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Peter Armitage

Peter Armitage (1940-2018) was perhaps best known for playing builder Bill Webster, father of Kevin, in Coronation Street, a role he first played in 1984, before returning to the show for a second stint in 1995 to 1997, and for a final time in 2006 to 2011. He also played a bicycle-buying father in a memorable 1980s advert for Yellow Pages. His TV career stretched back to 1970 and his many credits included roles in Ken Loach's Days of Hope, Alan Bleasdale's GBH, Jimmy McGovern's Hearts and Minds and Dockers, and Russell T Davies' The Second Coming, in which he played the father of Christopher Eccleston's modern day Christ. He also starred in the Steve Coogan film The Parole Officer in 2001, played Sergeant Kerby alongside Michael Caine in 1988's Jack the Ripper and appeared as David Jason's older, more confident brother in the 1970s sitcom Lucky Feller. He made guest appearances in programmes such as The Sweeney, The Professionals Softly Softly, Strangers, Bulman, Rockliffe's Babies, Crown Court, Casualty, Holby City, The Royal, Heartbeat, Peak Practice, Medics, and The Bill. His last TV appearance was in an episode of Doctors in 2013.

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Jan 26, 1940 In Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Justice 1971-10-08
Latest Project:
Series The Second Coming 2003-02-09
Known For
Poster of Plaza Patrol
Poster of Casualty
Poster of The Professionals
Poster of The Sweeney
Series The Second Coming Frank Baxter 2003-02-09
Movie The Parole Officer Chief Constable 2001-08-10
Series Fat Friends Unknown 2000-10-12
Movie Dockers Jimmy Nolan 1999-07-10
Series Hearts and Minds Norman 1995-02-16
Series Magic Grandad Grandad 1993-01-12
Series Harry Monkton 1993-09-18
Series Mr. Wroe's Virgins Brother Taylor 1993-02-24
Series Peak Practice Rob Clulow 1993-05-10
Series G.B.H. Mr Burns 1991-06-06
Series Chimera Sgt. Crichton 1991-07-07
Series Plaza Patrol Robber 1991-07-15
Movie The Laughter of God Unknown 1991-11-10
Movie Jack the Ripper Sergeant Kerby 1988-10-11
Series Jack the Ripper Sergeant Kerby 1988-10-11
Series Rockliffe's Babies Unknown 1987-01-09
Series Casualty Peter Adams 1986-09-06
Series The Professionals Ray Kerrigan 1977-12-30
Series Lucky Feller Randolph Mepstead 1976-09-04
Movie The Motorway File Unknown 1975-01-02
Series The Sweeney Jacko 1975-01-02
Series Days of Hope Unknown 1975-09-11
Series The Befrienders Unknown 1972-02-19
Series Justice Det. Constable Boyce 1971-10-08