Pete, a born and bred Londoner, is very much a late starter after years of working in photographic studios, retail, on ocean liners and for British Airways. Getting involved in a staff show on board a Russian ship inspired him to try the amateur drama scene….Since graduating in drama from Aberystwyth University work has ranged from tours of Shakespeare to street theatre, here and abroad. Highlights include almost a year at the Millennium Dome in 2000 playing a wide variety of fully improvised characters, walking on in Julius Caesar at the Globe and as a singing beggar in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.
He has a passion for both stage and screen work and looks forward to increasing the number of tv and film credits.
For the last few years he has also been a founder member of The Entire Theatre Company performing two-handers of plays written by their own playwright and are currently developing a new one about Churchill and King George V1.
Most recent work includes Wilhelm in Understanding, a short film as a German harbouring a British paratrooper in WW2 and as Burrhus In Racine’s Britannicus on the London fringe.
A main interest outside of acting is a regular Thursday visit to an open mike in Kennington singing a wide variety of songs.
He is also on the committee of Actors and Writers London, a long running club putting on fortnightly staged readings of new plays.
Peter has just finished filming as Leonato on a full length feature of “Much Ado About Nothing”, produced and directed by the Shakespeare Sisters, following the original Shakespearean dialogue but with a modern take.
Review for ORBITS @ The Drayton Arms
ORBITS ★★★★ “Intriguing, intimate & introspective… a must for those who desire theatre that stimulates the mind”
Peter Saracen (Brecht) and Edmund Dehn (Laughton) have superb stage chemistry. Saracen’s intensity, passion and fear form an imperfect genius to the letter. I believed him utterly.
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