Crispin Bonham-Carter

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Crispin Bonham-Carter
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 45)
England
Spouse(s) Katherine Julian Dawnay

Crispin Bonham-Carter (born 23 September 1969) is an English actor and theatre director.

Bonham-Carter is a third cousin of Helena Bonham Carter and her brother Edward. He is the son of Peter Bonham-Carter and Clodagh Greenwood. Educated at Glenalmond College, he graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland with a degree in classics in 1992.

He is well known for his role as Mr. Bingley in BBC's Pride and Prejudice in 1995. The previous year he had starred in the TV sitcom Honey for Tea. Bonham-Carter also starred alongside Ewan McGregor in the 1993 BBC period drama Scarlet and Black playing Rachel Weisz's suitor. He played a small role in Bridget Jones's Diary, a modern-day version of Pride and Prejudice. He also appeared on Season 4 of Absolutely Fabulous. He played a posh gardener named Jago Balfour who recited Latin plant names to Edina. Julia Sawalha, who played Lydia in Pride and Prejudice, appeared opposite him in her role as Saffy. Saffy commissioned Jago to redesign the back garden. He also appeared in the video of Westlife's cover of "Uptown Girl" and played Mandy's well-to-do love interest in season 3 of Game On. He is currently teaching Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4 English at Alexandra Park School, a comprehensive secondary school in Muswell Hill, North London.

He is married to Katherine Julian Dawnay. They have four children: Arthur Thomas Patrick (21 March 1997), Christopher Ruan (March 1999), Stanley Peter (21 April 2002) and Frank Douglas (12 January 2006). In 2011, he represented his former university in a special Christmas edition of University Challenge, alongside Hazel Irvine. The St Andrews team lost to a team from Cambridge in the first-round.

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