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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 94% Downton Abbey Charles Carson (Character) $96.8M 2019
63% 85% The Good Liar Vincent (Character) $17.1M 2019
56% 57% Swimming With Men Ted (Character) $19.6K 2018
91% 67% King Lear Earl of Kent (Character) - 2018
14% 52% The Little Vampire Rookery (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet One of a Kind Narrator (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 56% Burlesque Fairytales The Compere (Character) - 2009
46% 49% Creation Parslow (Character) $340.6K 2009
91% 76% Red Riding: 1983 Harold Angus (Character) - 2009
92% 74% Red Riding: 1980 Harold Angus (Character) - 2009
9% 33% The Oxford Murders Inspector (Character) $3.6K 2008
42% 51% The Golden Compass John Faa (Character) $70.1M 2007
45% 49% Cassandra's Dream Garage Boss (Character) $969.6K 2007
No Score Yet 95% Recovery Mr. Lockwood (Character) - 2007
40% 68% The Thief Lord Victor (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 10% Out of Season Michael Philipps (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 18% Casablanca Driver Unknown (Character) - 2004
4% 78% Modigliani Achilles Hébuterne (Character) $195.4K 2004
80% 68% 16 Years of Alcohol Director (Character) $7.5K 2003
No Score Yet 88% Horatio Hornblower: Duty Etheridge (Character) - 2003
65% 67% Bright Young Things Chief Customs Officer (Character) $931.8K 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
92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Ralph Bashford (Character) $100.2M 1998
29% 30% Legionnaire Lucien Galgani (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harpur and Iles Tenderness Mellick (Character) - 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
83% 59% A Merry War Erskine (Character) $312.3K 1997
79% 79% Brassed Off Harry (Character) $2.6M 1996
No Score Yet 31% The Grotesque George Lecky (Character) $4.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Movie Henry Harris (Character) - 1994
80% 75% 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 58% A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia Meinertzhagen (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool Mr. Blackthorn (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Bane Sam (Character) - 1989
71% 58% The Rainbow Mr. Harby (Character) $22.2K 1989
83% 72% A Month in the Country Ellerbeck (Character) - 1987
17% 86% Rustlers' Rhapsody Blackie (Character) - 1985
77% 80% Top Secret! Déjà Vu, Resistance Member (Character) - 1984
88% 63% A Private Function Inspector Noble (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
55% 79% Knightfall Pope Boniface VIII (Character) 2017-2019
86% 95% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Mr. Carson (Character) 2010-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bookaboo Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Riding Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Captain Brown (Character) 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Engine Driver (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinotopia Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arabian Nights Unknown (Character) 2000
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 A Very British Coup MP Tom Newsome (Character) 1988

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