90 (passed away Jan. 15th, 2018)
Aug. 23rd, 1927
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rh�ne, France
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Peter Paul Wyngarde (born Cyril Goldbert) was a British actor best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two television series: Department S (1969–70) and Jason King (1971–72). His flamboyant dress sense and stylish performances led to success, and he was considered a style icon in Britain and elsewhere in the early 1970s.
- His Shakespearean stage credits on stage include "The Merchant of Venice", "Othello", "Hamlet", "Macbeth", and "The Taming of the Shrew".
- The character of Mr. Six in Grant Morrison's The Invisibles is heavily based on Peter Wyngarde's portrayal of Jason King.
- To cash in on his fame and appeal, RCA allowed him to record an album of songs entitled "When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head". He did not deliver a list of easy listening standards but a most unusual collection of spoken word/musical arrangements.
- As a boy during World War II, he was interned by the Japanese in the Lunghua Civil Assembly Centre in China, one of his friends there was future author J.G Ballard.
- Between 1976 and 1979, DC Thompson - publishers of the Beano comic - ran a story called 'Fireball' in its comic, Bullet. The hero bore more than a passing resemblance to none other than ... Peter Wyngarde.
- Known on TV as the suave womanizer Jason King of the same-titled early 70s TV series.
- Nephew of 'Louis Jouvet' (qv).
- On another comic book note, he was the inspiration for John Byrne's comic book character Jason Wyngarde, who figures prominently in the Uncanny X-Men's "Dark Phoenix" saga.
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