UPDATED 29 October 2001 Peter will be appearing in
The Miracle of the Cards, a TV movie on the PAX network about
Craig Shergold, a kid responsible for millions of spam e-mail crossing
the Internet. Peter plays Craig's father, Ernie Shergold. (Ernie???
Oh well, I guess since it's based on a true story, they're stuck
with that name...)
Miracle executive producer Robert Woods wrote me to say
that Peter "is wonderful in the part." (Gosh, does that
mean Peter actually gets a big role in this one?! Cross your fingers!)
He also passed along the lovely desktop-sized cast photo above.
Enjoy! (L-R): Kirk Cameron (Josh), Peter Wingfield
(Ernie Shergold), Catherine Oxenberg (Marion Shergold), Thomas
Sangster (Craig Shergold) and Duncan Fraser (Dr. Middleton).
Click on photo to see larger version.
Craig Shergold was a little boy dying of a brain tumor. He allegedly
wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for receiving
the most greeting cards (it was actually his hospital that orchestrated
the whole thing in the first place), so a plea went out across the
world to send Craig cards. His plea to send cards (or modified versions
of it) is still circulating even though Craig set the record on
16 November 1989!
UPDATED 18 August 2001 Peter in drag again? Er, no.
Peter will be appearing in The Wedding Dress, a TV movie
about the hands that a wedding dress passes through from the 1940s
to the present. (Hmm, sounds like the critically acclaimed Canadian
film, The Red Violin, which told the story of various owners
of said musical instrument through the ages.) The Wedding Dress
filmed from February 28 - March 28. Peter joined the production
on March 5.
The Wedding Dress was announced as being a Showtime movie,
but it looks like it will actually be airing on CBS. From CBS's
Starring Tyne Daly, Margret Colin and Neil Patrick Harris. Follows
a magical wedding dress that makes its way through the lives of
five different couples as it changes their lives, while transcending
the barriers of race, class and age. Renowned designer Vera Wang
provided several of her own creations for the film.
It will also be airing in the UK. From Carlton
Photographer Travis Cleveland wants Cass, his fashion model
fiancee, to wear the hand-stitched wedding gown that has been
in his family for years, but she refuses. When Travis' car with
the rejected dress in its trunk is stolen, it sets in motion a
train of events that has the dress passing in and out of the hands
of a number of couples. Somehow, the dress acts as a catalyst
that helps bring lovers together, before ending up back with Travis
who finally realises that it is his assistant, Zoey, who he really
loves. Starring Tyne Daly (Judging Amy, Cagney and Lacey) and
Margaret Colin (Three Men and a Baby, Pretty in Pink).
Specific airdates haven't been announced yet, but it's believed
that CBS will show it sometime in September.
10 August 2001 Why wish for Peter reading the phone
book when you can now hear him on tape? This past June, BBC Audio
released an audio book of two BBC Radio dramatisations of novels
by mystery writer Ruth Rendell: The Bridesmaid and Going
Wrong. Peter played Guy Curran in Going Wrong waaay back
in 1991 for BBC Radio 4. Thanks to Okka for the noticing this!
UPDATED 24 June 2001 Peter will be appearing in an
episode of the new Fox horror anthology series Night Visions.
Originally set to debut October 2000, the series was pushed back
to January 2001 (because, according to SciFi Weekly, Fox
didn't have enough marketing resources to launch the show!), then
pushed back again to summer 2001. According to Fox's website:
In the eerie style of The Twilight Zone, this gripping
anthology series creeps from horror to psychological drama to
supernatural adventure, never letting up until the final bizarre
plot twist. Hosted by edgy musician-turned-actor Henry Rollins,
Night Visions challenges notable directors and guest stars
to push the limits of their imaginations and yours.
Each week, a new character will be subjected to the unknown tortures
of their own mind. The vignettes play upon basic human fears,
but are sure to linger in memory long after the credits roll.
Each weekly episode of Night Visions will consist of two
half-hour stories. Peter's episode is called "Still Life."
No word on what role Peter is playing yet, but hopefully he won't
be a doctor!
The two-hour series premiere will debut on Thursday, July 12 at
8 pm EST. The series will then air the following weeks at 9 pm EST.
Enemy of the Gate
UPDATED 14 July 2001 Peter didn't appear in that
episode as expected. Fans are speculating that Tanith may reappear
either in a mid-season two-parter called "Summit" (episodes
13 and 14) or the season 5 finale.
Stargate is now shooting its fifth (and apparently last)
season, but ironically, back in 1997 at the Sector 14 convention,
Peter told fans that he didn't think Stargate would work
as a TV show!
season 5 - Mini-spoilers (i.e. so vague that you don't have
to worry about being spoiled unless you're extremely anal about
not knowing anything beforehand) and behind the scenes info on
"Enemies" and "Threshold," the episode that
Hear, hair here
UPDATED 7 May 2001 Erilyn sent this picture of the
newly goatee-ed Peter. Barely noticeable, ain't it? At Highlander
DownUnder 4, Peter complained about being unable to grow hair on
his cheeks. (Me wonders how this is a bad thing.) Erilyn describes
On Saturday, while Elizabeth Gracen and Peter were on stage together,
she stripped off his longsleeved blue shirt (in his hand), to
be auctioned (as he sent a shirt to be auctioned last year when
he couldn't make it to the con), with Peter protesting futilely.
Underneath the shirt was this tshirt, which she then got off him
as well, to find another tshirt, reading "I'm easily amused" with
a picture of Peter on it. The shirt and both tshirts were auctioned
off over the weekend.
New Peter interviews
7 April 2001 iF magazine has an multi-part interview
The frog prince?
20 February 2001 At last, we get to kiss a frog and
have it turn into Peter... The PWFC
reports that Peter will be acting with Princess Leia's mom, Debbie
Reynolds, in an upcoming Disney Channel movie. He plays frogs who
get turned into a human (or is that humans, plural?). After some
digging (thanks Google!) I found out that the movie is Return
to Halloweentown, a sequel to a Disney Channel 1998 TV movie
called (unsurprisingly) Halloweentown. According to the Disney
Disney Channel charms witches, ghouls and kids alike in Return
to Halloweentown. Kimberly J. Brown (Tumbleweeds) reprises
her role as Marnie in the bewitching sequel to the Halloween favorite.
Grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds) sweeps Marnie and Sophie off
to Halloweentown to investigate a series of strange occurrences.
When they arrive, the vibrant community seems to have lost its
magic. The citizens, including the gargoyles, are gray and boring.
It isn't long before Aggie discovers that her spell book is stolen
and the trio decides to set out and find it. They discover that
an angry warlock has taken the book and plans to permanently turn
every human into whatever costume they are wearing at midnight
on Halloween. It's a race against time, as Marnie must use her
skills to defeat the young warlock threatening to change Halloweentown
for eternity. Return to Halloweentown begins production
in February and will premiere in October 2001.
website has a review of the first Halloweentown movie:
Halloweentown stars Debbie Reynolds as a Witch. This was
a cute lil Disney movie. I thought I'd hate it, but it was better
than I expected. Debbie's character comes from another world called
Halloweentown where everyday is (obviously) Halloween. She makes
her annual visit to earth not just to visit her daughter and grandchildren,
but to get help from them because her world is in danger. A "Warlock"
being is there. Anyway, the mother of the children is a Witch
and her kids are starting to get powers, also. But she wants to
raise them as "regular" people, not Witches. So Granny Witch boards
the bus back to Halloweentown thinking she has no face this Warlock
alone, but the kids have sneaked on, too. Will Halloweentown be
saved? I'm not telling.
the Disney site with games, ghoulish recipes and other
things that are supposed to amuse kids.