Sean Pertwee

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Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee at NY PaleyFest 2014 for Gotham.jpg
Pertwee at the 2014 NY PaleyFest for Gotham
Born (1964-06-04) 4 June 1964 (age 50)
London, England
Education Teddington School
Sunbury College
Alma mater Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Jacqui Hamilton-Smith (1999–present)
Children 1
Parents Jon Pertwee
Ingeborg Rhoesa

Sean Pertwee (born 4 June 1964) is an English actor. He is an established character and voice actor.

Early life[edit]

Pertwee was born in London, the son of Ingeborg and Jon Pertwee, who played the third incarnation of The Doctor in the television series Doctor Who. He attended Teddington School in London.


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.[1] 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[2] which he filmed in 2010, directed by Shaun Smith.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

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.[citation needed]





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