Peter Firth
Actor
Peter Firth
Peter Firth is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show Spooks, of which he is the only actor to have starred in every episode of the show's 10 series lifespan. He is also known for playing a variety of starring roles in film and on television from the 1970s to present day.
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British TV spy series "Spooks" gets silver screen makeover
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
Film adaptation of popular British television spy drama 'Spooks', starring Peter Firth and Kit Harington, hits the silver screen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Aisle View from London: A Curious and Altogether Astonishing Incident
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Six days in London bring the opportunity to catch up on seven shows that have opened since my last visit. I could have more industriously caught nine by juggling the schedule, but one does have other obligations. The most astonishing piece of theatre I've seen of late, for sure, is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This National Theatre production, which transferred from its home base at the Cottesloe to the Apollo in March, has thrilled packed audiences since its inception and collected a Matilda-tying seven Olivier Awards in the spring. But universal critical and audience acclaim--accompanied by a raft of awards--doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to like it. The play comes with a literary pedigree, being an adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 bestseller. This is decidedly beneficial to a serious drama, providing automatic name-recognition to a wide swath of ticket buyers. But this can be a negative, should the consensus be "it's not quite as good as t ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Oct. 27: Actress Nanette Fabray is 93. Actress Ruby Dee is 91. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 74. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 71. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 64. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 64. Author Fran Lebowitz is 63. Guitarist K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) is 62. TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 62. Actor-director Roberto Benigni ("Life Is Beautiful") is 61. Actor Peter Firth ("That's Life") is 60. Actor Robert Picardo ("The Wonder Years," ''China Beach") is 60. Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran is 55. Keyboardist J.D. McFadden (Sixpence None The Richer, The Mavericks) is 49. Drummer Jason Finn of Presidents of the United States of America is 46. Singer Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) is 46. Actress Sheeri Rappaport ("CSI," ''NYPD Blue") is 36. TV personality Kelly Osbourne is 29.
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What To Watch On Netflix, Part 3: Overlooked Gems
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Now that I've got the Classics and the Pretty Good Bets lists out of the way, welcome to my list of Netflix's Overlooked Gems. This was the Netflix recommendation roster I had the most fun compiling (it's not every day that having watched so much cult TV comes in handy). Adding to the fun: This list comes with a cherry on top, in the form of some exciting news. HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that all five seasons of the much-loved NBC spy drama "Chuck" will be available in the U.S. for streaming on Netflix on Nov. 1. "Chuck" is a good poster child for this list, which is all about shows with fervent but smallish fan bases -- these are all shows that, for one reason or another, deserve wider attention but in many cases weren't big hits when they first aired. It truly brings me joy to recommend these kinds of shows to people who may be unfamiliar with them; if there's one thing I've become convinced of in my time as a TV critic, it's that there is a great deal of enjoyment to be ...
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Trendwatch: Engaging consumers with faction marketing
Business & Leadership - over 4 years
A new marketing trend is emerging where brands mix fact, fiction and fantasy to create powerful stories to engage consumers, writes Peter Firth of London-based online trend forecasting and consumer insight network, LS:N Global.
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Aure Atika, future reine grâce à Ridley Scott - Pure People
Google News - over 5 years
... Isabelle et rejoindra un casting international dans lequel on retrouve la belle rousse de Sex and The City Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, que l'on a pu voir récemment dans Harry Potter et les reliques de la Mort, Peter Firth et Ben Chaplin
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"Joaquin Phoenix. Jestem, jaki jestem" - Gazeta Wyborcza
Google News - over 5 years
Po pewnym czasie, szukając pracy, trafia na farmę mleczną, gdzie poznaje syna pastora, młodego idealistę Angela Clare'a (Peter Firth). Zakochany w Tess mężczyzna proponuje jej małżeństwo. Dziewczyna w obawie o swój los zataja przed nim swoją niechlubną
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Deep Inside Hollywood - pride source.com
Google News - over 5 years
The impressive ensemble also includes Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin and Peter Firth, under the direction of Michael Caton-Jones ("Rob Roy"), and will be premiering on Starz in 2012. All current signs point to Logo straying the tiniest bit away from
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Spooks set to finish after almost 10 years on the BBC - iSubscribe
Google News - over 5 years
The series is set to focus on MI5's patriarch Harry Pearce' (played by Peter Firth) relationship with Ruth Evershed (played by Nicola Walker) who have been in the show since it first started. No doubt Radio Times readers will miss the show when it is
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BBC's SPOOKS Set To End This Fall 2011 - Daemon's TV
Google News - over 5 years
Fans can expect to see Harry (portrayed by Peter Firth) deal with past secrets in Spooks' last season, as well as Erin Watts (played by Lara Pulver) on board as the new leader of The Grid's Section D. Season 10 will also showcase some fresh new faces
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Spooks, a show that throws our fears away - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Not Peter Firth tripping over his stiff upper lip; not assorted heroes blown to smithereens and feisty blondes buried beneath the rubble; not stories ripped from the headlines and battered into breathless shape; not the smear of documentary detail
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Le [MI-5] referme ses portes - Toutelatele.com
Google News - over 5 years
Cette ultime saison se concentrera sur le chef du département anti-terrorisme, Harry Pearce, interprété par Peter Firth. Au cours de ses 9 années d'antenne, MI-5 a pu compter sur bon nombre de stars britanniques. Hugh Laurie, aujourd'hui plus connu
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BBC's Spooks axed after a decade - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Spooks: the final series will focus on Harry Pearce, played by Peter Firth. Photograph: BBC/Kudos After a decade of bumping off cast members at regular intervals, BBC1's spy drama Spooks is itself being killed off. However, in an unusual move for a ... - -
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Mostras de Cinema e Sessões Extras - Jornal do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
Com Nastassja Kinsk, Peter Firth (França / Reino Unido, 1979. Drama. 2h52). Uma jovem camponesa de temperamento forte é disputada por dois homens, até que tragicamente, acaba caindo nos braços de um deles. Dom., às 19h: Piratas
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Video Vault - Yes! Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
The ensemble cast includes Peter Firth, Nicola Walker, Sophia Myles and Richard Armitage. This three-DVD boxed set retails for $39.98. “NITE TALES”: THE SERIES (Entertainment One): Flavor Flav (as “the Time Keeper”) hosts all five episodes from the
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Mi-5: Volume 9 - JustPressPlay
Google News - over 5 years
But Sit Harry Pierce (Peter Firth) is no longer satisfied with his life as head of MI-5 counter-terrorism division. Throughout Episode 9.1, Harry toys with the idea of leaving the agency and retiring for good, but by the end of the episode,
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TV on DVD: 'MI-5: Volume 9' - Starpulse.com
Google News - over 5 years
(Having said that, one has to admire Peter Firth, who's played Harry Pearce for the show's entire run and has gotten better every year, and Richard Armitage, who does his best with questionable material.) Though this isn't the show's best year,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Firth
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    In 2016 Firth played the part of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover in ITV's sumptuous drama series 'Victoria'.
    More Details Hide Details Firth is also a narrator of audiobooks. He has been responsible for performances reading Pat Barker's Regeneration, The Ghost Road and The Eye in the Door, Suspicion by Robert McCrum, Maurice by E. M. Forster, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Firth has been married twice and has four children; Rory Firth, from his first marriage, Amy, Alex and James Firth from his second. On 17 July 2009 he was awarded an Honorary degree by the University of Bradford as a Doctor of Letters for his services to acting, having been nominated by the School of Computing, Informatics & Media; he received his award during the school's degree ceremony.
  • 2015
    Age 61
    In 2015 he played Jacob Marley in four episodes of the BBC television series Dickensian.
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  • 2014
    Age 60
    In 2014 Firth played the part of the character Andrew Rawlins in Undeniable, a two-part series made for the ITV network.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 57
    He was also Snaith in the three-part series "South Riding" in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Firth has also appeared on American and Canadian television, on programmes such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Total Recall 2070, as well as in television films such as The Incident starring Walter Matthau.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 40
    In 1994, in the Fourth Season of Heartbeat, he played Dr. Radcliffe who partnered with Dr. Rowan (Niamh Cusack) in Whitby.
    More Details Hide Details He also portrayed the Emperor Vespasian in "The Jewish Revolt" episode of the BBC series Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire. For many years he had played a primary role as senior MI5 officer Harry Pearce in the BBC's popular spy drama series Spooks (2002–2011), and played Fred Hoyle in Hawking, a BBC dramatisation of the early career of Stephen Hawking.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 27
    In May 1981 he appeared on Broadway again in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, replacing Tim Curry.
    More Details Hide Details Shaffer had offered him the role in the original London production, but he was unavailable due to film commitments. Other film work has included roles in Diamonds on Wheels (1973); When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979); Lifeforce (1985); Letter to Brezhnev (1985); Northanger Abbey (1986), playing Henry Tilney; The Hunt for Red October (1990); White Angel (1993), playing mild-mannered dentist Leslie Steckler; Amistad (1997); Mighty Joe Young (1998); Pearl Harbor (2001); and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), playing Lord Northcliffe. Along with his film career, Firth has continued to appear in various television productions, with several notable credits in various high-profile dramas. He starred in two science-fiction episodes of the BBC's Play for Today anthology series as the eponymous time-traveller in the romantic The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980), and its sequel, Another Flip for Dominick (1982).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 19
    In July 1973 Firth appeared at Laurence Olivier's National Theatre, starring in the stage version of Peter Shaffer's play Equus as a teenager being treated by a psychiatrist, and in October 1974 repeated the role in the Broadway production, receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Alan Strang.
    More Details Hide Details His first major role as an adult was the title part in a BBC Television Play of the Month adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976). The script was based on a stage adaptation by John Osborne, and also starred Jeremy Brett and John Gielgud. That same year saw the release of the World War I film Aces High which featured Firth as the inexperienced RFC pilot Lt. Stephen Croft. Firth played the lead role in the unsuccessful film adaptation of Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews (1977). That same year he starred with Richard Burton in the film adaptation of Equus. The film was only a moderate box-office success, but earned Firth a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe award in the same category. Further film work quickly followed, most notably Roman Polanski's Tess (1979).
  • 1970
    Age 16
    He was a leading child actor by the middle of 1970, having starred in the first series of The Flaxton Boys as Archie Weekes and in the series Here Come the Double Deckers, which featured child actors in the leading roles.
    More Details Hide Details Firth played Scooper, the leader of the gang.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on October 27, 1953.
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