Edward Petherbridge

About Edward Petherbridge

Who is it?: Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Birth Day: August 03, 1936
Birth Place:  West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor, writer, artist
Years active: 1956–present
Spouse(s): Emily Richard (1981–present) Louise Durant Harris (1957–1980; divorced)
Website: http://www.edwardpetherbridge.com/

Edward Petherbridge

Edward Petherbridge was born on August 03, 1936 in  West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, is Actor, Writer, Soundtrack. Edward Petherbridge was born on August 3, 1936 in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Guardians (1971), The River Flows East (1962) and American Playhouse (1981). He has been married to Emily Richard since 1981. They have two children. He was previously married to Louise Petherbridge.
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Popular As Edward Petherbridge
Occupation Actor
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 03, 1936 ( West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom)
Birthday August 03
Town/City  West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Edward Petherbridge’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

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Edward Petherbridge was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Awards and nominations:

Petherbridge is a winner of the Olivier and London Theatre Critics' Awards (for his role as Charlie Marsden in Strange Interlude), and has twice been nominated for a Tony Award (for Nicholas Nickleby and Strange Interlude). He has also been a recipient of the Sony Award for Best Actor in a Radio Drama.

In 1989, Petherbridge was awarded an Honorary D.Litt. by the University of Bradford.



Edward Petherbridge (born on 3 August 1936) is an English actor, Writer and Artist. Among his many roles, he portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in the 1987 BBC television adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's novels, and Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. At the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1980, he was a memorable Newman Noggs in the company's adaptation of Dickens's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.


Petherbridge was born in West Bowling, Bradford, the younger son of william and Hannah Petherbridge. He attended Grange Grammar School, Bradford, where his favourite subjects were Art and English Literature. The Composer Herbert Howells wrote of Petherbridge's boy Soprano rendition, at the Wharfedale Festival, of Schubert's 'Trout': 'A fine young musician with a fine gift of word delivery.' Petherbridge trained as an actor at Esme Church's Northern Theatre School. At the time of national Service in the 1950s, he was a conscientious objector. He made his professional stage debut at the Ludlow Festival in 1956, playing Gaveston in Marlowe's Edward II. His first London appearance was at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in 1962 as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Petherbridge began his tenure as part of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company in the 1960s, walking on in Olivier's Othello and later creating the role of Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He has been a leading actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre; was a founding member of the Actors' Company in 1972; and with Ian McKellen established the McKellen-Petherbridge Group at the RNT in 1985.


Petherbridge is married to the Actress Emily Richard, with whom he has appeared several times on stage. They have two children, Dora (b. 1983) and Arthur (b. 1986). He has a son, David (b. 1965), by his first marriage to the New Zealand Actress and Director Louise Petherbridge (née Harris).


In 1989, Petherbridge was awarded an Honorary D.Litt. by the University of Bradford.


On television, he has made appearances in Journey's End, Maigret, Dead of Night, The Brief, Midsomer Murders (a role he took on after Ian Richardson died a few days before production was to begin), Land Girls and Doctors. His film roles include Richard St Ives in Mike Newell's An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Dr. Pritchard in Gulliver's Travels (1996), Foster in A Christmas Carol (1999), Dom Vladimir in The Statement (2003), and Aesculapius in Pope Joan (2009), directed by Sonke Wortmann.


Petherbridge is the author of Pillar Talk (or Backcloth and Ashes), a one-man show about Saint Simeon Stylites, published in 2005. He has also contributed to The Continuum Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre.


In 2007, Petherbridge suffered two strokes while preparing to star in a production of King Lear. He later fictionalized the experience in the play My Perfect Mind, co-written with Kathryn Hunter.


In 2011, Petherbridge published an autobiographical anthology of essays, poems and artwork under the title Slim Chances and Unscheduled Appearances, which includes a foreword by Sir Ian McKellen.

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