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      Jim Carter

      Jim Carter

      Highest Rated: 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998)

      Lowest Rated: 4% Modigliani (2004)

      Birthday: Aug 19, 1948

      Birthplace: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK

      An enormously gifted character actor, Jim Carter had his start in fringe theater, mastering magic tricks, cabaret performance and circus training before becoming a noted performer on screen. A highly respected theatrical actor with a lengthy, illustrious career, Carter married actress Imelda Staunton in 1983 and notched memorable small turns in a slew of high-profile films, including "Top Secret!" (1984), "Haunted Honeymoon" (1986), "The Madness of King George" (1994) and "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). Playing the male actor cast as the Nurse based on the real nurse (Staunton) of Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), Carter and his wife delivered masterpieces of comic acting. They delighted again in "Cranford" (BBC One, 2007), while on his own Carter appeared in "102 Dalmatians" (2000), "Ella Enchanted" (2004), "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) and "My Week with Marilyn" (2011). His most famous role, however, came with his hailed performance as Mr. Carson, the loyal, aging butler of "Downton Abbey" (ITV, 2010-16), whose overwhelming self-control and sense of duty hid a loving, laughing heart. An icon of British theater, TV and film, Carter built an acclaimed international profile on his prodigious gifts and one-of-a-kind spirit that informed every performance.

      Highest rated movies

      Red Riding: 1983 poster
      Red Riding: 1983
      Red Riding: 1980 poster
      Red Riding: 1980
      Shakespeare in Love poster
      Shakespeare in Love
      King Lear poster
      King Lear
      A Private Function poster
      A Private Function
      Downton Abbey: A New Era poster Downton Abbey: A New Era A Month in the Country poster
      A Month in the Country
      Downton Abbey poster Downton Abbey

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonka Unknown (Character) - 2023
      86% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Charles Carson (Character) $43.3M 2022
      63% 85% The Good Liar Vincent (Character) $17.1M 2019
      84% 94% Downton Abbey Charles Carson (Character) $96.8M 2019
      54% 57% Swimming With Men Ted (Character) $19.6K 2018
      91% 63% King Lear Earl of Kent (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Unknown (Character) - 2018
      14% 57% The Little Vampire Rookery (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Punk Strut: The Movie Skippy (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One of a Kind Narrator (Voice) - 2014
      92% 76% Red Riding: 1983 Harold Angus (Character) - 2009
      92% 75% Red Riding: 1980 Harold Angus (Character) - 2009
      47% 49% Creation Parslow (Character) $340.6K 2009
      No Score Yet 56% Burlesque Fairytales The Compere (Character) - 2009
      17% 33% The Oxford Murders Inspector (Character) $3.6K 2008
      46% 49% Cassandra's Dream Garage Boss (Character) $969.6K 2007
      43% 51% The Golden Compass John Faa (Character) $70.1M 2007
      No Score Yet 95% Recovery Mr. Lockwood (Character) - 2007
      50% 68% The Thief Lord Victor (Character) - 2006
      4% 78% Modigliani Achilles Hébuterne (Character) $195.4K 2004
      No Score Yet 10% Out of Season Michael Philipps (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 18% Casablanca Driver Unknown (Character) - 2004
      80% 68% 16 Years of Alcohol Director (Character) $7.5K 2003
      65% 67% Bright Young Things Chief Customs Officer (Character) $931.8K 2003
      No Score Yet 88% Horatio Hornblower: Duty Etheridge (Character) - 2003
      60% 79% Heartlands Geoff (Character) - 2002
      31% 32% 102 Dalmatians Detective Armstrong (Character) $66.9M 2000
      55% 55% The Little Vampire Rookery (Character) $13.6M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial by Fire Geoffrey Bailey (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vigo: Passion for Life Bonaventure (Character) - 1998
      29% 30% Legionnaire Lucien Galgani (Character) - 1998
      92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Ralph Bashford (Character) $100.2M 1998
      83% 60% A Merry War Erskine (Character) $312.3K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bright Hair Norman Devenish (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing Postman DS Lawrence Pitman (Character) - 1997
      80% 79% Brassed Off Harry (Character) $2.6M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harpur and Iles Tenderness Mellick (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Might Be You Wally 'Lottery' Whaley (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 31% The Grotesque George Lecky (Character) $4.6K 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Movie Henry Harris (Character) - 1994
      81% 76% Black Beauty John Manly (Character) $4.2M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Fire Det Chief Supt Young (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Resnick: Rough Treatment Grabianski (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 59% A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia Meinertzhagen (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool Mr. Blackthorn (Character) - 1990
      71% 57% The Rainbow Mr. Harby (Character) $22.2K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Bane Sam (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raggedy Rawney The Soldier (Character) - 1988
      86% 73% A Month in the Country Ellerbeck (Character) - 1987
      17% 86% Rustlers' Rhapsody Blackie (Character) - 1985
      90% 63% A Private Function Inspector Noble (Character) - 1984
      76% 80% Top Secret! Déjà Vu, Resistance Member (Character) - 1984

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2019
      57% 79% Knightfall Pope Boniface VIII (Character) 2017-2019
      87% 93% Downton Abbey Mr. Carson (Character) 2010-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Riding Unknown (Character) 2010
      No Score Yet 100% Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Captain Brown (Character) 2007 2009
      No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Engine Driver (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Nathan Green (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinotopia Unknown (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Maxie Morrell (Character) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Unknown (Character) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very British Coup MP Tom Newsome (Character) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Detective Mr Marlow (Character) 1986