“Animal welfare/rights has been an abiding passion for me for about 20 years. It started when I truly understood just how much we human animals abuse and take for granted every other species on this planet.”
Peter Egan is a television, theatre and film actor who has been appearing on British TV for over 50 years, most recently known for his role as Marquess of Flintshire in Downton Abbey.
Peter began his career at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, before securing early roles in Cold Comfort Farm, Big Breadwinner Hog and The Love School. Since then Peter has gone on to feature in award-winning series including After Life, Unforgotten and Downton Abbey. Peter has also had multiple film roles, most notably in The Wedding Date, Chariots of Fire and Lillie. More recently Peter has turned his hand to directing, and his recent shows include Uncle Vanya for the Renaissance Theatre Company, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Mills College, San Francisco, as well as productions at the Lyric Hammersmith and London's Savoy Theatre.
Peter is an animal rights activist and vegan, whose recent change to veganism has had a profound impact on his life. Peter has since become an active patron for multiple animal rights charities including Change For Animals, Animals Asia Foundation and For Life On Earth.