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Peter Birch

Plays Jack Hathaway

BORN : 31st August 1952

DIED : 13th September 2017 (esophageal cancer)

BORN : Harrogate, Yorkshire

BROUGHT UP : Born into a military family, he was brought up in many different places; Singapore, Germany, Bristol, Dover, Richmond.

FAMILY : Married to Cristina Cano. Son, Henry (b.2012)

STUDIED : Duke of York’s Royal Military School and Bristol University and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

PREVIOUS JOBS : Waiter at Berni Inn

ON JOINING CASUALTY : ‘I was rather wary as a newcomer, particularly as I replaced Clive Mantle, who was very popular, but all the cast have been supportive, there’s such a team spirit and plenty of banter flying around the Green Room where we relax between takes. We socialise alot during filming, going to meals or to the pub’.

MISTAKE DURING FILMING : ‘I was swabbing a patients head with iodine before operating but trying to look professional, I was being rather too generous and the solution trickled down into the actor’s eyes, unable to see.’

FAVE FILM : Un coeur entliver

TELEVISION CREDITS : Mussolini; Mission Critical; A.D.; By the Sword Divided; Auf Wiedersehn Pet; Penmarric; Spearhead; Blackeyes; Poirot; Somewhere to Run; Portrait of a Marriage; Capital City; House of Elliot; The Bill; Casualty; Blood Strangers

FILM CREDITS : Aria; Dirty Dozen II; Buffalo Girls

THEATRE CREDITS : Julius Caesar; She Stoops to Conquer; Conduct Unbecoming; Vivat Vivat Regina; Blithe Spirit; Hamlet; Macbeth; Look Back in Anger; The Rivals; Quartermaine’s Terms; All Together Now; Romeo and Juliet; King Lear; Much Ado About Nothing; Terra Nova; A Waste of Time; As You Like It; The Old Country; The Homecoming; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Ashes; Murder in the Cathedral; On the Piste; Dangerous Obsession; Dancing at Lughnasa

BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : Behind the Scenes’ by Rachel Silver.

OTHER WORK : Peter moved into theatre-based communication applied to change management & conflict resolution in which he took his PhD (Manchester University) and undertook assignments through Manchester Business School and Cranfield School of Management. He published in relevant professional journals.

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