Raised in Yorkshire, England, Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in Camelot at the Bradford Alhambra. He made his film debut at the age of 18 in Franco Zeffirelli's Brother Sun, Sister Moon.
Firth's other film credits include Aces High, Tony Richardson's Joseph Andrews, Milton Katselas' When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder, Roman Polanski's Tess, Chris Bernard's Letter to Brezhnev, John McTiernan's The Hunt for Red October, Richard Attenborough's Shadowlands, Mike Newell's An Awfully Big Adventure, Steven Spielberg's Amistad and Ron Underwood's Mighty Joe Young.
Besides countless British television performances for the BBC and Granada TV, Firth has appeared on stage in numerous productions including Bill Bryden's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Spring Awakening (both at the National Theatre) and Peter Hall's mounting of Amadeus on Broadway.
Peter Firth Facts
|Birthday||October 27, 1953 (61)|
|Birthplace||Bradford, England, United Kingdom|
|Awards||1978 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Equus)|
|Interview with a Serial Killer (2001) as Leslie Steckler|
|Pearl Harbor (2001) as Captain Mervyn Bennion|
|Amistad (1997) as Captain Fitzgerald|
|An Awfully Big Adventure (1994) as Bunny|
|Shadowlands (1993) as Dr. Craig|
|The Hunt for Red October (1990)|
|The Rescuers Down Under (1990)|
|Northanger Abbey (1986) -movie as Mr. Tilney|
|A Letter to Brezhnev (1985) as Peter|
|Tess (1979) as Angel Clare|
|Equus (1977) as Alan Strang (breakthrough)|
|Joseph Andrews (1977) as Joseph Andrews|
|Aces High (1976) as Lieutenant Stephen Croft|