Pertwee at the 2014 NY PaleyFest for Gotham
4 June 1964 |
|Alma mater||Bristol Old Vic Theatre School|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Jacqui Hamilton-Smith (1999–present)|
In the early 1980s, Pertwee was cast as Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, based on the novel by Henry Fielding. After leaving Sunbury College, Pertwee trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and, after graduating in 1986, 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 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 is the current narrator of Masterchef: The Professionals, replacing India Fisher for the fourth series which began on 7 November 2011.
Sean appeared on the film Devil's Playground, a zombie horror film directed by Mark McQueen. He stars 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 2010, Pertwee appeared in a Party political broadcast in support of the Labour Party. Pertwee's recent dramatic work for BBC Radio 4 includes playing the actor Oliver Reed in the play Burning Both Ends by Matthew Broughton.
In 2014, Pertwee was cast in the American TV series Gotham, a series presenting an origin for the characters of the Batman franchise. Pertwee stars as Alfred Pennyworth, a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London who loyally serves the Wayne family. In the wake of their tragic deaths, he is fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.
Pertwee is the brother of actress Dariel Pertwee, grandson of actor and screenwriter Roland Pertwee, and is more distantly related to actor Bill Pertwee. He married make-up artist Jacqui Hamilton-Smith, daughter of Anthony Hamilton-Smith, on 12 June 1999 at the House of Lords. Jacqui gave birth to twins, Alfred and Gilbert, around Christmas 2001. They were born prematurely; Gilbert died in April 2002. The family lives in Stockwell. Pertwee has said that Alfred is a fan of Doctor Who, both of David Tennant's Tenth Doctor and his grandfather Jon's Third Doctor.
- Coping with Cupid (1991)
- London Kills Me (1991)
- Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)
- Dirty Weekend (1993)
- Swing Kids (1993)
- Shopping (1994)
- Blue Juice (1995)
- I.D. (1995)
- Deadly Voyage (1996)
- Event Horizon (1997)
- Soldier (1998)
- Tale of the Mummy (1998)
- Stiff Upper Lips (1998)
- Cleopatra (1999)
- Five Seconds to Spare (1999)
- Love, Honour and Obey (2000)
- Seven Days to Live (2000)
- The 51st State (2001)
- Equilibrium (2002)
- Dog Soldiers (2002)
- Goal! (2005)
- The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
- The Prophecy: Uprising (2005)
- The Last Drop (2005)
- Renaissance (2006)
- Wilderness (2006)
- Dangerous Parking (2007)
- Goal! 2: Living the Dream...
- When Evil Calls (2007)
- Botched (2007)
- Doomsday (2008)
- Mutant Chronicles (2008)
- 184.108.40.206 (2010)
- Just for the Record (2010)
- Ultramarines: The Movie (2010)
- Devil's Playground (2010)
- Heaven and Earth (2010) (in pre-production)
- Four (2011)
- The 4th Reich (2010) (in pre-production)
- Wild Bill (2011)
- The Seasoning House (2012)
- Vuosaari (2012)
- St Georges Day (2012)
- U.F.O. (2013)
- Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
- Billy Smart's Children's Circus (1975)
- Boon (1986) in episode "Whispering Grass"
- Poirot: The King of Clubs (1989)
- Chancer (1990)
- Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990)
- Clarissa (1991) as John Belford
- Virtual Murder (1992) in episode "Dreams Imagic"
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) in episode "Germany"
- Kissing the Gunner's Daughter (1992)
- A Touch of Frost (1992) in episode "Quarry"
- Peak Practice (1993) in episode "Hope to Die"
- Cadfael (1994 season)
- Bodyguards (1997)
- Macbeth (1998)
- Operation Good Guys (2000) in episode "The Leader"
- In the Beginning (2000)
- Cold Feet (2001 and 2003)
- Waking The Dead (2003)
- Bo' Selecta! (2004) as Himself
- A Bear's Tail (2005)
- The Moving Finger (2006)
- Ancient Rome–The Rise And Fall Of An Empire: Caesar (2006) – as Julius Caesar
- The Tudors (2007)
- Honest (2008) as Sergeant Bain
- Skins (2008)
- Law & Order: UK (2009)
- Luther (2010)
- National Geographic: Islands Series - Cyprus (2011), Narrated
- Camelot (2011)
- Dead Man's Folly (2013)
- Death in Paradise (2013)
- Elementary (2013)
- The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
- Gotham (2014) - Alfred Pennyworth
- The Musketeers (2014) - Sarazin
- The Gene Machine (1996) - Piers Featherstonehaugh
- Medieval: Total War (2002) - Narrator
- Primal (2003) - Jared
- Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (2003) - Governor Severus
- Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (2003) - Invictus Thrax
- Killzone (2004) - Colonel Gregor Hakha
- Fable II (2008) - Additional Voices
- Killzone 2 (2009) - Colonel Mael Radec
- Fable III (2010) - Captain Saker
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012) - Colonel Mael Radec
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