Peter Cleall

Peter Cleall
Born Peter Cleall
(1944-03-16) 16 March 1944
Finchley, Middlesex
Years active 1964 - Present
Spouse(s) Christine (?-?) (divorced)
Dione Inman (?-present)
Children Miles Cleall
Damian Cleall
Dan Cleall
Spencer Cleall

Peter Cleall (born 16 March 1944 in Finchley, Middlesex) is an actors' agent and former actor who is probably best known for his performance as Eric Duffy in the London Weekend Television comedy series Please Sir! which ran from 1968 to 1972.[1][2]

Early life

Cleall's father was a draughtsman. He was educated at Brighton College and trained as an actor at the E15 Acting School.


He began his acting career at Watford Palace Theatre and appeared at many theatres throughout the country including a number of seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. His first screen appearance was in the horror feature Theatre of Death (1967) which starred Christopher Lee, and his other film roles included Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975), Under the Doctor (1976), Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978), and the film version of Please Sir! in 1971.[1]

Cleall played at the Edinburgh Festival and on tour in a one-person show titled The World Turned Upside Down which told of the experiences of an ordinary man caught up in the aftermath of the English Civil War.[3]

Personal life

He is married to Dione Inman and has fathered two sons, Dan and Spencer. Previously, he was married to Christine by whom he also had two sons: Miles and Damian.

Cleall has worked as an agent for over 20 years helping to run Pelham Associates, which is based in Brighton, East Sussex.[4]

Television Appearances


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