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Jim Carter Biography

Birth Place:
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner