Crispin Bonham-Carter

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Crispin Bonham-Carter
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 49)
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 (born 23 September 1969 in Colchester, Essex) is an English former actor and theatre director.


In 1994 he 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. He appeared as Mr Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, alongside Colin Firth.

He appeared on Season 4 of Absolutely Fabulous as a gardener named Jago Balfour who was commissioned to redesign the back garden.

Personal life[edit]

Bonham-Carter is the son of Peter Bonham-Carter and Clodagh Greenwood, and the grandson of Sir Christopher Douglas Bonham-Carter. He is a third cousin of actress Helena Bonham Carter[1] and her brother Edward. He is married to Katherine Julian Dawnay. They have four sons: Arthur Thomas Patrick, Christopher Ruan, Stanley Peter and Frank Douglas.

Bonham-Carter was educated at Glenalmond College, and graduated in 1992 from the University of St Andrews with a degree in classics. In 2011, he represented his former university in a special series of University Challenge.

As of 2015, Bonham-Carter works as an English and Classics teacher at Alexandra Park School, a comprehensive school in north London.[2]



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 Doctor #2 [2]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Scarlet and Black Comte de Croisenois
1994 Honey for Tea Charlie Chadwick
1995 Pride & Prejudice Mr. Bingley
1997 Cadfael Miles Coliar 1 Episode: The Rose Rent
2001 "Absolutely Fabulous" Jago Balfour

Music video[edit]

Title Year Performer Album Ref.
"Uptown Girl" 2001 Westlife World of Our Own [3]

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. ^ a b Stephens, Lucy (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 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ioan Gruffudd - Biography". Imdb. 21 February 2018.

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