Peter Egan


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Death at a Funeral Dir: Frank Oz
Sidney Kimmel Ent/MGM
Man to Man Dir: Regis Wargenier
Vertigo Productions
The Wedding Date Dir: Clare Kilner
Gold Circle/Universal
The 1 Inside Dir: Roland Suso Richter
MDP Worldwide/Buena Vista
2001: A Space Travesty Dir: Allan A.Goldstein
Mr Bean Mel Smith
Polygram Filmed Ent
Chariots of Fire Dir: Hugh Hudson
20th Century Fox/Enigma Productions
Callan Dir: Don Sharp
Magnum Films
Hennessy Dir: Don Sharp
American International Pictures
The Hireling Dir: Alan Bridges
Polygram Filmed Ent
BAFTA Award 1972 winner - Best Newcomer


Peter was previously Artistic Director of The Mill at Sonning

Peter has directed plays at The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and at The Savoy Theatre, London.

Additional directing credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream at Mills College, Oakland, San Francisco and Uncle Vanya with Richard Briers for Renaissance Theatre Company


The Chekhov Trilogy Dir: Jonathan Kent
National Theatre
Ivanov Dir: Jonathan Kent
Chichester Festival Theatre
The Seagull Dir: Jonathan Kent
Chichester Festival Theatre
Jonah & Otto Dir: Tim Stark
Park Theatre
Other Desert Cities Dir: Lindsay Posner
Old Vic
First Love Dir: Toby Frow
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
People Dir: Nicholas Hytner
National Theatre
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes Dir: Robin Herford
Duchess Theatre & UK Tour
A Song at Twilight Dir: Nikolai Foster
UK Tour
The Hound of the Baskervilles Dir: Robin Herford
UK Tour
Hamlet Dir: Yukio Ninagawa
Theatre Royal Plymouth/Barbican
Secret Rapture Dir: Guy Ratallack
Lyric Theatre
Noises Off Dir: Jeremy Sams
National Theatre (Lyttleton)
Art Dir: Matthew Warchus
Wyndhams Theatre
Three Hotels Dir: Jack Gold
Tricycle Theatre
DeJa Vu Dir: Tony Plamer
Comedy Theatre
Barbarians Dir: David Jones
RSC - Barbican
Madame Butterfly Dir: John Dexter
Shaftesbury Theatre
Uncle Vanya
Manchester Evening News Award 1991 winner - Best Actor
Dir: Peter Egan
Renaissance Theatre Company
Arms and the Man Dir: Jonathan Lynn
Lyric, Hammersmith
You Never Can Tell Dir: David
Lyric, Hammersmith
Travesties Dir: Peter James
Sheffield Crucible
Rolls Hyphen Royce Shaftesbury Theatre
A Perfect Gentleman Dir: Clive Perry
UK Tour
Arms and the Man Oxford Playhouse
UK Tour
Engaged Dir: Michael Blakemore
Old Vic Theatre
What Every Woman Knows Dir: Clifford Williams
Alberry Theatre
Journey's End
London Theatre Critics Award 1972 - winner Best Actor
Dir: Eric Thompson
Mermaid/ Cambridge Theatre
Cher Antoine Dir: Robin Phillips
Chichester Festival Theatre
Caesar & Cleopatra Dir: Robin Phillips
Chichester Festival Theatre
The Rivals Dir: Billy Chappell
Chichester Festival Theatre
Richard III Dir: Terry Hands
RSC - Stratford
Hamlet Dir: Trevor Nunn
Two Gentleman of Verona Dir: Robin Phillips
RSC - Stratford & Aldwych
Camino Real Dir: Stephen Pimlott
Two Gentleman of Verona Dir: Richard Digby Day
Open Air Theatre, Regents Park
The Maids Dir: Richard Digby Day
Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth
Hamlet Dir: Richard Digby Day
Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth
The Italian Straw Hat Dir: Peter Coe
Chichester Festival Theatre
Macbeth Dir: Michael Bentall
Chichester Festival Theatre


The Spanish Princess 2 Dir: Chanya Button
New Pictures / Starz
After Life 2 Dir: Ricky Gervias
Derek Productions / Netflix
Four Weddings and A Funeral Dir: Tristram Shapeero
HULU/ Working Title
Hold The Sunset Dir: Sandy Johnson
The Unforgotten 3 Dir: Andy Wilson
Mainstreet / ITV
Edith Dir: Sandy Johnson
Split (Pilot) Dir: Gordon Anderson
Retort TV
The Unforgotten Dir: Andy Wilson
Mainstreet / ITV
Grantchester Dir: Tim Fywell
Lovely Day & ITV
Downton Abbey Dir: Andy Goddard
Carnival Films 
Midsomer Murders Dir: Peter Smith
Home Again Dir: Ed Bye
Whatever Love Means Dir: William Humble
Jericho Dir: Tom Shankland
My Family Dir: Dewi Humphreys
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Dir: Edward Bennett
Cry Wolf Dir: Dewi Humphreys
The Ambassador Dir: Matthew Evans
A Touch of Frost Dir: David Reynolds
Granada TV
The Cater St Hangman Dir: Sarah Hellings
Gobble Dir: Jimmy Mulville
Hat Trick Productions
The Peacock Spring Dir: Christopher Morahan
Chiller: The Man Who Didn't Believe in Ghosts Dir: Bob Mahoney
Ruth Rendell Mysteries Dir: Alan Grint
Macgyver: Trail to Dommsday Dir: Charles Corell
The Chief Dir: A.J. Quinn
Joint Account Dir: Mike Stephens
The Price of the Bride Dir: Tom Clegg
Ever Decreasing Circles Dir: Harold Snoad/ Syndey Lotterby
A Day in Summer Dir: Bob Mahoney
A Perfect Spy Dir: Peter Smith
Paradise Postponed
TV Times Award 1986 - Best Actor
Dir: Alvin Rakoff
Euston Films
A Woman of Substance Dir: Don Sharp
Portman Artemis Productions
The Dark Side of the Sun Dir: David Askey
Crown Court Dir: Sarah Harding
Granada TV
To Catch a King Dir: Clive Donner
Entertainment Partners
Reilly Ace of Spies Dir: Jim Goddard
Thames TV
The Prince Regent Dir: Colin Tucker
Lillie Dir: John Gorrie
Brotherhood Dir: Piers Haggard
The Organisation Dir: James Ormerod / Christopher Hudson
Elizabeth R Dir: Roderick Graham
Big Breadwinner Hog Dir: Mike Newell/Mike Apted
Granada TV
Cold Comfort Farm Dir: Peter Hammond


TV Times Award 1986 - Best Actor
BAFTA Award 1972 winner - Best Newcomer
Manchester Evening News Award 1991 winner - Best Actor
London Theatre Critics Award 1972 - winner Best Actor


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“The performances are memorable: Peter Egan’s Otto is like an onion, gradually unpeeling himself – a performance of braided intricacies, unshowy and generous. It feels genuinely lived, as we gradually see this man, literally, stripped bare” - Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Both leads are strong, Peter Egan’s warm sultry tones engaging you from the start. His Otto begins the play in vulnerable isolation, but you quickly realise that therein lies his power. He accepts it and does not fear it. It is this that allows him to open up to Jonah, the mischievous confidante that fate has brought into his life.” - Yassine Senghor (The Upcoming)

“Egan give Lyman a dapper, deceptively affable gravitas.” - Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Peter Egan is deeply moving as the grieving father appalled by what his beloved daughter is proposing to do.” - Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph)


“And if Peter Egan sometimes seems slightly uncomfortable with the wicked bite of Beckett’s humour, he captures that lonely lyricism with a force as moving as it is memorable” - Kenneth Walton (The Daily Telegraph)

“Peter Egan perfectly captures the air of gentleman tramp, raffish but literate, having seen better days (and, this being Beckett, worse), wryly funny but haunted by pain.” - Peter Hoyle (Financial Times)


“Peter Egan exudes cool charm as an old friend who happens to direct movies of an adult nature” - Matthew Amer (Official London

“There’s also excellent work from….Peter Egan as Dorothy’s porn-directing old flame.” - Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph)



Eyes: Blue
Height: 6'1"

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