Crispin Bonham-Carter

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Crispin Bonham-Carter
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 46)
Nationality British
Occupation actor, theatre director, English and Classics teacher
Spouse(s) Katherine Julian Dawnay
Children 4

Crispin Bonham-Carter (born 23 September 1969) is an English actor and theatre director.

Bonham-Carter is a third cousin of actress Helena Bonham Carter 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. 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.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Katherine Julian Dawnay. They have four children: 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
1994 Honey for Tea Charlie Chadwick
1998 Basil Ralph
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Greg Uncredited
2006 Casino Royale Hot Room Doctors


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Scarlet and Black Comte de Croisenois 2 episodes
1995 Full Throttle Michael Burn TV movie
1995 Pride and Prejudice Mr. Charles Bingley 6 episodes
1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! Rupert Hogbottom TV movie
1996 Highlander: The Series Danny Cimoli 1 episode
1997 Cadfael Miles Coliar 1 episode
1997 The Rag Nymph Bernard Thompson TV mini-series, 3 episodes
1998 Game-On Archie 5 episodes
1998 The Gift Dr Hill TV movie
1998 Wuthering Heights Edgar TV movie
1999 Coronation Street - The Brighton Bubble Robert 6 episodes
2000 Urban Gothic Bruce 1 episode, credited as Crispin Bonham Carter
2001 Mind Games DC Terry Beale TV movie, credited as Crispin Bonham Carter
2001 Victoria & Albert Lord Frederick Standish TV movie
2001 Absolutely Fabulous Jago Balfour 1 episode
2001 Murder Rooms: The Kingdom of Bones Reuben Proctor 1 episode
2001-2002 Relic Hunter Preston Bailey 2 episodes
2002 ER Passenger 1 episode, credited as Crispin Bonham Carter
2002 The Project Charles TV movie
2003 Peter in Paradise Menshikov TV movie
2004 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Stuart Sherman 2 episodes
2004 Rosemary & Thyme Gavin 1 episode
2005 The Walk Robin TV movie
2006 Ghostboat Redding TV movie
2006 Suez: A Very British Crisis Anthony Nutting TV movie documentary
2006 The Impressionists Ambroise Vollard TV mini series

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