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Jim Carter
Born 19 August 1948 (1948-08-19) (age 61)
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Imelda Staunton (1985-present); 1 child

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

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Early life

Carter was born in Harrogate. His father worked for the Air Ministry and his mother was a land girl and later a school secretary.[2] He attended the University of Sussex, reading law, but dropped out after two years to join a fringe theatre group in Brighton.[1][2]

Works

Carter's film credits include Shakespeare in Love, Brassed Off, The Little Vampire, Ella Enchanted, Richard III, and The Madness of King George and Detective Victor Getz in the film The Thief Lord. 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 as The Watcher.

Television credits include The Singing Detective, Lipstick on Your Collar, Arabian Nights, The Chest, Cracker, Red Riding and the Hornblower episode "Duty". He also plays Captain Brown in the five-part BBC series Cranford (2007) and Mayor Waldo in the US miniseries Dinotopia.

Carter is married to actress Imelda Staunton, with whom he has a daughter named Bessie born in 1993.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Shenton, Mark (1 August 2005). "20 Questions With... Jim Carter". Whatsonstage. http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821122655884. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Time and place: Jim Carter - Times Online". timesonline.co.uk. http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/article7025127.ece. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  3. ^ Black, Claire (20 December 2008). "Interview – Intimately Imelda". The Scotsman (Johnston Press Digital Publishing). http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Interview--Intimately-Imelda.4800223.jp. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 

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