About this actor
Lieutenant-Commander Peter Cecil Bull, DSC (21 March 1912 in London - 20 May 1984) was a British character actor. He was the son of Hammersmith MP Sir William James Bull, 1st Bt.. Bull was educated at Winchester College. His first professional stage appearance was in If I Were You at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1933. Bull's performance as the Russian Ambassador, Alexi de Sadesky, in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is among the best-known of his several dozen film and TV appearances. He both narrated and had a small on-screen role in Scrooge (1951), and portrayed the German ship's captain in The African Queen (1951). Bull was also the first ever actor to portray Pozzo in Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot' when it opened on 3 August 1955. In the 1970s he ran a small shop just off Notting Hill Gate, selling zodiac-related items. Bull wrote a standard work on the subject of teddy bears, Bear With Me. He also wrote a non-fiction work about his...