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Peter Butterworth est un Acteur Britannique né le 4 février 1919 à Bramhall (Royaume-uni)

Peter Butterworth

Peter Butterworth
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Nom de naissance Peter William Shorrocks Butterworth
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 4 février 1919 à Bramhall (Royaume-uni)
Mort 16 janvier 1979 (à 59 ans) à Coventry (Royaume-uni)

Peter Butterworth est un acteur britannique né le 4 février 1919 à Bramhall (Royaume-Uni) et mort le 16 janvier 1979 à Coventry (Royaume-Uni).

Biographie

Early life and war service
Before his acting career started, Butterworth served as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He was captured in the Netherlands in 1940 and later escaped through a tunnel from Dulag luft, near Frankfurt, in June 1941, where he covered 27 miles (43 km) over three days before a member of the Hitler Youth captured him. Afterwards he joked that he could never work with children again. Two other attempts to escape were made during his time there but he never got beyond the campgrounds.

Whilst at Stalag Luft III he met Talbot Rothwell, who later went on to write many of the Carry On films. Rothwell and Butterworth formed a duet and sang in the camp shows, where booing and catcalls covered the sounds of an escape tunnel being dug by other prisoners. Butterworth was one of the vaulters covering for the escapers during the escape portrayed by the book and film The Wooden Horse. Butterworth later auditioned for the film in 1949 but "didn't look convincingly heroic or athletic enough" according to the makers of the film. To compensate for this the director Jack Lee, named the character played by Leo Genn "Peter", after Butterworth.

Having never performed in public before, Butterworth sang a duet with Rothwell, a song which Rothwell called "The Letter Edged In Black". The performance was followed by some comic repartee which, according to his own account, provoked enough boos and hisses to have the desired effect of drowning out the escape party. After the war, Butterworth kept a photo of the concert party line-up, something which offered inspiration to him when starting a career in acting.

Also within the same camp as Butterworth and Rothwell were the future actors Rupert Davies and Stratford Johns and John Casson, who was the son of Lewis Casson and Sybil Thorndyke.
All five remained very close friends after the war ended and they all appeared on This Is Your Life when Butterworth was featured in 1975.


Early acting career
Butterworth came to notice after appearing in pantomime around the UK and made his first film appearance in 1948. His first role was in the Val Guest film William Comes to Town. Guest and Butterworth would become close friends and the two would work on a further seven films together during their careers. His first major success was on Television in the Terry-Thomas sketch show How do you view? in which he played the chauffeur "Lockitt". Butterworth also presented successful programmes aimed at children in the 1950s including Whirligig and Butterworth Time. He continued to take minor parts in films and would go onto appear alongside actors including Sean Connery, David Niven and Douglas Fairbanks Jr during his career.


Carry On films
Butterworth's association with the Carry On series started in 1965 in Carry On Cowboy where he played the part of "Doc". He was put in touch with the creator of the series, Peter Rogers, by his friend Talbot Rothwell, the writer of Carry On Cowboy and who had written the previous four films. Out of the actors who were considered to be the Carry On team, he was the sixth most prolific performer in the series, making sixteen film appearances, two Christmas specials, the television series in 1975 and the west end theatre productions which also toured the country, alongside Sid James, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Connor.

Butterworth appeared in two of the most famous films in the series Carry On Screaming! in 1966 and Carry On... Up the Khyber in 1968. It was the latter which established Butterworth as an important member of the Carry On cast of actors. Playing the part of Brother Belcher, a missionary working on behalf of a campaign to save fallen women, he first appears in the film giving a sermon in the market place and becomes somewhat distracted by a pretty native woman who lures him into a back room of a nearby building. The encounter is then caught by Captain Keane and Sergeant Major McNutt (Roy Castle and Terry Scott). Brother Belcher is then blackmailed into helping them overthrow the Khasi of Kalabar (played by Kenneth Williams).

His Carry On appearances portrayed his characters as typically quiet and subtly eccentric. He was often cast as a stooge for another character. In Carry on Screaming! he played Detective Constable Slowbotham, the assistant for Detective Sergeant Bung played by Harry H. Corbett, or as Citizen Bidet in "Carry On Don't Lose Your Head" where he was the assistant to Citizen Camembert played by Kenneth Williams. One of Butterworth's more famous performances was in Carry On Camping, where he played Joshua Fiddler, the laid back and eccentric camp site manager, who persuades Sid James character to part with most of his money when booking into the camp site. Such was his popularity in the films, and his loyalty to Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas, that Butterworth agreed to play three small roles, in Carry On Again Doctor, Carry On Loving and Carry On Henry. It was agreed that, due to other working and stage commitments, he was unable to take bigger parts, and so he was specially written into the films in roles given to him. The first was in 1969 in Carry on Again Doctor, where he appeared for just three minutes playing an outpatient suffering from a bowel complaint. In 1970, when Talbot Rothwell began writing Carry On Loving, he was persuaded to make a cameo in the film as the 'Sinister Client' who inadvertently admits to killing his wife as she refused to eat poisonous mushrooms. A year later in Carry On Henry, he appeared as Charles Earl of Bristol, the father of Bett, played by Barbara Windsor.

Butterworth returned to playing bigger parts within the Carry On films in 1972. In Carry On Abroad, he played 'Pepe' the manager of an unfinished hotel, who greets his unexpected guests in the guise of the builder, the porter, the receptionist and telephone operator. He spends the first half of the film furiously trying to placate and accommodate them and the last half desperately trying to save the building from a flood, and whilst all this is going on, put up with his nagging wife Hattie Jacques.

Butterworth remained with the series until the final film, Carry On Emmannuelle in 1978.


Later acting career
Having appeared in many of Val Guest's films during the beginning of his career, he also made three appearances in the films of Richard Lester. He appeared in Lester's film version of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in (1966). He also guest appeared in two First Doctor Doctor Who stories, starring William Hartnell, in 1965/66, (The Time Meddler and The Daleks' Master Plan), playing the Meddling Monk. Ten years later he appeared consecutively in The Ritz and Robin and Marian (1976) alongside Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Audrey Hepburn. He had an uncredited cameo part in the film version of the musical Oliver! as a shopkeeper in court, and made a special appearance in an episode of Dad's Army called The Face on the Poster.

In 1975 he was the subject of an episode of This Is Your Life whereby Eamonn Andrews surprised him while he was shopping in Selfridges, London. Friends who took part in the show included Terry Scott, Talbot Rothwell, Jimmy Jewell, John Casson and Rupert Davies. Butterworth's wife and their two children, Tyler and Emma were also at the recording. When the Carry on films finished in 1978, Butterworth began to concentrate on straight roles, taking a small part in the feature film The First Great Train Robbery with Sean Connery, and the Alan Bennett play "Afternoon Off" both from 1978. Both productions were released posthumously in 1979 on 2 and 3 February respectively.

Le plus souvent avec

Gerald Thomas
Gerald Thomas
(18 films)
Joan Sims
Joan Sims
(18 films)
Peter Rogers
Peter Rogers
(17 films)
Val Guest
Val Guest
(8 films)
Sid James
Sid James
(13 films)
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Filmographie de Peter Butterworth (56 films)

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Afternoon Off
Réalisé par Stephen Frears
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Acteurs Benjamin Whitrow, Philip Jackson, Pete Postlethwaite, Stan Richards, Peter Butterworth, Alan Bennett
Rôle Mr Bywaters
Note71% 3.556563.556563.556563.556563.55656
Lee, a Chinese waiter in a large hotel in Hartlepool, England, has various adventures in trying to locate the elusive Iris, whom he has been led to believe will have sex with him. His inability to speak fluent English and the varying degrees of assistance or confusion several individuals offer lead him on a wild goose chase. He finally encounters Iris in bed with one of his waiting staff colleagues at the very hotel at which he started off.
La Grande Attaque du Train d'Or, 1h50
Réalisé par Michael Crichton
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes Transport, Le train, Hold up, Gangsters, Escroquerie, Film se déroulant dans un train
Acteurs Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Pamela Salem, Malcolm Terris
Rôle Putnam
Note68% 3.447783.447783.447783.447783.44778
Edward Pierce veut réaliser un grand braquage en attaquant un train rempli de 25,000 £ en lingots d'or qui doivent servir à financer les troupes britanniques en Crimée en 1855. Mais, à l'époque, jamais un vol n'a été commis à bord d'un train en marche et Pierce va devoir innover dans tous les domaines pour arriver à ses fins.
Carry On Emmannuelle, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Jack Douglas, Peter Butterworth, Beryl Reid
Rôle Richmond
Note32% 1.6193651.6193651.6193651.6193651.619365
Emmannuelle Prevert (Suzanne Danielle) relieves the boredom of a flight on Concorde by seducing timid Theodore Valentine (Larry Dann). She returns home to London to surprise her husband, the French Ambassador, Emile Prevert (Kenneth Williams) but first surprises the butler, Lyons (Jack Douglas). He removes her coat only to find she has left her dress on the 'plane! The chauffeur, Leyland (Kenneth Connor), housekeeper, Mrs Dangle (Joan Sims) and aged boot-boy, Richmond (Peter Butterworth) sense saucy times ahead ... and they are right! Emile is dedicated to his bodybuilding, leaving a sexually frustrated Emmannuelle to find pleasure with everyone from the Lord Chief Justice (Llewellyn Rees) to chat show host, Harold Hump (Henry McGee). Theodore is spurned by Emmannuelle, who has genuinely forgotten their airborne encounter and despite reassurances from his mother (Beryl Reid), Theodore exacts revenge by revealing Emmannuelle's antics to the Press. However, after a visit to her doctor (Albert Moses), she discovers she is pregnant and decides to settle down to a faithful marriage with Emile ... and dozens of children.
La Rose et la Flèche, 1h46
Réalisé par Richard Lester
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Cape et d'épée, Action, Aventure, Romance
Acteurs Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, Nicol Williamson, Ronnie Barker
Rôle Surgeon
Note64% 3.249043.249043.249043.249043.24904
Robin et son fidèle Petit Jean sont de retour après une vingtaine d'années de croisades. Ils sont chargés par le roi Richard d'assiéger le château de Châlus afin de récupérer une statue d'or que convoite le roi. Mais le château n'est occupé que par des femmes et des enfants, et la statue est une statue de pierre. Le roi décide tout de même de l'assaut, après avoir reçu une flèche, et fait enfermer Robin et son compagnon. Blessé à mort par la flèche, le roi meurt peu de temps après, laissant libres Robin et Petit Jean.
The Ritz
The Ritz (1976)
, 1h31
Réalisé par Richard Lester
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Musical
Thèmes Sexualité, Théâtre, Homosexualité, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, F. Murray Abraham, Treat Williams
Rôle Patron In Chaps
Note68% 3.4438053.4438053.4438053.4438053.443805
The farce is set in a gay bathhouse in Manhattan, where unsuspecting heterosexual Cleveland businessman Gaetano Proclo has taken refuge from his homicidal mobster brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci. There Gaetano stumbles across an assortment of oddball characters, including a rabid chubby chaser, go-go boys, a squeaky-voiced detective, and Googie Gomez, a third-rate Puerto Rican entertainer with visions of Broadway glory who mistakes him for a famous producer and whom he mistakes for a man in drag. Further complications arise when Gaetano's wife Vivian tracks him down and jumps to all the wrong conclusions about his sexual orientation.
Carry On England, 1h29
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre, Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, Politique
Acteurs Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Patrick Mower, Judy Geeson, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims
Rôle Major Carstairs
Note40% 2.0130252.0130252.0130252.0130252.013025
Captain S Melly (Kenneth Connor) is put in charge of an experimental mixed-battery during the darkest days of the Second World War. It's a relief for Captain Bull (David Lodge) to greet his relief but Melly isn't prepared for the ball-squeezing Sergeant Major "Tiger" Bloomer (Windsor Davies) and the randy antics of Bombardier Ready (Jack Douglas), Sergeant Tilly Willing (Judy Geeson) and Sergeant Len Able (Patrick Mower). Forever feigning illness or hiding in their underground "snoggery", the troops are happily getting to grips with each other rather than the enemy. Most prominent of the females is Private Alice Easy (Diane Langton) who tries to charm her new commanding officer but only succeeds in propelling her top button into his system! Private Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe (Joan Sims) pines for "Tiger" while everybody – including little Gunner Shorthouse (Melvyn Hayes) – gets a piece of the action. Even after a tip-off to the medical officer, Major Butcher (Julian Holloway) segregation and rigorous training, the unit is still a shower. However, an inspection by the cowardly Brigadier (Peter Jones) and Major Carstairs (Peter Butterworth) is interrupted by an airborne attack and Melly's troop finally prove they are real British bulldogs.
Carry On Behind, 1h30
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims
Rôle Henry Barnes
Note56% 2.803242.803242.803242.803242.80324
Frustrated butcher Fred Ramsden (Windsor Davies) and his dim electrician mate Ernie Bragg (Jack Douglas) happily head off for a fishing trip while their respective wives Sylvia (Liz Fraser) and Vera (Patricia Franklin) look forward to their health farm holiday. Once at the caravan site of Major Leafe (Kenneth Connor), Fred starts making eyes at a couple of gorgeous campers, Carol (Sherrie Hewson) and Sandra (Carol Hawkins). However, as Ernie talks in his sleep and any infidelities are likely to be repeated in the marital bed after their holiday, Fred is despondent. Professor Roland Crump (Kenneth Williams) teams with Roman expert Anna Vrooshka (Elke Sommer) in an archaeological dig at the site. Arthur Upmore (Bernard Bresslaw) and his wife Linda (Patsy Rowlands) are saddled with her mother Daphne (Joan Sims) and her vulgar mynah bird. Arthur is caught in a compromising position with blonde babe Norma Baxter (Adrienne Posta) whose husband Joe (Ian Lavender) is lumbered with their giant wolfhound. After a few pints with the amused pub landlord (David Lodge), Fred and Ernie discover that the caravan site is riddled with excavation holes. Daphne is perturbed by the discovery of her estranged husband, Henry Barnes (Peter Butterworth) living a downtrodden life as the camp's odd-job man, despite having won the pools. Major Leafe is determined to give the place a boost and arranges an evening cabaret for the caravanners but a mix-up over the phone secures a stripper, Veronica (Jenny Cox), rather than the singer he wanted. With Carol and Sandra having hooked up with archaeology students, Bob (Brian Osborne) and Clive (Larry Dann) Fred and Ernie pick up Maureen (Diana Darvey) and Sally (Georgina Moon), a couple of beauties from the village. Some wet paint, the rain, the collapsing tunnels and their wives soon bring their planned night of passion to a halt.
Carry On Dick, 1h31
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims
Rôle Tom
Note59% 2.951722.951722.951722.951722.95172
In the year 1750, England is rife with crime and highway robbers. To stop the wave of chaos, King George sets up the first professional police force named the Bow Street Runners, under the command of the bellowing Sir Roger Daley (Bernard Bresslaw), and seconded by Captain Desmond Fancey (Kenneth Williams) and Sergeant Jock Strapp (Jack Douglas). The Runners are apparently successful in wiping out crime and lawlessness – using all manner of traps and tricks to round the criminals up. However their main target is the notorious Richard "Big Dick" Turpin (Sid James), a highwayman who has evaded capture and succeeded in even robbing Sir Roger and his prim wife (Margaret Nolan) of their money and clothing. After this humiliation, Turpin becomes the Bow Street Runners' most wanted man, and thus Captain Fancey is assigned to go undercover and catch the famous Dick Turpin and bring him to justice.
Carry On Girls, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, June Whitfield
Rôle Admiral
Note57% 2.8525552.8525552.8525552.8525552.852555
The seaside town of Fircombe is facing a crisis – it's always raining and there's nothing for the tourists to do. Councillor Sidney Fiddler (Sid James) hits on the notion of holding a beauty contest. The mayor, Frederick Bumble (Kenneth Connor) is taken with the idea but feminist councillor, Augusta Prodworthy (June Whitfield) is outraged and storms out of the meeting. The motion is carried in Augusta's absence and Sidney contacts publicist Peter Potter (Bernard Bresslaw) to help with the organization. Sidney's girlfriend, Connie Philpotts (Joan Sims) runs a local hotel and soon her residents, including the eccentric Mrs Dukes (Joan Hickson) and the Admiral (Peter Butterworth) are outnumbered by dolly birds, including the feuding biker babe, Hope Springs (Barbara Windsor) and the bountiful Dawn Brakes (Margaret Nolan). A catfight orchestrated by Hope provides better newspaper copy than bringing a donkey off the beach which, despite the bucket and spade of hotel employee William (Jack Douglas), ruins the plush carpets. Augusta's son, press photographer Larry (Robin Askwith), is hired to document the donkey stunt and snaps the catfight that has the Mayor losing his trousers, then gulps his way through a nude photo shoot with Dawn. The Mayor's wife, Mildred (Patsy Rowlands) joins Prodworthy's bra-burning movement and plots the downfall of the Miss Fircombe contest on the pier. Peter Potter reluctantly becomes a man in a frock for another publicity gimmick for the television show, Women's Things, presented by Cecil Gaybody (Jimmy Logan) and produced by Debra (Sally Geeson). Prodworthy and butch feminist Rosemary (Patricia Franklin) call in the police (David Lodge and Billy Cornelius) to investigate the male pageant contestant but Peter's previously prim girlfriend, Paula (Valerie Leon), has a makeover and steps into the breach as the mysterious girl. Prodworthy's gang put "Operation Spoilsport" into action, sabotaging the final contest with water, mud and itching powder. With an angry mob after his blood, Sidney makes his escape with Hope on her motorcycle.
Bless This House, 1h27
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Diana Coupland, Sid James, Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, Sally Geeson
Rôle Trevor Lewis
Note62% 3.1009153.1009153.1009153.1009153.100915
1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door.
Continuez à l'étranger, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Pepe
Note64% 3.2487053.2487053.2487053.2487053.248705
Un groupe de vacanciers se dirige vers la station balnéaire espagnole d'Elsbels pour une visite de 4 jours. Quand ils arrivent, ils trouvent que l'hôtel n'a toujours pas été construit et le temps est affreux. Et il y a quelque chose d'étrange dans le personnel. Ils ont tous l'air très similaires. Pour couronner le tout, la météo semble avoir un impact négatif sur les fondations de l'hôtel ...
Carry On Henry, 1h29
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Aventure, Historique, Romance
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, Politique, Royauté
Acteurs Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Charles, Earl of Bristol
Note62% 3.1012553.1012553.1012553.1012553.101255
The film opens with a passage, which states: This film is based on a recently discovered manuscript by one William Cobbler, which reveals that Henry VIII did in fact have two more wives. Although it was first thought that Cromwell originated the story, it is now known to be definitely all Cobbler's... from beginning to end.
Les sept péchés capitaux magnifiques, 1h47
Réalisé par Graham Stark
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Spike Milligan, Geoffrey Bayldon, Marty Feldman, Bruce Forsyth, Leslie Phillips, Paul Whitsun-Jones
Rôle Guest Appearance (segment "Sloth")
Note53% 2.6664552.6664552.6664552.6664552.666455
Le Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins est un film de comédie britannique de 1971 réalisé et produit par Graham Stark. Son titre est un mélange de The Magnificent Seven et des sept péchés capitaux. Il comprend une séquence de sept sketches, chacun représentant un péché et écrit par un éventail de talent d'écriture comique britannique. Les croquis sont liés par des séquences d'animation. La musique est interprétée par le musicien de jazz britannique Roy Budd, la cinématographie par Harvey Harrison et éditée par Rod Nelson-Keys et Roy Piper. Il a été produit par Tigon Pictures et distribué aux États-Unis par Tigon Film Distributors Ltd .
Carry On Again Doctor, 1h26
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Shuffling Patient
Note62% 3.1003053.1003053.1003053.1003053.100305
A disgraced doctor is sent to a remote clinic on an inhospitable tropical island where he learns of a native slimming potion. He flies back to England to cash in on the potion, soon finding success running a lavish slimming clinic. However his former professional rivals who had been instrumental in sending him away in the first place now want a slice of the profits, as does the real discoverer of the slimming potion.