Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guest Stars of Doctor Who: Peter Miles

Peter Miles is a British actor. He has played many television roles including several different characters in Z-Cars and Doctor Who. His other television work has included Survivors, The Sweeney, Dixon of Dock Green, Moonbase 3, Poldark and Bergerac.

In the science fiction series Blake's 7 he played the character of Rontane in two episodes:

For Doctor Who, he appeared in three serials as:

Dr. Lawrence in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Professor Whitaker in Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)
Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)

He also performed in the BBC Radio 5 Doctor Who audio drama The Paradise of Death in 1993, playing the villainous character Tragan. Miles contributed to several other Doctor Who spinoffs, including the independent video production More Than a Messiah and the audio dramas Zygons: Absolution and Prosperity Island, all produced by BBV. For the licensed audio drama producers Big Finish Productions, he appeared in Whispers of Terror in 1999 and Sarah Jane Smith: Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre in 2002. In 2006, he reprised the role of Nyder in I, Davros: Guilt. For Magic Bullet Productions, he appeared in five of the Kaldor City SF audio dramas, in the role of scheming politician Landerchild. He has also appeared in the second volume of The True History of Faction Paradox, The Ship of a Billion Years, as the Egyptian deity Anhur. He played Lord Straxus in the Bernice Summerfield Season 9 episode The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel.

Peter Miles is also an accomplished jazz singer. He was a childhood friend of the legendary soul singer Dusty Springfield; in fact the first recording Dusty ever made was with Peter on guitar, as referenced in a biography of Dusty Springfield broadcast by The South Bank Show on 9 April 2006, in which Peter Miles also appeared.

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