PETER POLYCARPOU

 

Peter PolycarpouPeter Polycarpou is a stage, TV and film actor. He first came to fame playing Pauline Quirke’s hapless husband Chris Theodopolopoudos in the very successful TV series Birds of a Feather.

His work in films includes Evita starring Madonna, Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman and De-Lovely starring Kevin Kline. Television work has included The Bill, Holby City, Casualty, EastEnders, and Waking the Dead.

He sang the theme song for the BBC2 television series Love Hurts starring Zoe Wanamaker and Neil Pearson which was also released as a single.

Theatre credits include: creating the role of John in Miss Saigon at Drury Lane. He was an original cast member of Les Misérables playing Grantaire and Thenardier, he has played The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera , was the Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, played Neville Craven in The Secret Garden at The Aldwych Theatre for the RSC and appeared in the UK première of The Woods by David Mamet at the Finborough Theatre.

Recent work includes the part of Gash in Bryony Lavery's play Last Easter directed by Douglas Hodge at the Door Theatre in Birmingham and the leading role of Daniel Warshowsky in the new musical Imagine This which played at the New London Theatre.  He has just finished appearing in Love Story the Musical at the Minerva Studio in Chichester.

Peter Polycarpou recently appeared Love Story the Musical at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End.

He played Beadle Bamford (Judge Turpin’s henchman) in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the Chichester Festival Theatre with Michael Ball as Sweeney and Imelda Staunton playing Mrs Lovett which transferred to the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End.

Last year he appeared in the Chichester Festival Production of The Pajama Game which he has just finished reprising at the Shaftesbury Theatre and is next playing Nathan Detroit in Chichester¡s production of Guys & Dolls alongside Sophie Thompson as Miss Adelaide.