Peter Cartwright

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Peter Cartwright (1935–2013) [1] was a South African-born British radio, stage, television and film actor. Best known, internationally, for portraying the role of the wizard Elphias Doge in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) [2].


Peter Cartwright was born on 30 August 1935 in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. He died in London, England on 18 November 2013.


Went to school at St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown.


Went to Britain in 1959 and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) [3] in London.


After qualifying from RADA in London, Cartwright returned to South Africa where he performed in productions by the performing arts boards in the late 1970's, before returning to England to continue his career as an actor.

(Wikipedia) "Cartwright made hundreds of appearances in television, film and on radio and worked extensively in the theatre, both in the provinces and London's West End".

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Productions Peter Cartwright played roles in include: Measure for Measure (UCT, 1975); Roulette (CAPAB, 1977); The Misanthrope ( as Clitandre for CAPAB, 1977); Oh What a Lovely War! (CAPAB, 1978); Tartuffe (CAPAB, 1978); Private Lives (CAPAB, 1978); Death of a Salesman (CAPAB, 1979); The Merchant of Venice (CAPAB, 1979); The Relapse (CAPAB, 1979);

Worked with PACT. Performed in The Misanthrope (as “Clitandre”), Hamlet (as “Rosencrantz”) and in Private Lives (as “Victor”).

Awards, etc


Wikipedia [4]

SACD 1978/79

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