Trevor Peacock

Trevor Peacock

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Trevor Peacock (born 19 May 1931) is an English character actor who has had roles such as Jim Trott in "The Vicar of Dibley", Rouault in "Madame Bovary" (opposite Keith Barron) and Old Bailey in "Neverwhere". He has also appeared in diverse programmes such as "EastEnders" (playing Sid, a war veteran Alfie Moon met in France), LWT's "Wish Me Luck" (in which he played resistance leader Renard), "Jonathan Creek" and "Between The Lines". He had starring roles in several of the BBC Shakespeare series, including the title role in "Titus Andronicus", Feste in "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" and Lord Talbot and Jake Cade in "Henry VI, Part 1" and "Henry VI, Part 2". He was the Gravedigger in Franco Zeffirelli's 1990 film version of "Hamlet", and the Innkeeper in the 2000 made-for-television film version of "Don Quixote", starring John Lithgow and Bob Hoskins. He played the father of Father Christmas in the 2007 film "Fred Claus" co-starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti.

Peacock is also a noted songwriter. He wrote the 1960s pop classic "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter", which was recorded by Herman's Hermits. Other hit songs to his credit include "Mystery Girl" (recorded by Jess Conrad), "Made You" (Adam Faith), "Gossip Calypso" (Bernard Cribbins), "That's What Love Will Do" and "Nature's Time For Love" (both recorded by Joe Brown). He wrote the lyrics for the musical show, "Passion Flower Hotel" (music by John Barry), and for a musical based on the popular newspaper cartoon strip, "Andy Capp" (music by Alan Price).

Peacock was born in Tottenham, London, the son of Alexandria and Victor Edward Peacock. [ [ Trevor Peacock Biography (1931-) ] ] He is a keen supporter of Yeovil Town F.C. and is considered a talismanic figure by fellow fans. His sons are actors Daniel Peacock and Harry Peacock.


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