Peter Cartwright (born 30 August, 1935) is an actor who has made hundreds of appearances in television, film and on radio and has 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.
Selected TV credits
Rumpole of the Bailey, Yes Prime Minister, Casualty, Shackleton, Longitude, Vicar of Dibley, Place of Execution. He is currently a semi-regular in the British soap Emmerdale playing George Postlethwaite the fictional bishop of Skipdale.
Selected film credits
Other films include Wimbledon, Cry Freedom, Gandhi and The Fourth Protocol.
Sleuth (Fortune Theatre, West End), Habeas Corpus, Don Carlos (Royal Exchange, Manchester),