Peter Cartwright (30 August, 1935- 18 November, 2013) was an actor who made hundreds of appearances in television, film and on radio and worked extensively in the theatre, both in the provinces and London's West End. In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix he played a wizard, Elphias Doge, a member of the Order of the Phoenix, who, as part of the Advance Guard, assisted in escorting Harry Potter to 12 Grimmauld Place, the headquarters of the Order. Cartwright didn't reprise his role as Doge for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. His character was instead portrayed by David Ryall.[1]

He was born in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa educated at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa. He went to Britain in 1959 and studied at RADA.


Selected TV credits

Rumpole of the Bailey, Yes Prime Minister, Casualty, Shackleton, Longitude, Vicar of Dibley, Place of Execution. He was a semi-regular in the British soap Emmerdale playing George Postlethwaite, the fictional bishop of Skipdale.

Selected film credits

Elphias Doge

Cartwright portrays Elphias Doge

His other films include Wimbledon, Cry Freedom, Gandhi and The Fourth Protocol.

Stage credits

Sleuth (Fortune Theatre, West End), Habeas Corpus, Don Carlos (Royal Exchange, Manchester),

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