Jeremy Child

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Jeremy Child
Born Coles John Jeremy Child
(1944-09-20) 20 September 1944 (age 73)
Woking, Surrey, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–present
Deborah Grant
(m. 1971; div. 1976)

Jan Todd
(m. 1978; div. 1987)

Elizabeth Morgan (m. 1987)
Children 5

Sir Coles John Jeremy Child, 3rd Baronet (born 20 September 1944) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Coles John Jeremy Child was born on 20 September 1944 in Woking, Surrey. He was educated at Wellesley House School,[1] a Preparatory school in the coastal town of Broadstairs in Kent and at Eton College, followed by training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[citation needed]


After appearing in repertory theatre, Child was cast in a significant role in the 1967 film Privilege. Since then he has played over 90 different roles in films and television, including a small role in the cult film Quadrophenia; as Piers Leigh in the miniseries Edward & Mrs. Simpson; as one of the main villains in Bird of Prey; as Tory politician Charles Gurney Seymour in the television adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals, and a cameo in A Fish Called Wanda. From 1977-78, he appeared in the second series of Backs to the Land.

Most recently, Child appeared in the 2004 film Wimbledon and television drama Judge John Deed. He has also appeared in Doctors for one episode, and most recently appeared as David Walsh in EastEnders. Child has played the British Foreign Secretary three times in his career.


In 1993, Child appeared in a party political broadcast for the Labour Party which also starred Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.[citation needed]


Child has been married three times, his first wife being the actress Deborah Grant, by whom he has a daughter. His second wife was Jan Todd, daughter of Bernard Todd; from that marriage came a son and a daughter. He has a daughter and a son from his third marriage to Elizabeth Morgan.[2] He currently lives in Benson, Oxfordshire.

Selected filmography[edit]

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Child
(of Bromley Place)
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Profile Archived 2013-07-09 at the Wayback Machine.,; accessed 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 4 June 2016.

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