Jonathan Pryce

Actor
A celebrated performer in film and on stages in America and his native England, Jonathan Pryce brought quiet intensity to such features as "Brazil" (1985), "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "Ronin" (1998) and all three ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1947 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (93)

Taboo 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Dough 2016 (Movie)

Nat Dayan (Actor)

Game of Thrones 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Since My Life Began 2016 (Movie)

(in talks) (Actor)

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Narcopolis 2015 (Movie)

Sidorov (Actor)

The Salvation 2015 (Movie)

Keane (Actor)

The White King 2015 (Movie)

Colonel Fitz (Actor)

Woman in Gold 2015 (Movie)

Chief Justice Rehnquist (Actor)

Listen Up Philip 2014 (Movie)

Ike Zimmerman (Actor)

Living in Neon Dreams 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Dark Blood 2012 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Hysteria 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Actor)

Patience (After Sebald) 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

City State 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wandlungen - Richard Wilhelm und das I Ging 2011 (Movie)

(English) (Narrator)

Return to Cranford 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Echelon Conspiracy 2009 (Movie)

Mueller (Actor)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

U.S. President (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

Marty Bronson (Actor)

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

CC Frazier (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

Governor Weatherby Swann (Actor)

Brothers of the Head 2006 (Movie)

Henry Couling (Two-Way Romeo) (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

Governor Wetherby Swann (Actor)

Renaissance 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Paul Dellenbach (Actor)

The Moon and the Stars 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Brothers Grimm 2005 (Movie)

General Delatombe (Actor)

The New World 2005 (Movie)

King James (Actor)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

Gabe (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 (Movie)

Governor Weatherby Swann (Actor)

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

What a Girl Wants 2003 (Movie)

Alistair Payne (Actor)

Taliesin Jones 2002 (Movie)

Taliesin's Father (Actor)

Very Annie Mary 2002 (Movie)

Jack Pugh--Father (Actor)

Bride of the Wind 2001 (Movie)

Gustav Mahler (Actor)

Into the Unknown 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

Cardinal Louis de Rohan (Actor)

The Quest For the Giant Squid 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Suicide Club 2000 (Movie)

Mr Bourne (Actor)

Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

Cardinal Daniel Houseman (Actor)

The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Titanic: Answers From the Abyss 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Deceit 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Regeneration 1998 (Movie)

Dr William Rivers (Actor)

Ronin 1998 (Movie)

Seamus (Actor)

Spontaneous Human Combustion 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

David 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

Elliot Carver (Actor)

Deadly Advice 1996 (Movie)

Dr Ted Philips (Actor)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

General Juan Peron (Actor)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

Conway (Actor)

A Business Affair 1995 (Movie)

Alec Bolton (Actor)

Carrington 1995 (Movie)

Lytton Strachey (Actor)

Halloween! 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Troll in Central Park 1994 (Movie)

of Alan (Voice)

Thicker Than Water 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Shades of Fear 1993 (Movie)

Duncan Stewart (Actor)

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

Riviere (Actor)

Freddie as F.R.O.7 1992 (Movie)

of Trilby (Voice)

Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 (Movie)

James Lingk (Actor)

A Broadway Christmas 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

Horatio Jackson (Actor)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Consuming Passions 1988 (Movie)

Farris (Actor)

Man on Fire 1987 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Haunted Honeymoon 1986 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Hotel London 1986 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Loophole 1986 (Movie)

Taylor (Actor)

Brazil 1985 (Movie)

Sam Lowry (Actor)

The Doctor and the Devils 1985 (Movie)

Robert Fallon (Actor)

Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

Mr Dark (Actor)

Agatha Christie's "Murder Is Easy" 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ploughman's Lunch 1982 (Movie)

James Penfield (Actor)

Praying Mantis 1981 (Movie)

Christian Magny (Actor)

Breaking Glass 1980 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Voyage of the Damned 1976 (Movie)

Joseph Manasse (Actor)

A Child's Garden of Verses (TV Show)

Voice

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Wroe's Virgins (TV Show)

Actor

My Zinc Bed (TV Show)

Actor

Praying Mantis (TV Show)

Actor

Sabretooth (TV Show)

Narrator

The Day Christ Died (TV Show)

Actor

The Man From the Pru (TV Show)

Actor

The Three Ravens (TV Show)

Actor

Victoria & Albert (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

("Blow, Gabriel, Blow") (Song Performer)

Very Annie Mary 2002 (Movie)

("Love's Old Sweet Song" "Boum" "Living Doll" (to the words 'Sermon on the Mount') "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen") (Song Performer)

Biography

A celebrated performer in film and on stages in America and his native England, Jonathan Pryce brought quiet intensity to such features as "Brazil" (1985), "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "Ronin" (1998) and all three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. Blessed with a piercing gaze and a sonorous voice, he was frequently cast as cerebral heavies, but he was best used as sympathetic everymen, as evidenced by "The Ploughman's Lunch" (1983), "Carrington" (1995) and Keira Knightley's worried father in the "Pirates" franchise. Pryce surprised many when he transformed himself into a song and dance man for such lavish musicals as "Miss Saigon," "Oliver!" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," though he was equally adept at straight drama. The recipient of numerous film and stage awards, including two Tonys for "The Comedians" and "Miss Saigon," his breadth of talent in so many mediums made him one of the most versatile performers of his time.

Relationships

Kate Fahy Actor

Companion
Met while working at Everyman Theatre Liverpool Company Began relationship 1974

Isaac Price

Father
Ran small general grocery shop Died 1976, two years after being attacked by local teen

Margaret Price

Mother

Phoebe Pryce

Daughter
Born 1990; mother, Kate Fahy

Gabriel Pryce

Son
Born 1986; mother, Kate Fahy

Patrick Pryce

Son
Born 1983; mother, Kate Fahy

EDUCATION

Edge Hill College

Lancashire
While training to be a teacher, took part in a college theatre production

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
Awarded a scholarship

Holywell Grammar School (today Holywell High School)

Milestones

2013

Reprised President role in sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"

2012

Co-starred with Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in period comedy "Hysteria"

2009

Played the U.S. President in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

2009

Appeared in BBC ensemble miniseries "Cranford"

2008

Co-starred in 1920s-era football comedy "Leatherheads" with George Clooney, who also directed

2007

Reprised role of Elizabeth's father Governor Swann in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2006

Once again cast opposite Depp and Orlando Bloom in Gore Verbinski's sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

2005

Cast in Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger

2004

Featured in biopic "De-Lovely," about legendary composer Cole Porter

2003

Starred opposite Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," directed by Gore Verbinski

2003

Cast in teen comedy "What a Girl Wants," starring Amanda Bynes

2002

Returned to his musical roots to portray a murdered pop star in "Who Shot Victor Fox?"

2001

Cast as Rachel Griffith's dad in "Very Annie Mary"

2001

Played supporting role in period drama "The Affair of the Necklace"

1999

Offered another villainous turn as a scheming cardinal in "Stigmata"

1997

Cast as James Bond's nemesis in "Tomorrow Never Dies"

1996

Portrayed Juan Perón opposite Madonna's Eva in screen version of pop opera "Evita"

1995

Landed breakthrough starring role in Christopher Hampton's "Carrington"

1992

Featured in "Glengarry Glen Ross" alongside Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Alec Baldwin

1989

Originated role of The Engineer, an Eurasian pimp in award-winning West End musical "Miss Saigon"; won Tony when he reprised role in 1990 Broadway run

1982

Starred on cable series "Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (A&E)

1980

Portrayed title role in "Hamlet" at Royal Court Theatre

1978

Acted with Royal Shakespeare Company in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Antony and Cleopatra"

1977

Film acting debut, "Voyage of the Damned"

1976

Made Broadway debut as Gethin Price in "Comedians"

1975

Appeared in "Comedians" with National Theatre Company at the Nottingham Playhouse

1975

First major London stage appearance, "Heroes" at Royal Court Theater

1963

Left home at age 16 to attend art school where he also took drama classes

Made stage debut and served as artistic director at Everyman Theater in Liverpool

Bonus Trivia

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Pryce was the subject of a controversial decision by Actors Equity, which opposed his casting (protesters wanted an Asian actor in the role) in the Broadway production of "Miss Saigon." Pryce eventually appeared in the Broadway production when the show's producer threatened to cancel the $10 million production because, he said, he would not let the freedom of artistic expression be attacked.

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