On The Table Read, the “Best Entertainment Celebrity Magazine in the UK“, The Wire actor, Clarke Peters, talks about his new Showtime series, The Man Who Fell To Earth.
The Man Who Fell To Earth
With a multi-faceted career spanning more than four decades, legendary actor Clarke Peters (Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS, “The Wire”) works seamlessly across theater, film, and television with his latest series “The Man Who Fell to Earth” which airs new episodes every Sunday on Showtime.
Based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic film that starred David Bowie, “The Man Who Fell to Earth” will follow a new character (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who crashes deep into the oilfields of New Mexico with a mission: he must find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), the one woman on earth who can help save his species. Even as he struggles to adapt to our world and become more “human” her faith in humanity couldn’t be lower.
An unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must save ours. Peters plays the role of Josiah Falls, the father of Justin Falls (Harris) and the patriarch of the Falls family. He is a gifted scientist and engineer whose surprising relationship with Ejiofor’s alien brings about the next step in human evolution.
Most recently, Peters starred as in the AMC+ series “La Fortuna” opposite Stanley Tucci, ‘The Master’ in HBO’s “His Dark Materials,” ‘Linen Man’ in the Netflix fantasy drama series “The Irregulars,” starred in Spike Lee’s Netflix award-nominated film DA 5 BLOODS with the late Chadwick Boseman, and appeared in the Apple+ sci-fi series “The Foundation.” Peter’s other notable television work includes playing ‘Lester Freamon’ on HBO TV series “The Wire”, as well as ‘Albert Lambreaux’ on “Treme”. Other notable TV credits include, “Show Me A Hero”, “Damages”, “The Deuce”, “The Blacklist”, “True Detective”, “Jericho” and “Jessica Jones”.
Peters has dominated the big screens with film credits that include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, HARRIET, Mona Lisa, Notting Hill, John Wick, Freedomland, and THE MUSIC MACHINE to name a few.
Peter Clarke’s Life And Career
Born in New York, Peters moved to Englewood, New Jersey with his family at a young age, where quickly developed a passion for music and the stage. After moving to Paris at the age of 19, he decided to train as an apprentice on the production of Hair, learning about the theatre from the inside out.
Two years later he made the move to London where he immediately joined the musical recording group The Majestics and within weeks, the group found themselves playing at no less a venue than The Royal Albert Hall alongside Shirley Bassey.
In 1976 Peters began to really hit the big time, lending his distinctive vocal talents to such now legendary tracks as Joan Armatrading’s Love and Affection and the disco classic, Boogie Nights. Around this time Peters made the decision that he wanted to focus his sights on the stage, where he would go to become the first black actor in the UK to take on major stage roles written for white performers.
He has twice played Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, notably in the National’s celebrated revival, and played Billy Flynn in Chicago on London’s West End, New York’s Broadway, and Las Vegas.
Peters has been a vegetarian for over 35 years and leads a clean holistic lifestyle as a member of the British Holistic Medical Institution. He credits his spiritual faith with keeping his feet firmly on the ground and is an active practitioner of meditation taught by the Brahma Kumaris from Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India. Peters is also a talented painter practicing with multiple mediums and has had an exhibit of his work in New Orleans. Currently, Peters resides in Portugal and enjoys tending his beautiful garden and lavender field.
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