Peter Rylands appeared on Coronation Street in four roles:
- An unnamed Policeman who was on scene following Alan Bradley's assault on Rita Fairclough in March 1989
- Estate agent Mr Walmersley who showed Martin and Gail Platt around 8 Coronation Street in December 1991
- Businessman Neil, who was a "client" of Leanne Battersby in March 2007
- Solicitor Mr Drummond who read out the details of Blanche Hunt's will in May 2010.
His other credits include roles in Hannay, Children's Ward, Heartbeat, Prime Suspect 3, Bugs, The Bill, Peak Practice, The Royal, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and South Riding, along with the 2001 film The Parole Officer.
On stage he has appeared in productions of David Copperfield, The Makropulos Case, Tom's Midnight Garden, The History Boys and The Comedy of Errors.