Peacock, Trevor 1931– (Jackie Atom)

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Peacock, Trevor 1931- (Jackie Atom)


Full name, Trevor Edward Peacock; born May 19, 1931, in London, England; son of Victor Edward and Alexandra Victoria (maiden name, Mathews) Peacock; married Iris Jones, September, 1957 (divorced); married Victoria Sanderson Tilly, August 10, 1979; children: (first marriage) Daniel (an actor), Sally Georgia; (second marriage) Harry Lemuel Xavier, Maudie Mary. Education: Oxford University, diploma in education. Avocational Interests: Cricket, music, reading, soccer.


Manager—Scott Marshall Personal Management, 44 Perryn Rd., London W3 7NA, England.


Actor, composer, lyricist, and writer. Windmill Theatre, London, performed as a comedian, beginning 1956; appeared with Old Vic Theatre Company, 1962-64; Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, founding member. Military service: Performed national service, 1949-51.


Performing Rights Society, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Amnesty International, Oxfam.

Awards, Honors:

Received an Ivor Novello Award, British Academy of Composers and Songwriters; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best supporting artist of the year, Society of West End Theatre, 1976, for Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best actor in a supporting role, 1995, for The Birthday Party.


Television Appearances; Series:

Compere, Drumbeat, BBC, 1959.

George Laybourne, Edward the Seventh (also known as Edward VII, Queen Victoria and Edward VII, and The Royal Victorians), Associated Television, 1975, broadcast as Edward the King, syndicated, 1979.

Dennis Tonsley, Born and Bred, Thames Television, c. 1978-79.

Vitellozzo Vitelli, The Borgias, BBC-2, 1981.

Renard, Wish Me Luck, London Weekend Television, 1990.

Charlie Penfold, Dodgem, BBC, 1991.

Acky Belcher, The Riff Raff Element, BBC, c. 1993-94.

Jim Trott, The Vicar of Dibley, BBC, beginning 1994.

Joshua Gennel, Mud, BBC, beginning 1994.

Old Bailey, Neverwhere, BBC, 1996.

Dad Middlemass, Underworld, Channel 4 (England), beginning 1997.

Maurie Rosenthal, The Sins, BBC, 2000, also broadcast on BBC America.

Arthur Brooker, Family Business, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Daniel Quilp, The Old Curiosity Shop, BBC, 1979.

Beauty Smith, Maria Marten, BBC, 1980.

Father Wanka, The Gravy Train Goes East, Channel 4 (England) and France 2 (FR2, France), 1991.

The Strauss Dynasty, Oesterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF, Austria), 1991.

Himself, The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything, BBC, c. 2000.

The innkeeper, Don Quixote, TNT, 2000.

Rouault, Madame Bovary (also known as Rouva Bovary), BBC, 2000, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 2000.

Parson Bowden, Lorna Doone (also known as A forca de uma paixao), BBC, 2000, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Mr. Ruggles, The Way We Live Now, BBC, 2001, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 2001.

William Barber, Dickens, BBC, 2002, PBS, 2003.

Christopher Concy (some sources cite role as Christopher Conly), The Mayor of Casterbridge (also known as Primarul din Casterbridge), Independent Television (England) and Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Old Franz, The Insurance Man, BBC, 1986.

Man in cell, Sweet Nothing, BBC, 1990.

Crook, Bejewelled, Disney Channel, 1991.

Ralf, Merlin of the Crystal Cave, BBC, 1991.

Trevor, The Gift, BBC, 1998.

Old Joe, A Christmas Carol, TNT, 1999.

Marlobe, Armadillo, BBC, 2001, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Second crook, Underworld Knights, BBC, 1963.

Hospital orderly, "A Crack in the Ice," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1964.

Custard pie expert, "The Year of the Sex Olympics," Theatre 625, BBC, 1968.

Tony Lumpkin, "She Stoops to Conquer," Stage 2 (also known as Stage 2: She Stoops to Conquer), BBC, 1971.

Pearson, "Edward G: Like the Filmstar," Play for Today, BBC, 1973.

"Campion's Interview," Play for Today, BBC, 1977.

"Soldiers Talking Cleanly," Play for Today, BBC, 1978.

Yevstigneyich, "Marya," Play of the Month, BBC, 1979.

Feste, "Twelfth Night" (also known as "Twelfth Night, or What You Will"), BBC Television Shakespeare (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare), BBC-2, 1980, also broadcast on PBS.

Frank, "Rottingdean," BBC2 Playhouse, BBC-2, 1980.

Dr. Kershaw, "Grandad," ITV Playhouse, Independent Television (England), 1982.

Lord Talbot, "Henry VI, Part One" (also known as "The First Part of King Henry VI"), BBC Television Shakespeare (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare), BBC-2, 1983, also broadcast on PBS.

Sheriff and Jack Cade, "Henry VI, Part Two" (also known as "The Second Part of King Henry VI"), BBC Television Shakespeare (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare), BBC-2, 1983, also broadcast on PBS.

Boult, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," BBC Television Shakespeare (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare), BBC-2, 1984, also broadcast on PBS.

Member of chorus, "Oedipus at Colonus," The Theban Plays (also known as The Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus), BBC, 1984.

Title role, "Titus Andronicus," BBC Television Shakespeare (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare), BBC-2, 1985, also broadcast on PBS.

Matthew Skipps, The Lady's Not for Burning, Independent Television, 1987.

"Enemy of the State," Omnibus, BBC, 1987.

Reader, Philip Roth: My True Story, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Mr. Martin, The Legend of the Tamworth Two, BBC, 2004.

Jim Trott, Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (also known as Comic Relief Special), BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mellish, "The Country Boys," The Villains, Independent Television (England), 1964.

Lodger, "Why They Killed Nolan," Man in a Suitcase, Independent Television, 1968.

Eddie Doyle, "Review," Barlow at Large (also known as Barlow), BBC, 1973.

Tommy, "Two Men in My Life," Thick as Thieves, London Weekend Television, 1974.

"Melody," The Gentle Touch, London Weekend Television, 1980.

Nick Griffiths, "My Father Knew Lloyd Mbotu," C.A.T.S. Eyes, Independent Television, 1985.

Kelly, "An Old Fashioned Term," The Bill, Independent Television, 1988.

Captain Zero, "That's Not Captain Zero," Last of the Summer Wine, BBC, 1990.

Charon, "Orpheus and Eurydice," The Storyteller: Greek Myths (also known as Jim Henson's "The Storyteller: Greek Myths" and The Storyteller), Channel 4 (England), TVS, and HBO, 1990.

Dr. Sinclair Lewis, "Trouble in the Fields," Boon, Independent Television, 1990.

Johnny Retz, "Dangerous Games," Van der Valk, Independent Television, 1991.

Mr. Mitchell, "The Girl Can't Help It," The Bill, Independent Television, 1991.

"A Just Weight," Trainer, BBC, 1991.

Title role, "Doctor Strangebag," Take Off with T-Bag, Independent Television, 1992.

Sergeant Don Royal, "The Only Good Copper," Between the Lines (also known as Inside the Line), BBC, 1992.

Manuel Palmari, "The Patience of Maigret," Maigret (also known as Maigret, Series One), Granada Television, 1992, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1992.

Colin, "Fame Is the Spur," Chef!, BBC, 1993.

George Critchley, "Back in Your Own Backyard," Growing Pains, BBC, 1993.

Dan Finch, Harry, BBC, 1993.

Jacom, "The Vampire," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1994.

Mr. Rosenthal, "Win Some, Lose Some," Love Hurts, BBC, 1994.

Mr. Gringle, "Five Go to Billycock Hill: Parts 1 & 2," The Famous Five (also known as Enid Blyton's "Famous Five"), Independent Television, 1996.

Turnip man, "Fly on the Wall," The Thin Blue Line, BBC, 1996.

Nikolai Rostov, "Nuclear Family," Bugs, BBC, 1997.

Frank Pargoe, "Full Circle," Heartbeat (also known as Classic Heartbeat), Independent Television, 1999.

Tom Palmer, "Runaway," Where the Heart Is, Independent Television, 1999.

Mr. Bradley, "Ding Dong Merrily," My Family, BBC, 2002.

Bill Durham, "Walking on Water," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2003.

Henry Houseman, "Angel Hair," Jonathan Creek, BBC and PBS, 2003.

Lok, "Night of the Wartosa," Dinotopia (also known as Dinotopia: The Series), ABC, 2003.

Guest, Today with Des and Mel, Independent Television, 2004.

Charlie Speight, "Midsomer Rhapsody," Midsomer Murders, Independent Television, BBC, and Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Sid, EastEnders (also known as East 8, London Pride, Round the Houses, Round the Square, Square Dances, and Victoria Square), BBC, 2005.

Tom Case, Kingdom, Independent Television, 2007.

Television Work; Specials:

Fight arranger, "The Year of the Sex Olympics," Theatre 625, BBC, 1968.

Stage Appearances:

Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew, Open Air Theatre, London, 1964.

Frankie, The Sleepers' Den, Productions without Decor series, English Stage Society, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1965.

Estragon, Waiting for Godot, 69 Theatre Company, Manchester, England, 1967.

Jimmy Beales, Roots, Royal Court Theatre, 1967.

Horatio, Hamlet, 69 Theatre Company, then Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, both 1968.

Tony Lumpkin, She Stoops to Conquer, 69 Theatre Company, then Garrick Theatre, London, both 1969.

Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Open Air Theatre, 1970.

Title role, Erb (musical), Strand Theatre, London, 1970.

Title role, The Novelist, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1971.

Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1971.

Sergeant Charles Fairchild, Man Is Man, Royal Court Theatre, 1971.

Title role, Titus Andronicus, Round House Theatre, London, 1971.

Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls (musical), University Theatre, Manchester, England, 1972.

Clov, Endgame, Manchester Theatre, Manchester, England, then Shaw Theatre, 1973.

Sir John Brute, The Provok'd Wife, Watford Palace Theatre, 1973.

Friar Mauro Tenda and Diego Lopez Duro, The Bewitched, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1974.

Sidney Prince, Sherlock Holmes, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1974, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, 1974, and Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1974-76.

Sir Hugh Evans, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1975, then Aldwych Theatre, 1976.

Poins, Henry IV, Part 1, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1975, then Aldwych Theatre, 1976.

Poins and Silence, Henry IV, Part 2, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1975, then Aldwych Theatre, 1976.

Bishop of Ely and Fluellen, Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1975, Aldwych Theatre, 1976, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, 1976.

Bob Acres, The Rivals, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1976.

Colonel Kottwitz, The Prince of Homberg, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976.

Police sergeant, What the Butler Saw, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976.

Title role, Zack, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976.

Mark Twain, White Suit Blue, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1977, then Nottingham, England, later Edinburgh, Scotland, 1978.

Tom Price, A Family, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1978.

Aramis, The Three Musketeers, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1979.

Estragon, Waiting for Godot, Round House Theatre, 1981.

Willy Mossop, Hobson's Choice, Haymarket Theatre, 1982.

Cook, Mother Courage, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1984.

Elbow, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1984.

Lucien, Scenes from a Marriage, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1986.

The Bluebird of Unhappiness, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1987.

J. J. Farr, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1987.

Cowardly Lion and Zeke, The Wizard of Oz, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, beginning 1988, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1989.

Cap'n Andy Hawks, Show Boat (musical), Royal Shakespeare Company, Grand Theatre, Leeds, England, 1989, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1990.

The Birthday Party, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1994.

Corbaccio (an old gentleman), Volpone, National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, 1995.

Howard's father and other roles, Howard Katz, National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 2001.

Giles Corey, The Crucible, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2006, and Gielgud Theatre, London, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including Death of a Salesman and Othello.

Major Tours:

Sergeant Kite, The Recruiting Officer, Cambridge Theatre Company, British cities, 1970.

Sidney Prince, Sherlock Holmes, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1974.

Bishop of Ely and Fluellen, Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976.

Film Appearances:

Willy, The Barber of Stamford Hill, 1963.

(Uncredited) Man in plane, To Catch a Spy (also known as Catch Me a Spy, Keep Your Fingers Crossed, and Les doigts croises), 1971.

Agent, Lady Caroline Lamb (also known as Peccato d'amore), United Artists, 1972.

Gravedigger, Hamlet, Warner Bros., 1990.

Taxi thief and A. D. Humphries, Antonia and Jane, 1991.

Examining magistrate, The Trial, 1993.

Hanging Around (also known as Is Mr. Death In?), 1996.

Fred Iaccoponi, Roseanna's Grave (also known as For Roseanna and For the Love of Roseanna), Fine Line Features, 1997.

Comrade general Kope, Sunshine (also known as A Napfeny ize and Sunshine—Ein Hauch von Sonnenschein), Paramount, 1999.

(Scenes deleted) Papa Armani, Sabotage! (also known as Como Napoleao perdeu a guerra, Sabotage!!, and Sabotaje), Araba Films, 2000.

Grandad, Dog Eat Dog, FilmFour, 2001.

Fred Claus (also known as Joe Claus and Untitled Vince Vaughn/David Dobkin Project), Warner Bros., 2007.



While billed as Jackie Atom, recorded "Hot Hiss of Steam."


Writings for the Stage; Musicals:

Lyricist, Passion Flower Hotel, composed by John Barry, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1965.

Lyricist, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, 1966.

Composer, lyricist, and author of book, Erb, Strand Theatre, London, 1970.

Composer and author of book, Leaping Ginger, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1977.

Composer, lyricist, and author of book, Cinderella, additional music by Nigel Hess, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1978.

(With Alan Price) Composer, Andy Capp, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1982.

Composer (with Chris Monks), lyricist, and author of book, Class K, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1985.

Writings for the Stage; Plays:

Collapse of Stout Party, London, c. 1965.

Teleplays; Specials:

Underworld Knights, BBC, 1965.

Teleplays; Episodic:

Six-Five Special (also known as 6.5 Special), BBC, c. 1957-58.

Oh Boy!, Associated British Picture Corporation, c. 1958-59.

The Sky Larks, BBC, beginning c. 1958.

Play Your Hunch, BBC, beginning c. 1961.


(Idea with Jeremy Lloyd) What a Whopper, Regal Films International, 1961.

De ordonnans (also known as At the Drop of a Head, Cafe sans export, Cafe zonder bier, and L'ordonnance), United Continents Films Productions (Unico), 1962.

He Who Rides a Tiger, British Lion, 1965.

Film Music; Songs:

Lyricist for the songs "I Did What You Told Me" and "Made You," Beat Girl (also known as Wild for Kicks, De aanlokster, Haensynloes ungdom, Heiss auf nackten Steinen, Koritsia ton amartolon pothon, L'aguicheuse, Paha tyttoe, Ragazza beat, and Scotland Yard enquete sur les party girls), Renown Pictures, 1960.


Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter," c. 1965.

Wrote the single "Hot Hiss of Steam" and performed it under the name Jackie Atom. Wrote other songs, including "That's What Love Will Do," recorded by Jack Brown.