|Born||Philip Haywood Glenister
10 February 1963
Harrow, London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Beth Goddard (m. 2006)|
|Children||Millie and Charlotte|
Philip Haywood Glenister (born 10 February 1963) is an English actor, known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt in British television series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes To Ashes. He plays Mr Gunn in the BBC One comedy Big School.
Television and films
In the early 1990s, Glenister appeared in various TV series including Heartbeat, Dressing for Breakfast and Silent Witness. In 1997, he guest starred in Sharpe's Justice as Richard Sharpe's half-brother Matt Truman. He played William Dobbin in the 1998 mini-series Vanity Fair.
From 1998–99, Glenister co-starred as a mini-cab driver who aspires to be a rock star in the series Roger Roger. He played factory boss Mack Mackintosh in the first three series of Clocking Off from 2000–02. In 2001, he appeared in two of the Hornblower TV films as Horatio's antagonist Gunner Hobbs.
Glenister played the photographer who took nude photos for a Women's Institute fundraising calendar in the 2003 feature film Calendar Girls. Also in 2003, he appeared in the mini-series State of Play. Glenister played the German commandant, Baron Heinrich Von Rheingarten, in the 2004 mini-series Island at War about the Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. He played social reformer and estate manager Mr. Carter in the 2007 BBC costume drama Cranford, as part of a cast including Judi Dench and Francesca Annis.
Glenister is probably best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt in Life On Mars (2006–07), co-starring with John Simm as Sam Tyler, and its sequel Ashes to Ashes with Keeley Hawes as Alex Drake. Glenister also worked with Simm on State of Play and Clocking Off and the 2008 crime film Tuesday. Upon announcement of the film, Glenister joked that he and Simm were contractually obliged to work with each other once a year.
He starred as demon hunter Rupert Galvin in the 2009 ITV drama Demons. He used an American accent for the role, which received some criticism from reviewers. After deciding not to do a second series, he said he had problems with the role and felt that he may have been miscast.
In 2011, Glenister reunited with John Simm once more in the Sky TV mini-series Mad Dogs about a group of old friends whose holiday in Majorca takes an unexpected turn. After a successful reception, Glenister returned for a second run of the series in 2012.
Glenister had a small role (credited as 'Poker Friend') in Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger in 2010 and plays Charles Forestier in a 2011 feature film of Guy de Maupassant's Bel Ami.
He stars in the 2011 conspiracy thriller Hidden on BBC One, and he played Captain Smollett in Sky1's adaptation of Treasure Island, broadcast at Christmas 2011. He also appeared in the 2012 premiere of the play This House.
In 2013 he starred as Mr Gunn, a lothario PE teacher in David Walliams' BBC comedy Big School. He is also due to appear in the final ever episode of Poirot as Sir William Boyd Carrington.
A book by Glenister on 1970s and '80s culture, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, was published in October 2008.
Philip Glenister was born in Harrow and grew up in Hatch End in Middlesex. He is the son of director John Glenister, and his brother is actor Robert Glenister. He attended Hatch End Comprehensive School (now Hatch End High School), and with the encouragement of his then-sister-in-law Amanda Redman to pursue acting and attend drama school, the Central School of Speech and Drama. Glenister has been married to the actress Beth Goddard since 2006, and they have two children: Millie and Charlotte.
|2005||Kingdom of Heaven||Squire|
|2010||You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||Poker Friend|
|2012||Bel Ami||Charles Forestier|
|1991||Minder||Greg Hunter||Series 8, Episode 3: "Whatever Happened to Her Indoors"|
|1991||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Brian Gregson||Series 5, Episodes 4–6: "Murder Being Once Done" parts 1–3|
|1991||Drop the Dead Donkey||Harrison||Series 2, Episode 11: "George's Daughter"|
|1991||Bergerac||Philip||Series 9, Episode 11: "All for Love"|
|1992||Love Hurts||Mark||Series 1, Episode 6: "Stormy Weather"
Series 1, Episode 7: "A Day in the Life"
|1992||Heartbeat||Julian Cantley||Series 1, Episode 7: "Face Value"|
|1992||A Fatal Inversion||Young Detective||Episodes 2 and 3|
|1993||The Detectives||Uniformed Officer||Series 1, Episode 2: "Hostage"|
|1993||In Suspicious Circumstances||Herbert Bennett||Series 3, Episode 6: "Good as Gold"|
|1994||Law and Disorder||David MacNamara||Series 1, Episode 6: "Safe as Houses"|
|1994||The Chief||Angus Shadwell||Series 4, Episode 8|
|1994||Blue Heaven||Paul Twice||Series 1, Episode 6|
|1995||Loved Up||Ray||TV film|
|1995||Dressing for Breakfast||Mark||Series 1, Episode 1: "Wedding"
Series 1, Episode 2: "Mark"
Series 1, Episode 3: "Hospital"
|1996||True Love||Phil||TV film|
|1996||Silent Witness||PC Jerry Denning||Series 1, Episodes 5–6: "Darkness Visible" parts 1–2|
|1996||Soldier Soldier||Jimmy Reece||Series 6, Episode 3: "All for One"|
|1996–97||My Wonderful Life||Phil||Series 1, Episode 0: "True Love"
Series 1, Episode 3: "Convent Girl"
Series 1, Episode 6: "Portugal"
|1997||The Perfect Blue||Tom||TV film|
|1997||Have Your Cake and Eat It||Joe Martin||TV mini-series|
|1997||Sharpe's Justice||Matt Truman||TV film|
|1997||Wycliffe||DS Eric Findlay||Series 4, Episode 9: "Dance of the Scorpions"|
|1998||Vanity Fair||William Dobbin||TV mini-series|
|1998–99||Roger Roger||Phil||Series 1–2: 13 episodes|
|2000–02||Clocking Off||James 'Mack' Mackintosh||Series 1–3: 11 episodes|
|2001||Lloyd & Hill||DCI Danny Lloyd||TV film|
|2001||The Hunt||Rob Campbell||TV film|
|Gunner Hobbs||TV film|
|2003||The Other Boleyn Girl||William Stafford||TV film|
|2003||State of Play||DCI William Bell||TV mini-series|
|2003||The Vice||Jason Grant||Series 5, Episode 7: "Lust"|
|2003||Byron||William Fletcher||TV film|
|2004||Island at War||Oberst Heinrich Baron Von Rheingarten||TV mini-series|
|2005||The Stepfather||Dougie Molloy||TV film|
|2005||The Walk||Eddie||TV film|
|2005||Last Rights||Speers||TV mini-series|
|2005||Vincent||DCI David Driscoll||Series 1, Episodes 1–3|
|2006–07||Life on Mars||Gene Hunt||Series 1–2: 16 Episodes|
|2007||Cranford||Mr. Carter||TV mini-series|
|2008–10||Ashes to Ashes||Gene Hunt||Series 1–3: 24 episodes|
|2009||Demons||Rupert Galvin||Series 1: 6 episodes|
|2011–||Mad Dogs||Quinn||TV mini-series|
|2011||Hidden||Harry Venn||TV mini-series|
|2012||Treasure Island||Captain Smollet||TV mini-series|
|2013||Big School||Mr Gunn||Television sitcom series|
|2013||From There to Here||Daniel Cotton||TV series|
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- James, Caryn, "TV Weekend; Ruthless in a Greedy World. Sounds Familiar, Doesn't It?", New York Times, 22 October 1999. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Gould, Phil, "Time to Clock Off and move on!; Clocking Off star Philip Glenister is moving on once the latest series of the award-winning drama ends", Daily Post (Liverpool), 26 January 2002. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Pardi, Robert, "Horatio Hornblower, the Adventure Continues: Mutiny Review", TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Philip Glenister on Calendar Girls", Radio Times, August 2003. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
- "State of Play", BBC Drama. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Island at War", PBS. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Philip Glenister Plays Mr Carter", BBC Press Office, 5 November 2007. Retrieved 2001-02-18.
- "BBC Life on Mars". Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "BBC Ashes to Ashes". Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Mars stars reunite for film caper". BBC News Online. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
- "Philip Glenister Is Rupert Galvin", STV, 31 December 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Rawson-Jones, Ben, "Television Review: Demons S01E01: "They Bite"", Digital Spy, January 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Clay, Jeremy, "TV Review: Demons", Leicester Mercury, 5 January 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Nathan, Sara and Blackburn, Jen, "Demons Axed", The Sun, 26 February 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Millar, Paul, "Philip Glenister Regrets Demons Role", Digital Spy, 3 August 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Mad Dogs Preview", Sky TV. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
- "Mad Dogs Series 2 Confirmed for Early 2012", British Sky Broadcasting. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Bel Ami Cast", Bel Ami, A Film. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
- "Philip Glenister returns to BBC One in Ronan Bennett's complex new thriller, Hidden", BBC Press Office, 28 March 2011, updated 14 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- Fletcher, Alex, "Elijah Wood joins Sky1 'Treasure Island'", Digital Spy, 14 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- "Things Ain't What They Used to Be". Little, Brown Book Group. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- "About Phil", Philip Glenister – The Official Site. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
- "Extract from autobiography regarding Wealdstone FC". Little Brown. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- "Philip Glenister - Just gaining momentum". Surrey Life. February 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
- Philip Glenister Official Website
- Philip Glenister at the Internet Movie Database
- PhilipGlenisterFans - unofficial Philip Glenister fan site.
- Life on Mars at the BBC
- BBC Ashes To Ashes official website