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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 August 1948Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameJames Edward Carter
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jim Carter was born on August 19, 1948 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England as James Edward Carter. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), The Golden Compass (2007) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). He has been married to Imelda Staunton since October 1983. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Imelda Staunton (October 1983 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Commanding, deep voice

Trivia (4)

A 1984 diary entry by Alan Bennett (scriptwriter of A Private Function (1984)) mentions Carter amusing himself on the set between takes by doing conjuring tricks. In the finished film he performs a magic trick as Inspector Noble, and in Shakespeare in Love (1998) can be seen juggling.
Daughter, Bessie, born in 1993
Was a member of the "Madhouse Company of London", a comedy troupe which performed in Boston in the 1970s. Other members were Marcel Steiner, Marc Weil and Tommy Shands. Ken Campbell, who appears in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) as George Thomason's lawyer was also associated with the troupe.
A devout Cricket lover, Jim Carter has been Chairman of Hampstead Cricket Club since 2010.

Personal Quotes (4)

On a film set, there are runners who are 19, it's their first job, but to me they're as important as anybody else because if they don't do their job then nobody else can. So I don't think anybody should be treated disrespectfully or as if they're of a lower status.
I wouldn't want to be reincarnated as a butler. I couldn't for the life of me do the job in real life.
I think I tend to try to let a woman walk through a door first, and I walk on the outside on the street. But that's probably because I'm an ancient creature.
I'm not a natural employer. I live very privately, and we like our privacy at home. To be sitting and talking with your wife or your family and to have somebody walking around and you're ignoring them, I couldn't handle that at all. I can barely handle a cleaning lady coming in every so often.

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