Winchester at the In My Sleep premiere in April 2010
Philip C. Winchester
March 24, 1981
Belgrade, Montana, U.S.
|Education||Belgrade High School|
|Alma mater||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|Years active||1998 – present|
|Home town||Belgrade, Montana|
|Spouse(s)||Megan Coughlin (m. 2008)|
Philip C. Winchester (born March 24, 1981) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in The Patriot, The Hi-Line, LD 50 Lethal Dose, Thunderbirds, CSI: Miami, King Lear, Strike Back, Flyboys, In My Sleep, The Heart of the Earth and Shaking Dream Land. He is mostly known for his role as Peter Stone in Chicago Justice and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Life and career
Winchester graduated from Belgrade High School in Belgrade, Montana in 1999. He then lived and worked in London, United Kingdom (his mother's native country), and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Winchester's acting career started with a small role in the 1998 film The Patriot, which was filmed in and around the towns of Bozeman and Ennis, Montana. After graduating from high school, he began to take roles in plays, including that of Edmund in King Lear opposite Ian McKellen, in the 2007 Royal Shakespeare Company production.
In 2003, he starred in the independent film The Telephone, which was filmed in Bristol and produced by Robert Finlay. In 2008, he was cast as Robinson Crusoe in the NBC action TV series Crusoe. In 2009, he was cast in Maneater, a two-part Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke.
From 2010, he has played the role of Frank Stanton, parallel universe fiance of Olivia Dunham, in the Fox TV series Fringe. From 2011, he has appeared as Leontes in the Starz series Camelot. Other credits include the second, third, fourth and fifth seasons of Strike Back. The series follows the adventures of two Section 20 agents, Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Winchester) and American former Delta Force officer Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton). He also starred with Wesley Snipes and Charity Wakefield in the NBC drama The Player. He also starred in Chicago Justice as lead prosecutor Peter Stone. This character then became the Assistant District Attorney (ADA) on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit during season 19 after the Former (ADA) Rafael Barba (Raúl Esparza) resigned. In March 2019, Winchester announced that he would be leaving SVU ahead of its twenty-first season, making season twenty his last on the show.
|1998||The Patriot||Young militiaman|
|1999||The Hi-Line||Cafe waiter|
|2003||LD 50 Lethal Dose||Vaughn|
|2006||Shaking Dream Land||Robert|
|2007||The Heart of the Earth||Robert Coyle|
|2009||Solomon Kane||Henry Telford|
|2010||In My Sleep||Marcus|
|2004||Commando Nanny||Miles Ross||Unsold TV pilot|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Chris Allen||Episode: "Urban Hellraisers"|
|2008–09||Crusoe||Robinson Crusoe||13 episodes|
|2008||King Lear||Edmund||Television film|
|2009||Maneater||Aaron Mason||2 episodes|
|2009||Alice||Jack Chase||2 episodes|
|2010–11||Fringe||Frank Stanton||4 episodes|
|2010||Warehouse 13||Marine/Cowboy/Gladiator/Mad scientist||Episode: "Beyond Our Control"|
|2010||A Walk in My Shoes||Marcus||Television film|
|2011–18||Strike Back||Sgt. Michael Stonebridge||42 episodes|
|2014||24: Live Another Day||Colonel Shaw||3 episodes|
|2015||The Player||Alex Kane||9 episodes|
|2016–17||Chicago P.D.||A.S.A./A.D.A. Peter Stone||3 episodes|
|2017||Chicago Justice||13 episodes|
|2017||Chicago Med||Episode: "Speak Your Truth"|
|2018–19||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Main Cast 36 Episodes|
- "In My Sleep (2010): Movie Info and Reviews". Cinemamontreal.com. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
- "Crusoe's Philip Winchester Previews NBC's New Island Adventure - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. October 17, 2008. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
- "Philip Winchester Biography". TVGuide. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
- "About". Rob Finlay.
- "NBC's Crusoe: Behind the Scenes in the Makeup Trailer". fring.com. Retrieved August 12, 2008.
- "Crusoe: Bios Philip Winchester". NBC. Retrieved August 12, 2008.
- "Philip Winchester Leaving 'Law & Order: SVU' Ahead Of Historic 21st Season". Deadline Hollywood. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.