Peter Bowles was an eminent TV and stage actor who starred in such programmes as To The Manor Born. He worked regularly in theatre, including in London’s West End in November 2010, when he starred at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket opposite Penelope Keith in Sheridan’s The Rivals.
Bowles was one of Britain’s most-loved comic actors. His memoir Ask Me If I’m Happy is the personal story of an actor who was told on leaving drama school that he would never play an Englishman (and didn’t), to becoming known as the quintessential Englishman (and isn’t). It was published in 2010 by Simon and Schuster Ltd.