Crispin Bonham-Carter

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Crispin Bonham-Carter
Born Crispin Daniel Peat
(1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 46)
Colchester, Essex, England
Nationality British
Occupation actor, theatre director, English and Classics teacher
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Katherine Julian Dawnay
Children 4

Crispin Daniel Bonham-Carter (née Peat; born 23 September 1969 in Colchester, Essex) is an English actor and theatre director.

Bonham-Carter is a third cousin of actress Helena Bonham Carter[1] and her brother, businessman Edward. He is the son of Peter Bonham-Carter and Clodagh Greenwood. Educated at Glenalmond College, he graduated in 1992 from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a degree in classics.


He is well known for his role as Mr. Bingley in BBC's Pride and Prejudice in 1995.[2] 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 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Katherine Julian Dawnay. They have four sons: 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Howards End Albert Fussell Credited as Crispin Bonham Carter
1998 Basil Ralph
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Greg Uncredited
2006 Casino Royale Hot Room Doctors [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hanna Flint (27 December 2015). "Mr Bingley from Colin Firth's Pride And Prejudice is a secondary school teacher now". Metro. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Crispin Bonham-Carter shunned stardom to become an English teacher". Daily Mail Online. 27 December 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Crispin Bonham-Carter shunned stardom to become an English teacher". Daily Mail Online. 27 December 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Lucy Stephens (26 December 2015). "Crispin Bonham-Carter: Colin Firth's friend in Pride and Prejudice is now a teacher - and he couldn't be happier". The Independent. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 

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