Peter Bull

Peter Cecil Bull, DSC (21 March 1912 – 20 May 1984) was a British character actor. He was the fourth and youngest son of Hammersmith MP Sir William James Bull, 1st Bt.. Bull was educated at Winchester College. His first professional stage appearance was in If I Were You at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1933. Bull's performance as the Soviet Ambassador, Alexi de Sadesky, in Dr. Strangelove (1964) is among the best-known of his several dozen film and TV appearances. He both narrated and had a small on-screen role in Scrooge (1951), and portrayed the German ship's captain in The African Queen (1951). Bull was also the first actor to portray Pozzo in the English language version of Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot' when it opened on 3 August 1955. In the 1970s he ran a small shop just off Notting Hill Gate, selling zodiac-related items. Bull wrote a work on the subject of teddy bears, Bear With Me. He also wrote a non-fiction work about his experiences during World War II as commander of a Tank Landing Craft (LCT), To Sea in a Sieve. During his service, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Commander and was awarded the DSC.


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    (1940) 87 min
    British War
    Michael Powell
    Wartime thriller by the legendary filmmaking duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
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