Philip Glenister

Philip Glenister

Highest Rated: 74% Calendar Girls (2003)

Lowest Rated: 27% Bel Ami (2012)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1963

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Character actor Philip Glenister became a mainstay of British television after his iconic portrayal of Gene Hunt in "Life on Mars" (BBC, 2006-07). The London native began appearing in a number of TV productions throughout the 1990s, including a multi-episode stint on "The Ruth Rendell Mysteries" (ITV, 1987-2000). The steady work paid off when he was cast as a regular in the crime drama "Frontiers" (ITV, 1996). After appearing in the mini-series "Have Your Cake and Eat it" (BBC, 1997), it was another mini-series that helped jump start Glenister's career. Playing William Dobbin in the adaption of W.M. Thackeray's heralded novel "Vanity Fair" (BBC, 1998) brought a new level of critical acclaim. He continued the classic literature theme with supporting roles in the Emmy-nominated film "Hornblower: Mutiny" (2001) and it's follow-up "Horatio Hornblower: Retribution" (2001). He was featured as a series regular in the dramedy "Roger Roger" (BBC, 1998-2003), playing a wannabe rockstar cab driver, and the working class drama "Clocking Off" (BBC, 2000-03),as the boss of a textile factory. He made a more prominent leap to the big screen, playing opposite Helen Mirren and Julie Walters in "Calendar Girls" (2003). He returned to period dramas in the mini-series "Island at War" (ITV, 2004) and a role in Ridley Scott's Crusades epic "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005). His knack for playing police detectives began to manifest with his roles as inspectors in "State of Play" (BBC, 2003) and "VIncent" (ITV, 2005-06). That built to his breakthrough role as Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt in "Life on Mars" (BBC, 2006-07). As the gruff boss of John Simm's time traveling Sam, Glenister's character became a sensation in the United Kingdom. He followed that with a role in Judi Dench's acclaimed series "Cranford" (BBC, 2007). He stepped away from his norm to play the American demon hunter Rupert Galvin in "Demons" (ITV, 2009), before returning to play Gene Hunt in the "Life on Mars" sequel, "Ashes to Ashes" (BBC, 2008-10). This time, Keeley Hawes played the out-of-time detective who fell under Hunt's direction. In the series finale, it was revealed that Hunt was actually a guide in an afterlife limbo for police officers. While he primarily worked in television, he did take occasional film roles, including small parts in "Bel Ami" (2012), with Robert Pattinson, and Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" (2010). Glenister and Simm joined forces again in "Mad Dog" (Sky1, 2011-13) playing old friends who's Mediterranean holiday is interrupted by murder. He went for a straight comedy role in the sitcom "Big School" (BBC, 2013-14) playing an arrogant gym teacher. He made his U.S. television debut when he was cast as Reverend John Anderson on "Outcast" (Cinemax, 2016-), from "The Walking Dead" executive producer Robert Kirkman. Glenister's character helped Patrick Fugit's Kyle deal with his demonic possession. He returned again to British television in the comedy "Living the Dream" (Sky1, 2017) as a husband and father who moves his family from England to Florida.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
27% 29% Bel Ami Charles Forestier (Character) $119.9K 2012
No Score Yet 28% Tuesday Earp (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walk Eddie (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 74% Island at War Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 26% Byron William Fletcher (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 54% The Other Boleyn Girl William Stafford (Character) - 2003
74% 67% Calendar Girls Lawrence (Character) $31M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lloyd and Hill DCI Danny Lloyd (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 92% Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny Gunner Hobbs (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 92% Horatio Hornblower: Retribution Gunner Hobbs (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Blue Tom (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 84% Sharpe's Justice Matt Truman (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet London's New Year's Day Celebration 2021 Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE CINEMAX - Outcast Reverend Anderson (Character) 2020
73% 89% Belgravia James Trenchard (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belgravia James Trenchard (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living the Dream Mal Pemberton (Character) 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Myths Kevin Wells (Character) 2018
80% 82% Outcast Reverend Anderson (Character) 2016-2017
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Talbot (Character) 2016
100% 80% Prey David Murdoch (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the Love of Cars Host 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big School Mr Gunn (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Dogs Quinn (Character) 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 40% Hidden Harry Venn (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Ashes to Ashes Unknown (Character) 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Edmund Carter (Character) 2009 2007
63% No Score Yet Demons Unknown (Character) 2009
77% No Score Yet Life on Mars Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vincent DCI David Driscoll (Character) 2005-2006
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of Play DCI William Bell (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horatio Hornblower Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanity Fair William Dobbin (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: BELGRAVIA James Trenchard (Character)

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