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Peter Sallis, Star of Wallace and Gromit, Dead At 96

Peter Sallis, Star of Wallace and Gromit, Dead At 96
Entertainment1 min Read

The beloved actor brought joy to the entire world with his role in the Wallace and Gromit films

The world of entertainment suffered a monumental loss this week with the passing of Peter Sallis, who for years provided the voice of the titular Wallace from the beloved stop motion animation series of films Wallace and Gromit.

Feathers McGraw from Wallace and Gromit by George Scharfenberg. #wallaceandgromit
Wallace and Gromit by Jack Quadri. #jackquadri #wallaceandgromt #wallaceandgromittattoo
Combat Gromit! (via IG -- piercedupbristol) #wallaceandgromt #wallaceandgromittattoo
The dastardly penguin by Stefan Salamone (via IG -- stefansalamone) #stefansalamone #wallaceandgromt #wallaceandgromittattoo
Stick figure Wallace and Gromit by Koryn Lee (via IG -- koryn_leigh) #korynlee #wallaceandgromt #wallaceandgromittattoo

But it was in 1989 that Sallis landed the role he will be most fondly remembered for. The first masterpiece of claymation from Nick Park, A Grand Day Out, catapulted the characters of Wallace and Gromit to instant fame and for the next twenty years, Sallis provided the voice heard by countless millions of Wallace and Gromit fans around the world.

Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

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