Peter Bull

Peter Bull

Screenplay, Writer, Director, Producer


Peter Bull (1931–2008) was an English director and actor best known for his work in television and theatre. He was born in 1931 in Liverpool, England, to a family of actors and was exposed to the theatre from a young age. He attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and began his career in the theatre in the late 1950s.

Bull directed several plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and later made his television debut directing episodes of the classic BBC drama series Z-Cars. He went on to direct a range of popular television programs including The Avengers, Doctor Who, and Blake's 7. He was also a prolific director of children's programming, directing more than 100 episodes of Jackanory and the British children's series Tales of the Unexpected.

In the early 1980s, Bull returned to directing theatre, and directed several plays for the National Theatre in London, including Nicholas Nickleby and The Canterbury Tales. He also directed several plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Othello and The Taming of the Shrew.

Bull was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several films including The Black Windmill, The Raging Moon, and The Sea Wolves. He also appeared in several television programs, including the popular sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and the Doctor Who episode The Face of Evil.

Bull was a passionate supporter of the British theatre, and was active in the Directors' Guild of Great Britain. He was awarded an OBE in 1995 for services to the theatre.

Bull's career spanned more than 50 years and he was a much-loved figure in British theatre and television. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 77, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of British entertainment.