Peter Jeffrey

Actor Peter Jeffrey, an admired performer in British television and radio, died of cancer Dec. 25 in London. He was 70.

Jeffrey, one of the talented group of British character actors whose faces and performances are better known than their names, was most familiar to audiences abroad as Bulstrode in the 1994 BBC television miniseries “Middlemarch.”

In films, Jeffrey played Gen. Wadafi in “Return of the Pink Panther” in 1974, and Ahmet in 1978’s “Midnight Express.”

In addition to many performances in individual TV shows, Jeffrey played Mr. Peabody in the 1984 miniseries “Jewel in the Crown,” Col. Bernwood in the 1993 Dennis Potter TV series “Lipstick On Your Collar,” and Mr. Bruff in the 1996 TV drama “The Moonstone.”

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