Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, CBE ( born June 1, 1947 in Holywell, Wales ) is a British actor.


Pryce was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s. He also gave a concert in Welsh for members of the Welsh National Assembly ( National Assembly for Wales).

Pryce starred in numerous films such as Brazil in 1985 (along with Robert De Niro and Bob Hoskins ), Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992 (along with Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin ), Evita from 1996 ( along with Madonna and Antonio Banderas ) and James Bond 007 - Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997 (along with Pierce Brosnan and Judi Dench ). For his performance in Carrington, he received the Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival of Cannes 1995.

He can also be seen in various theater roles, such as in the musical Miss Saigon, for which he was in 1990 with the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award. He was nominated for this award for his role in My Fair Lady, 2002. Particularly common Pryce can be seen in films of director Terry Gilliam: Gilliam direct in three films he has performed (Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Brothers Grimm).

To greater awareness among the younger audience he came from 2003, when he played in Pirates of the Caribbean the father of Elizabeth Swann ( Keira Knightley ). He played the same role in the two subsequent films.

Pryce is married and has three children.


Filmography (selection)

  • 2008: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3