Jim Carter


Date Of Birth

August 19, 1948


Jim Carter is an English actor with extensive credentials that goes beyond the British acting scene. Though he took up law at University of Sussex, he eventually got exposed to theater which eventually led to the pursuit of his acting career.

Some of Carter's most notable work on the silver screen include Shakespeare in Love, Ella Enchanted, The Madness of King George, The Golden Compass, Brassed Off, Alice in Wonderland, and His Dark Materials.

On TV, Carter appeared on Cracker, Dinotopia, and Cranford. At present, he stars as Mr. Carson on the series Downton Abbey.

Place of Birth

Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Jim Carter



Fun Facts

-He's been a cyclist for more than 50 years.


1999: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Shakespeare in Love


2010-present Downton Abbey (TV series)
2011 My Week with Marilyn
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2010 Burlesque Fairytales
2010 Punk Strut: The Movie
2007-2009 Cranford (TV mini-series)
2009 Wish 143 (short)
2009/I Creation
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983
2008 Caught in a Trap (TV movie)
2008 Coming Up (TV series)
2008 The Oxford Murders
2007 The Golden Compass
2007 Silent Witness (TV series)
2007 Cassandra's Dream
2007 Recovery (TV movie)
2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV movie)
2006 The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton (TV movie)
2006 Aberfan: The Untold Story (TV documentary)
2006 The Thief Lord
2005 House of 9
2004 Blue Murder (TV series)
2004 Von Trapped (TV movie)
2004 Out of Season
2004 Modigliani
2004 Casablanca Driver
2004 London (TV movie)
2004 Ella Enchanted
2004 Midsomer Murders (TV series)
2003 Cromwell: Warts and All (TV movie)
2003 Pompeii: The Last Day (TV movie)
2003 Trial & Retribution (TV series)
2003 Trevor's World of Sport (TV series)
2003 Strange (TV series)
2003 16 Years of Alcohol
2003 Bright Young Things
2003 Helen of Troy (TV movie)
2003 Hornblower: Duty (TV movie)
2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV series)
2002 Heartlands
2002 Dinotopia (TV mini-series)
2002 Inside the Murdoch Dynasty (TV movie)
2001 The Way We Live Now (TV mini-series)
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV movie)
2000 102 Dalmatians
2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV series)
2000 The Little Vampire
2000 Arabian Nights (TV movie)
1999 Tube Tales (TV movie)
1991-1999 Murder Most Horrid (TV series)
1999 Trial by Fire (TV movie)
1998 Shakespeare in Love
1998 Legionnaire
1998 Vigo
1998 Bill's New Frock (short)
1997 Bright Hair (TV movie)
1997 A Merry War
1997 Ain't Misbehavin' (TV mini-series)
1997 Alas Smith & Jones (TV series)
1997 The Chest (TV movie)
1997 The Missing Postman (TV movie)
1997 Harpur and Iles (TV movie)
1996 Brassed Off
1995 Coogan's Run (TV series)
1995 Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
1995 Richard III
1995 Mrs. Hartley and the Growth Centre (TV movie)
1995 Dangerfield (TV series)
1995 The Late Show (TV series documentary)
1995 It Might Be You (TV movie)
1994 The Madness of King George
1994 Midnight Movie (TV movie)
1994 Open Fire (TV movie)
1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV series)
1994 Cracker (TV series)
1994 Black Beauty
1989-1994 Screen Two (TV series)
1994 Pie in the Sky (TV series)
1993-1994 Minder (TV series)
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1993 The Advocate
1993 Resnick: Rough Treatment (TV movie)
1993 Medics (TV series)
1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV series)
1993 A Year in Provence (TV mini-series)
1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV mini-series)
1992 Stalin (TV movie)
1992 Soldier Soldier (TV series)
1992 Between the Lines (TV series)
1992 Great Performances (TV series)
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy
1991 Casualty (TV series)
1991 Screen One (TV series)
1991 Incident in Judaea (TV movie)
1990 The Fool
1990 Crimestrike
1990 The Gravy Train (TV mini-series)
1990 Zorro (TV series)
1990 The Witches
1990 A Sense of Guilt (TV series)
1989 Duck (short)
1989 Erik the Viking
1989 The Rainbow
1989 Precious Bane (TV movie)
1988 Thompson (TV series)
1988 The Tenth Man (TV movie)
1988 Christabel (TV movie)
1988 The Raggedy Rawney
1988 A Very British Coup (TV mini-series)
1988 Soursweet
1988 The First Kangaroos
1988 Star Trap (TV movie)
1987 A Month in the Country
1987 December Flower (TV movie)
1987 Harry's Kingdom (TV movie)
1986 The Singing Detective (TV mini-series)
1986 Lost Empires (TV mini-series)
1986 The Monocled Mutineer (TV series)
1986 Haunted Honeymoon
1986 The American Way
1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody
1985 Widows 2 (TV mini-series)
1985 The Bill (TV series)
1984 Hiawatha (TV movie)
1984 A Private Function
1984 The Company of Wolves
1984 Top Secret!
1980 Flash Gordon
1980 Fox (TV series)




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