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Jim Carter

Biography

United kingdom actor who played out the role of Ralph in Shakespeare in Like. His long set of credits are the Madness of Ruler George, Shakespeare in Like, His Dark Components, and Home of 9. This year 2010, he started playing Mr. Carson within the strike series Downton Abbey. He went to the University or college of Sussex. Before changing his main to British, he prepared on attending legislation school. He offers acted within the stage for the Royal Shakespeare organization. He previously a child with Imelda Staunton, who he wedded in 1983. He is at the film Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jim Carter
Date Of Birth August 19, 1948
Place Of Birth Yorkshire, England
Height 1.88 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education United States Naval Academy, Union College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nationality British
Spouse Imelda Staunton
Children Bessie Carter
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Movies The Golden Compass, Shakespeare in Love, The Little Vampire, Brassed Off, Top Secret!, Black Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Ella Enchanted, The Oxford Murders, Haunted Honeymoon, 102 Dalmatians, The Madness of King George, Bright Young Things, Legionnaire, A Private Function, 16 Years of Alcohol, A Merry War, My Week with Marilyn, Cassandra's Dream, The Witches, Red Riding: 1980, The Thief Lord, Rustlers' Rhapsody, Erik the Viking, Blame It on the Bellboy, Pompeii: The Last Day, Red Riding: 1983, The Wind in the Willows, Masterpiece Theatre: The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton, The Rainbow, The Grotesque, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, Soursweet, Modigliani, A Month in the Country, Out Of Season, Wish 143, Heartlands, Richard III, The Raggedy Rawney, Burlesque Fairytales, House of 9, The Missing Postman, Hornblower: Duty, Precious Bane, Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, Creation, December Flower, Trial by Fire, The Fool, Open Fire
TV Shows Downton Abbey, Red Riding, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, Arabian Nights, Cracker, The Singing Detective, Cranford, Dinotopia, Knightfall, Christabel, A Very British Coup
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1A devout Cricket lover, Jim Carter has been Chairman of Hampstead Cricket Club since 2010.
2Was a member of the "Madhouse Company of London", a comedy troupe which performed in Boston in the 1970s. Other members were Marcel Steiner, Marc Weil and Tommy Shands. Ken Campbell, who appears in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) as George Thomason's lawyer was also associated with the troupe.
3Daughter, Bessie, born in 1993
4A 1984 diary entry by Alan Bennett (scriptwriter of A Private Function (1984)) mentions Carter amusing himself on the set between takes by doing conjuring tricks. In the finished film he performs a magic trick as Inspector Noble, and in Shakespeare in Love (1998) can be seen juggling.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downton Abbey2010-2015TV SeriesCharles Carson
Text Santa 20142014TV MovieMr. Carson (segment "Downton Abbey")
One of a Kind2014ShortNarrator (voice)
Bookaboo2013TV Series
The Royal Variety Performance2013TV MovieAnnouncer
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesMr. Carson
My Week with Marilyn2011Barry
Punk Strut: The Movie2010Skippy
Alice in Wonderland2010/IExecutioner (voice)
Cranford2007-2009TV SeriesCaptain Brown
Wish 1432009ShortPriest
Creation2009/IParslow
Burlesque Fairytales2009The Compere
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 19802009TV MovieHarold Angus
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 19832009TV MovieHarold Angus
Caught in a Trap2008TV MovieBrian Perkins
Coming Up2008TV SeriesBoyfriend
The Oxford Murders2008Inspector Petersen
The Golden Compass2007John Faa
Silent Witness2007TV SeriesMalcolm Young
Cassandra's Dream2007Garage Boss
Recovery2007TV MovieMr. Lockwood
The Wind in the Willows2006TV MovieEngine Driver
The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton2006TV MovieHenry Dorling
Aberfan: The Untold Story2006TV Movie documentaryLord Robens
The Thief Lord2006Victor
House of 92005The Watcher (voice)
Out of Season2004Michael Philipps
Modigliani2004Achilles Hébuterne
Blue Murder2004TV SeriesFrank Evans
Von Trapped2004TV MovieLarry Lavelle
Casablanca Driver2004Joe Mateo, l'agent
Ella Enchanted2004Nish
Midsomer Murders2004TV SeriesNathan Green
Wilde Stories: The Nightingale and the Rose2003TV Movie
Cromwell: Warts and All2003TV MovieOliver Cromwell
The Big Read2003TV SeriesReader (segment "Captain Corelli's Mandolin")
Pompeii: The Last Day2003TV MoviePolybius
Trial & Retribution2003TV SeriesDr. Jenkins
Trevor's World of Sport2003TV SeriesSir Frank Luckton
Dinotopia2002-2003TV SeriesMayor Waldo
Strange2003TV SeriesInspector Stuart
16 Years of Alcohol2003Director
Bright Young Things2003Chief Customs Officer
Helen of Troy2003TV Mini-SeriesPirithous
Hornblower: Duty2003TV MovieEtheridge
Dalziel and Pascoe2002TV SeriesTed Lowry
Heartlands2002Geoff
Dinotopia2002TV Mini-SeriesMayor Waldo
The Way We Live Now2001TV Mini-SeriesMr. Brehgert
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story2001TV SeriesOdin - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec
102 Dalmatians2000Detective Armstrong
The Scarlet Pimpernel2000TV SeriesGeneral La Forge
The Little Vampire2000Rookery
Arabian Nights2000TV Mini-SeriesJa'Far
Trial by Fire1999TV MovieGeoffrey Bailey
Tube Tales1999Ticket Inspector (segment "Steal Away")
The Bass Player1999ShortPitsikatoff
Murder Most Horrid1991-1999TV SeriesFrank Phillips / General Alberto / Roy Redfern
Legionnaire1998Lucien Galgani
Shakespeare in Love1998Ralph Bashford
Vigo1998Bonaventure (uncredited)
Bill's New Frock1998ShortMr. Platworthy
Harpur and Iles1997TV MovieTenderness Mellick
Bright Hair1997TV MovieNorman Devenish
A Merry War1997Erskine
Ain't Misbehavin'1997TV Mini-SeriesMaxie Morrell
Alas Smith & Jones1997TV Series
The Chest1997TV MovieRoland Blood
The Missing Postman1997TV MovieDS Lawrence Pitman
Brassed Off1996Harry
It Could Be You1995TV MovieWally 'Lottery' Whaley
Balto1995voice, uncredited
Coogan's Run1995TV SeriesFraser
Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets1995George Lecky
Richard III1995Lord William Hastings
The All New Alexei Sayle Show1995TV Series
Screen Two1989-1995TV SeriesInspector / Henry Harris / Father / ...
Dangerfield1995TV SeriesStephen Millwood
The Late Show1995TV Series documentaryAlbert Knox
The Madness of King George1994Fox
Open Fire1994TV MovieDet Chief Supt Young
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales1994TV Mini-SeriesMark Antony
Cracker1994TV SeriesKenneth Trant
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein1994Executioner (uncredited)
Black Beauty1994John Manly
Pie in the Sky1994TV SeriesAlec Bailey
Minder1993-1994TV SeriesTomkins
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story1993voice
The Advocate1993Mathieu
Resnick: Rough Treatment1993TV MovieGrabianski
Medics1993TV SeriesHugh Buckley
The Comic Strip Presents...1993TV SeriesCommander
A Year in Provence1993TV Mini-SeriesTed Hopkins
Lipstick on Your Collar1993TV Mini-SeriesInspector
Stalin1992TV MovieSergo
Soldier Soldier1992TV SeriesSnr Supt Derek Tierney, RHKP
Between the Lines1992TV SeriesD.I. Dick Corbett
Great Performances1992TV SeriesMeinertzhagen
Blame It on the Bellboy1992Rossi
Incident in Judaea1991TV MovieAfranius
Casualty1991TV SeriesMatthew Charlton
Screen One1991TV SeriesRay Galton
The Fool1990Mr. Blackthorn
Crimestrike1990The Detective
The Gravy Train1990TV Mini-SeriesPersonip
The Witches1990Head Chef
Zorro1990TV SeriesColonel Mefisto Palomarez
A Sense of Guilt1990TV SeriesRichard Murray
Precious Bane1989TV MovieSarn
Duck1989Short
Erik the Viking1989Jennifer the Viking (Another Rapist)
The Rainbow1989Mr. Harby
Star Trap1988TV MovieDr. Wax
Thompson1988TV Series
Christabel1988TV Mini-SeriesBausch
The Tenth Man1988TV MoviePierre
The Raggedy Rawney1988The Soldier
A Very British Coup1988TV Mini-SeriesThe Cabinet - Newsome
King & Castle1988TV SeriesNickolds
Soursweet1988Mr. Constantinides
The First Kangaroos1988Arthur Hughes
Harry's Kingdom1987TV MovieBill
A Month in the Country1987Ellerbeck
December Flower1987TV MovieDentist
The Singing Detective1986TV Mini-SeriesMr. Marlow
Lost Empires1986TV Mini-SeriesInspector Crabb
The Monocled Mutineer1986TV Mini-SeriesSpencer
Haunted Honeymoon1986Montego
The American Way1986Castro
Rustlers' Rhapsody1985Blackie
Widows 21985TV Mini-SeriesDet. Insp. Frinton
The Bill1985TV SeriesStan
A Private Function1984Inspector Noble
Hiawatha1984TV MovieNarrator
Starstrider1984TV SeriesStarstrider
The Company of Wolves1984Second Husband (uncredited)
Top Secret!1984Déjà Vu
Danger: Marmalade at Work1984TV SeriesBig Julie
Not the Nine O'Clock News1982TV Series
Flash Gordon1980Azurian Man
Fox1980TV SeriesCliff Ryan

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downton Abbey2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Singing DetectiveTV Mini-Series 1 episode, 1986 performer - 1 episode, 1986

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Attack of the Zeppelins2013TV Movie documentary narrator

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ballad of Kid Divine: The Cockney Cowboy1992thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Actor's Apprenticeship2017Documentary post-production
The Next Great Magician2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself
Flintoff: Lord of the Fries2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator (2015-)
The EE British Academy Film Awards2015TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Sunday AM2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Skavlan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Secret History2001-2013TV Series documentaryNarrator
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Secrets from the Workhouse2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
50s Britannia2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Lonnie Donegan Expert
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons2013TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nimrod Visits Downton Abbey2012TV Short documentaryHimself
Escape from Colditz2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Would I Lie to You?2012TV SeriesHimself
The Untold Tommy Cooper2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2011/IITV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The National Television Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Maid in Britain2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cutting Edge2007-2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
Cranford in Detail2009Video documentary shortHimself / Captain Brown
Home Front Britain2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Golden Compass: Costumes2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Golden Compass: Meet the Cast2008Video documentary shortHimself
Lewis... Behind the Scenes2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
It's Not Easy Being a Wolf Boy2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV MovieHimself
Peter Ackroyd's London2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHenry Fielding
Men of Iron2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Inside the Murdoch Dynasty2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Blood on the Carpet2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The South Bank Show1982TV Series documentaryHimself / Big Jule

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Downton Abbey Revisited2012TV Movie documentaryCharles Carson
The Many Faces of...2011TV Series documentaryCaptain Brown
This Morning2011TV SeriesMr. Carson
TV Burp2011TV SeriesMr. Carson
The Making of Cranford2007Video documentary shortCaptain Brown (uncredited)
Discovering Dinotopia2002TV Movie documentaryMayor Waldo (uncredited)
The Madness of King George: Featurette1994Video documentary shortFox (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)· Hugh Bonneville
· Laura Carmichael
· Raquel Cassidy
· Brendan Coyle
· Tom Cullen
· Michelle Dockery
· Kevin Doyle
· Joanne Froggatt
· Lily James
· Rob James-Collier
· Allen Leech
· Phyllis Logan
· Elizabeth McGovern
· Sophie McShera
· Lesley Nicol
· Julian Ovenden
· David Robb
· Maggie Smith
· Penelope Wilton
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)· Hugh Bonneville
· Laura Carmichael
· Brendan Coyle
· Michelle Dockery
· Kevin Doyle
· Joanne Froggatt
· Lily James
· Rob James-Collier
· Allen Leech
· Phyllis Logan
· Elizabeth McGovern
· Sophie McShera
· Matt Milne
· Lesley Nicol
· David Robb
· Maggie Smith
· Ed Speleers
· Cara Theobold
· Penelope Wilton
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)· Brendan Coyle
· Lesley Nicol
· Rob James-Collier
· Phyllis Logan
· Siobhan Finneran
· Amy Nuttall
· Laura Carmichael
· Hugh Bonneville
· Zoe Boyle
· Michelle Dockery
· Elizabeth McGovern
· Penelope Wilton
· David Robb
· Iain Glen
· Allen Leech
· Joanne Froggatt
· Maggie Smith
· Dan Stevens
· Sophie McShera
· Thomas Howes
· Jessica Brown Findlay
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastShakespeare in Love (1998)· Ben Affleck
· Simon Callow
· Martin Clunes
· Judi Dench
· Joseph Fiennes
· Colin Firth
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Geoffrey Rush
· Antony Sher
· Imelda Staunton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Mark Williams

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)· Hugh Bonneville
· Laura Carmichael
· Brendan Coyle
· Michelle Dockery
· Kevin Doyle
· Jessica Brown Findlay
· Siobhan Finneran
· Joanne Froggatt
· Rob James-Collier
· Allen Leech
· Phyllis Logan
· Elizabeth McGovern
· Sophie McShera
· Matt Milne
· Lesley Nicol
· Amy Nuttall
· David Robb
· Maggie Smith
· Ed Speleers
· Dan Stevens
· Cara Theobold
· Penelope Wilton
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDownton Abbey (2010)


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#Quote
1I'm not a natural employer. I live very privately, and we like our privacy at home. To be sitting and talking with your wife or your family and to have somebody walking around and you're ignoring them, I couldn't handle that at all. I can barely handle a cleaning lady coming in every so often.
2I think I tend to try to let a woman walk through a door first, and I walk on the outside on the street. But that's probably because I'm an ancient creature.
3I wouldn't want to be reincarnated as a butler. I couldn't for the life of me do the job in real life.
4On a film set, there are runners who are 19, it's their first job, but to me they're as important as anybody else because if they don't do their job then nobody else can. So I don't think anybody should be treated disrespectfully or as if they're of a lower status.

#Trademark
1Commanding, deep voice

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