Peter Cartwright

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Peter Cartwright (1935–2013) [1] was a South African-born British radio, stage, television and film actor.


Peter Cartwright was born on 30 August 1935 in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. Went to school at St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown, then went to Britain in 1959 to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) [2] in London.

After qualifying from RADA he returned to South Africa where he performed in productions for the Performing Arts Councils in the late 1970's, before returning to England to continue his career as an actor there, appearing in numerous productions on stage as well as film, radio and television.

International feature films include: Longitude (2000), Gandhi (1982) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)[3].

He was married to Peggy Naugton and died in London, England on 18 November 2013.

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

During his South African period, he did work for the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB).

These plays include:

For UCT: Measure for Measure (1975);

For CAPAB: Roulette (1977); The Misanthrope ( as "Clitandre", 1977); Hamlet (as "Rosencrantz", 1977), Oh What a Lovely War! (1978); Tartuffe (1978); Private Lives (as "Victor Prynne", 1978); Death of a Salesman (1979) and The Merchant of Venice ( 1979).


SACD 1978/79

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