Goodbye Wallace: Peter Sallis (1921-2017)
June 5, 2017 9:49 AM Subscribe
Peter Sallis, famous as the voice of eccentric inventor Wallace in Wallace and Gromit, has died aged 96. A veteran of many TV roles, Sallis was for years best known to British viewers as Norman 'Cleggy' Clegg, the longest-serving cast member of the eccentric sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. But it was as the voice of Wallace, cheese-loving gadgeteer and partner ('owner' is hardly the right word) of long-suffering and silent but equally smart dog Gromit, that Sallis achieved global fame in Nick Park's series of clay animations - a series that won three Academy Awards and, perhaps equally prestigiously, three 100% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
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