Jim Carter (actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jim Carter
Jim Carter.jpg
Carter at GBK Emmy Luxury Gift Lounge, 21 September 2012
Born (1948-08-19) 19 August 1948 (age 66)
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Imelda Staunton (m. 1983)
Children 1

Jim Carter (born 19 August 1948)[1] is an English actor.

Carter's film credits include Top Secret! (1984), A Month in the Country (1987), A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992), The Madness of King George (1994), Richard III (1995), Brassed Off (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Little Vampire (2000), Ella Enchanted (2004), and Detective Victor Getz in The Thief Lord (2006). He plays John Faa in The Golden Compass (2007), the first film in the adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy, and also stars in House of 9 (2005) as The Watcher, and the executioner in Alice in Wonderland.

His television credits include Lipstick on Your Collar (1993), Cracker, (1994), The Way We Live Now (2001), The Singing Detective (1986), Arabian Nights (2000), The Chest (1997), Red Riding (2009), A Very British Coup (1988) and the Hornblower episode "Duty" (2003) and in Midsomer Murders (2004) episode "The Fisher King" as Nathan Green. He also plays Captain Brown in the five-part BBC series Cranford (2007) and Mayor Waldo in the US miniseries Dinotopia (2002). He currently stars in Downton Abbey playing Mr Carson, a role that has earned him three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012, 2013, 2014).

Early life[edit]

Carter was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. His father worked for the Air Ministry and his mother was a land girl and later a school secretary.[2] Carter attended Ashville College, Harrogate, where he was head boy in his final year, and the University of Sussex where he studied law and became a leading light of the fledgling Drama Society, playing the title role in Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, the first student production at the newly built Gardner Arts Centre theatre. He dropped out of university after two years to join a fringe theatre group in Brighton.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

He began acting professionally in "the early 1970s."[3] When asked, "If you hadn't become an actor, what would you have done professionally?" he answered, "I wouldn't have pursued law – I'd actually dropped out of law into English, I'd even changed my course. But when the offer came from this fringe theatre group, the Brighton Combination, to leave university and join them for five quid a week, it was like a door opening, and there wasn't a moment's hesitation. I walked through that door and never looked back. I have never earned a penny from doing anything apart from acting. I have never had another job."[4]

His first paid job for £5 a week with free board and lodging was in a play called Gum and Goo by Howard Brenton for the Brighton Combination.[5] Howard Brenton's Gum and Goo was first produced by the Brighton Combination (in Brighton) in 1969.[6][7]

He appeared in Howard Brenton's Winter Daddykins in July 1968 for the Brighton Combination. It was directed by Barry Edwards, and Carter performed with Fiona Baker and Lily Sue Todd.[8][9] This is probably the play referred to in Jenny Harris' website that took place on 9 July 1968 in the Brighton Combination's cafe. Jenny Harris was one of the initiators of the Brighton Combination.[10] Jim Carter mentioned her in one interview as one who started the Brighton Combination. She was then head of the National Theatre's education department.[11]

In 1970, he performed in the show Come Together at London's Royal Court Theatre together with the Brighton Combination and the Ken Campbell Roadshow along with other theatre personalities and groups.[12] The Royal Court's Come Together Festival was on the cover page of Plays and Players magazine issue of December 1970. Scenes from this festival are also featured in this issue.[13] The Come Together festival opened at the Royal Court Theatre on 21 October 1970 and contributed to one of the Royal Court's best years. The festival brought the avante-garde like the Brighton Combination and Ken Campbell into the Court. The Brighton Combination presented "The NAB Show", a politically oriented account of the National Assistance Board.[14]

He first worked at the Combination Theatre Company in Brighton. Later he joined the Newcastle University Theatre where he played, among other parts, Estragon in Waiting for Godot. From 1974 to 1976 he toured America with the Ken Campbell Roadshow and on his return joined the Phoenix Theatre in Leicester. In 1977 he joined the National Theatre Company where he appeared as Dom Fiollo (sic) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Cottesloe Theatre. In 1978 he became a member of the Young Vic Company appearing as Stephano in The Tempest, Buckingham in Richard III and Mephistopheles in Faust. In 1978 he went to America to study in a circus school where he learned juggling, unicycling and tightrope walking. From 21 May to 29 June 1980 he played Trebonius/Marullus/Poet in a Julius Caeasar production of Riverside Studios directed by Peter Gill. He performs magic acts in cabarets.[15][16] The Young Vic's Richard III production in 1978, which featured James Carter with, among others, Bill Wallis and Michael Attwell, was directed by Michael Bogdanov. He also performed in the Young Vic production of Bartholomew Fair in 1978. It was also directed by Michael Bogdanov.[17]

He was a member of The Madhouse Company of London, a comedy troupe which performed in Boston in the 1970s; together with the late Marcel Steiner (1931–1999), Marc Weil and Tommy Shands. Ken Campbell was also associated with the group.[18][19] The Madhouse Co. was an offshoot of the Ken Campbell's Roadshow that came to New York City and Boston. It broke up eventually and Steiner and Carter returned to England. The Madhouse Co. was in Cambridge, Massachusetts. in August 1976.[20] The Madhouse Company of London was mentioned and its shows advertised and reviewed in several New York magazine issues from April 1974 to March 1975.[21] Marc Weil created The Madhouse Company of London in 1973.[22]

In June to August 2005, he appeared in The President of an Empty Room at the National Theatre (written by Stephen Knight and directed by Howard Davies). When he did this he had not done theatre in 14 years. He considers his appearance in Richard Eyre's 1982 National Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls a significant moment. It was when he met his future wife, Imelda Staunton, who also appeared in this play. He considers Richard Eyre and Howard Davies two of his favourite directors. He was with the Brighton Combination still when it moved to London and opened a theatre called the Albany in Deptford. In his own words: "The Brighton Combination moved to London and started a theatre called the Albany in Deptford, and I was with them then."[23]

In the early 1970s, the Brighton Combination, a touring fringe theatre group, became resident in the Albany Institute in Deptford, South East London. This was considered one of the great achievements of the Albany's then director Paul Curno. By fusing community work and the arts, Director Paul Curno and "The Combination" transformed the Albany's fortunes. This fusion still drives the Albany to this day.[24] The Brighton Combination Company moved to become resident at the Albany in SE London in 1972 with a brief to set up community action and arts development projects. It combined artistic and cultural works with social activism.[25]

He performed in the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London in Jean Cocteau's The Infernal Machine (with Maggie Smith and with Simon Callow directing, 1986–87).[26][27] Photos and a review of this play appeared in Plays and Players magazine in January 1987.[28]

He also performed in William "Bill" Bryden's The Passion at the National Theatre in 1985.[29] Performed in The Mysteries: The Nativity, The Passion and Doomsday at the Cottesloe Theatre for the National Theatre in 1984 and 1985. Both performances were directed by Bill Bryden.[30]

He appeared in Doug Lucie's Fashion in May–June 1990 at the Tricycle Theatre, directed by Michael Attenborough.[31][32]

In the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC)The Wizard of Oz production, wife Imelda Staunton played Dorothy while he was the Cowardly Lion. Considers playing a baddie dressed in black in the cowboy film Rustlers' Rhapsody filmed in southern Spain one of the top highlights of his career.[33] The Wizard of Oz was directed by Ian Judge; it opened on 17 December 1987 at the RSC's Barbican Theatre. It played in repertory through 27 February 1988.[34]

Other media[edit]

Carter narrates the back story for the ride "Hex – the Legend of the Towers", at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, United Kingdom.[citation needed]

He narrated the six-part series Home Front Britain, a documentary of life in Britain during World War II created and produced by the Discovery Channel and the British Film Institute.[35] Home Front Britain was broadcast on Discovery Channel from 11 September 2009.[36]

In 2013 he could be heard voicing Sky Sports advertisements.

Personal life[edit]

Jim Carter and British actress Imelda Staunton met in January 1982 during rehearsals of Richard Eyre's Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre. Carter was 34, Staunton was 26 and she considered him already old. According to Staunton, "we worked together for a year and it was a slow burn rather than a heady rush of passion." Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton married in 1983 and have one daughter, Bessie, born in 1993, when Staunton was 37. Bessie was to enroll at the National Youth Theatre in 2010. Staunton says of Carter's acting: "He has never been the sort of actor who yearns to play Hamlet. Maybe it's because he came to acting from performing in the circus. He has always done just what he wants to do."[37]

Staunton would later proudly claim that after 21 years of marriage, she and Carter had been apart for only three weeks.[38] They have a little dog named Molly.[39]

Carter is also the chairman of Hampstead Cricket Club, whose ground is near his home.[40] On 18 September 2011 he organised the Hampstead Cricket Club (HCC) Celebrity Cricket Match. It was HCC's third annual charity celebrity cricket match.[41]

He has been a keen cyclist for 55 years (as of October 2011), frequently riding for charity causes. On 30 September 2011 Carter travelled with 25 other riders to Ghana for a 10-day trip which included six days of cycling to raise money for clean water in the small impoverished town of Tafo. He has a web page for this event to receive sponsors and donations: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jimcarter. This was his tenth charity ride. The previous nine (Jordan, Costa Rica, Laos, Vietnam, India, Namibia, Chile, Argentina and London to Paris - twice) were to raise money for the National Deaf Children's Society.[42] He intended to raise a minimum of £2,750 but ended up with £8,670.[43]

As of August 2013, Carter lives in West Hampstead, North London.[44]

Credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Flash Gordon Azurian Man
1984 Top Secret! Déjà Vu, Resistance Member
1984 The Company of Wolves Second Husband Uncredited
1984 A Private Function Inspector Noble
1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody Blackie
1986 The American Way Castro
1986 Haunted Honeymoon Montego
1987 A Month in the Country Ellerbeck
1988 The First Kangaroos Arthur Hughes
1988 Soursweet Mr. Constantinides
1988 The Raggedy Rawney The Soldier
1989 The Rainbow Mr. Harby
1989 Erik the Viking Jennifer the Viking
1989 Duck Short
1990 The Witches Head Chef
1990 Crimestrike The Detective
1990 The Fool Mr. Blackthorn
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy Rossi
1993 The Hour of the Pig Mathieu
1994 Black Beauty John Manly
1994 The Madness of King George Fox
1995 Richard III Lord William Hastings
1995 The Grotesque George Lecky
1995 Balto Voice Uncredited
1996 Brassed Off Harry
1997 Keep the Aspidistra Flying Erskine
1998 Bill's New Frock Mr. Platworthy Short
1998 Vigo: A Passion for Life Bonaventure Uncredited
1998 Legionnaire Lucien Galgani
1998 Shakespeare in Love Ralph Bashford Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2000 The Little Vampire Rookery
2000 102 Dalmatians Detective Armstrong
2002 Heartlands Geoff
2003 Bright Young Things Chief Customs Officer
2003 16 Years of Alcohol Director
2004 Ella Enchanted Nish
2004 Casablanca Driver Joe Mateo, l'agent
2004 Modigliani Achilles Hébuterne
2004 Out of Season Michael Philipps
2005 House of 9 The Watcher Voice
2006 The Thief Lord Victor
2007 Cassandra's Dream Garage Boss
2007 The Golden Compass John Faa
2008 The Oxford Murders Inspector Petersen
2009 Creation Joseph Parslow
2009 Wish 143 Priest Short
2009 Burlesque Fairytales The Compere
2010 Punk Strut: The Movie Skippy
2010 Alice in Wonderland The Executioner Voice
2011 My Week with Marilyn Barry

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Fox Cliff Ryan 2 episodes
1982 Not The Nine O'Clock News Darts Commentator 1 episode
1984 December Flower Dentist TV film
1984 Hiawatha Narrator TV film
1985 The Bill Stan 1 episode: "Death of a Cracksman"
1985 Widows 2 Det. Insp. Frinton Mini-series (2 episodes)
1986 The Monocled Mutineer Spencer 1 episode: "A Dead Man on Leave"
1986 Lost Empires Inspector Crabbe Mini-series (2 episodes)
1986 The Singing Detective Mr. Marlow 5 episodes
1987 Harry's Kingdom Bill TV film
1988 Star Trap Dr. Wax TV film
1988 A Very British Coup The Cabinet – Newsome Mini-series (2 episodes)
1988 Christabel Bausch TV film
1988 Hallmark Hall of Fame Pierre 1 episodes: "The Tenth Man"
1988 Thompson 1 episode: "Episode No.1.6"
1989 Precious Bane Sarn TV film
1989–1994 Screen Two Father 2 episodes
1990 A Sense of Guilt Richard Murray TV film
1990 Zorro Colonel Mefisto Palomarez 2 episodes
1990 The Gravy Train Personip 1 episode: "Episode No.1.3"
1991 Incident in Judaea Afranius TV film
1991 Screen One Ray Galton 1 episode: "Hancock"
1991 Casualty Matthew Charlton 1 episode: "Dangerous Games"
1991–1999 Murder Most Horrid Various 3 episodes
1992 Great Performances Meinertzhagen 1 episode: "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia"
1992 Between the Lines D.I. Dick Corbett 1 episode: "Lies and Damned Lies"
1992 Soldier Soldier Snr. Supt. Derek Tierney, RHKP 1 episode: "Lifelines"
1992 Stalin Sergo TV film
1993 Lipstick on Your Collar' Inspector Mini-series
1993 A Year in Provence Ted Hopkins Mini-series (1 episode: "Room Service")
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... Commander 1 episode: "Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown"
1993 Medics Hugh Buckley 1 episode: "Episode No.3.6"
1993 Resnick: Rough Treatment Grabianski TV film
1993–1994 Minder Tompkins 2 episodes
1994 Pie in the Sky Alec Bailey 1 episode: "Passion Fruit Fool"
1994 Cracker Kenneth Trant 3 episodes
1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Marc Anthony (voice) 1 episode: "Julius Caesar"
1994 Open Fire Dept. Chief Supt. Young TV film
1994 Midnight Movie Henry Harris TV film
1995 It Could Be You Wally "Lottery" Whaley TV film
1995 The Late Show Albert Knox Documentary (1 episode: "Sophie's World")
1995 Dangerfield Stephen Millwood 1 episode: "A Patient's Secret"
1995 Mrs. Hartley and the Growth Centre Inspector TV film
1995 Coogan's Run Fraser 1 episode: "Natural Born Quizzers"
1997 Harpur and Iles Tenderness Mellick TV film
1997 The Missing Postman DS Lawrence Pitman TV film
1997 The Chest Roland Blood TV film
1997 Alas Smith and Jones 1 episode: "Episode No. 9.5"
1997 Ain't Misbehavin' Maxie Morrell 3 episodes
1997 Bright Hair Norman Devenish TV film
1999 Trial By Fire Geoffrey Bailey TV film
1999 Tube Tales Ticket Inspector TV film
2000 Arabian Nights Ja'Far TV film
2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel General La Forge TV series (1 episode: "Friends and Enemies")
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Odin, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec TV film
2001 The Way We Live Now Mr. Brehgert TV mini-series (3 episodes)
2002 Inside the Murdoch Dynasty Narrator TV film
2002 Dinotopia Mayor Waldo Mini-series (3 episodes)
2002 Dalziel and Pascoe Ted Lowry 1 episode: "The Unwanted"
2003 Hornblower: Duty Etheridge TV film
2003 Helen of Troy Pirithous TV film
2003 Strange Inspector Stuart 1 episode: "Asmoth"
2003 Trevor's World of Sport Sir Frank Luckton 1 episode: "A Man's Game"
2003 Trial & Retribution Dr. Jenkins 1 episode: "Suspicion: Part 1"
2003 Pompeii: The Last Day Polybius TV film
2003 Cromwell: Warts and All Oliver Cromwell TV film
2003 Midsomer Murders Nathan Green TV series (1 episode: "The Fisher King")
2004 London Henry Fielding TV film
2004 Von Trapped Larry Lavelle TV film
2004 Blue Murder Frank Evans 1 episode: "Up in Smoke"
2006 Aberfan: The Untold Story Lord Robens TV documentary
2006 The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton Henry Dorling TV film
2006 The Wind in the Willows Engine Driver TV film
2007 Recovery Mr. Lockwood TV film
2007 Silent Witness Malcolm Young 2 episodes
2007–2009 Cranford Captain Brown Mini-series (7 episodes)
2008 Caught in a Trap Brian Perkins TV film
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 Harold Angus TV film
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 Harold Angus TV film
2010–present Downton Abbey Mr Carson 43 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012, 2013)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2013 Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons Narrator TV film documentary
2013 Secrets from the Workhouse Narrator 2 episodes

Theatre[edit]

His National Theatre performances (as James Carter):[45]

  • 1. as Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Cottesloe Theatre, 20 December 1977 – 14 January 1978)
  • 2. as Daui a fugitive/Guard/Second Cook in The Romans in Britain (Olivier Theatre, 10 October 1980 – 24 March 1981)
  • 3. as Nawadaha the storyteller in Hiawatha (Olivier Theatre, 25 November 1980 – December 1983)
  • 4. as Henry Straker in Man and Superman (Olivier Theatre, 17 January–October 1981)
  • 5. as Rebolledo a soldier in The Mayor of Zalamea (Cottesloe and Olivier Theatre, 4 August 1981(opening night at Cottesloe), Jim Carter performed at the Olivier, December 1981 – July 1982)
  • 6. as Chorus in The Oresteia (Olivier Theatre, 20 November 1981– )
  • 7. as Big Julie in Guys and Dolls (Olivier Theatre, 26 February 1982 – October 1983)
  • 8. as Hitler/SS Man Muller in Schewyk in the Second World War (Olivier Theatre, 16 September 1982 – March 1983)
  • 9. as Don Jose, the cigar taster in The President of an Empty Room (Cottesloe Theatre, 28 June 2005 – 27 August 2005[46])
  • He was magic adviser, not one of the performers, in The Cherry Orchard (Cottesloe Theatre, 3 December 1985– )

His Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) performances include:[47]

  • 1. as the Judge in The Balcony (Barbican Theatre, 15 July 1987– )
  • 2. as Zekel, Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Barbican Theatre, 17 December 1987 – 27 February 1988)

Summary of James "Jim" Carter's stage works:

  • 1. Winter Daddykins (for the Brighton Combination, July 1968)
  • 2. Gum and Goo (for the Brighton Combination, 1969)
  • 3. Come Together festival (for the Brighton Combination, Royal Court Theatre, October 1970– )

[Was with the Brighton Combination when it became resident in the Albany in Deptford, SE London, 1972]

  • 4. Waiting for Godot (for Newcastle University Theatre, ???)
  • 5. The Madhouse Company of London shows (offshoot of the Ken Campbell Roadshow) in New York and Massachusetts, 1974–76
  • 6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (for the National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, December 1977 – January 1978)
  • 7. The Tempest (for the Young Vic Company, 1978)
  • 8. Richard III (for the Young Vic Company, 1978)
  • 9. Faust (for the Young Vic Company, 1978)
  • 10. Bartholomew Fair (for the Young Vic Company, 1978)
  • 11. Julius Caesar (Riverside Studios, May–June 1980)
  • 12. The Romans in Britain (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, October 1980 – March 1981)
  • 13. Hiawatha (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, November 1980 – December 1983)
  • 14. Man and Superman (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, January–October 1981)
  • 15. The Mayor of Zalamea (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, December 1981 – July 1982)
  • 16. The Oresteia (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, November 1981)
  • 17. Guys and Dolls (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, February 1982 – October 1983)
  • 18. Schweyk in the Second World War (for the National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, September 1982 – March 1983)
  • 19. The Mysteries: The Nativity, The Passion, and Doomsday (for the National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, 1984–85)
  • 20. The Infernal Machine (Lyric Hammersmith, 1986–87)
  • 21. The Balcony (for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, July 1987)
  • 22. The Wizard of Oz (for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, December 1987 – February 1988)
  • 23. Fashion (Tricycle Theatre, May–June 1990)
  • 24. The President of an Empty Room (for the National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, June–August 2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shenton, Mark (1 August 2005). "20 Questions With... Jim Carter". Whatsonstage. Retrieved 26 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Time and place: Jim Carter". Times Online. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton in Fame in the Frame clip 2" in www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8bzM55qFfQ. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  4. ^ Mark Shenton, "20 Questions With ... Jim Carter" (1 August 2005) in wwww.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  5. ^ http://www.jumpin2media.com/contributions/jim-carter. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  6. ^ "Howard Brenton" in www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsB/brenton-howard.html. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  7. ^ "Howard Brenton Biography" in www.filmreference.com/film/76/Howard-Brenton.html. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  8. ^ "Barry Edwards, New Writing" in www.barryedwards.net/new-writing. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  9. ^ E-mail from Barry Edwards, 7 November 2011. He confirmed that the Jim Carter who appeared in this play is the Jim Carter who is in Downton Abbey.
  10. ^ "Typical Combination programme 1968" in www.jennyharris.org/newpages/combinationarchive/programme1968.html. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  11. ^ Mark Shenton, "20 Questions With ... Jim Carter" (1 August 2005) in www.whatsonstage.com/interviews/theatre/london/E8821122655884/20+Questions+With...+Jim+Carter.html. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  12. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Other Plays, 1970–1979" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/07class/plays7079.htm. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  13. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Plays and Players Magazines, 1970s" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/14mags/p&p70s.htm. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  14. ^ Philip Roberts, The Royal Court Theatre, 1965–1972 (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul plc, 1986), pp.128–129. Retrieved 6 November 2011 in books.google.com
  15. ^ "Peter Gill playwright and theatre director, Julius Caesar" in ds.dial.pipex.com/town/parade/abj76/PG/works/julius_caesar.shtml. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  16. ^ For the exact play dates: "Peter Gill's productions" in ds.dial.pipex.com/town/parade/abj76/PG/productions.shtml. Retrieved 8 November 2011
  17. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Classic Plays, 1970–1979" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/07class/class7079. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  18. ^ "Jim Carter" in Playback, www.universal-playback.com/downton-abbey/cast/jim-carter. Retrieved 8 November 2011
  19. ^ "Marcel Steiner" in FullMovieReview at marcel-steiner.fullmoviereview.com. Retrieved 9 November 2011
  20. ^ "Wolynski: Madhouse Co. in Boston" in wolynski.blogspot.com/2011/10/madhouse-co-in-boston.html. Retrieved 8 November 2011 (This site has pictures of Jim Carter in August 1976 doing funny acts with other members of the troupe.)
  21. ^ See New York Magazine issues in books.google.com
  22. ^ Steve Cohen, "The Madhouse Company of London's Wild Stunt Show," Philadelphia Citypaper archives article (26 September −2 October 2002) in archives.citypaper.net. Retrieved 8 November 2011
  23. ^ Mark Shenton, "20 Questions With ... Jim Carter (1 August 2005)" in www.whatsontstage.com/interviews/theatre/london/E8821122655884/20+Questions+With...+Jim+carter.html. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  24. ^ http://www.thealbany.org.uk/about/26/Albany-History. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  25. ^ "Jenny Harris profile" in www.jennyharris.org/newpages/biography.html. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  26. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Leading Actors S-Z, Maggie Smith (b. 1934)" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/06lead/leads-z.htm. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  27. ^ "The Infernal Machine" in theatricalia.com/play/4e4/the-infernal-machine/production/c2f. Retrieved 8 November 2011
  28. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Plays and Players Magazines, 1980s" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/14mags/p&p80s.htm. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  29. ^ "Jim Carter" in www.filmbug.com/db/261231. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  30. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: National Theatre: 1980s" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/05nt/nt80s.htm. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  31. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Other Plays, 1990–1999" in www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/08plays/plays9099.htm. Retrieved 6 November 2011
  32. ^ "Victoria and Albert Museum: Theatre Collections, Tricycle Theatre Archive, 1972–2004" in www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/theatre/archives/thm-317f.html. Retrieved 8 November 2011
  33. ^ Mark Shenton, "20 Question With ... Jim Carter" (1 August 2005) in wwww.whatsonstage.com/interviews/theatre/london/E8821122655884/20+Questions+With...+Jim+Carter.hmtl. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  34. ^ Matt Wolf, "Royal Shakespeare Company to Have a go at 'Wizard of Oz',"Los Angeles Times (17 December 1987) in articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  35. ^ "Discovery Channel in www.yourdiscovery.com/web/world-war-2/home-front-britain. Retrieved 11 November 2011
  36. ^ "Jim Carter: Home Front Britain" in www.saga.co.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2011
  37. ^ Olga Craig, "Imelda Staunton: My career is not about looks," The Telegraph(8 December 2008) in www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/3702546/Imelda-Staunton-My-career-is-not-about-looks.html. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  38. ^ "Imelda Staunton – Biography" in www.talktalk.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  39. ^ Fiona Mountford, "The Downton Abbey love story" in Saga Magazine (Thursday, 20 October 2011) in www.saga.co.uk/saga-magazine/1-downton.aspx. Retrieved 19 November 2011. They are the front cover stars of the October 2011 issue of Saga Magazine where this interview by Fiona Mountford may be found on pp. 34–37. These pages have an uploaded and can be viewed in saga.inbro.net.
  40. ^ http://hampstead.play-cricket.com/home/aboutUs.asp
  41. ^ http://www.westhampsteadlife.com/2011/09/last-sunday-hampstead-cricket-club.html. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  42. ^ lifeofwylie.com/2011/10/02/downton-abbey-2-jim-carter/. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  43. ^ uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jimcarter. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  44. ^ Mark Shenton, "20 Questions With ... Jim Carter" (1 August 2005) in www.whatsonstage.com/interviews/theatre/london/E8821122655884/20+Questions+With...+Jim+Carter.html. Retrieved, 5 November 2011
  45. ^ "The National Theatre Archive Catalogue in worthing.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  46. ^ Mark Shenton, "20 Questions With ... Jim Carter" (1 August 2005) in www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011
  47. ^ Archive Catalogue of the Royal Shakespeare Company in calm.shakespeare.org.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2011

External links[edit]