Jim Carter (actor)

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Jim Carter
Jim Carter.jpg
Carter at GBK Emmy Luxury Gift Lounge, 21 September 2012
Born(1948-08-19) 19 August 1948 (age 65)
Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Imelda Staunton (m. 1983)
Children1
 
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Jim Carter
Jim Carter.jpg
Carter at GBK Emmy Luxury Gift Lounge, 21 September 2012
Born(1948-08-19) 19 August 1948 (age 65)
Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Imelda Staunton (m. 1983)
Children1

Jim Carter (born 19 August 1948)[1] is an English actor.

Carter's film credits include Top Secret! (1984), A Month in the Country (1987), The Madness of King George (1994), Richard III (1995), Brassed Off (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Little Vampire (2000), Ella Enchanted (2004), and Detective Victor Getz in The Thief Lord (2006). He plays John Faa in The Golden Compass (2007), the first film in the adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy, and also stars in House of 9 (2005) as The Watcher, and the executioner in Alice in Wonderland.[2]

His television credits include Lipstick on Your Collar (1993), Cracker, (1994), The Way We Live Now (2001), The Singing Detective (1986), Arabian Nights (2000), The Chest (1997), Red Riding (2009), A Very British Coup (1988) and the Hornblower episode "Duty" (2003) and in "Midsomer Murders" (2004) episode "The Fisher King" as Nathan Green. He also plays Captain Brown in the five-part BBC series Cranford (2007) and Mayor Waldo in the US miniseries Dinotopia (2002). He currently stars in Downton Abbey playing Mr Carson, a role that earned him two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012,13).[2]

Early life[edit]

Carter was born in Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. His father worked for the Air Ministry and his mother was a land girl and later a school secretary.[3] Carter attended Ashville College, Harrogate, where he was head boy in his final year, and the University of Sussex where he studied law and became a leading light of the fledgling Drama Society, playing the title role in Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, the first student production at the newly built Gardner Arts Centre theatre.[4] He dropped out of university after two years to join a fringe theatre group in Brighton.[1][3]

Acting career[edit]

He began acting professionally in "the early 1970s."[5]

When asked, "If you hadn't become an actor, what would you have done professionally?" he answered, "I wouldn't have pursued law – I'd actually dropped out of law into English, I'd even changed my course. But when the offer came from this fringe theatre group, the Brighton Combination, to leave university and join them for five quid a week, it was like a door opening, and there wasn't a moment's hesitation. I walked through that door and never looked back. I have never earned a penny from doing anything apart from acting. I have never had another job."[6]

His first paid job for £5 a week with free board and lodging was in a play called Gum and Goo by Howard Brenton for the Brighton Combination.[7] Howard Brenton's Gum and Goo was first produced by the Brighton Combination (in Brighton) in 1969.[8][9]

He appeared in Howard Brenton's Winter Daddykins in July 1968 for the Brighton Combination. It was directed by Barry Edwards, and Carter performed with Fiona Baker and Lily Sue Todd.[10][11] This is probably the play referred to in Jenny Harris' website that took place on 9 July 1968 in the Brighton Combination's cafe. Jenny Harris was one of the initiators of the Brighton Combination.[12] Jim Carter mentioned her in one interview as one who started the Brighton Combination. She was then head of the National Theatre's education department.[13]

In 1970, he performed in the show Come Together at London's Royal Court Theatre together with the Brighton Combination and the Ken Campbell Roadshow along with other theatre personalities and groups.[14][15][16] The Royal Court's Come Together Festival was on the cover page of Plays and Players magazine issue of December 1970. Scenes from this festival are also featured in this issue.[17] The Come Together festival opened at the Royal Court Theatre on 21 October 1970 and contributed to one of the Royal Court's best years. The festival brought the avante-garde like the Brighton Combination and Ken Campbell into the Court. The Brighton Combination presented "The NAB Show", a politically oriented account of the National Assistance Board.[18]

He first worked at the Combination Theatre Company in Brighton. Later he joined the Newcastle University Theatre where he played, among other parts, Estragon in Waiting for Godot. From 1974 to 1976 he toured America with the Ken Campbell Roadshow and on his return joined the Phoenix Theatre in Leicester. In 1977 he joined the National Theatre Company where he appeared as Dom Fiollo (sic) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Cottesloe Theatre. In 1978 he became a member of the Young Vic Company appearing as Stephano in The Tempest, Buckingham in Richard III and Mephistopheles in Faust. In 1978 he went to America to study in a circus school where he learned juggling, unicycling and tightrope walking. From 21 May to 29 June 1980 he played Trebonius/Marullus/Poet in a Julius Caeasar production of Riverside Studios directed by Peter Gill. He performs magic acts in cabarets.[19][20] The Young Vic's Richard III production in 1978, which featured James Carter with, among others, Bill Wallis and Michael Attwell, was directed by Michael Bogdanov. He also performed in the Young Vic production of Bartholomew Fair in 1978. It was also directed by Michael Bogdanov.[21]

He was a member of The Madhouse Company of London, a comedy troupe which performed in Boston in the 1970s; together with the late Marcel Steiner (1931–1999), Marc Weil and Tommy Shands. Ken Campbell was also associated with the group.[22][23][24] The Madhouse Co. was an offshoot of the Ken Campbell's Roadshow that came to New York City and Boston. It broke up eventually and Steiner and Carter returned to England. The Madhouse Co. was in Cambridge, Massachusetts. in August 1976.[25] The Madhouse Company of London was mentioned and its shows advertised and reviewed in several New York magazine issues from April 1974 to March 1975.[26] Marc Weil created The Madhouse Company of London in 1973.[27]

In June to August 2005, he appeared in The President of an Empty Room at the National Theatre (written by Stephen Knight and directed by Howard Davies). When he did this he had not done theatre in 14 years. He considers his appearance in Richard Eyre's 1982 National Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls a significant moment. It was when he met his future wife, Imelda Staunton, who also appeared in this play. He considers Richard Eyre and Howard Davies two of his favourite directors. He was with the Brighton Combination still when it moved to London and opened a theatre called the Albany in Deptford. In his own words: "The Brighton Combination moved to London and started a theatre called the Albany in Deptford, and I was with them then."[28]

In the early 1970s, the Brighton Combination, a touring fringe theatre group, became resident in the Albany Institute in Deptford, South East London. This was considered one of the great achievements of the Albany's then director Paul Curno. By fusing community work and the arts, Director Paul Curno and "The Combination" transformed the Albany's fortunes. This fusion still drives the Albany to this day.[29] The Brighton Combination Company moved to become resident at the Albany in SE London in 1972 with a brief to set up community action and arts development projects. It combined artistic and cultural works with social activism.[30]

He performed in the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London in Jean Cocteau's The Infernal Machine (with Maggie Smith and with Simon Callow directing, 1986–87).[31][32][33][34] Photos and a review of this play appeared in Plays and Players magazine in January 1987.[35]

He also performed in William "Bill" Bryden's The Passion at the National Theatre in 1985.[36] Performed in The Mysteries: The Nativity, The Passion and Doomsday at the Cottesloe Theatre for the National Theatre in 1984 and 1985. Both performances were directed by Bill Bryden.[37]

He appeared in Doug Lucie's Fashion in May–June 1990 at the Tricycle Theatre, directed by Michael Attenborough.[38][39][40]

In the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC)The Wizard of Oz production, wife Imelda Staunton played Dorothy while he was the Cowardly Lion. Considers playing a baddie dressed in black in the cowboy film Rustlers' Rhapsody filmed in southern Spain one of the top highlights of his career.[41] The Wizard of Oz was directed by Ian Judge; it opened on 17 December 1987 at the RSC's Barbican Theatre. It played in repertory through 27 February 1988.[42]

His National Theatre performances (as James Carter):[43]

His Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) performances include:[45]

Summary of James "Jim" Carter's stage works:

[Was with the Brighton Combination when it became resident in the Albany in Deptford, SE London, 1972]

Other media[edit]

Carter narrates the back story for the ride "Hex – the Legend of the Towers", at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, United Kingdom.[46]

He narrated the six-part series Home Front Britain, a documentary of life in Britain during World War II created and produced by the Discovery Channel and the British Film Institute.[47] Home Front Britain was broadcast on Discovery Channel from 11 September 2009.[48]

In 2013 he could be heard voicing Sky Sports advertisements.

Personal life[edit]

Jim Carter and British actress Imelda Staunton met in January 1982 during rehearsals of Richard Eyre's Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre. Carter was 34, Staunton was 26 and she considered him already old. According to Staunton, "we worked together for a year and it was a slow burn rather than a heady rush of passion." Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton married in 1983 and have one daughter, Bessie, born in 1993, when Staunton was 37. Bessie is to enrol at the National Youth Theatre in 2010. Staunton says of Carter's acting: "He has never been the sort of actor who yearns to play Hamlet. Maybe it's because he came to acting from performing in the circus. He has always done just what he wants to do."[49]

Staunton would later proudly claim that after 21 years of marriage, she and Carter had been apart for only three weeks.[50] They have a little dog named Molly.[51]

Carter is also the chairman of Hampstead Cricket Club, whose ground is near his home.[52] On 18 September 2011 he organised the Hampstead Cricket Club (HCC) Celebrity Cricket Match. It was HCC's third annual charity celebrity cricket match.[53]

He has been a keen cyclist for 55 years (as of October 2011), frequently riding for charity causes. On 30 September 2011 Carter travelled with 25 other riders to Ghana for a 10-day trip which included six days of cycling to raise money for clean water in the small impoverished town of Tafo. He has a web page for this event to receive sponsors and donations: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jimcarter. This was his tenth charity ride. The previous nine (Jordan, Costa Rica, Laos, Vietnam, India, Namibia, Chile, Argentina and London to Paris - twice) were to raise money for the National Deaf Children's Society.[54] He intended to raise a minimum of £2,750 but ended up with £8,670.[55]

As of August 2013, Carter lives in West Hampstead, North London.[56]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1980FoxCliff RyanTV series (2 episodes)
Flash GordonAzurian Man
1984December FlowerDentistTV film
Top Secret!Déjà Vu, Resistance Member
The Company of WolvesSecond HusbandUncredited
HiawathaNarratorTV film
A Private FunctionInspector Noble
1985The BillStanTV series (1 episode: "Death of a Cracksman")
Widows 2Det. Insp. FrintonTV mini-series (2 episodes)
Rustlers' RhapsodyBlackie
1986The American WayCastro
Haunted HoneymoonMontego
The Monocled MutineerSpencerTV series (1 episode: "A Dead Man on Leave")
Lost EmpiresInspector CrabbeTV mini-series (2 episodes)
The Singing DetectiveMr. MarlowTV series (5 episodes)
1987Harry's KingdomBillTV film
A Month in the CountryEllerbeck
1988The First KangaroosArthur Hughes
Star TrapDr. WaxTV film
SoursweetMr. Constantinides
A Very British CoupThe Cabinet – NewsomeTV mini-series (2 episodes)
The Raggedy RawneyThe Soldier
ChristabelBauschTV film
Hallmark Hall of FamePierreTV series (1 episodes: "The Tenth Man")
ThompsonTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.6")
1989Precious BaneSarnTV film
The RainbowMr. Harby
Erik the VikingJennifer the Viking
DuckShort
Screen TwoFatherTV series (2 episodes: 1989–1994)
1990A Sense of GuiltRichard MurrayTV film
ZorroColonel Mefisto PalomarezTV series (2 episodes)
The WitchesHead Chef
The Gravy TrainPersonipTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.3")
CrimestrikeThe Detective
The FoolMr. Blackthorn
1991Incident in JudaeaAfraniusTV film
Screen OneRay GaltonTV series (1 episode: "Hancock")
CasualtyMatthew CharltonTV series (1 episode: "Dangerous Games")
Murder Most HorridVariousTV series (3 episodes: 1991–1999)
1992Blame It on the BellboyRossi
Great PerformancesMeinertzhagenTV series (1 episode: "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia")
Between the LinesD.I. Dick CorbettTV series (1 episode: "Lies and Damned Lies")
Soldier SoldierSnr. Supt. Derek Tierney, RHKPTV series (1 episode: "Lifelines")
StalinSergoTV film
1993Lipstick on Your CollarInspectorTV mini-series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.5")
A Year in ProvenceTed HopkinsTV mini-series (1 episode: "Room Service")
The Comic Strip Presents...CommanderTV series (1 episode: "Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown")
MedicaHugh BuckleyTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.3.6")
Resnick: Rough TreatmentGrabianskiTV film
The Hour of the PigMathieu
MinderTompkinsTV series (2 episodes: 1993–1994)
1994Pie in the SkyAlec BaileyTV series (1 episode: "Passion Fruit Fool")
Black BeautyJohn Manly
CrackerKenneth TrantTV series (3 episodes)
Shakespeare: The Animated TalesMarc Anthony (voice)TV series (1 episode: "Julius Caesar")
Open FireDept. Chief Supt. YoungTV film
Midnight MovieHenry HarrisTV film
The Madness of King GeorgeFox
1995It Could Be YouWally "Lottery" WhaleyTV film
The Late ShowAlbert KnoxTV series documentary (1 episode: "Sophie's World")
DangerfieldStephen MillwoodTV series (1 episode: "A Patient's Secret")
Mrs. Hartley and the Growth CentreInspectorTV film
Richard IIILord William Hastings
The GrotesqueGeorge Lecky
Coogan's RunFraserTV series (1 episode: "Natural Born Quizzers")
BaltoVoiceUncredited
1996Brassed OffHarry
1997Harpur and IlesTenderness MellickTV film
The Missing PostmanDS Lawrence PitmanTV film
The ChestRoland BloodTV film
Alas Smith and JonesTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.9.5")
Ain't Misbehavin'Maxie MorrellTV series (3 episodes)
Keep the Aspidistra FlyingErskine
Bright HairNorman DevenishTV film
1998Bill's New FrockMr. PlatworthyShort
Vigo: A Passion for LifeBonaventureUncredited
LegionnaireLucien Galgani
Shakespeare in LoveRalph BashfordScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1999Trial By FireGeoffrey BaileyTV film
Tube TalesTicket InspectorTV film
2000Arabian NightsJa'FarTV film
The Little VampireRookery
The Scarlet PimpernelGeneral La ForgeTV series (1 episode: "Friends and Enemies")
102 DalmatiansDetective Armstrong
2001Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real StoryOdin, Member of Great Council of Mac SlecTV film
The Way We Live NowMr. BrehgertTV mini-series (3 episodes)
2002Inside the Murdoch DynastyNarratorTV film
DinotopiaMayor WaldoTV mini-series (3 episodes)
HeartlandsGeoff
Dalziel and PascoeTed LowryTV series (1 episode: "The Unwanted")
2003Hornblower: DutyEtheridgeTV film
Helen of TroyPirithousTV film
Bright Young ThingsChief Customs Officer
16 Years of AlcoholDirector
StrangeInspector StuartTV series (1 episode: "Asmoth")
Trevor's World of SportSir Frank LucktonTV series (1 episode: "A Man's Game")
Trial & RetributionDr. JenkinsTV series (1 episode: "Suspicion: Part 1")
Pompeii: The Last DayPolybiusTV film
Cromwell: Warts and AllOliver CromwellTV film
Midsomer MurdersNathan GreenTV series (1 episode: "The Fisher King")
2004Ella EnchantedNish
LondonHenry FieldingTV film
Casablanca DriverJoe Mateo, l'agent
ModiglianiAchilles Hébuterne
Out of SeasonMichael Philipps
Von TrappedLarry LavelleTV film
Blue MurderFrank EvansTV series (1 episode: "Up in Smoke")
2005House of 9The WatcherVoice
2006The Thief LordVictor
Aberfan: The Untold StoryLord RobensTV documentary
The Secret Life of Mrs. BeetonHenry DorlingTV film
The Wind in the WillowsEngine DriverTV film
2007RecoveryMr. LockwoodTV film
Cassandra's DreamGarage Boss
Silent WitnessMalcolm YoungTV series (2 episodes)
The Golden CompassJohn Faa
CranfordCaptain BrownTV mini-series (7 episodes: 2007–2009)
2008The Oxford MurdersInspector Petersen
Caught in a TrapBrian PerkinsTV film
2009Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980Harold Angus
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983Harold Angus
CreationJoseph Parslow
Wish 143PriestShort
2010Punk Strut: The MovieSkippy
Burlesque FairytalesThe Compere
Alice in WonderlandThe ExecutionerVoice
Downton AbbeyMr CarsonTV series (25 episodes: 2010–present)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012, 2013)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2011My Week with MarilynBarry
2013Secrets of the stonehenge skeletonsNarrator
Secrets from the WorkhouseNarrator(2 episodes)
2013Pothole Britain - Divers Beware!NarratorOne-off episode

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