Jim Carter

  • Birth Place: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was head boy of his high school in his final year.
  • Left the University of Sussex after two years to join a fringe theater group called the Brighton Combination.
  • Performed with the Madhouse Company of London, a comedy troupe, during the 1970s. 
  • Attended a circus school in New York during the 1970s, where he learned to walk the tightrope, ride a unicycle, juggle and perform magic.
  • Met wife Imelda Staunton when they were both cast in a 1982 production of Guys and Dolls at the Royal National Theatre in London. They later worked together in a production of The Wizard of Oz; he was the Cowardly Lion to her Dorothy.
  • Serves as chairman of the Hampstead Cricket Club.

Awards

  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Bessie Carter — Daughter
  • Imelda Staunton — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, England

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