Peter Firth

Actor
This former child actor first gained attention and acclaim for his stage performance as Alan Strang the boy who mysteriously blinds horse in Peter Shaffer's well-received play "Equus. " Peter Firth reprised the role in ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1953 in Yorkshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (51)

Victoria 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Risen 2016 (Movie)

Pilate (Actor)

MI-5 2015 (Movie)

Harry Pearce (Actor)

World Without End 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

Lord Northcliffe (Actor)

MI-5 2002 (TV Show)

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Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Captain of the West Virginia (Actor)

That's Life 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Magnificent Seven 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chill Factor 1999 (Movie)

Captain Andrew Brynner (Actor)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Garth (Actor)

Amistad 1997 (Movie)

Captain Fitzgerald (Actor)

An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 (Movie)

Bunny (Actor)

Anna Lee: Stalker 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Seasick 1995 (Movie)

Jensen (Actor)

Shadowlands 1993 (Movie)

Dr Craig (Actor)

White Angel 1992 (Movie)

Leslie Steckler (Actor)

The Perfect Husband 1991 (Movie)

Franz (Actor)

The Pleasure Principle 1991 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Ivan Putlin (Actor)

The Incident 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rescuers Down Under 1990 (Movie)

of Red (Voice)

Burndown 1989 (Movie)

Police Chief (Actor)

Tree of Hands 1989 (Movie)

Terence (Actor)

Deadly Triangle 1988 (Movie)

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Northanger Abbey 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Prisoner of Rio 1988 (Movie)

Clive Ingram (Actor)

Born of Fire 1987 (Movie)

Paul Bergson (Actor)

A Letter to Brezhnev 1986 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

A State of Emergency 1986 (Movie)

Dr Kenneth Parrish (Actor)

Lifeforce 1985 (Movie)

Inspector Caine (Actor)

White Elephant 1983 (Movie)

Peter Davidson (Actor)

The Aerodrome 1982 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Tess 1980 (Movie)

Angel Clare (Actor)

Tristan Und Isolde 1980 (Movie)

Dinas (Actor)

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1978 (Movie)

Stephen Ryder (Actor)

Aces High 1977 (Movie)

Stephen Croft (Actor)

Equus 1977 (Movie)

Alan Strang (Actor)

Joseph Andrews 1977 (Movie)

Joseph Andrews (Actor)

Here Come the Double Deckers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Death By Magic (TV Show)

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Dickensian (Tv Show)

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Holding On (TV Show)

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Married to Murder (TV Show)

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Prisoner of Honor (TV Show)

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The Garden of Redemption (TV Show)

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The Witch's Daughter (TV Show)

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Total Recall 2070 (TV Show)

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Biography

This former child actor first gained attention and acclaim for his stage performance as Alan Strang the boy who mysteriously blinds horse in Peter Shaffer's well-received play "Equus. " Peter Firth reprised the role in Sidney Lumet's 1977 film version and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

EDUCATION

took Saturday morning drama lessons at the Bradford Civic Theatre Drama Club as a child

left school at age 15

Milestones

2005

Cast in Bill Paxton's "The Greatest Game Ever Played" a golf drama based on the true story of the 1913 US Open

2001

Had featured role in "Pearl Harbor"

2000

US TV debut as series regular on the CBS ensemble drama "That's Life"

1999

Co-starred in "Chill Factor"

1997

Acted in "Amistad"

1997

Was featured in the British series "The Broker's Man"

1995

Offered a fine supporting turn as a nasty stage manager in "An Awfully Big Adventure"

1994

Joined the cast of the British TV series "Heartbeat"

1993

Appeared as a doctor in "Shadowlands"

1990

Provided character voice for Disney animated feature "The Rescuers Down Under"

1990

Co-starred in "The Hunt for Red October"

1986

Appeared in the British TV adaptation of "Northanger Abbey"

1985

Portrayed a Russian sailor in "Letter to Brezhnev"

1980

Starred as Mozart on Broadway in "Amadeus"

1977

Reprised role in film version of "Equus"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor

1976

First feature role, "Aces High"

1976

First feature lead, the title role in "Joseph Andrews"

1974

Broadway debut, "Equus"

1973

First screen appearance in "Brother Sun, Sister Moon"

1973

London stage debut, "Equus" at the National Theatre

Starred in British TV series, "The Flaxton Boys"

Had several walk-on parts for Yorkshire TV

Appeared in "The Double Deckers" for British TV; aired in the USA as "Here Comes the Double Deckers" on ABC from 1970-1972

Made amateur stage debut in production of "Volpone" while in the third grade

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