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Peter Cook
Peter Cook
Born 17 November 1937
Died 9 January 1995 (aged: 57)
First appearance "The Foretelling"
Last appearance "The Foretelling"
Series The Black Adder
Episode count 1 Episode

Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook has been described by Stephen Fry as "the funniest man who ever drew breath", although his work was also controversial. Cook is closely associated with anti-establishment comedy which emerged in Britain and the United States in the late 1950s.

Cook portrayed King Richard III in The Black Adder episode "The Foretelling".


  • Cook was president of the Cambridge Footlights 1960-61. Hugh Laurie later held that position in 1980-81.

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