Peters, Clarke 1952–

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Peters, Clarke 1952–


Original name, Peter Clarke; born April 7, 1952, in New York, NY; children: Joe Jacobs (an actor; full name, Joseph Erawan Jacobs Clarke).


Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Conway Van Gelder, Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., Third Floor, London SW1Y 6HP, England.


Actor, director, and writer.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Evening Standard Award nomination, best actor, c. 1988, for Driving Miss Daisy; Laurence Olivier Award, best entertainment, Society of West End Theatre, 1991, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best book of a musical, 1992, both for Five Guys Named Moe; Theatre World Award, 1999, for The Iceman Cometh; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best actor in a musical, 1999, for Chicago; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best actor in a musical, 2007, for Porgy and Bess.


Stage Appearances:

The Passion, part of the York Mystery Plays, National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1977.

Dispatches, National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, c. 1979.

The man, Blues in the Night (musical), Donmar Warehouse, London, 1987, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1987-88.

Hoke Colburn, Driving Miss Daisy, Apollo Theatre, London, c. 1988.

Title role, Othello, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1989.

Toledo, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, 1989.

Four-Eyed Moe, Five Guys Named Moe (musical revue), Lyric Theatre, London, 1990.

Putting It Together (musical), Old Fire Station, Oxford, England, 1992.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical), Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1993.

Nat King Cole and others, Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story (musical revue; also known as Unforgettable), Garrick Theatre, London, 1995.

Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls (musical), National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, 1996.

Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1997, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1999.

Hey, Mr. Producer! (benefit concerts; also known as Hey Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh), Lyceum Theatre, London, 1998.

Joe Mott, The Iceman Cometh, Almeida Theatre, London, 1998, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Darryl van Horne, The Witches of Eastwick (musical), Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 2001.

Seth Beckwith, Mourning Becomes Electra, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, 2003.

Melon, Simply Heavenly (musical), Trafalgar Studios Theatre, London, 2004.

Porgy, Porgy and Bess (opera; also known as The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess"), Savoy Theatre, London, 2006-2007.

Appeared as Brother Boxer, The Amen Corner, London production. Appeared in other productions, including King and the musicals Little Shop of Horrors and The Wiz.

Major Tours:

Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), U.S. cities, 2000-2001 and 2003.

Stage Director:

King—The Musical (also known as King), Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1990.

Fascinating Aida (Barefaced Chic!) (also known as Fascinating Aida's "Barefaced Chic"), Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 1999.

Also directed other productions, including Blues for Mr. Charlie.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Lester Freamon, The Wire (also known as A escuta, Drot, Langalla, Oi dioktes tou eglimatos, and Sur ecoute), HBO, beginning 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mark Hallstrom, Menace Unseen, Independent Television, 1988.

Fat Curt, The Corner, HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Soldier, Saigon: Year of the Cat, Thames Television, 1983.

Jones, Red King, White Knight, HBO, 1989.

Fleming, A Casualty of War, USA Network, 1990.

Theo Sykes, A Masculine Ending, BBC, 1992.

Dr. C. W. Whitlock, Death Train (also known as Alistair MacLean's "Death Train," Commando express, and Detonator), USA Network, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Yankee Billy, "Number on End," Play for Today, BBC, 1980.

Stevie, "King," Play for Today, BBC, 1984.

Moe, "Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh" (also known as "Hey, Mr. Producer" and "Great Performances: Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh"), Great Performances, PBS, 1998.

Himself, The Wire: It's All Connected, HBO, 2006.

Himself, Tapping the Wire, FX Network (England), 2007.

Himself, The Wire Odyssey, HBO, 2007.

Himself, The Wire: The Last Word, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

President Ojuka, "The Ojuka Situation," The Professionals, Independent Television (England), 1983.

"A Token Attempt," Travelling Man, Granada Television, 1985.

Narrator, "George Gershwin Remembered," American Masters, PBS, 1987.

Himself, "The Night before Christmas," Boon, Independent Television, 1991.

Sultan, "Christmas Spirit," El C.I.D., Independent Television, 1991.

Mr. Banthorpe, "Jumping the Lights," Between the Lines (also known as Inside the Line), BBC, 1993.

American, "Mangez Merveillac," Murder Most Horrid, BBC, 1994.

Jasper, "The American Dream," Chandler & Co. (also known as Chandler and Company), BBC, 1994, PBS, c. 1995.

Hewie Harper, "The Problem at Gallows Gate: Parts 1 & 2," Jonathan Creek, BBC and PBS, 1998.

Afsana, "The Bill of Wrongs," Oz (also known as Kylmae rinki, Oz—A vida e uma prisao, and Oz—livet bak murene), HBO, 2000.

Gabriel Huysman, Night & Day (also known as Night and Day), Independent Television, 2002 (multiple episodes).

Howard Boorstin, "Multistorey: Part 1," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2003.

Narrator, "James Brown: Soul Survivor," American Masters, PBS, 2003.

Rex da Silva, "Pattern of Conduct," Law & Order: Trial by Jury (also known as Kova laki: Oikeuden ratkaisu, New York, cour de justice, and Nomos kai taxi—Aponomi dikaiosynis), NBC, 2005.

Professor, Cape Wrath (also known as Meadowlands), Channel 4 (England) and Showtime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Other:

Monkeys, 1989.

Film Appearances:

Laurie, The Music Machine, Target International, 1979.

Cider Jones, Silver Dream Racer, Rank, 1980.

Security corporal Ballard, Outland, Warner Bros., 1981.

Bob Jangles, Facelift, 1984.

Anderson, Mona Lisa, Island Pictures, 1986.

Narrator, Looking for Langston (short film), British Film Institute, 1989.

Pounds, Merisairas (also known as Seasick), 1996.

Helix lead actor, Notting Hill (also known as The Notting Hill Project), Universal, 1999.

Homeless veteran, K-PAX (also known as K-Pax and K-PAX—Alles ist moeglich), Universal, 2001.

Fund-raiser demo tape man, Head of State, DreamWorks, 2003.

Reverend Longway, Freedomland, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2006.

Maurice, The Poker House, 2007.


Albums; with Others:

Blues in the Night (original London cast recording), First Night Records, 1987.

Five Guys Named Moe (original London cast recording), Relativity, 1991.

Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh, Philips, 1998.


Writings for the Stage:

Five Guys Named Moe (musical revue), Lyric Theatre, London, 1990, then Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1992-93, also produced at other venues, including the Albery Theatre, London, 1995.

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story (musical revue; also known as Unforgettable), Garrick Theatre, London, 1995, tour of U.S. cities, 2000.


Five Guys Named Moe (musical revue; also known as Cameron Mackintosh Presents "Five Guys Named Moe"), [Great Britain], 1995.

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