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Jeremy Swift



A slightly burly, heavyset British actor of cinema and television, Jeremy Swift seemed predestined for not merely character roles, but characterizations as a slightly blustery oaf. In the process of establishing himself, he grew into a performer venerated by audiences, and one of the busiest actors in British filmdom. Swift debuted on camera in the very early '80s, with bit parts in features including Fords on Water (1983) and Mr. Love (1985), but remained offscreen in the 10 years or so that followed. He reemerged as a prolific television player in the mid-'90s on U.K. series including Next of Kin, Making the Difference, and The Grand, then experienced a substantial change of venue in 2001, when the legendary Robert Altman cast him in the period murder mystery Gosford Park. That assignment inducted Swift into cinematic releases, and he followed it up with work in outings such as Mike Barker's To Kill a King (2002), Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist (2005) (as the aptly named Mr. Bumble), and the Vince Vaughn Christmas comedy Fred Claus (2007). Also in 2007, Swift enjoyed a plum supporting role in director John Crowley's acclaimed psychological drama Boy A.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
26% Jupiter Ascending
  • Vassily Bolotnikov
2015
81% Anton Chekhov's The Duel
  • Deacon
2010
21% Fred Claus
  • Bob Elf
2007
88% Boy A
  • Dave
2007
70% Amazing Grace
  • Richard the Butler
2007
60% Oliver Twist
  • Mr. Bumble
2005
No Score Yet To Kill a King
  • Earl of Whitby
2003
No Score Yet Bertie and Elizabeth
  • Royal Page
2002
62% Dark Blue World
  • Private Pierce
2001
86% Gosford Park
  • Arthur, Second Footman
2001
No Score Yet Vanity Fair
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Student Prince
  • Shaggy
1998
No Score Yet Mr. Love
  • Boy in Projection Room
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Downton Abbey
2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Crimson Field
2014
  • QMS Reggie Soper
No Score Yet Red Dwarf
1988
  • Noddy
100% The Durrells in Corfu
2016
  • Dennis
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Glenvil Harris Royal Page Spratt
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • Spratt
No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
  • Glenvil Harris
No Score Yet Inspector George Gently
2008-2015
  • Stuart MacMillan

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