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Clarke Peters

Peter Clarke, known professionally as Clarke Peters, is an American-British actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his roles as Lester Freamon in the television series The Wire (2002–2008) and Albert Lambreaux in the television series Treme (2010–2013).

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Some film actors want to sit back and look at every scene and all that crap. No, you're an actor - tell the story, and when it's told, there's another one to tell.
I'm a stage actor, and we never get to see our performances.
I like rock music. I like jazz better, though. — © Clarke Peters
I like rock music. I like jazz better, though.
You need to make mistakes in rehearsal because that's how you find out what works and what doesn't.
I first came to London as a musician, and when my group broke up, I did 'Guys and Dolls' at the Watford Palace theatre. After that, Ned Sherrin found me and brought me to the West End to do one of his shows. The work went from strength to strength, so I thought: 'This is where the world wants me; I'll stay.'
My first professional acting job was in 'Hair' during the Vietnam War. So I think I've always been drawn to projects with a social conscience.
Our points of reference in America aren't steeped in literature; they're steeped in that five minutes between commercials.
I don't like being away from theater that long. The muscles get atrophied if you don't exercise them.
I first came to London as a musician, and when my group broke up, I did 'Guys and Dolls' at the Watford Palace theatre. After that, Ned Sherrin found me and brought me to the West End to do one of his shows. The work went from strength to strength, so I thought: 'This is where the world wants me; I'll stay.
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