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Peter Firth is a Actor British born on 27 october 1953 at Bradford (United-kingdom)

Peter Firth

Peter Firth
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Birth name Peter Macintosh Firth
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 october 1953 (65 years) at Bradford (United-kingdom)

Peter Macintosh Firth (born 27 October 1953) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show Spooks; he is the only actor to have appeared in every episode of the show's ten-series lifespan. He is also known for playing a variety of starring roles in film and on television from the 1970s to present day, most notably that of Alan Strang in Equus.

Biography

Firth has been married twice and has four children; Rory Firth, from his first marriage, Amy, Alex and James Firth from his second.
On 17 July 2009, he was awarded an Honorary degree by the University of Bradford as a Doctor of Letters for his services to acting, having been nominated by the School of Computing, Informatics & Media; he received his award during the school's degree ceremony.

Best films

Tess (1979)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Peter Firth (32 films)

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Risen
Risen (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Leonor Watling, Stephen Greif
Roles Pontius Pilate
Rating62% 3.1462753.1462753.1462753.1462753.146275
Clavius, a powerful Roman Centurion, is charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and to locate the missing body of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) in order to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem during the first 40 days following Christ's resurrection.
Spooks: The Greater Good, 1h44
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Peter Firth, Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle, Lara Pulver, Elyes Gabel, Tuppence Middleton
Roles Harry Pearce
Rating61% 3.0975453.0975453.0975453.0975453.097545
Set several years after the end of the TV series, Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) is still head of the counter-terrorism department (Section D) at MI5. Harry's team is transporting apprehended terrorist Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) through London when the convoy is attacked, allowing Qasim to escape and a CIA operative to be killed. MI5 is humiliated in the press, and relations between British and American intelligence agencies are frayed. Realising that the CIA will demand a scapegoat and that he is soon to be decommissioned from MI5, Harry seemingly commits suicide by jumping off Lambeth Bridge into the Thames.
World Without End (miniseries), 6h14
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Carlo Rota, Rupert Evans
Roles Earl Roland
Rating69% 3.4987953.4987953.4987953.4987953.498795
La ville anglaise de Kingsbridge met tout en œuvre pour survivre, alors que le Roi mène la nation dans la Guerre de Cent Ans avec la France et que l'Europe tente de traiter la Peste noire.
The Greatest Game Ever Played, 2h
Directed by Bill Paxton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Sports films, Golf films, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Josh Flitter, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Elias Koteas
Roles Lord Northcliffe
Rating74% 3.747673.747673.747673.747673.74767
Set mainly in 1913, the film is about Francis Ouimet, the first amateur to win a U.S. Open. Amateur golf in that era was then a sport only for the wealthy, and Ouimet came from an immigrant family that was part of the working class. Ouimet watches an exhibition by legendary British golf pro Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) as a 7-year-old boy, and becomes very interested in golf. He begins as a caddy at The Country Club, a posh enclave located across the street from his home in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts, while making friends with the other caddies. He works on his own golf game at every chance, and gradually accumulates his own set of clubs. Francis practices putting at night in his room. He wins the Massachusetts Schoolboy Championship.
Hawking
Hawking (2004)
, 1h30
Directed by Philip Martin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Lisa Dillon, Phoebe Nicholls, Adam Godley, Peter Firth
Roles Sir Fred Hoyle
Rating75% 3.7962253.7962253.7962253.7962253.796225
At Stephen's 21st birthday party he meets a new friend, Jane Wilde. There is a strong attraction between the two and Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the universe, but realises that there is something very wrong with Stephen when he suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up. A stay in hospital results in a horrifying diagnosis. Stephen is suffering from motor neurone disease and doctors don't expect him to survive for more than two years. Stephen returns to Cambridge where the new term has started without him. But he cannot hide from the reality of his condition through work because he can't find a subject for his PhD. While his colleagues throw themselves into academic and college life, Stephen's life seems to have been put on hold. He rejects the help of his supervisor Denis Sciama and sinks into a depression. It is only Stephen's occasional meetings with Jane and her faith in him that seem to keep him afloat. The prevailing theory in cosmology at the time is Steady State, which argues that the universe had no beginning – it has always existed, and always will – and Steady State is dominated by Professor Fred Hoyle, a plain-speaking Yorkshireman, and one of the first science TV pundits. Stephen gets an early glimpse of a paper by Hoyle that is to be presented at a Royal Society lecture.
Pearl Harbor, 3h3
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Jesse James, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore
Roles Capt. Mervyn Bennion - USS West Virginia
Rating61% 3.05413.05413.05413.05413.0541
In 1923 Tennessee, two young boys, Rafe McCawley (Jesse James) and Danny Walker (Reiley McClendon), play together in the back of an old biplane, pretending to be soldiers fighting the Germans in World War I. After Rafe's father lands his biplane and leaves, Rafe and Danny climb into the plane and Rafe accidentally starts it, giving the boys their first experience at flight. Soon afterward, Danny's father (William Fichtner) comes to take him home. He calls Rafe a "stupid boy" and beats Danny. In an effort to protect Danny, Rafe hits Danny's father with an old propeller and calls him a "dirty German". Danny's father reacts by saying he fought the Germans in the trenches in France during World War I, and that he prays that no one will ever have to see the things he saw.
Chill Factor, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Buddy films, Disaster films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth, David Paymer, Hudson Leick, Daniel Hugh Kelly
Roles Col. Andrew Brynner
Rating52% 2.6001652.6001652.6001652.6001652.600165
Ten years after a covert military experiment on a remote Pacific island went wrong and killed eighteen servicemen and his assistant, Dr. Richard Long (David Paymer) is still trying to forget the havoc and death that his experiment caused.
Mighty Joe Young, 1h54
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Šerbedžija, Frank Welker, Peter Firth, Regina King
Roles Garth
Rating56% 2.8022752.8022752.8022752.8022752.802275
Jill Young is seen as a child at the beginning of the film when she witnesses the death of her mother, Ruth Young (Linda Purl), and the mother of Joe, an infant mountain gorilla, at the hands of poachers led by Andrei Strasser (Rade Šerbedžija). Strasser loses both his right thumb and trigger finger to Joe, and swears revenge on the gorilla for the damage. Before she dies, Ruth tells Jill to take care of Joe, to which Jill agrees. Twelve years later, Jill has raised Joe who, because of a rare genetic anomaly, has now grown to a height of 16 1/2-feet (5 meters) and weighs 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms). As a result, the other gorillas won't accept him and both are now living in relative peace until a wildlife refuge director, Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton), convinces Jill that they would be safer from poachers if they relocate to the United States.
Amistad
Amistad (1997)
, 2h28
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Seafaring films, Films about racism, Transport films, Political films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Nigel Hawthorne, Stellan Skarsgård
Roles Captain Fitzgerald
Rating72% 3.64843.64843.64843.64843.6484
Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans captured in Sierra Leone who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinqué, a leader of the Africans, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. The mutineers spare the lives of two Spanish navigators to help them sail the ship back to Africa. Instead, the navigators deceive the Africans and sail north to the east coast of the United States, where the ship is stopped by the American navy and the 44 living Africans imprisoned as runaway slaves. In an unfamiliar country and not speaking a word of English, it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors. A lawyer named Baldwin, hired by the abolitionist Tappan and his black associate Joadson (a fictional character) decides to take their case, arguing that the Africans had been captured in Africa to be sold in the Americas illegally, and therefore were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. With help from James Covey, who speaks both Mende and English, Baldwin is able to start communicating with Cinque. The judge rules in favor of the Africans, but the case is eventually appealed to the Supreme Court. At this point, former U.S. President John Quincy Adams makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release, and is successful.
Seasick
Seasick (1996)

Directed by Veikko Aaltonen
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Bob Peck, Katrin Cartlidge, John Castle, Peter Firth, Sheila Gish, John Bardon
Roles 1st Officer Roald Jensen
Rating53% 2.6742352.6742352.6742352.6742352.674235
An Awfully Big Adventure, 1h52
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong, Peter Firth, Carol Drinkwater
Roles Bunny
Rating60% 3.0025353.0025353.0025353.0025353.002535
In the film's prologue, a hotelier ushers a child into a bomb shelter during the Liverpool Blitz. We see a brief flashback to a woman leaving her baby in a basement surrounded by flickering candles. Before departing from the house, she quickly drops a string of pearls on the child's pillow, twined around a single rose.
White Angel
Directed by Chris Jones
Genres Thriller
Actors Don Henderson, Peter Firth, Mark Stevens
Roles Leslie Steckler
Rating55% 2.7755652.7755652.7755652.7755652.775565
Prisoner of Honor, 1h28
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Prison films, Films about racism, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about capital punishment, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Oliver Reed, Peter Firth, Jeremy Kemp, Brian Blessed, Peter Vaughan
Roles Maj. Henry
Rating75% 3.7818653.7818653.7818653.7818653.781865
The film documents the events that saw a French Captain, Alfred Dreyfus, sent to Devil's Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. Colonel Georges Picquart (Richard Dreyfuss) is given the job of justifying Dreyfus' sentence. Instead, he discovers that Dreyfus (Kenneth Colley), a Jew, was merely a convenient scapegoat for the actions of the true culprit, a member of the French General staff. His attempt to right the wrong sees his military career ended and the famous French author, Émile Zola (Martin Friend), found guilty of libel.
The Rescuers Down Under, 1h25
Directed by Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Eva Gabor, Bob Newhart, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott
Roles Red (voice)
Rating68% 3.4471553.4471553.4471553.4471553.447155
In the Australian Outback, a young boy named Cody rescues and befriends a rare golden eagle named Marahute, who shows him her nest and eggs. Later on, the boy unknowingly falls into an animal trap set by Percival C. McLeach, a local poacher wanted by the Australian Rangers. When McLeach finds one of the eagle's feathers on the boy's backpack, he is instantly overcome with excitement, for he knows that catching an eagle that size would make him rich because he had caught one before, which was Marahute's mate. McLeach throws Cody's backpack to a pack of crocodiles in order to trick the Rangers into thinking that Cody was dead, and kidnaps him in his attempt to force him to reveal the whereabouts of Marahute.