The Edmonton Sun TV Magazine
4 October 1998
I'm curious about Peter Wingfield, who played Methos on the Highlander
series. I would like to see more of him, but I find he is as elusive
as the characters he has played. Any information on his career,
birthdate and so on would be much appreciated.
DEAR ON A WINGFIELD AND A PRAYER:
Born in Cardiff, Wales on Sept. 5, 1962, Peter Wingfield is one
of those totally infuriating types who seems to be good at everything.
Don't you just hate that?
A national trampoline champion? Who knew there was so much trampoline
competition in Wales. It's not that Q&A keeps up with trampoline,
but we've never known Wales to be a hotbed of trampoline. Where
are the hotbeds for trampoline anyway? And just what is the nature
of a trampoline competition? Forgive me, we digress as usual.
Wingfield trained to be a doctor at Oxford, but decided to chuck
the medical career virtually at the last minute and pursue acting.
Boy, I bet that was a happy day at the Wingfield family home. Good
thing they had a trampoline in the backyard where they could bounce
away their frustrations.
Wingfield trained at the National Youth Theatre in Wales and then
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He made his
British television debut in the 1991 drama Antonia and Jane.
He went on to play lead roles in three more TV dramas: Medics,
Soldier Soldier and The Men's Room.
In 1992, Wingfield landed the role in Highlander, one of
the more popular syndicated dramas on the planet. Other film credits
include Uncovered, Murder in Mind, Degas and Pissarro
Fall Out, Alun Lewis: Death and Beauty, Nice Day at
the Office, The Lifeboat, Crocodile Shoes, Martin
Chuzzlewit, Over Here and Noah's Ark. Virtually
all of these credits are on British television and only a few, like
Crocodile Shoes and The Men's Room, have crossed the
Wingfield remains quite the athlete he ran the 1997 London
Marathon in just over three and a half hours. We're not sure if
he is still a competitive trampoliner.