Peter Burton

Peter Burton Biography

Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd, Q

Peter Ray Burton was a film and television actor from England, born on April 4th, 1921 in Bromley, Kent. Burton’s acting career spanned for several decades, and he was well-known for his performances on the big and small screen.

Peter Burton is famously recognized for his role as Major Boothroyd in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). He was also featured in two other James Bond films, Thunderball (1965) and unofficial Bond film, Casino Royale (1967), in uncredited roles.

In addition, Burton played the role of English aristocrat and British diplomat D’Arcy Godolphin Osborne, the 12th (and last) Duke of Leeds in the 1983 made-for-television docudrama, The Scarlet and the Black.


Throughout his career, Burton made numerous guest appearances on television shows such as The Avengers, The Saint, Return of the Saint, and UFO. He also played notable roles in movies like A Night to Remember (1958), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Raising the Wind (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and cult classic A Clockwork Orange (1971).

Peter Ray Burton’s last film role was in Number One Gun (1990). He passed away on November 21st, 1989.