 295 episodes, from 1973 to 2010. The sporadic taping of the series over those 37 years allowed Sallis to carry on with work on other projects, and he soon segued into voiceover work, memorably voicing Rat in the 1984 stop-motion version of "The Wind in the Willows." This came in advance of his work with Aardman Animations, where he voiced the...

British screen and voiceover actor Peter Sallis's eight-decade career brought him into the homes of millions around the world, from his portrayal of Norman Clegg on "Last of the Summer Wine" to his voicing of Wallace in the beloved "Wallace and Gromit" animations. After serving in World War II, Sallis attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He soon began appearing on stage, but quickly moved to screen work, playing Quince in a 1946 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Throughout the '50s and '60s he appeared in bit and supporting parts in dozens of films and in television, while working among acting legends on the British stage, including Laurence Olivier and Judi Dench. It was in 1973 that he was cast in a Comedy Playhouse pilot that went on to become "Last of the Summer Wine." Sallis played the role of the quiet, pensive Clegg for an astonishing 295 episodes, from 1973 to 2010. The sporadic taping of the series over those 37 years allowed Sallis to carry on with work on other projects, and he soon segued into voiceover work, memorably voicing Rat in the 1984 stop-motion version of "The Wind in the Willows." This came in advance of his work with Aardman Animations, where he voiced the cheese-loving, often oblivious dog owner Wallace, beginning with "The Wrong Trousers" (1994) and culminating in the Oscar-winning, full-length feature "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005). Peter Sallis died on June 2, 2017 in London of unspecified natural causes. He was 96.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Color Me Kubrick (2006)
3.
 Witness for the Prosecution (1982) Carter
5.
 Full Circle (1977) Geoffrey Branscombe
6.
 Incredible Sarah, The (1976) Thierry
7.
 The Night Digger (1971) Rev. Palafox
8.
 The Reckoning (1971) Keresley
9.
 Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) Samuel Paxton
10.
 My Lover, My Son (1970) Sir Sidney Brent
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1953:
Played Thomas on TV mini-series "The Heir of Skipton"
1967:
Appeared in a recurring role on "Doctor Who"
1988:
Reprised role of Norman Clegg on "First of the Summer Wine"
1973:
Had breakout role as Norman Clegg on "Last of the Summer Wine"
1984:
Voiced Rat in the stop-motion TV version of "The Wind in the Willows"
1994:
Voiced the cheese-loving, often oblivious dog owner Wallage on "The Wrong Trousers"
2005:
Reprised Wallace role on the Oscar-winning "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"
1947:
Made screen-acting debut on TV version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1958:
Played the title role on TV mini-series "The Diary of Samuel Pepys"
1960:
Appeared on several episodes of "BBC Sunday-Night Play"
1974:
Appeared as Mr. Bonteen on "The Pallisers"
1989:
Reprised voice of Rat on "Oh! Mr. Toad"
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