There Can Be Only One
I was ready to give up on a Vancouver shot show called Highlander when, in the middle of season 3, a new character, Methos, was introduced. It didn't hurt that the actor was handsome. I watched a couple of episodes with this new face before I realized two things.
I had seen Peter Wingfield four years earlier in a film called Uncovered. He had a small role and the film wasn't great but l thought he was cute.
The other thing I realized is that I had recently seen him at a local mall.
Living in Vancouver means you see famous and not so famous actors going about their daily business. For many years, I saw Peter around. Occasionally I would smile and say hi to him. He always smiled and said hi back. My last memory of seeing him was in a mall the weekend before Christmas. His young son almost trampled me in his rush to get to Santa. Peter apologized and then rushed after the boy.
Over the years I've tried to watch everything Peter has done. Most of it has been pretty good. We wont talk about Bliss. Really loved him as Dr. James Watson on Sanctuary I hope there is some way he can come back to the show for a visit every now and then. Yeah. I know. Wishful thinking.
I was surprised to discover that I have over 100 photos of the man. I put this lens together so I could get them off my hard drive.
I'm creating a lens for Methos the Immortal if you're interested.
UNICEF for Haiti Video
Some Good Links
- The Official Peter Wingfield Fan Club
The official Peter Wingfield Fan Club.
- Project Edan :: The Charity of the Peter Wingfield Fan Club ::
Instead of gifts, Peter asks fans to donate to Project Edan (named for his son.) The charity raises funds for UNICEF.
The biggest site on the web dedicated to Peter Wingfield, Highlander's dreamy Welshman.
- Peter's Vlog
Peter records random video messages for his fans. Uploads are rather sporadic but usually worth the wait.
Stonehenge Apocalypse explodes onto DVD
Official Press Release
One of Earth's greatest man-made enigmas...
A chain reaction of inexplicable natural phenomena...
Coincidence, or the end of the world?
STONEHENGE APOCALYPSEFROM ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
The Fight for Survival Starts December 21st on DVD
Beverly Hills, CA - For centuries, Stonehenge has stood as a silent shrine to Man's ancient history. Nobody knows for sure why it was built, or for what purpose. But in the 21st century, the enigmatic monument may be the harbinger of the extinction of the entire human race! On December 21st, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes the Syfy Channel feature Stonehenge Apocalypse on DVD. Directed by Paul Ziller (Beyond Loch Ness, Android Apocalypse, Polar Storm), Stonehenge Apocalypse stars Misha Collins ("Supernatural," "24"), Torri Higginson ("Stargate Atlantis"), Peter Wingfield ("X," "24," "Highlander") and Hill Harper ("CSI: NY"), and drew over 2.1 million viewers for the June 21st Syfy Channel premiere airing! SRP is $19.98 and pre-book is November 24th.
An ancient prophecy has been revealed…The discovery of an Egyptian chamber beneath the coast of Maine triggers a deadly electromagnetic occurrence at Stonehenge, followed by explosive devastation at the Aztec pyramids. Something within the centuries-old stones has come alive, and a series of terrifying global catastrophes is about to be unleashed, perhaps signifying the apocalypse. Now a team of international scientists, a UK commando unit, and a conspiracy-obsessed American radio host must find a way to stop the cataclysmic power that created life on this planet before it can be reborn to destroy us all.
The Stonehenge Apocalypse DVD includes a behind the scenes featurette and trailer.
Stonehenge Apocalypse - Peter played Dr. John Trousdale
NCIS: Los Angeles - Peter played Eugene Keelson
Caprica - Peter played GDD Director Gara Singh
Highlander: The Series
a brief overview
In the pilot episode the main character was established as MacLeod living quietly with his girlfriend Tessa NoÃ«l (played by Alexandra Vandernoot). They were co-proprietors of the antique shop MacLeod & NoÃ«l Antiques. The pilot introduced Richie Ryan (Stan Kirsch) as a thief who entered Duncan's shop and witnessed the confrontation between Duncan, evil Immortal Slan Quince (Richard Moll) and Duncan's fellow clansman Connor MacLeod, the hero from the movies.
It was established that Duncan had lived nearly 400 years, and that there were many such Immortals in the world. Connor came to Duncan to ask him to return to The Game and help good win over evil, where "The Game" is the term used by the Immortals to describe their hunting of one another, seeking "Quickenings" by beheading their opponents. Duncan had hidden from other Immortals for some time, removing himself from The Game. Hunted by Quince, Duncan had no choice but to face him and by the end of the first episode, Slan had been defeated and Duncan was clearly caught up in The Game again.
Storylines revolved around Duncan MacLeod and his relationship with mortals and other Immortals. These relationships were a theme in the series, especially Duncan MacLeod's relationship towards his friends, family, lovers and foes (see Duncan MacLeod's relationships). As the series progressed, there were changes in concept and normal growth in the characters and their relationships. Several recurring Immortal characters such as Amanda and Methos became frequent guests on the show and the Watchers like Joe Dawson were introduced in season 2.
In the final episode of season 5, "Archangel", the character of Richie Ryan was killed and the supernatural demon Ahriman was introduced into the storyline. Of the 13 episodes of season six, two did not feature MacLeod, while a few showed him in cameos while the producers experimented with introducing a new female Immortal character for a spin-off series. None of these were chosen, and what came to be Highlander: The Raven would feature recurring character "Amanda" in a starring role, though it would be canceled after one season.
Various Highlander ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Peter Writes - from An Evening at Joe's
Methos fell in love with a mortal named Alexa Bond, a waitress who worked in Joe's bar, and who was terminally ill. Their relationship spanned three episodes ("Timeless", "Deliverance", and "Methuselah's Gift") as well as multiple chapters (entitled:"Postcards From Alexa") in the book An Evening at Joe's.
At first, Alexa refused his proposition of dating, because she didn't want to disappoint him as she was dying. However, Methos was persistent, and waited for her under the rain and asked her out on a date. He mentioned to Alexa that the reason for asking her on a date was "[b]ecause the alternative is unthinkable." In his quest to make her feel alive even though she was dying, he wanted to make her dream come true by traveling the world.
During their travels, Alexa became gravely ill. Methos wanted to use the Methuselah's Stone, rumored to be able to make a person Immortal, to save Alexa. He tried to steal it, with help from Amanda. Methos failed to retrieve the stone due to the intervention of the Watchers. Methos remained at Alexa's side until she died of her illness.
Postcards From Alexa
Sanctuary - Peter played Dr. James Watson
SG-1 and Sanctuary ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Queen of Swords - Peter played Dr. Robert Helm
Queen of Swords ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Holby City - Peter played Dr. Dan Clifford
Holby City ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Various Character ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
If you're a fan tell me your story. If you have questions go ahead and ask.