Peter Cartwright was an actor who made hundreds of appearances in television, film and on radio and worked extensively in the theatre, both in the provinces and London's West End.
Cartwright was born in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa, and educated at St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown. He arrived in Britain in 1959 and studied at RADA. At the date of his death he lived in London.
He was best known in South Africa for a series of television commercials in which he was the face of Charles Glass, the legendary founder of South African Breweries and the brewmaster who brewed Castle Lager.