Education East 15 Acting School
Role Television actor
|Name Peter Armitage|
Years active 1969–present
|Movies and TV shows The Second Coming, The Befrienders, Dockers|
Similar People Cheryl Hall, Sally Hibbin, Adrian Shergold
Peter James Armitage (born 26 January 1940 in Sheffield, Yorkshire) is an English television actor who trained at the East 15 Acting School. He has been a regular on British screens since the 1970s.
Armitage has had three spells as the character Bill Webster on long-running soap opera Coronation Street, appearing in the role in 1984 (for six months), then from 1995 to 1997 and more recently from 2006 to 2011. He had previously appeared as a different character playing a painter and decorator in two episodes in 1977. In 2014 Armitage stated in an interview that he hoped to return to the series after successfully battling bowel cancer.
His other TV credits include The Befrienders, Couples, Jack the Ripper and Hearts and Minds. He also appeared in Lucky Feller, a short-lived sitcom starring David Jason.
He is also remembered for appearing in a Yellow Pages advert in the 1980s as a father trying to convince his son not to have a racing bike as a birthday present. The advert ends with Armitage saying the line "I were right about that saddle though!".
Armitage lived in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire and subsequently near Skipton. He is divorced with two adult children.