THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
JONATHAN PRYCE (John Dickens) is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning
actor on stage and screen. His diverse film work includes lauded performances in
Clayton's Something Wicked This Way Comes, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, James Foley's
Glen Ross and Christopher Hampton's Carrington, for which Pryce won the Best
at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Evening Standard Awards. Other credits
Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series and the G.I. Joe
Pryce's recent work includes Terry Gilliam's forthcoming The Man Who Killed Don
Quixote, Bjorn Runge's The Wife, Alex Helfrecht and Jorg Tittel's The White
Arango's The Healer, Simon Curtis' Woman in Gold and Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up
will soon begin filming Fernando Meirelles' The Pope, alongside Anthony Hopkins.
Pryce's television work includes the FX drama "Taboo," co-starring Tom Hardy,
Sally Wainwright's one-off film for BBC television, "To Walk Invisible: The
His other recent TV roles include Cardinal Wolsey in the award-winning
Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and the High Sparrow in the hugely successful HBO
"Game of Thrones." He also starred in "Cranford," for which he received an Emmy
nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama.
Pryce played Shylock in a landmark international theater tour of "The Merchant
Venice," following its critically acclaimed run at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre,
other extensive stage work includes "Comedians" in London and on Broadway,
Pryce a Tony Award; The Royal Court production of "Hamlet," for which he
Olivier Award; and "Miss Saigon," in which he starred on both sides of the
both Olivier and Tony awards. Pryce also gave outstanding performances as Davies
Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker," in both London and New York, and in the title
"King Lear" at London's Almeida Theatre.
Queen Elizabeth honored Pryce with a CBE in 2009.
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