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Peter Sallis is a Actor and In Memory Of British born on 21 february 1921 at Twickenham (United-kingdom)

Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 february 1921 at Twickenham (United-kingdom)
Death 2 june 2017 (at 96 years)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Annie Award

Peter Sallis, OBE (born 1 February 1921) is a retired English actor and entertainer, well known for his work on British television. Although he was born and brought up in London, his two most notable roles require him to adopt the accent and mannerisms of a Northerner. He played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its 1973 inception until its final episode in 2010 – the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes, as well as the only actor who played a member of the original trio still living (Michael Bates died in 1978, and Bill Owen died in 1999). Internationally, he is known for voicing Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit series of films, but has since handed the role to Ben Whitehead. Sallis has reportedly retired from acting and has not appeared or voiced on film or TV since 2012.


Sallis suffers from macular degeneration and in 2005 recorded an appeal on BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Macular Disease Society. He also recorded a television appeal on behalf of the society which was broadcast on BBC One on 8 March 2009. In 2014, Nick Park said that Sallis is "not too well" and that problems with his eyes are worsening, frustrating possibilities that Sallis might voice Wallace again.

Best films

Usually with

Nick Park
Nick Park
(8 films)
Peter Lord
Peter Lord
(8 films)
Loyd Price
Loyd Price
(5 films)
Bob Baker
Bob Baker
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Sallis (39 films)

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A Matter of Loaf and Death, 30minutes
Directed by Nick Park
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Feminist films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Ben Whitehead, Geraldine McEwan, Jean-Loup Horwitz, Marion Game
Roles Wallace (voice)
Rating75% 3.7948753.7948753.7948753.7948753.794875
Baker Bob is bludgeoned to death with his own rolling pin by an unseen assailant while baking a cake; he is the latest of twelve bakers to be killed. Meanwhile, Wallace (Peter Sallis) and Gromit are running a "Dough to Door" delivery service from their bakery "Top Bun". On one such delivery, the duo save Piella Bakewell (Sally Lindsay), a former pin-up girl mascot for the Bake-O-Lite bread company, and her miniature poodle, Fluffles, when the brakes on her bike appear to fail. They drive alongside so Wallace can attempt to use pastries to stop, but they careen into a zoo and barely escape being eaten by a crocodile. Gromit tests the bicycle brakes and becomes suspicious on learning that the brakes work perfectly fine, but Wallace becomes smitten with Piella.
Colour Me Kubrick, 1h27
Directed by Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie
Actors John Malkovich, Marisa Berenson, Marc Warren, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Ken Russell
Roles Patient
Rating60% 3.0477953.0477953.0477953.0477953.047795
Colour Me Kubrick begins with a direct homage to A Clockwork Orange with the after-effects of one of Alan Conway's (Malkovich) minor cons: two thugs are sent to collect a bar bill that Conway has generated by impersonating Kubrick. Conway has provided the address of an elderly couple as Kubrick's home address. Conway is nowhere to be seen, and the thugs are arrested by the police for causing a ruckus outside the house.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, 1h25
Directed by Nick Park, Steve Box
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Robot films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Liz Smith, Peter Kay, John Thomson
Roles Wallace / Hutch (voice)
Rating74% 3.746193.746193.746193.746193.74619
Tottington Hall's annual Giant Vegetable Competition is approaching. The winner of the competition will win the coveted Golden Carrot Award. All are eager to protect their vegetables from damage and thievery by rabbits until the contest, and Wallace and Gromit are cashing in by running a vegetable security and humane pest control business, "Anti-Pesto".
Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions
Directed by Loyd Price
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Peter Sallis
Roles Wallace (voice)
Rating75% 3.7919753.7919753.7919753.7919753.791975
Wallace et Gromit testent leurs dernières inventions qui fonctionnent rarement comme prévues. Le film comprend dix épisodes d'environ 10 minutes : Shopper 13, The Autochef, A Christmas Cardomatic, The Tellyscope, The Snowmanotron, The Bully Proof Vest, The 525 Crackervac, The Turbo Diner, The Snoozatron, The Soccamatic.
Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation, 1h22
Directed by Nick Park, Peter Lord, David Sproxton
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Peter Sallis, Anne Reid
Roles Wallace
Rating85% 4.29564.29564.29564.29564.2956
Après le succès de "Wallace et Gromit", un recueil de 7 nouveaux courts-metrages d'animation de figurines en pâte à modeler, une spécialité des studios Aardman, fondés en 1978 par Peter Lord et David Sproxton. D'un esprit et d'un humour unique, la facture Ardman est devenue synonyme de films magiques au scénario et à l'image très soignés.
A Close Shave, 30minutes
Directed by Nick Park
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Robot films
Actors Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Peter Hawkins
Roles Wallace (voice)
Rating80% 4.044744.044744.044744.044744.04474
Wallace et Gromit, devenus laveurs de carreaux de vitres et de fenêtres, rencontrent Gwendoline Culdebelier, une vendeuse de pelotes de laine. Celle-ci est accompagnée en permanence par un chien d'aspect féroce, Preston. Pendant ce temps, dans la région, les vols de moutons se multiplient. Gromit, accusé à tort, tentera de prouver son innocence...
The Wrong Trousers, 30minutes
Directed by Nick Park
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Political films, Films about penguins, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Robot films, Escroquerie
Actors Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins, Gilbert Levy
Roles Wallace (voice)
Rating82% 4.1454854.1454854.1454854.1454854.145485
The film begins at 62 West Wallaby Street on Gromit's birthday at breakfast. After being tipped out of bed and dressed using several mechanical contraptions, Wallace is greeted with a large pile of bills. Wallace remembers Gromit's birthday and presents Gromit with a somewhat unwelcome gift of a spiked dog collar, and a second present of a pair of ex-NASA robotic "Techno Trousers", acquired by Wallace to alleviate the burden of taking Gromit for walks. While Gromit is out on a "walk", Wallace realizes they are in financial difficulty and decides to let the spare bedroom out. He is answered by an inscrutable-looking penguin named Feathers McGraw. The penguin comes to stay at the house, pushing Gromit out of his comfortable bedroom and keeping him awake at night with loud music. On the other hand, Wallace takes a liking to him. Feathers also takes an interest in the Techno Trousers after seeing Gromit use their suction feet to walk on the ceiling.
A Grand Day Out, 23minutes
Directed by Nick Park
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Space adventure films, Feminist films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Political films, Space opera, Children's films, Sur la Lune, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Robot films
Actors Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins
Roles Wallace (voice)
Rating76% 3.847333.847333.847333.847333.84733
As Wallace and Gromit relax at home, wondering where to go on vacation during the upcoming bank holiday, Wallace decides to fix a snack of tea and crackers with cheese. Finding no cheese in the kitchen, he decides that the pair should go to a place known for its cheese. A glance out the window at the night sky gives them the idea to travel to the moon, since, according to Wallace, "everybody knows the moon's made of cheese." They build a rocket in the basement and pack for the trip, but after lighting the fuse, Wallace realizes that he has forgotten to bring any crackers. Hurrying to the kitchen, he grabs several boxes and returns to the rocket just in time for liftoff.
Full Circle, 1h38
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett, Cathleen Nesbitt, Anna Wing
Roles Jeffrey Branscombe
Rating61% 3.098743.098743.098743.098743.09874
As Julia Lofting (Mia Farrow) eats breakfast with her family, her daughter Kate (Sophie Ward) begins to choke on her food. Unable to dislodge the food, Julia attempts to save her by performing a tracheotomy which results in the child's bleeding to death.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, 1h52
Directed by Ted Kotcheff, Bernard Cohn
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Serial killer films
Actors George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort
Roles St. Claire
Rating63% 3.193763.193763.193763.193763.19376
Natasha O'Brien (Jacqueline Bisset) is a celebrated pastry chef invited to London to assist in preparing a state dinner for the Queen, organized by culinary critic Maximillian "Max" Vandeveer (Robert Morley). Natasha's ex-husband, Robby (George Segal) is a fast food entrepreneur ("the Taco King") serving the "everyman" consumer while she caters to the affluent. Max is the "calamitously fat" grand gourmand publisher of a gourmet magazine Epicurious and is patron of several famous European chefs, each renowned for a signature dish.
Frankenstein: The True Story, 3h5
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Leonard Whiting, Jane Seymour, David McCallum, James Mason, Michael Sarrazin, Nicola Pagett
Roles Priest
Rating71% 3.5970853.5970853.5970853.5970853.597085
Part one Victor Frankenstein is a man training as a doctor, engaged to Elizabeth Fanshawe. After Victor's younger brother, William, drowns, Victor renounces his belief in God and declares that he would join forces with the Devil if he could learn how to restore his brother to life.