Sean Carl Roland Pertwee (born 4 June 1964) is an English actor and producer with an extensive career since the 1980s in television and cinema productions.
Pertwee at the 2017 Heroes and Villains Fan Fest for Gotham
4 June 1964
|Alma mater||Bristol Old Vic Theatre School|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Jacqueline Hamilton-Smith (m. 1999)
|Children||2 (one deceased)|
|Relatives||Roland Pertwee (grandfather),|
Michael Pertwee (uncle),
Bill Pertwee (cousin)
He played 'Sgt. Wells' in the cinema film Dog Soldiers, 'Pilot Smith' in Event Horizon, Inspector Lestrade in CBS's Elementary and Alfred Pennyworth in Fox's Gotham. He is also the narrator of MasterChef: The Professionals and Wild Canada.
Pertwee was born on 4 June 1964 in Hammersmith, London, the son of the actor Jon Pertwee and his German second wife, Ingeborg Rhoesa. He received his formal education at Teddington Boys' School in Middlesex, and Sunbury College.
Pertwee trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and, after graduating in 1986 he toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company for three years. In 1999 he portrayed Brutus in the Hallmark Channel film Cleopatra. He co-owned the Natural Nylon film production company along with Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan McGregor. The company folded in 2003. Pertwee is known for his varying portrayals of grimacing death in many of his film roles, a skill that led to him being awarded 'best death face' at Bristol Old Vic.
He starred in the 2008 film Doomsday as Doctor Talbot. His voice is frequently heard in a variety of television commercials, documentaries and video games, including the medieval empire-building computer game Medieval: Total War and futuristic war games Killzone (as Colonel Gregor Hakha), Killzone 2 (as Colonel Mael Radec) and Fire Warrior (as Governor Severus). He is also the voice behind the Northeast's tourism advertisement which started broadcasting at the start of 2009. He was the narrator of Masterchef: The Professionals, replacing India Fisher for the fourth series which began on 7 November 2011.
He appeared in the film Devil's Playground, a horror film directed by Mark McQueen. He starred alongside Danny Dyer, Jaime Murray, Janet Montgomery and Craig Fairbrass. The film was released in October 2010. Pertwee appeared in the Nazi zombie film The 4th Reich which he filmed in 2010, directed by Shaun Smith.
In 2014 he was cast in Fox's TV series Gotham, a series presenting an origin for the characters of the Batman franchise. Pertwee portrays Alfred Pennyworth, a tough-as-nails ex-special forces from east London who works as the Wayne family's loyal butler. After Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered, he becomes guardian and mentor to their young son Bruce – the boy who will one day become Batman.
He married make-up artist Jacqueline Jane ″Jacqui″ Hamilton-Smith, daughter of Anthony Hamilton-Smith on 12 June 1999 at the House of Lords. His wife gave birth to twins, Alfred and Gilbert, around Christmas 2001. They were born prematurely; Gilbert died four days later.
|1991||Coping with Cupid||Peter||Short sci-fi romance film|
|London Kills Me||
|1992||Leon the Pig Farmer||Keith Chadwick||British comedy|
|1993||Dirty Weekend||The Quiet One|
|1995||Blue Juice||J.C.||British film directed by Carl Prechezer|
|ID||Martin||British film made by BBC Films about football hooliganism, directed by Philip Davis|
|1997||Event Horizon||Pilot Smith|
|1998||Soldier||Mace||American science fiction action film directed by Paul Anderson|
|Tale of the Mummy||Bradley Cortese||British-American horror film, directed by Russell Mulcahy|
|Stiff Upper Lips||George||
|2000||Five Seconds to Spare||Piers|
|Love, Honour and Obey||Sean|
|Seven Days to Live||Martin Shaw|
|2001||The 51st State||Detective Virgil Kane||
|2002||Equilibrium||Father||American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer|
|Dog Soldiers||Sergeant Harry G. Wells||British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall|
|The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby||Duncan Smithie||Family-based Scottish film released in the US in 2005 as Greyfriars Bobby directed by John Henderson.|
|The Prophecy: Uprising||Dani Simionescu|
|The Last Drop||Sgt Bill McMillan||British-Romanian war adventure film by Colin Teague that went directly to DVD release.|
|2006||Renaissance||Montoya||(English Language) French black-and-white animated science fiction film by French director Christian Volckman.|
|Wilderness||Jed||British-Irish horror film directed by Michael J. Bassett and written by Dario Poloni.|
|2007||Dangerous Parking||Ray Molina||Drama film based on the novel of the same name by Stuart Browne.|
|Goal! 2: Living the Dream...||Barry Rankin||The second part of the football film trilogy Goal!.|
|Botched||Mr. Groznyi||Horror comedy|
|Mutant Chronicles||Nathan Rooker||Independent science fiction horror film, loosely based on the role-playing game of the same name.|
|2010||220.127.116.11.||Mr. Richards||British crime thriller film directed by Noel Clarke and Mark Davis|
|Just for the Record||Sensei|
|Ultramarines: The Movie||Brother Proteus||Science fiction CGI film set in Games Workshop's fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe and based around the Ultramarines.|
|Devil's Playground||Rob||British horror film directed by Mark McQueen|
|Heaven and Earth||
|2011||Four||Detective||British independent film directed by John Langridge.|
|Wild Bill||Jack||British film directed by Dexter Fletcher.|
|2012||The Seasoning House||Goran||British horror film directed by Paul Hyett.|
|Naked Harbour||Robert||Finnish film directed by Aku Louhiniemi|
|St George's Day||Proctor||British Gangster Film|
|Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa||SFO Steve Stubbs|
|2013/2014||The 4th Reich|
|2015||Howl||Train Driver Tony||
|1975||Billy Smart's Children's Circus|
|1981||"Worzel Gummidge"||Uncredited – He plays one of the scarecrows that is going to dig Worzel into the compost heap.||Series 4 Episode 3 – The Jumbly Sale|
|1989||Poirot: The King of Clubs||Ronnie Oglander|
|Harry Enfield's Television Programme|
|Cluedo||Richard Forrest||Episode: "Christmas Past, Christmas Present" (S 1:Ep 7)|
|1991||The Chief||Det. Sgt. Kevin Powers||Episode: "Episode 2" (S 2:Ep 2)|
|1992||Virtual murder||Matt Andries||Episode: "Dreams Imagic" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Captain Heinz||Episode: "Trenches of Hell, Part 2)" (S 2:Ep 3)|
|Boon||David Kennedy||Episode: "Whispering Grass" (S 8:Ep 12)|
|The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Det Sgt Barry Vine||Episodes:
|A Touch of Frost||Episode: "Quarry"|
|1993||Peak Practice||Episode: "Hope to Die"|
|1994||Cadfael||Sheriff Hugh Beringar||Series 1|
|1996||Deadly Voyage||Ion Plesin||TV film directed by John Mackenzie and written by Stuart Urban|
|1997||Bodyguards||Ian Worell||Main cast|
|2000||Operation Good Guys||Episode: "The Leader" (S 3:Ep 4)|
|In the Beginning||Isaac||Two-part biblical TV Mini-series directed by Kevin Connor|
|2001||Cold Feet (2001)||Mark Cubitt||Guest star; Series 4|
|2003||Cold Feet (2003)||Mark Cubitt||Guest Star; Series 5|
|Waking The Dead||Carl Mackenzie||Episodes:
|Julius Caesar (2003)||Titus Labienus||Two-part TV Mini-series directed by Uli Edel|
|2004||Bo' Selecta!||Himself||Episode: "Episode Five" (S 3:Ep 5)|
|2004–2005||A Bear's Tail||Richard Head||Series 4 – Episodes:
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple||Dr. Owen Griffith||Episode: "The Moving Finger"|
|Ancient Rome–The Rise And Fall of an Empire: Caesar||Julius Caesar|
|2007||Nuclear Secrets||Narrator||Five-episode TV mini-series|
|The Tudors||English ambassador in Italy||Episode: "In Cold Blood" (S 1:EP 1)|
|When Evil Calls||The Janitor||TV mini-series|
|2008||Honest||DS. Ed Bain|
|The Wrong Door||
|Skins||Soldier on the Train and Simon the Lecturer||Episode: "Tony" (S 2:Ep 6)|
|2009||Law & Order: UK||Josh Pritchard||Episode: "Vice" (S 1:Ep 3)|
|2010||Luther||Terry Lynch||Episode: "Episode 2" (S 1:Ep 2)|
|2011||National Geographic: Islands Series||Narrator||Cyprus|
|Camelot||Sir Ector||recurring; Series 1|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||Sir George Stubbs||Episode: "Dead Man's Folly"|
|Himself||Episode: "Being Poirot"|
|Death in Paradise||Malcolm Powell||Episode: "A Deadly Party" (S 2:EP 8)|
|The Job Lot||Sergeant Steve Fox||Episode: "Army" (S 1:EP 2)|
|2013||The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot|
|2014–2019||Gotham||Alfred Pennyworth||Main cast|
|2014||The Musketeers||Sarazin||Episode: "Musketeers Don't Die Easily" (S 1:EP 10)|
|2019||Prodigal Son||Owen Shannon||Episode: "Silent Night" (S 1:EP 10)|
|1997||Tom Jones||Captain Fitzpatrick||A BBC adaptation for the stage by playwright Joan Macalpine.|
|2011||Burning Both Ends||Oliver Reed|
|1996||The Gene Machine||Piers Featherstonehaugh|
|2002||Medieval: Total War||Narrator|
|Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior||Governor Severus|
|Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance||Invictus Thrax|
|2004||Killzone||Colonel Gregor Hakha|
|2008||Fable II||Additional Voices|
|2009||Killzone 2||Colonel Mael Radec|
|2010||Fable III||Captain Saker|
|2012||PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale||Colonel Mael Radec|
|2013||Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Peter Chamberlaine|
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