Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

Highest Rated: 98% Brazil (1985)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

Birthday: Jun 01, 1947

Birthplace: Holywell, Wales, UK

Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce turned a successful stage career into an equally prominent position in film and television. Born in Carmel in Flintshire County, Wales, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He began his stage career in Liverpool, acting occasionally on screen as well, most notably in the Stephen Frears' TV movies "Daft as a Brush" (BBC Two, 1975) and "Play Things" (BBC Two, 1976). His star rose considerably with the starring role in the Trevor Griffiths play "Comedians" in 1975. Pryce moved with the show to Broadway in a Mike Nichols directed production in 1977 and earned a Tony Award. He maintained a presence on screen, appearing in films like "Breaking Glass" (1980) and on television in the sitcom "Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (BBC Two, 1981). His film career began to gain traction with his role as Mr. Dark in the big screen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (1983). He gained notice on both sides of the Atlantic with the starring role in Terry Gilliam's critically acclaimed fantasy "Brazil" (1985). He began appearing in more Hollywood fare, including the Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986), while also reteaming with Gilliam for "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988). On stage, he originated the role of The Engineer in both the West End and Broadway productions of the landmark musical "Miss Saigon." In the 1990s, his presence in America continued to grow with roles in "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992) and "The Age of Innocence" (1993). On television, he earned critical praise for playing billionaire Henry Kravis in "Barbarians at the Gate" (HBO, 1993). He was given the opportunity to show off his musical talents when he was cast as Juan Peron, alongside Madonna and Antonio Banderas, in the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Weber-Tim Rice musical "Evita" (1996). He also had the opportunity to join the world of James Bond with his role as the villainous Elliot Carver in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997). After the turn of the century, he found himself a part of a successful film franchise when he joined Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003). He returned for two sequels playing Governor Weatherby Swann. He worked steadily in films with roles in "De-Lovely" (2004), "The Brothers Grimm" (2005), "Leatherheads" (2008). In 2015, he joined the hit "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-19), based on the George R.R. Martin books, as the High Sparrow. He also appeared in the series "Taboo" (FX, 2017- ) with Tom Hardy. He acted in the holiday film "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (2017) and he reteamed with Gilliam one more time for the director's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" (2018). He then matched talents with Glenn Close in the Oscar-nominated drama "The Wife" (2018). Pryce went on to play Pope Francis in the film "The Two Popes" (Netflix, 2019) opposite Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piney: The Lonesome Pine Grandpa Sid (Voice) - 2020
89% 88% The Two Popes Pope Francis (Character) - 2019
65% 62% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Don Quixote (Character) $392K 2018
86% 77% The Wife Joe Castleman (Character) $9.6M 2017
79% 77% The Man Who Invented Christmas John Dickens (Character) $5.7M 2017
No Score Yet 84% The Ghost and the Whale Whale (Character) - 2017
17% 55% The Healer Raymond Heacock (Character) - 2017
71% 60% The White King Colonel Fitz (Voice) - 2016
86% No Score Yet To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters Patrick Brontë (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 86% Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary The Engineer (Character) - 2016
86% 69% Becoming Cary Grant Narrator - 2016
53% 56% Dough Nat (Character) $1.1M 2015
57% 79% Woman in Gold Chief Justice Rehnquist (Character) $33.3M 2015
73% 62% The Salvation Keane (Character) - 2014
82% 54% Listen Up Philip Ike Zimmerman (Character) $137.6K 2014
18% 25% Narcopolis Sidorov (Character) - 2014
28% 48% G.I. Joe: Retaliation President (Character) $122.5M 2013
90% 68% Patience (After Sebald) Unknown (Voice) - 2012
80% 64% Dark Blood Harry Fletcher (Character) - 2012
59% 54% Hysteria Dr. Dalrymple (Character) $1.8M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wisdom of Changes - Richard Wilhelm and the I Ching Unknown (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 56% City State Jimmy (Character) - 2011
8% 31% Echelon Conspiracy Mueller (Character) $500.2K 2009
No Score Yet 31% My Zinc Bed Victor Quinn (Character) - 2008
52% 38% Leatherheads CC Frazier (Character) $31.2M 2008
27% 55% Bedtime Stories Marty Bronson (Character) $110M 2008
No Score Yet 53% The Baker Street Irregulars Unknown (Character) - 2007
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Gov. Weatherby Swann (Character) $309.4M 2007
49% 59% Renaissance Paul Dellenbach (Voice) $63.3K 2006
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gov. Weatherby Swann (Character) $423.3M 2006
No Score Yet 44% The Moon and the Stars James Clavel (Character) - 2006
38% 39% The Brothers Grimm Delatombe (Character) $37.9M 2005
69% 66% Brothers of the Head Henry Couling (Character) $45K 2005
48% 66% De-Lovely Gabe (Character) $13.3M 2004
79% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Governor Weatherby Swann (Character) $305.4M 2003
36% 62% What a Girl Wants Alastair Payne (Character) $36M 2003
14% 68% Unconditional Love Victor Fox (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Dogs Supreme Being (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 63% Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Master Schoenmacker (Character) - 2002
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Cardinal de Rohan (Character) $430.3K 2001
34% 81% Very Annie Mary Jack Pugh (Character) $35.3K 2001
11% 38% Bride of the Wind Gustav Mahler (Character) $419.4K 2001
No Score Yet 77% Victoria & Albert King Leopold I of Belgium (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 67% The Suicide Club Bourne (Character) - 2000
56% No Score Yet Taliesin Jones Tal's Dad (Character) $77.4K 2000
22% 63% Stigmata Cardinal Daniel Houseman (Character) $50M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Commedia Mark (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deceit Mark (Character) - 1999
68% 80% Ronin Seamus O'Rourke (Character) $41.6M 1998
No Score Yet 78% David Unknown (Character) - 1997
57% 53% Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver (Character) $145M 1997
60% 78% Regeneration Capt. William Rivers (Character) $19.3K 1997
63% 68% Evita Juan Perón (Character) $50M 1996
54% 74% Carrington Lytton Strachey (Character) $2.3M 1995
No Score Yet 20% Deadly Advice Dr. Ted Philips (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Moments in Aviation Duncan Stewart (Character) - 1994
14% 46% A Troll in Central Park Alan (Voice) - 1994
20% 33% A Business Affair Alec Bolton (Character) $2.8K 1994
No Score Yet 48% Shopping Conway (Character) - 1994
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Rivière (Character) $31.9M 1993
71% 75% Barbarians at the Gate Henry Kravis (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thicker Than Water Sam (Character) - 1993
95% 88% Glengarry Glen Ross James Lingk (Character) $10.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Selling Hitler Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From the Pru William Wallace (Character) - 1990
40% 53% The Rachel Papers Norman (Character) $154.6K 1989
92% 82% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson (Character) $8.6M 1989
No Score Yet 20% Consuming Passions Mr.Farris (Character) $56.2K 1988
No Score Yet 72% Man on Fire Unknown (Character) $435.3K 1987
29% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Jack (Character) $24.5M 1986
18% 53% Haunted Honeymoon Charles (Character) $7.5M 1986
98% 90% Brazil Sam Lowry (Character) $3.7M 1985
0% 38% The Doctor and the Devils Robert Fallon (Character) $147.1K 1985
61% 64% Something Wicked This Way Comes Mr. Dark (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 40% The Ploughman's Lunch James Penfield (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Praying Mantis Christian Magny (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 25% Loophole Taylor (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Murder Is Easy Mr. Ellsworthy (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
86% 75% Tales From the Loop Russ (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2018
76% 92% Taboo Sir Stuart Strange (Character) 2017
89% 85% Game of Thrones High Sparrow (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015-2016
98% 84% Wolf Hall Cardinal Wolsey (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Supernatural Science Narrator 2012 2007 2002-2004 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bible Collection: David Saul (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet HBO Storybook Musicals Narrator 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Character) 1988-1990

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