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Jim Carter is a Actor British born on 19 august 1948 at Harrogate (United-kingdom)

Jim Carter

Jim Carter
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Birth name James Edward Carter
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 august 1948 (71 years) at Harrogate (United-kingdom)

James Edward "Jim" Carter (born 19 August 1948) is an English actor.

Carter's film credits include Top Secret! (1984), A Month in the Country (1987), A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992), 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 Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

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). His best known role is in Downton Abbey (2010-present) playing Mr Carson, a role that has earned him four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012-2015).

Biography

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 was to enroll 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."

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

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

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. He intended to raise a minimum of £2,750 but ended up with £8,670.

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

Best films

Downton Abbey (2019)
(Actor)

Usually with

Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(5 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(6 films)
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Filmography of Jim Carter (62 films)

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Actor

The Good Liar
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Céline Buckens
Roles Vincent
Rating66% 3.300843.300843.300843.300843.30084
Roy Courtnay est un expert en arnaques. En surfant sur un site de rencontres, il fait la connaissance d’une riche veuve, Betty McLeish. Cette dernière lui ouvre son cœur et sa porte. Elle semble une proie facile. Mais Roy n’avait pas prévu de se prendre d’affection pour Betty.
Downton Abbey, 2h2
Directed by Michael Engler
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael
Roles Mr. Carson
Rating73% 3.696393.696393.696393.696393.69639
1927. Depuis le mariage d'Edith, devenue marquise d'Hexham, bien des choses ont changé à Downton Abbey. Alors que le comte de Grantham et son épouse ont dû réduire le nombre des domestiques et que Lady Mary se demande s'il est possible de conserver château, domaine et train de vie, toute la maisonnée apprend l'arrivée du roi George V et de la reine Mary . Le grand chambellan du roi chamboule les lieux en amenant les domestiques du palais de Buckingham et un grand chef cuisinier. Anna décide de se rebeller avec l'ensemble des domestiques mis de côté, et Lady Mary fait appel à Carson, l'ancien majordome. Lady Violet, quant à elle, tente de sauver un héritage au profit de son fils, et découvrira un secret de famille. De son côté, Tom retrouve enfin l'amour après toutes ces années de veuvage, empêche un divorce royal, et... sauve la vie du roi.
Transformers: The Last Knight, 2h29
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Gemma Chan
Roles Cogman (voice)
Rating52% 2.611792.611792.611792.611792.61179
Les humains sont en guerre contre les Transformers. Optimus a disparu. Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, un Lord et une aristocrate professeur d'Oxford faisant partie des Witwiccans s'allient pour contrer la menace qui arrive. Optimus est de retour changé en Némésis Prime par Quintessa, la créatrice des Transformers qui cherche à s'emparer du bâton de Merlin pour tuer la Terre, Unicron. Car la survie de l'humanité réside dans l'histoire cachée des Transformers sur Terre remontant à la légende arthurienne.
My Week with Marilyn, 1h39
Directed by Simon Curtis, Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Roles Barry
Rating69% 3.498353.498353.498353.498353.49835
Following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) travels to London to get a job on Laurence Olivier's (Kenneth Branagh) next production. Hugh Perceval (Michael Kitchen) tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond), eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Colin's first task is to find a suitable place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to stay at while they are in England. The press find out about the house, but Colin reveals he secured a second house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyn's publicist, Arthur P. Jacobs (Toby Jones).
Alice in Wonderland, 1h49
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Political films, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska
Rating64% 3.202653.202653.202653.202653.20265
Troubled by a strange recurring dream and mourning the loss of her beloved father, nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh attends a garden party at Lord Ascot's estate, where she is confronted by an unwanted marriage proposal, to Hamish Ascot, and the stifling expectations of the society in which she lives. Unsure of how to reply, she pursues a rabbit in a blue waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a large rabbit hole, from which she emerges in a forest, where she is greeted by the White Rabbit, the Dormouse, the Dodo, the Talking Flowers, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They argue over her identity as "the right Alice", who must slay the Red Queen's Jabberwocky and restore the White Queen to power, as foretold by Absolem the Caterpillar. The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. Alice, Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape into the woods, while the Knave steals the Caterpillar's scroll and the Dormouse leaves the others, with one of the Bandersnatch's eyes. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are then captured by the Red Queen's Jubjub Bird.
Wish 143
Wish 143 (2009)
, 24minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about virginity
Actors Jodie Whittaker, Dean Andrews, Annette Badland, Rory Kinnear, Ace Bhatti, Jim Carter
Rating72% 3.629363.629363.629363.629363.62936
David, a 15-year-old living in the Cancer ward of a children’s hospital, is asked by Dreamscape Charity representative for his biggest dream. David states that he would like to lose his virginity before he dies. The shocked representative attempts to talk David into meeting a celebrity, but David insists that losing his virginity is all he wants.
Creation
Creation (2009)
, 1h48
Directed by Jon Amiel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Campbell
Roles Parslow
Rating66% 3.348853.348853.348853.348853.34885
British naturalist Charles Darwin is a young father who lives a quiet life in an idyllic village. He is a brilliant and deeply emotional man, devoted to his wife and children. Darwin is especially fond of his eldest daughter Annie, a precocious and inquisitive ten-year-old. He teaches her much about nature and science, including his theory of evolution, and tells her stories of his travels. Her favourite story, despite the sad ending, is about the young orangutan Jenny, who is brought from Borneo to the London Zoo, where she finally died of pneumonia in the arms of her keeper. Darwin is furious when he learns that the family clergyman has made Annie kneel on rock salt as punishment for contradicting him about dinosaurs, as their existence and extinction contradicts the church's position that life is unchanging and that the Earth is very young.
The Oxford Murders, 1h48
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about mathematics, Serial killer films
Actors Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Julie Cox, Burn Gorman, Dominique Pinon
Roles Inspector Petersen
Rating60% 3.048633.048633.048633.048633.04863
In 1993, Martin (Elijah Wood), a US student at the University of Oxford, wants Arthur Seldom (Hurt) as his thesis supervisor. He idolises Seldom and has learned all about him. He takes accommodation in Oxford at the house of Mrs. Eagleton (Anna Massey), an old friend of Seldom. Also in the house is her daughter, Beth (Julie Cox), who is her full-time caregiver — which she resents bitterly — and a musician by occupation.
The Golden Compass, 1h53
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Steampunk films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore, Eva Green, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig
Roles John Faa
Rating60% 3.0491153.0491153.0491153.0491153.049115
At the beginning of the film, we learn that the story takes place in one of many alternate worlds, in which a person's soul is contained within an animal companion called a dæmon (pronounced demon). The Magisterium, represented as a unified religious power, exercises power in the secular world. Lyra Belacqua, an orphan that resides in Jordan College, in a city that resembles Oxford, with her dæmon Pantalaimon (Pan), accidentally witnesses a Magisterium member poison her uncle's bottle of Tokay. Lyra then warns her uncle, Lord Asriel, who instructs her to remain in hiding. Lyra watches Asriel give a presentation regarding Dust, a particle that the Magisterium has forbidden the mention of. The college gives Asriel a grant to fund a northern expedition.
Cassandra's Dream, 1h48
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins, Tom Wilkinson, John Benfield
Roles Garage Boss
Rating66% 3.3475953.3475953.3475953.3475953.347595
Brothers Terry (Colin Farrell) and Ian (Ewan McGregor), who live in South London, were raised by a weak father Brian (John Benfield) who runs a restaurant, and a strong mother Dorothy (Clare Higgins) who taught her sons to look up to their uncle Howard (Tom Wilkinson), a successful plastic surgeon and businessman.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h39
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Michael Murphy, Imelda Staunton
Roles Engine Driver
Rating63% 3.1984853.1984853.1984853.1984853.198485
Matt Lucas comme un crapaud merveilleux, Mark Gatiss comme un rat hérissés, Lee Ingleby comme une taupe nerveux, et Bob Hoskins comme un vieux grincheux Badger faire un casting de classe à l'intérieur une autre version du livre classique de Kenneth Grahame.
The Thief Lord, 1h38
Origin Luxembourg
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Alice Connor, Rollo Weeks, George MacKay, Jim Carter
Roles Victor
Rating59% 2.9505452.9505452.9505452.9505452.950545
When Prosper and Boniface's parents die, their aunt Esther attempts to adopt the younger brother, an adorable five-year-old who eventually turns six as the movie progresses, named Bo (Jasper Harris). She plans to send twelve-year-old Prosper (Aaron Johnson) away to boarding school. However, before they can separate the two boys Prosper takes Bo to Venice, the magical city about which their mother often told stories.
House Of 9
House Of 9 (2005)
, 1h28
Directed by Steven R. Monroe
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Dennis Hopper, Kelly Brook, Susie Amy, Hippolyte Girardot, Morven Christie, Peter Capaldi
Roles The Watcher (voice)
Rating54% 2.748652.748652.748652.748652.74865
The film opens up with surveillance camera views of a mansion and its rooms; the views alternate among images of nine people being kidnapped. Lea (Kelly Brook), an abductee, wakes up in a bedroom. She notices others in nearby bedrooms, and runs to the main door, bangs at it, and shouts to be let out. She finds the windows are all walled with bricks; even the basement door is blocked. She has a panic attack and passes out.