In the summer of 1955 he played Estragon in the first British production of Waiting for Godot. He had then just finished his second year at Cambridge, and expected to return after a run of a few weeks. When the play was successful, faced with the choice of dropping out either from Cambridge or from the play, he chose to stay with the play and his acting career.
Before going up to Cambridge he served as a National Serviceman in the Royal Navy, training at the Joint Services Schools for Linguists as a Russian interpreter.
Peter Woodthorpe Facts
|Occupation||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Birthday||September 25, 1931|
|Birthplace||York, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||August 12, 2004 (Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, age 72)|