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21 November 2006 @ 01:44 pm
"Peter nearly missed 'Holby chance'"  
A piece on Peter from Yahoo Entertainment News



Peter nearly missed 'Holby chance'

The Press Association Tuesday November 21, 10:51 AM

Peter Wingfield might not be a name familiar to many, but his face is unforgettable. The dashingly handsome actor is the latest to join the cast of BBC One medical drama Holby City.

Speaking to Holby.tv, he revealed how the chance of being in the drama almost passed him by.

He revealed how his agent thought he wouldn't be interested in becoming a regular on the show, but: "when I read the scenes and saw what a great character he is, I was in."

When asked whether he's anything like his on-screen alter-ego, Daniel Clifford, in real life, Wingfield admitted he was the complete opposite.

He said where Clifford is decisive and pragmatic, the actor confessed he was "a soppy bleeding heart bag of mush".

However, being in Holby isn't his first brush with medicine. He originally trained as a doctor, but revealed that only helped with the big words and gave him a sense of being comfortable in the medical environment.

The Cardiff-born thespian said he was first bitten by the acting bug in 1980, after a stint with the National Theatre of Wales.

Since then, he's gone on to enjoy acclaim on both sides of the pond.

Here, he's featured in shows such as Soldier Soldier and Cold Feet, while in America he's built up an impressive back catalogue of TV and film appearances.

Wingfield has appeared in movies including X2, as well as small-screen projects Stargate SG-1, Smallville, Charmed and Medium, but arguably his biggest television success was in the role of Methos in the Highlander series.



'...dashingly handsome ', yes, yes! But, ..."a soppy bleeding heart bag of mush"? LOL!

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giandujakissgiandujakiss on November 21st, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
but arguably his biggest television success was in the role of Methos in the Highlander series.
Yes. Arguably.
Ith: Methos - Mythithildyn on November 21st, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Quite.
Jhava: PW_pause_jhavajhava on November 21st, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this! Interesting how his agent thought he wouldn't be keen about a regular role -- and yet how Peter was drawn in by the character.

Here's hoping he's drawn in for a few more years ...
Ith: Helm - Enigmaithildyn on November 21st, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
From your lips, err fingers... [g]
pat: killa3pat_t on November 21st, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
That is interesting. Makes you wonder how many roles have passed the guys by because someone just figured they wouldn't be interested.

Methos? Who is that? *g*
Ith: Helm - Who?ithildyn on November 21st, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
No idea! [g]
patpat_t on November 21st, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
And I loved what he said about "a soppy bleeding heart bag of mush" *giggles*

Ith: Methos - Sketchithildyn on November 21st, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
He does have a way with words [g]
Laurie odell: duck6cyberducks on November 22nd, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
I love his mushy self!
Ith: Methos - Blueithildyn on November 22nd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
You and me both :)

I think that will be on a future icon [g]
Laurie of the Isles: Waitress Okita by Utamaro1_mad_squirrel on November 22nd, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
He said where Clifford is decisive and pragmatic, the actor confessed he was "a soppy bleeding heart bag of mush".


Just my kind of fellow.

I didn't know he was Welsh. Cool! I've only seen a couple of episodes of HL. One of them was the one Geraint Wyn Davies was in. Do I remember correctly that PW was in that one too?
Ith: Autumn Maplesithildyn on November 22nd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yep, he is. No, Ger's ep was pre Methos. Can you remember which episode Nigel was supposed to do? I know it was one Gillian wrote with him in mind, but due to FKs schedule, he had to bow out. It was just something I was trying to remember [g]