Philip Winchester

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Philip Winchester
Winchester at the In My Sleep premiere in April 2010
Born Philip C. Winchester
(1981-03-24) March 24, 1981 (age 35)
Education Belgrade High School
Alma mater London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Home town Belgrade, Montana, U.S.
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,[1] The Heart of the Earth and Shaking Dream Land.

Life and career[edit]

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),[2] attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[3]


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.[4] In 2008, he was cast as Robinson Crusoe in the NBC action TV series Crusoe.[5][6] In 2009, he was cast in Maneater, a two-part Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke.

Winchester has also appeared in the films In My Sleep (as the lead),[1] and Solomon Kane (as a former member of the title character's crew, turned freedom-fighter) and the Syfy TV mini-series Alice.

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. –(Season 1 featured Richard Armitage and other cast)–. Series 2: Project Dawn, Series 3: Vengeance (2012), Series 4: Shadow Warfare (2013), Series 5: Legacy (2015), which aired on Sky1 in the UK and Cinemax in the US. 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 currently stars in Chicago Justice as lead prosecutor Peter Stone.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Patriot, TheThe Patriot Young militiaman
1999 Hi-Line, TheThe Hi-Line Cafe waiter
2003 LD 50 Lethal Dose Vaughn
2004 Thunderbirds Scott Tracy
2006 Shaking Dream Land Robert
2006 Flyboys William Jensen
2007 Heart of the Earth, TheThe Heart of the Earth Robert Coyle
2009 Solomon Kane Henry Telford
2010 In My Sleep Marcus
2014 Undrafted Fotch Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Commando Nanny Miles Ross Unsold WB pilot
2005 CSI: Miami Chris Allen Episode: "Urban Hellraisers"
2008–09 Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Main cast; 12 episodes
2008 King Lear Edmund Television film
2009 Maneater Aaron Mason Miniseries; 2 episodes
2009 Alice Jack Chase Miniseries; 2 episodes
2010–11 Fringe Frank Stanton 4 episodes
2010 Warehouse 13 Marine/Cowboy/Gladiator/Mad scientist Episode: "Beyond Our Control"
2010 Walk in My Shoes, AA Walk in My Shoes Marcus Television film
2011 Camelot Leontes Main cast; 10 episodes
2011–15 Strike Back Sgt. Michael Stonebridge Main cast (seasons 2–5)
2014 24: Live Another Day Colonel Shaw 3 episodes
2015 The Player Alex Kane Main cast
2016 Chicago P.D. A.S.A. Peter Stone Episode: "Justice"
2017 Chicago Justice A.S.A. Peter Stone Main cast (season 1-)


  1. ^ a b "In My Sleep (2010): Movie Info and Reviews". Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Crusoe's Philip Winchester Previews NBC's New Island Adventure - Today's News: Our Take". October 17, 2008. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Philip Winchester Biography". Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "About". Rob Finlay. 
  5. ^ "NBC's Crusoe: Behind the Scenes in the Makeup Trailer". Retrieved August 12, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Crusoe: Bios Philip Winchester". NBC. Retrieved August 12, 2008. 

External links[edit]