Peter Firth

Mostly Credited As: Peter Firth
Date Of Birth: October 27, 1953 (Age 62)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Peter Firth

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Dickensian (2015)As: Jacob Marley
Undeniable (2014)As: Andrew Bolton
Mayday (UK) (2013)As: Malcolm Spicer
World Without End (2012)As: Roland
South Riding (2011)As: Councillor Snaith
Yellowstone (2009)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)As: Vespasian
Spooks (2002)As: Harry Pearce (S01-S10)
That's Life (2000) (2000)As: Victor Leski (Episodes 1-20)
The Broker's Man (1997)As: Alex 'Godzilla' Turnbull
Resort to Murder (1995)As: Peter Dennigan
Heartbeat (1992)As: Dr. James Radcliffe (1994)
Country Matters (1972)As: Tommy Adams
Here Come the Double Deckers (1970)As: Scooper
Episode Cast Credits 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 173 05x173: (May/06/2015) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  April 29, 2015 09x174: (Apr/29/2015) As Himself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  April 29, 2015 02x03: (Apr/29/2015) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 11, Episode 2 11x02: (Jun/29/2008) As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006) 
  Rebellion 01x04: (Oct/12/2006) As Vespasian 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Identity 06x12: (Jan/18/2005) As Dr. Preston Blair, [Special Guest Stars]

The Vice (1999) 
  No Man's Land 04x02: (Feb/25/2002) As Keith Beaumont 

Total Recall 2070 (1999) 
  Restitution 01x16: (Apr/27/1999) As Vincent Nagle 
  Infiltration 01x06: (Feb/16/1999) As Vincent Nagle 
  Nothing Like the Real Thing 01x03: (Jan/19/1999) As Vincent Nagle 

The Magnificent Seven (1998) 
  The New Law 02x01: (Jan/08/1999) As Federal Marshal Walter Bryce 

Dead Man's Gun (1997) 
  The Ripper 02x12: (Nov/27/1998) As Det. Insp Archibald McCann 

Kavanagh Q.C. (1995) 
  Ancient History 03x03: (Mar/17/1997) As Charlie Beck 

Soldier Soldier (1991) 
  Leaving 05x10: (Nov/07/1995) As Major Ben Collins 

Highlander (1992) 
  Warmonger 02x17: (Mar/12/1994) As Arthur Drake aka Drakov 

Anna Lee (1993) 
  Stalker 01x02: (Mar/06/1994) As Peter Wainwright 

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) 
  Istanbul, September 1918 02x20: (Jul/17/1993) As Stefan 

Play for Today (1970) 
  The Flipside of Dominick Hyde 11x08: (Dec/09/1980) As Dominick Hyde 
  Her Majesty's Pleasure 04x02: (Oct/25/1973) As Arsenic 

Tales of the Unexpected (1979) 
  The Man at the Top 02x16: (Jun/14/1980) As Hardy 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 35x01: (Jan/28/1978) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Equus') 

Play of the Month (1965) 
  The Picture of Dorian Gray 12x01: (Sep/19/1976) As Dorian Gray 

Arthur of the Britons (1972) 
  The Pupil 01x07: (Jan/17/1973) As Corin 

Cracker (US) (1997) 
  Best Boys 01x13: (Unaired) As Mitchell Grady 

Peter's first major (title) role as an adult was in the title role in a 1976 BBC Television Play of the Month adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Peter is very good friends with his Equus (1977) co-star Jenny Agutter, who also starred with him in Spooks (aka in the US as MI-5 (2002).

Peter has an extensive career onstage in the UK and on Broadway.

In July 1973, Peter received his big break by winning the leading role of disturbed adolescent Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer's play Equus, which was performed by the National Theatre at the Old Vic in London.

As a youth, Peter took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home.

Peter admits that he initially became interested in acting because he liked this girl who was apart of a local theatre group, he joined to impress her.

In 1977, Peter won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Actor.

In 1978, Peter was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: Equus (1977).

Peter left school at the age of 16 to pursue his career in acting.

Peter made his film debut at the age of 18 in Franco Zeffirelli's Fratello sole, sorella luna (1972).

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Peter Firth Quotes
People often say to me, "We love Spooks, everybody in our house watches it, nobody understands what's going on, but nobody leaves the room when it's on!" I think it's living proof that you don't need to dumb down television to make popular programs.

I know a lot about Harry that the audience probably don't know, although I like to try to give them a glimpse of that even though it's not provided by the script.