Peter Purves Bio

(TV Presenter)

Relationship Facts of Peter Purves

  • Peter Purves is married to Kathryn Evans.
  • Peter Purves married on February 05, 1982
  • 💑 Anniversary in 140 days 💑
  • He is father of Two.
  • Peter Purves is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Peter Purves is married to Kathryn Evans. His wife is an actress by profession. The wedding took place on the 5th of February 1982.

The story behind their marriage is a mystery. Together, they have a child whose name is not disclosed.

Previously, he was married to Gilly Fraser (Gillian Emmett) in 1962. They first met in the repertory theatre in Barrow-in-Furness. Together, they have a son. Matthew.

Who is Peter Purves?

British Peter Purves is a TV Presenter and actor. He is renowned as the Steven Taylor of the BBC’s TV program, Doctor Who.

Last, in 2001, he appeared in the TV Series, The Office.

Peter Purves- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Parents

He was born as Peter John Purves on the 10th of February 1939 in New Longton, Preston, Lancashire. His father was a tailor by profession. Besides that, he also used to run a hotel in Blackpool on the Lancashire coast.

Till the date, she has not disclosed the names of his father and mother. He belongs to English ethnicity.

Purves’ Education, Early Career


He attended Arnold School in Blackpool. Later, he joined Barrow-in-Furness Grammer School. In the school, he studied A-Level and cleared the mathematics.

Early Career

Initially, he planned to pursue teaching as his career. Also, he took teaching training at Alsager College. However, he started acting the Barrow-in-Furness Repertory theater as an actor.

Later, he was also associated with the directing works in the theater plays. Snow White, Dick Whittington, and Jack and the Beanstalk are some of the plays directed by Purves.

Peter Purves- Professional Career

– In 1965, Peter Purves came in limelight when he featured the BBC’s TV series, Doctor Who as Steven Taylor. The TV series is based on adventures in time and space. Altogether, he appeared in 46 episodes.

– Following the TV series, he featured in the British children’s television program, Blue Peter as a co-presenter along with the John Noakes and Valerie Singleton.

– Apart from the series, he appeared in the programs like Teen Trials, Blue Peter Documentary, and The Channel Challenge. Also, he has covered major events like the 2007- Crufts and the Royal Anniversary Trust. 

– Besides that, he worked as the radio presenter too.

Peter Purves
Caption: Peter Purves with his Pet Dog (Source: Irish News )

Net Worth, Salary

Through his career as a TV presenter and actor, he has made the estimated net worth of $3 million that includes classic cars.

He owns the classics cars like 1938 Austin, 1938 Wolseley 16, 1951 Bentley Mark, and 1963 Ford Anglia. Also, the current valuation of his house in Suffolk village is around $1.24 million.

As a TV Presenter, his earnings are in the range of $31k to $120k. Besides that, his acting profession pays him in the range of $19k to $208k.

Peter Purves- Controversy, Rumors

Till the date, the TV presenter has not been any sort of controversy that creates a buzz in the media.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Peter Purves has hazel eyes with light hair. His height is 6 feet and 1 inch and has an average weight.

Social Media Profile

Peter is active on Twitter with the handle, @purves_peter with 6.2k followers. But he is not on Facebook and Instagram.

On Twitter, he is following the personalities like Marc Abraham, Richard Osman, and Anthea Turner.


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