Alistair Petrie

Alistair Petrie

Highest Rated: 88% Rush (2013)

Lowest Rated: 17% Hellboy (2019)

Birthday: Sep 30, 1970

Birthplace: Catterick, North Yorkshire, England, UK

With his varied and nuanced slate of roles, Alistair Petrie proved himself to be one of the top character actors of his generation. The North Yorkshire, England native began his career, and learned the versatility that would continue to serve him, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He began garnering small roles in British TV productions such as "Jonathan Creek" (BBC One, 1997-2016), "All Quiet on the Preston Front" (BBC One, 1994-97), and the television adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma" (1996). His work earned him a larger role in the miniseries "The Forsyte Saga" (ITV, 2002), a remake of the popular British '60s serial based on James Galsworthy's novels. Petrie played George Forsyte opposite Damian Lewis and Ioan Gruffudd. After a stint with London's National Theatre, the actor's screen presence took a leap forward when he appeared in director Marc Munden's Iraq War drama "The Mark of Cain" (2007), as well as on Dame Judi Dench's acclaimed series "Cranford" (BBC One, 2007-10). He earned another high-profile turn when he joined the cast of Jason Statham's crime yarn "The Bank Job" (2008). Roles in Keira Knightley's historical drama "The Duchess" (2008) and the Burt Reynolds comedy "A Bunch of Amateurs" followed. Petrie returned to television with a recurring role on the short-lived comedy "Mutual Friends" (BBC One, 2008). More television roles followed, notably in the TV movie "The Taking of Prince Harry" (Channel 4, 2010) and the TV dramas "Strike Back" (Cinemax, 2010-18) and "Whitechapel" (ITV, 2009-13). His adaptability was put to the test when he was cast in the Wachowski Siblings' sci-fi opus "Cloud Atlas" (2012). Petrie was part of the ensemble that, like stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, portrayed multiple characters in the film. After starring in the TV series "Utopia" (Channel 4, 2013-14) and appearing in Max Landis's "Victor Frankenstein" (2015), he earned one of his defining roles in the critically acclaimed series "The Night Manager" (AMC, 2016-). Working opposite Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, Petrie portrayed Lord Sandy Langbourne, an ally of Laurie's arms dealer, in the Golden Globe winner. The actor then joined the "Star Wars" universe when he played Rebel leader General Draven in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016). His career firmly established, Petrie returned again to television with prominent roles on "Genius" (National Geographic, 2017-) and "The Terror" (AMC, 2018-). His subsequent performance as shady former MI6 operative George White on the espionage thriller "Deep State" (Epix, 2018-) won the actor some of the best reviews of his career. His film career continued as well as he joined the cast of Neil Marshall's updated take on the comic book anti-hero "Hellboy" (2019).

Highest rated movies

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Bank Job
The Cursed
The Duchess
Sulphur and White




73% 54% The Cursed Seamus Laurent (Character) $4.5M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha and the Midnight Murders Sir Malcom Campbell (Character) - 2020
17% 48% Hellboy Lord Adam Glaren (Character) $21.9M 2019
60% No Score Yet Sulphur and White Unknown (Character) - 2019
43% 40% Hampstead Steve Crowley (Character) $146.4K 2017
84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story General Draven (Character) $533.2M 2016
No Score Yet 31% Kicking Off Anrthony Greaves (Character) - 2015
88% 88% Rush Stirling Moss (Character) $26.9M 2013
No Score Yet 15% Ashes Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 22% Devil's Playground Andy Billing (Character) - 2010
62% 67% The Duchess Heaton (Character) $13.8M 2008
80% 74% The Bank Job Philip Lisle (Character) $30.0M 2008
No Score Yet 43% A Bunch of Amateurs Rupert (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Sight: Parasomnia Neil (Character) - 2000


100% 72% Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Rev Richard Jones (Character) 2022
95% 92% Sex Education Mr. Groff (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 81% Deep State George White (Character) 2019
94% 83% Year of the Rabbit Larkham (Character) 2019
55% 52% Deep State George White (Character) 2018-2019
95% 88% The Game Andrew (Guest Star) 2014
78% 81% Sherlock James Sholto (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Major Gordon (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 87% Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game On Unknown (Character) 1998