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Peter Cook of 'The Two Of Us' does frequently, with wit.
Peter Cook, who stars as the veddy propuh butler,
Robert Brentwood in The Two Of Us, seen Monday nights on CBS is
an actor, satirist, playwright and director of British theater.
Born in Torquay, England, and educated at Radley
School and Pembroke College, Cambridge, he began writing in school,
submitting items to a British humor magazine. Then he started his
own humor magazine, "Private Eye," which soon overtook
its competitor in circulation.
Believing he would follow his father into the foreign
service, Cook appeared in college theater productions strictly for
fun. But he got hooked on acting and writing and became president
of The Footlights, a revue club.
At an Edinburgh Festival, Cook met Dudley Moore
and they formed the satirical comedy group, "Beyond The Fringe,"
with Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller. After a year's run in London,
the show opened in New York, where Cook won a Tony Award.
In 1972, Cook and Moore toured Australia with their
two-man show, "Behind The Fridge" (a spoof of "Beyond
The Fringe"), which Cook co-authored. The show opened on Broadway
as "Good Evening," and Cook received his second Tony Award
Cook's motion pictures include "A Dandy In
Aspic," "The Rise And Rise Of Michael Rimmer," "The
Wrong Box" (with Moore), "Monte Carlo Or Bust," "The
Bed Sitting Room" and "Bedazzled," which was written
by Cook and scored by Moore.
His BBC television credits include the hit series
Not Only . . . But Also, and Mr. Wistey, and "Peter Cook And
Company," a comedy special he wrote and starred in. On American
television, he has hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared on national
talk shows. He won a Grammy Award for his comedy album of "Good
Cook lives in Hampstead, England, with his wife,
Judy, and his two daughters, Lucy and Daisy, from a former marriage.
An avid golfer and gambler, he is 6'2" tall, weighs 175 pounds
and has gray hair and blue eyes.
Listing is for Monday 9th November 1981