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Peter Firth Biography

Birth Name:
Peter Macintosh Firth
Birth Place:
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Fast Facts

  • Parents owned the local pub
  • Was a child actor, starting on British television, appearing in the children's series Here Come the Double Deckers (1970)
  • Took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse
  • Originated the role of Alan Strang in the West End premiere of Equus in 1973; he later transferred with the show to Broadway and appeared in the 1977 version of the film
  • Replaced Tim Curry as Mozart during the original Broadway run of Amadeus
  • Was the only actor to appear in all ten seasons of MI-5


  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1977Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Lindsey Readman -- Ex-wife
  • Maya Firth -- Ex-wife
  • Eric Macintosh Firth -- Father
  • Mavis Firth -- Mother