Pip Torrens

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Pip Torrens
Pip Torrens by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Torrens at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Philip Dean Torrens
(1960-06-02) 2 June 1960 (age 57)
Bromley, Kent, England, UK
Nationality British
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

Philip Dean "Pip" Torrens (born 2 June 1960) is an English actor. He is known for his role as Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix drama The Crown. His film appearances include Valiant, The Iron Lady, War Horse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In 2017, he joined the main cast of AMC's Preacher.

Life and career[edit]

Torrens was born in Bromley, Kent and educated at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. His television appearances include Consenting Adults, two episodes of Doctor Who ("Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood"),[1] The Brittas Empire, Green Wing, Silk, The Government Inspector (as John Scarlett), The Last Detective and DI Torrens for a few episodes in The Bill in 2001. He has also appeared in a 2008 series of British television advertisements for First Direct, with Matthew King. He appeared also in 1992 episode of Maigret with Michael Gambon

In 2011, Torrens appeared in both episodes of an Outnumbered two-part special. In 2012 he appeared in the first episode of series 8 of Hustle as Heinz Zimmermann and also presented new gameshow The Devil's Dinner Party. Torrens briefly appeared in an episode of Death in Paradise in 2013, as a museum guide. His film appearances include Tomorrow Never Dies as the captain of HMS Bedford, the 2001 film To End All Wars and voicework for Valiant. He also does work as a simulated patient in medical schools in the UK.

In 2013, Torrens appeared in "The Waldo Moment", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.

In November 2014, Torrens played the part of Richard Grenville in the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Oxford Blues Ian
1986 Lady Jane Thomas
1987 Little Dorrit Henry Gowan
1988 A Handful of Dust Jock
1989 How To Get Ahead In Advertising Jonathan
Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Gold-cufflinks
1990 Mountains of the Moon Lt. Hesketh
Eminent Domain Anton
1991 The Object of Beauty Art Evaluator
1992 Patriot Games Lord North's 1st Aide
1993 The Remains of the Day Doctor Carlisle
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Captain (HMS Bedford)
Incognito White (defense attorney)
1999 Rogue Trader Simon Jones
2001 To End All Wars Lt. Foxworth
Revelation Professor Claxton
The Mystic Masseur Governor
All the Queen's Men British Major
2005 Pride & Prejudice Netherfield Butler
Valiant Lofty (voice)
2007 The Mark of Cain Colonel Hampton
Flood Army Liaison Officer Richardson
2008 Easy Virtue Lord Hurst
2009 Dorian Gray Victor
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Heathcoat Parker
2011 My Week with Marilyn Sir Kenneth Clark
War Horse Major Tompkins
Love's Kitchen Health & Safety Official
The Iron Lady Ian Gilmour
Largo Winch II Invité Plateau CNBC
2012 Anna Karenina Prince Shcherbatsky
Gambit Savoy Desk Clerk
Bel Ami Paul the Butler
The Scapegoat George
2013 The Guest Frank Short film
Drone Strike Wing Commander Ellis
2014 Gemma Bovery Rankin
Effie Gray Royal Academy / Times Journalist
2015 The Danish Girl Dr Hexler
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Colonel Kaplan
2016 Kids in Love Graham
2018 Jungle Book Colonel Hathi

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Lenny Henry Show PC Monkhouse 6 episodes
1989 The Nightmare Years Major Radford 4 episodes
1989 Voice of the Heart Kim Cunningham Television film
1991 Chimera Windeler 3 episodes
1991 Performance Nigel Childs Episode: "Absolute Hell"
1991, 2006 Agatha Christie's Poirot Major Rich/Jeremy Cloade Episodes: "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" and "Taken at the Flood"
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Howard Carter Episodes: Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal and Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
1992 Van der Valk Michael de Groot Episode: "Still Waters"
1992 Medics Jonathan Witley Episode: "#2.1"
1992–1993 Jeeves and Wooster Bingo Episodes: "Comrade Bingo" and "Bridegroom Wanted"
1993 Lovejoy Christian Shotley Episode: "Fly the Flag"
1993 To Play the King Andrew Harding 3 episodes
1993 Minder Muldier Episode: "The Great Trilby"
1993 Maigret Chief Commissioner Episode: "Maigret on the Defensive"
1994 A Dark-Adapted Eye Chad 2 episodes
1994 The Brittas Empire John Rawlinson Episode: "Brussels Calling"
1995 Kavanagh QC Miles Petersham Episode: "Nothing But the Truth"
1995 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye Howard Carter Television film
1995 Hamish Macbeth Miles Petersham Episode: "Nothing But the Truth"
1995–2007 The Bill Various 5 episodes
1996 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Michael Quin 2 episodes
1996 Tales from the Crypt Gordon Episode: "About Face"
1997 Crime Traveller Carter Episode: "A Death in the Family"
1997 Bodyguards Robert Ferguson 6 episodes
1997 Soldier Soldier Major Lawrence Brownham 2 episodes
1998 The Unknown Soldier Major Stephen Phelps Television film
1999 Murder Most Horrid News Presenter Episode: "Elvis, Jesus and Zack"
1999 Big Bad World Hugh Episode: "Be Nice to Posh People"
1999 Pure Wickedness Dr. Phil Gold 3 episodes
1999 Peak Practice Harry Kenyon 2 episodes
2000 Lorna Doone Colonel Kirke Television film
2000 Black Cab James Episode: "Busy Body"
2001 Office Gossip Mark Spenser Episode: "Moving On"
2001 Shackleton James McIlroy Television film
2002 Sunday Inquiry lawyer Television film
2002 Ted and Alice Dr. Handford 3 episodes
2002 Believe Nothing Le Fanu Episode: "Get Rich Quick"
2002 Dead Gorgeous Rex Ballard Television film
2002 The Project MoD Official Television film
2002 TLC Mr. Copperfield Episode: "Staying Awake"
2002 Darwin's Daughter Charles Darwin Television film
2002 The Many Lives of Albert Walke Sam Television film
2003 At Home with the Braithwaites Mr. Brondby Episode: "#4.6"
2003 Where the Heart Is Peter Viner - Cardiologist Episode: "My Way"
2003 Trial & Retribution DCS Richard Lawson Episode: "Suspicion: Part 2"
2003 Second Nature Frank Television film
2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World Dr. John Snow Episode: "The Sewer King"
2003 Charles II: The Power and The Passion Charles Hart Episode: "Episode #1.3"
2003 Gifted Richard Neilson Television film
2004 Red Cap Major Tim Garvey Episode: "Betrayed"
2004 Casualty Tom Price Episode: "World Gone Wrong: Part 1"
2004 Messiah: The Promise DCI Warmseley 2 episodes
2004 Rosemary & Thyme Donald Westward Episode: "Up the Garden Path"
2004 When I'm 64 Headmaster Television film
2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister Publisher Episode: "Diaries"
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Noël Coward Episode: "4:50 from Paddington"
2004–2008 Wire in the Blood DI Brennan / Harrison 3 episodes
2005 Rome Lucius Tullius Cimber Episode: "Kalends of February"
2005 Broken News Sam French 6 episodes
2005 The Commander DCS Les Branton 2 episodes
2005 A View from a Hill Squire Richards Television film
2005 The Rotters' Club English Master Episode: "The Chick and the Hairy Guy"
2005 The Government Inspector John Scarlett Television film
2005 No Angels Dr. Templar Episode: "#2.8"
2005 The Last Detective Captain Boyden Episode: "Towpaths of Glory"
2005 Ian Fleming: Bondmaker Noël Coward Television film
2005 Class of '76 Supt Flood Television film
2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Olympius Episode: "The Fall of Rome"
2006 Green Wing Neurosurgeon 2 episodes
2006 The Chatterley Affair Mervyn Griffith-Jones Television film
2006 The Path to 9/11 Paul Kessler 2 episodes
2006 Rebus Andrew Hammill Episode: "Let It Bleed"
2006 Spooks Charles Lee Episode: "5.8"
2006 Missing Derek Mailer 2 episodes
2006 Dresden Saundby Television film
2006 Pinochet in Suburbia Michael Caplan Television film
2007 Waking the Dead Dennis Holland 2 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Rocastle 2 episodes
2007 Lewis Malcolm Croft Episode: "Expiation"
2007 The Bad Mother's Handbook Doctor Gale Television film
2007 The Chase Hubert Bryce-Jones Episode: "2.10"
2007 Consenting Adults Frances Graham Harrison Television film
2007 Silent Witness Richard Tate 2 episodes
2007 Miss Austen Regrets Edward Austen Knight Television film
2008 Queen Victoria's Men Charles Greville Television film
2009 Heartbeat James Moncrieff Episode: "Sweet Sorrow"
2009 Breaking the Mould Radio Announcer (voice) Television film
2009 U Be Dead Peter Higginson Television film
2009 Collision Deputy Commissioner Fraser Episode: "Episode 1"
2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Edward Episode: "Episode 3.1""
2010, 2016 Midsomer Murders Group Captain Jeremy Ford / Fergal Jenner 2 episodes
2011 The Promise Major John Arbuthnot 4 episodes
2011 Outnumbered Armitage 2 episodes
2011–2014 Silk HHJ Maikin 4 episodes
2011–2014 Law & Order: UK Philip Nevins 5 episodes
2012 Hustle Heinz Zimmermann Episode: "Gold Finger"
2012 Whitechapel Travis Underwood Episode: "Case Two (Part 2)"
2012 The Hollow Crown Thomas de Mowbray Episode: "Henry IV, Part 2"
2012 The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal MI5 Officer Television film
2012 One Night Mr. Lerner 3 episodes
2012 Switch Lord Piermont Episode: "Summer Solstice Showdown"
2012 Spy Crispin Episode: "Codename: Double Oh"
2013 Yes Prime Minister Jeremy Burnahm Episode: "The Poisoned Chalice"
2013 Death in Paradise Guide Episode: "#2.4"
2013 Black Mirror Philip Carne Episode: "The Waldo Moment"
2013 The Lady Vanishes Reverend Kenneth Barnes Television film
2013 Father Brown Geoffrey Bennett Episode: "The Devil's Dust"
2013 Breathless Eric Smallwood Episode: "#2.1"
2014 Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Esmond Rothermere 4 episodes
2014 Inspector George Gently Brigadier Phillips Episode: "Gently with Honour"
2014 Salting the Battlefield Jock Calderon Television film
2014 Playhouse Presents: Marked Steve Brash Television film
2014–2016 Grantchester Sir Edward Kendall 3 episodes
2015 The Heavy Water War John Skinner Wilson 6 episodes
2015 Up the Women Lawrence 3 episodes
2015–2016 Poldark Cary Warleggan 7 episodes
2015–2017 Versailles The Duke of Cassel 17 episodes
2016 Hetty Feather Reverend Cranbourne Episode: "Changes"
2016 The Crown Tommy Lascelles[2] 9 episodes
2017 Preacher Herr Starr[3] 13 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gavin Fuller; Catherine Gee; Ben Lawrence (19 September 2015). "10 best modern-era Doctor Who episodes". telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Jennie Bond. "'As dazzling and disparaging as the Queen herself': Jennie Bond fact-checks The Crown | Television & radio". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-12-21. 
  3. ^ http://deadline.com/2017/03/preacher-noah-taylor-pip-torrens-julie-ann-emery-season-2-cast-1202040065/

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