Peter Ostrum Age

Peter Ostrum Age

Peter Ostrum

Peter and I’s west and east coasts start in the same place: New York City and the world of TV and movies. But what we both do is different.


Peter was a child who acted—he wasn't a child actor. He had none of the obvious technique, tricks, or affectations of the kind that TV kid actors had, and continue to have. He was genuine, and his sincerity as a person shines through in his performance. He was an extremely intelligent kid, who was both self-aware and skilled at what he was doing. (Source:Despite starring in a movie that is still popular more than 50 years after its release, Ostrum decided to call it a career and leave entertainment after that one memorable role. He’s made appearances as himself on TV shows since then, but never again had a prominent acting role in Hollywood. Despite leaving the industry, Ostrum has fond memories of making the movie and working with such notable actors as Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. He also appreciates the chance that he got to experience life abroad at such a young age, as the movie was filmed in Germany.


her costars, Cole parlayed her Willy Wonka debut into a decades-long TV career in her native United Kingdom, including roles on BBC series Angels and Poldark in the mid to late 1970s and in the TV movie remake of Camille alongside Colin Firth in 1984. She completed her most recent onscreen role in 2013 before retiring from acting to train as a psychotherapist. (Source: www.biography.com)

wiki.projecttopics.org)While taking part in a play at the children’s theatre, Ostrum was spotted by agents who were searching for kids that would feature in an upcoming film. The agents were impressed by Ostrum’s sincerity and genuineness and three months later, he landed the role of Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – a 1971 musical/fantasy film about five children from around the world, who won a golden ticket to explore the famed chocolate factory. In the movie, Ostrum portrayed Charlie, a sweet boy from a humble background who luckily nabs the last golden ticket. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was only a mild commercial success at the time of its release. It, however, grew to be quite popular, thanks to repeated TV airings and home entertainment medium.

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