Peter Woodthorpe

Peter Woodthorpe

72 (passed away Aug. 12th, 2004)
Sep. 25th, 1931
Born in
York, England, UK

Peter Woodthorpe's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Inspector Morse (UK) TV Show
Inspector Morse (UK)
Monkey (JP) (Dubbed) TV Show
Monkey (JP) (Dubbed)
David Copperfield 2000 TV Show
David Copperfield 2000
Bonjour la classe (UK) TV Show
Bonjour la classe (UK)

Main Movie Roles

1996 - Jane Eyre
1994 - The Madness of King George
1993 - Red Hot
1985 - Eleni
1980 - The Mirror Crack'd
1978 - J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
1968 - The Charge of the Light Brigade
1966 - The Blue Max
1965 - The Skull
1964 - The Evil of Frankenstein

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Archduke Franz-Ferdinand
Frank Harris
Councillor Webb
Kenneth Harvey
Jervis Duncan
[Complete List]


Peter Woodthorpe was educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School in York and attended Magdalene College, Cambridge. He undertook National Service in the Royal Navy and made his debut as a professional actor in the theatre in 1955. His extensive and distinguished stage career included work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, at the Royal Court and on Broadway. An immensely talented character actor, he was made an Associate Member of RADA.

  • He and brother Theodore have both played Gollum twice. Woodthorpe played the role opposite Ian Holm, who went on to play Bilbo for Peter Jackson. Theodore played the role opposite Orson Bean, who had previously played Bilbo in The Hobbit.
  • Played Gollum in both _The Lord of the Rings (1978)_ (qv) as well as in the Lord of the Rings BBC radio production.

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