Peter Wyngarde

Peter Wyngarde

90 (passed away Jan. 15th, 2018)
Aug. 23rd, 1927
Born in
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rh�ne, France
5' 10

Peter Wyngarde's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Prisoner (UK) TV Show
The Prisoner (UK)
Department S (UK) TV Show
Department S (UK)
Jason King (UK) TV Show
Jason King (UK)
The Lenny Henry Show (UK) (1995) TV Show
The Lenny Henry Show (UK) (1995)
The Man in Room 17 (UK) TV Show
The Man in Room 17 (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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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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