Sean Pertwee

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Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee at NY PaleyFest 2014 for Gotham.jpg
Pertwee at the 2014 NY PaleyFest for Gotham
Born(1964-06-04) 4 June 1964 (age 50)
London, England
Education
Alma materBristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation
Years active1975–present
Known for
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Spouse(s)Jacqui Hamilton-Smith (1999–present)
ChildrenAlfred Pertwee
Parents
 
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Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee at NY PaleyFest 2014 for Gotham.jpg
Pertwee at the 2014 NY PaleyFest for Gotham
Born(1964-06-04) 4 June 1964 (age 50)
London, England
Education
Alma materBristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation
Years active1975–present
Known for
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Spouse(s)Jacqui Hamilton-Smith (1999–present)
ChildrenAlfred Pertwee
Parents

Sean Pertwee (born 4 June 1964) is an English actor. He is an established character and voice actor. Pertwee attended Teddington School and Sunbury College. Pertwee is best known for Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, Doctor Talbot in the film Doomsday and Fox's Gotham as Alfred Pennyworth. [1]

Early life[edit]

Pertwee was born in London, the son of Ingeborg and Jon Pertwee, who played the third incarnation of The Doctor in the television series Doctor Who. He attended Teddington School in London.

Career[edit]

In the early 1980s, Pertwee was cast as Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, based on the novel by Henry Fielding. After leaving Sunbury College, Pertwee trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and, after graduating in 1986, toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company for three years. In 1999 he portrayed Brutus in the Hallmark channel film Cleopatra. He co-owned the Natural Nylon film production company along with Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan McGregor.[2] The company folded in 2003.

Pertwee starred in the 2008 film Doomsday as Doctor Talbot. His voice is frequently heard in a variety of television commercials, documentaries and video games, including the medieval empire-building computer game Medieval: Total War and futuristic war games Killzone (as Colonel Gregor Hakha), Killzone 2 (as Colonel Mael Radec) and Fire Warrior (as Governor Severus). He is also the voice behind the Northeast's tourism advertisement which started broadcasting at the start of 2009. He is the current narrator of Masterchef: The Professionals, replacing India Fisher for the fourth series which began on 7 November 2011.

Sean appeared in the film Devil's Playground, a zombie horror film directed by Mark McQueen. He stars alongside Danny Dyer, Jaime Murray, Janet Montgomery and Craig Fairbrass. The film was released in October 2010. Pertwee appeared in the Nazi zombie film The 4th Reich[3][dead link] which he filmed in 2010, directed by Shaun Smith.[4][dead link]

Pertwee's recent dramatic work for BBC Radio 4 includes playing the actor Oliver Reed in the play Burning Both Ends by Matthew Broughton.[5]

In 2014, Pertwee was cast in Fox's TV series Gotham, a series presenting an origin for the characters of the Batman franchise. Pertwee stars as Alfred Pennyworth, a tough-as-nails ex-marine from east London who loyally serves the Wayne family. In the wake of their tragic deaths, he is fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Pertwee is the brother of actress Dariel Pertwee, grandson of actor and screenwriter Roland Pertwee, and is more distantly related to actor Bill Pertwee. He married make-up artist Jacqui Hamilton-Smith, daughter of Anthony Hamilton-Smith, on 12 June 1999 at the House of Lords. Jacqui gave birth to twins, Alfred and Gilbert, around Christmas 2001. They were born prematurely; Gilbert died in April 2002. The family lives in Stockwell. Pertwee has said that Alfred is a fan of Doctor Who, both of David Tennant's Tenth Doctor and his father Jon's Third Doctor.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Coping with CupidPeterShort sci-fi romance film[6][7]
1991London Kills Me
  • Uncredited
  • Critically panned and a failure at the box office
1992Leon the Pig FarmerKeith ChadwickBritish comedy[8][9]
1993Dirty WeekendThe Quiet One
1993Swing Kids
1994ShoppingTommyBritish action crime drama film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Gross=$3,061[10]
1995Blue JuiceJ.C.British film directed by Carl Prechezer
1995I.D.MartinBritish film made by BBC Films about football hooliganism, directed by Philip Davis[11]
1997Event HorizonPilot SmithBritish-American science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Budget=$60 million[12]
Gross Box Office=$47,073,851[13]
1998SoldierMaceAmerican science fiction action film directed by Paul Anderson
1998Tale of the MummyBradley CorteseBritish-American horror film, directed by Russell Mulcahy
1998Stiff Upper LipsGeorge
  • A broad parody of British period films, especially the lavish Merchant-Ivory productions of the 'eighties and early 'nineties.
  • Stiff Upper Lips received mixed reviews. Alexander Walker of the Evening Standard called it "A Spot of Spiffing Spoofery" while the Time Out reviewer said "it is beautifully acted and consistently spot on".[14]
  • Stephen Holden of the New York Times, however, lamented "If only it were funnier".[15]
1999CleopatraBrutus
2000Five Seconds to SparePiers[16]
2000Love, Honour and ObeySean[17]
2000Seven Days to LiveMartin Shaw[18]
2001The 51st StateDetective Virgil Kane
2002EquilibriumFatherAmerican dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
2002Dog SoldiersSergeant Harry G. WellsBritish horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall
2005Goal!Barry Rankin
  • Also known as Goal! The Dream Begins in the United States was a film directed by Danny Cannon
  • The first installment of a trilogy also named Goal!
  • This film was made with full co-operation from FIFA, which is one of the reasons actual teams and players are used throughout the film.
2005The Adventures of Greyfriars BobbyDuncan SmithieFamily-based Scottish film released in the US in 2005 as Greyfriars Bobby directed by John Henderson.
2005The Prophecy: UprisingDani Simionescu
2005The Last DropSgt Bill McMillanBritish-Romanian war adventure film by Colin Teague that went directly to DVD release.
2006RenaissanceMontoya(English Language) French black-and-white animated science fiction film by French director Christian Volckman.
2006WildernessJedBritish-Irish horror film directed by Michael J. Bassett and written by Dario Poloni.
2007Dangerous ParkingRay MolinaDrama film based on the novel of the same name by Stuart Browne.
2007Goal! 2: Living the Dream...Barry RankinThe second part of the football film trilogy Goal!.
2007BotchedMr. GroznyiHorror comedy
2008DoomsdayDr. Talbot[20]
2008Mutant ChroniclesNathan RookerIndependent science fiction horror film, loosely based on the role-playing game of the same name.
20104.3.2.1Mr. RichardsBritish crime thriller film directed by Noel Clarke and Mark Davis
2010Just for the RecordSensei[21]
2010Ultramarines: The MovieBrother ProteusScience fiction[22] CGI film set in Games Workshop's fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe and based around the Ultramarines.
2010Devil's PlaygroundRobBritish horror film directed by Mark McQueen
2010Heaven and Earth
2011FourDetectiveBritish independent film directed by John Langridge.
2010The 4th Reich
  • In pre-production[3]
  • Directed by Shaun Smith.[4]
2011Wild BillJackBritish film directed by Dexter Fletcher.
2012The Seasoning HouseGoran[23]British horror film directed by Paul Hyett.
2012VuosaariUnknownInternet based movie
2012St Georges DayUnknownInternet based movie
2013U.F.O.Tramp[24]
  • Re-titled Alien Uprising in 2013.
  • British science fiction film about an alien invasion,[25] written and directed by independent British filmmaker Dominic Burns.
2013Alan Partridge: Alpha PapaSFO Steve Stubbs
  • Released as Alan Partridge in the United States.[26]
  • British action comedy film
  • Directed by Declan Lowney
  • Sequel to various BBC radio and television shows since 1991.
Theatre
YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Tom JonesCaptain FitzpatrickA BBC adaptation for the stage by playwright Joan Macalpine.[27]
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1975Billy Smart's Children's Circus
1989Poirot: The King of Clubs
1990ChancerJamie DouglasRecurring
1990Harry Enfield's Television Programme
1990CluedoRichard ForrestEpisode: "Christmas Past, Christmas Present" (S 1:Ep 7)
1991The ChiefDet. Sgt. Kevin PowersEpisode: "Episode 2" (S 2:Ep 2)
1991ClarissaJohn Belford
1992Virtual MurderMatt AndriesEpisode: "Dreams Imagic" (S 1:Ep 6)
1992The Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesCaptain HeinzEpisode: "Trenches Of Hell, Part 2)" (S 2:Ep 3)
1992BoonDavid KennedyEpisode: "Whispering Grass" (S 8:Ep 12)
1992The Ruth Rendell MysteriesDet Sgt Barry VineEpisodes:
  • "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part One" (S 6:Ep 8)
  • "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part Two" (S 6:Ep 9)
  • "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part Three" (S 6:Ep 10)
  • "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part Four" (S 6:Ep 11)
1992A Touch of FrostEpisode: "Quarry"
1993Peak PracticeEpisode: "Hope to Die"
1994CadfaelSheriff Hugh BeringarSeries 1
1996Deadly VoyageIon PlesinTV film directed by John Mackenzie and written by Stuart Urban
1997BodyguardsIan WorellMain cast
1998MacbethMacbethUK TV
2000Operation Good GuysEpisode: "The Leader" (S 3:Ep 4)
2000In the BeginningIsaac2-part biblical TV Mini-series directed by Kevin Connor
2001Cold Feet (2001)Mark CubittGuest star; Series 4
2003Cold Feet (2003)Mark CubittGuest Star; Series 5
2003Waking The DeadCarl MackenzieEpisodes:
  • "Multistorey, Part One" (S 3:Ep 1)
  • "Multistorey, Part Two" (S 3:Ep 2)
2004Bo' Selecta!HilselfEpisode: "Episode Five" (S 3:Ep 5)
2004–2005A Bear's TailRichard HeadSeries 4 - Episodes:
  • "A Bear's Christmas Tail" (S 1:Ep 1)
  • "The Good, The Bear & The Ugly" (S 1:Ep 2)
  • "Adventures in Bearbysitting" (S 1:Ep 3)
  • "The Son of Bear-elzebub (S 1:Ep 4)
  • "Meet the Bearents" (S 1:Ep 5)
  • "Blame it on the Bearboy" (S 1:Ep 6)
  • "Two Weddings, a Bear and No Funeral" (S 1:E 7)
2006Agatha Christie's MarpleDr. Owen GriffithEpisode: "The Moving Finger"
2006Ancient Rome–The Rise And Fall Of An Empire: CaesarJulius Caesar
2007The TudorsEnglish ambassador in ItalyEpisode: "In Cold Blood" (S 1:EP 1)
2007When Evil CallsThe Janitor[28]TV Mini-series
2008HonestDS. Ed Bain
2008The Wrong Door
  • Guest star
  • Episode: "The Smutty Aliens" (S 1:Ep 3)
2008Skins
2009Law & Order: UKJosh PritchardEpisode: "Vice" (S 1:Ep 3)
2010LutherTerry LynchEpisode: "Episode 2" (S 1:Ep 2)
2011National Geographic: Islands SeriesNarratorCyprus
2011CamelotSir Ectorrecurring; Series 1
2013Agatha Christie's PoirotSir George StubbsEpisode: "Dead Man's Folly"
2013HimselfEpisode: "Being Poirot"
2013Death in ParadiseMalcolm Powell[29]Episode: "A Deadly Party" (S 2:EP 8)
2013–2014ElementaryInspector LestradeEpisodes:
  • "Step Nine" (S 2:Ep 1)
  • "The One Percent Solution" (S 2:Ep 16)
  • "Ears to You" (S 2:Ep 17)
2013The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
2014–GothamAlfred PennyworthMain cast[1]
2014The MusketeersSarazinEpisode: "Musketeers Don't Die Easily" (S 1:EP 10)
Radio
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Burning Both EndsOliver Reed[5]
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996The Gene MachinePiers Featherstonehaugh
2002Medieval: Total WarNarrator
2003PrimalJared
2003Warhammer 40,000: Fire WarriorGovernor Severus
2003Gladiator: Sword of VengeanceInvictus Thrax
2004KillzoneColonel Gregor Hakha
2008Fable IIAdditional Voices
2009Killzone 2Colonel Mael Radec
2010Fable IIICaptain Saker
2012PlayStation All-Stars Battle RoyaleColonel Mael Radec

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Boehm, Erich (18 February 2002). "Natural Nylon to go public".Variety. Retrieved on 1 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b "The 4th Reich Steps It Up with Some Concept Artwork". DreadCentral. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "SHORT CUTS #3: THE SOLDIER". Fangoria. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Burning Both Ends: When Oliver Reed Met Keith Moon". BBC. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Coping with Cupid - BFI - British Film Institute". BFI. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Coping with Cupid (1991) Digital - LOVEFiLM". LoveFilm.com. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Leon the Pig Farmer". British Film Institute. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Leon the Pig Farmer". Time Out London. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Shopping". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "I.D. (1995) Full Cast & Crew". imdb.com. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
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  17. ^ "Love, Honour and Obey". imdb.com. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Seven Days to Live". imdb.com. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
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  22. ^ "Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie". Allmovie. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
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