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Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce studied at RADA and upon graduating, joined the Liverpool Everyman Theatre Company. This was followed by a season at the Nottingham Playhouse under the direction of Richard Eyre before returning to the Everyman for a season as artistic director.

In 1975, Pryce starred in Comedians by Trevor Griffiths and directed by Eyre at The Old Vic, London. He went on to star in the New York production directed by Mike Nichols and won his first Tony Award. While at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pryce starred in The Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and Measure for Measure. In 1980, he won an Olivier Award for his performance in Hamlet directed by Eyre at the Royal Court. His numerous stage credits include Tally's Folly, The Seagull, Macbeth (RSC), Uncle Vanya Oliver! and My Fair Lady, and the Broadway productions of Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

In 1989, he originated the role of The Engineer in Miss Saigon and was honored with the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier and Outer Circle Critics awards for Best Actor in a musical. Pryce earned another Best Actor nomination from the Olivier Awards for his performance in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? He recently played Shelley Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross in London's West End.

Pryce's extensive film credits span the length of his career and include such films as Voyage of the Damned, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Terry Gilliam's award-winning film Brazil, The Age of Innocence, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington (Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, 1995), Evita and Tomorrow Never Dies. More recently, audiences have seen him in Leatherheads and The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.

Pryce's television work includes the BBC telefilm The Man from the Pru, the four-part telefilm Selling Hitler, Great Moments in Aviation for BBC Films, Baker Street Irregulars as Sherlock Holmes, Thicker Than Water for BBC TV, and Clone for BBC 3. He starred in HBO's Barbarians at the Gate and co-stars with Uma Thurman in the upcoming My Zinc Bed, also for HBO.


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Jonathan Pryce Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 1, 1947 (70)
SignGemini
BirthplaceHolywell, Wales, United Kingdom
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Jonathan Pryce compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The Salvation
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Bedtime Stories
What a Girl Wants
Woman in Gold
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Tomorrow Never Dies
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