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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2015-2016 Dickensian (TV Series)
Jacob Marley
- Episode #1.20 (2016) ... Jacob Marley (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Jacob Marley
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Jacob Marley
 2014 Lives of the Infamous Comedy Blaps (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
 2014 Undeniable (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Rawlins
 2013 Mayday (TV Mini-Series)
Malcolm Spicer
 2006 The Battle for Rome (TV Mini-Series)
Vespasian
 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 The Magicians (TV Movie)
Simon Magus
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Federal Marshal Walter Bryce
- The New Law (1999) ... Federal Marshal Walter Bryce
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Det. Insp Archibald McCann
- The Ripper (1998) ... Det. Insp Archibald McCann
 1997 Holding On (TV Mini-Series)
Mick
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... Mick
 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 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Brian Roberts
- Betrayal (1996) ... Brian Roberts
- Kiss (1996) ... Brian Roberts
- Hustling (1996) ... Brian Roberts
 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 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 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Stefan
- Istanbul, September 1918 (1993) ... Stefan
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Maj. Henry
 1991 Murder in Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Kenneth Potter
 1987-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Steve Clemant / Joe / Henry Tilney
- The Laughter of God (1991) ... Steve Clemant
- Children Crossing (1990) ... Joe
 1990 The Incident (TV Movie)
Geiger
 1987 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
Michael
- The Way, the Truth, the Video (1987) ... Michael
 1983 The Aerodrome (TV Movie)
Roy
 1973-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dominick Hide / Arsenic
- Her Majesty's Pleasure (1973) ... Arsenic
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Hardy
- The Man at the Top (1980) ... Hardy
 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 #1.113 (1971) ... Charlie Higson
 1969 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Urchin
- At the Seaside (1969) ... Urchin
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Other Works:

He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth" and "Measure for Measure;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" Anton Chekhov's play, "... See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

We get scripts, but they change on a daily basis - they evolve as we go along. (On MI-5 (2002)) See more »

Trivia:

Considered for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977) (Source Empire Magazine). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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