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Peter Firth was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1953. His parents owned a pub and he attended local grammar school. Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in "Camelot" at the Bradford Alhambra. Leaving school at 16, he became a major child star in television series such as The ... See full bio »

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Known For

Equus
Equus Alan Strang
(1977)
The Hunt for Red October
(1990)
Lifeforce
Lifeforce Col. Colin Caine
(1985)
MI-5
MI-5 Harry Pearce
(2002-2011)

Filmography

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 2016-2017 Victoria (TV Series)
Duke of Cumberland / King of Hanover
- Comfort and Joy (2017) ... King of Hanover
- Young England (2016) ... Duke of Cumberland
- Brocket Hall (2016) ... Duke of Cumberland
- Ladies in Waiting (2016) ... Duke of Cumberland
- Doll 123 (2016) ... Duke of Cumberland
 2017 Strike Back (TV Series)
Milos Borisovich
- Episode #6.5 (2017) ... Milos Borisovich
 2016/II Happily Ever After
Walt
 2015-2016 Dickensian (TV Series)
Jacob Marley
- Episode #1.20 (2016) ... Jacob Marley (voice)
- Episode #1.18 (2016) ... Jacob Marley
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Jacob Marley
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Jacob Marley
 2016 Risen
Pilate
 2015 MI-5
Harry Pearce
 2014 Lives of the Infamous Comedy Blaps (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
 2014 Undeniable (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Rawlins
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Andrew Rawlins
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Andrew Rawlins
 2013 Mayday (TV Mini-Series)
Malcolm Spicer
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Malcolm Spicer
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Malcolm Spicer
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Malcolm Spicer
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
Earl Roland
- Queen (2012) ... Earl Roland
- Rook (2012) ... Earl Roland
- Plague and Passion (2012) ... Earl Roland
- A Crown Tested (2012) ... Earl Roland
- Medieval Life and Death: Part 2 (2012) ... Earl Roland
 2002-2011 MI-5 (TV Series)
Harry Pearce
- Episode #10.6 (2011) ... Harry Pearce
- Episode #10.5 (2011) ... Harry Pearce
- Episode #10.4 (2011) ... Harry Pearce
- Episode #10.3 (2011) ... Harry Pearce
- Episode #10.2 (2011) ... Harry Pearce
 2011 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Anthony Snaith / Alderman Snaith
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Alderman Snaith
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Anthony Snaith
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Anthony Snaith
 2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (TV Mini-Series)
Vespasian
- Rebellion (2006) ... Vespasian
 2006 The Battle for Rome (TV Mini-Series)
Vespasian
 2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played
Lord Northcliffe
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Preston Blair
- Identity (2005) ... Dr. Preston Blair
 2004 Hawking (TV Movie)
Sir Fred Hoyle
 2002 Me & Mrs Jones (TV Movie)
Benedict
 2002 The Vice (TV Series)
Keith Beaumont
- No Man's Land (2002) ... Keith Beaumont
 2000-2001 That's Life (TV Series)
Victor Leski
- Larva (2001) ... Victor Leski
- No Good Deed (2001) ... Victor Leski
- Miracle at the Cucina (2001) ... Victor Leski
- Banister Head (2001) ... Victor Leski
- Or What's a Heaven For? (2001) ... Victor Leski
 2001 Pearl Harbor
Capt. Mervyn Bennion - USS West Virginia
 2000 Star Wars: Force Commander (Video Game)
Capt. Beri Tulon (voice)
 2000 The Magicians (TV Movie)
Simon Magus
 1999 Chill Factor
Colonel Andrew Brynner
 1999 Total Recall 2070 (TV Series)
Vincent Nagle
- Restitution (1999) ... Vincent Nagle
- Infiltration (1999) ... Vincent Nagle
- Nothing Like the Real Thing (1999) ... Vincent Nagle
 1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Mitchell Grady
- Best Boys (1999) ... Mitchell Grady
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Federal Marshal Walter Bryce
- The New Law (1999) ... Federal Marshal Walter Bryce
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Garth
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Det. Insp Archibald McCann
- The Ripper (1998) ... Det. Insp Archibald McCann
 1997 Amistad
Captain Fitzgerald
 1997 Holding On (TV Mini-Series)
Mick
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... Mick
 1997 Gaston's War
Major Smith
 1997 The Broker's Man (TV Series)
Alex 'Godzilla' Turnbull
- Dangerous Bends, Part 2 (1997) ... Alex 'Godzilla' Turnbull
- Dangerous Bends: Part 1 (1997) ... Alex 'Godzilla' Turnbull
- Double Dutch: Part Two (1997) ... Alex 'Godzilla' Turnbull
- Double Dutch: Part One (1997) ... Alex 'Godzilla' Turnbull
 1997 The Garden of Redemption (TV Movie)
Nazi Commandant
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Charlie Beck
- Ancient History (1997) ... Charlie Beck
 1996 The Witch's Daughter (TV Movie)
Mr. Jones
 1996 And the Beat Goes On (TV Series)
Francis
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... Francis
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... Francis
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Francis
 1996 Merisairas
1st Officer Roald Jensen
 1996 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Brian Roberts
- Betrayal (1996) ... Brian Roberts
- Kiss (1996) ... Brian Roberts
- Hustling (1996) ... Brian Roberts
 1996 Marco Polo: Haperek Ha'aharon
Rusticello
 1995 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Major Ben Collins
- Leaving (1995) ... Major Ben Collins
 1995 Resort to Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Peter Dennigan
 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Dr. James Radcliffe
- A Bird in the Hand (1994) ... Dr. James Radcliffe
- Treading Carefully (1994) ... Dr. James Radcliffe
- Arms and the Man (1994) ... Dr. James Radcliffe
- Red Herring (1994) ... Dr. James Radcliffe
- Fair Game (1994) ... Dr. James Radcliffe
 1994 White Angel
Leslie Steckler
 1994 Highlander (TV Series)
Arthur Drake, aka Drakov
- Warmonger (1994) ... Arthur Drake, aka Drakov
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Peter Wainwright
- Stalker (1994) ... Peter Wainwright
 1993 Shadowlands
Dr. Craig
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Stefan
- Istanbul, September 1918 (1993) ... Stefan
 1993 El marido perfecto
Franz
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Maj. Henry
 1991 Murder in Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Kenneth Potter
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Kenneth Potter
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Kenneth Potter
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Kenneth Potter
 1987-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Steve Clemant / Joe / Henry Tilney
- The Laughter of God (1991) ... Steve Clemant
- Children Crossing (1990) ... Joe
- Northanger Abbey (1987) ... Henry Tilney
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under
Red (voice)
 1990 Burndown
Jake Stern
 1990 The Incident (TV Movie)
Geiger
 1990 The Hunt for Red October
Ivan Putin
 1990 Blood Royal: William the Conqueror (TV Movie)
William Rufus
 1989 Trouble in Paradise
Adriaan
 1989 Innocent Victim
Terence
 1988 Prisoner of Rio
Clive Ingram
 1987 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
Michael
- The Way, the Truth, the Video (1987) ... Michael
 1987 Born of Fire
Paul Bergson
 1986 A State of Emergency
Dr. Kenneth Parrish
 1985 Letter to Brezhnev
Peter
 1985 Lifeforce
Col. Colin Caine
 1984 White Elephant
Peter Davidson
 1983 The Aerodrome (TV Movie)
Roy
 1973-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dominick Hide / Arsenic
- Another Flip for Dominick (1982) ... Dominick Hide
- The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) ... Dominick Hide
- Her Majesty's Pleasure (1973) ... Arsenic
 1981 Tristan and Isolde
Dinas
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Hardy
- The Man at the Top (1980) ... Hardy
 1979 Tess
Angel Clare
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
Stephen Ryder
 1977 Equus
Alan Strang
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews
 1976 The Lady of the Camellias (TV Series)
Armand Duval
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Armand Duval
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Armand Duval
 1972-1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Dorian Gray / Cis Farringdon
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976) ... Dorian Gray
- The Magistrate (1972) ... Cis Farringdon
 1976 Aces High
Croft
 1974 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 3 (1974) ... Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 2 (1974) ... Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 1 (1974) ... Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Stephen Douglas
- Implicado (1973) ... Stephen Douglas
 1973 Scene (TV Series documentary)
Ben Bagot
- The Ballad of Ben Bagot (1973) ... Ben Bagot
 1973 Diamonds on Wheels (TV Movie)
Robert 'Bobby' Stewart
 1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
David Redman
- The Love Game (1973) ... David Redman
 1972-1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Roger Blackburn / Tommy Adams
- The Simple Life (1973) ... Roger Blackburn
- The Sullens Sisters (1972) ... Tommy Adams
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Corin
- The Pupil (1973) ... Corin
 1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
David Abbott
- Runaway (1972) ... David Abbott
 1971 The Doctors (TV Series)
Charlie Higson
- Episode #1.116 (1971) ... Charlie Higson
- Episode #1.113 (1971) ... Charlie Higson
 1970-1971 Here Come the Double Deckers! (TV Series)
Scooper
- A Hit for a Miss (1971) ... Scooper
- Up to Scratch (1970) ... Scooper
- United We Stand (1970) ... Scooper
- Man's Best Friend (1970) ... Scooper
- Barney (1970) ... Scooper
 1969 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Archie Weekes
- 1854: The Return (1969) ... Archie Weekes
- 1854: The Will (1969) ... Archie Weekes
- 1854: The Island (1969) ... Archie Weekes
- 1854: The Hunt (1969) ... Archie Weekes
- 1854: The Bridge (1969) ... Archie Weekes
 1969 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Urchin
- At the Seaside (1969) ... Urchin
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He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" Euripedes's play, "The Bacchae;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" and Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front... See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I feel I know Jenny [Agutter] as a best friend. That's what happens when you spend a long time naked together! See more »

Trivia:

Received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for his film and television work from the University of Bradford on 17 July 2009. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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