Jonathan Pryce

as Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Musical in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is John Price
Was born at 1 June 1947 (now is 71 years old) in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, UK

From Holywell to HollywoodJonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actorfrom North Wales. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerfulpresence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly moving betweenHollywood studio films and the classical West End to bold independentcinema and the broadway musical. He has created some of the mostmemorable characters in cinema and for over forty years been on thewish list of many of the worlds most notorious and accomplisheddirectors as 'Someone they must work with'. Jonathan, after graduatingfrom the world famous RADA in London, began his career in the 1970's atthe hugely influential Liverpool Everyman Theatre which grounded hispolitics and talent and helped attract a legacy of brave individualartists that have since been through their doors.

From his definitiveperformance as Hamlet, he made his breakthrough screen performance inTerry Gilliam's cult film Brazil, which is still a source ofinspiration for many a film maker and writer today. The phrase an'Actors Actor' is often overused but with Jonathan Pryce I can think ofno better fitting tribute because what that means to the industry is -here is a talent people want to watch and people want to work with. Hischoices are bold but always truthful and characters multi-layered andalways exciting, it is hard to believe that he is just one man. Notable screen performances include: Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean,Tomorrow Never Dies, Very Annie Mary, Glengarry Glenross, Listen UpPhillip and Regeneration. Notable stage performances include; Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, TheGoat, Miss Saigon, Oliver, Comedians and King Lear.

Notable TV performances include: Game of Thrones, Taboo, Wolf Hall, MyZinc Bed. .

There is some small facts about Jonathan Pryce:
  • Pryce was one of the stars of Dark Blood (2012) , along with 'Judy Davis (I)' and 'River Phoenix' , but the movie was never released due to Phoenix's death during filming in 1993.
  • Originated the role of "The Engineer" in the musical, Miss Saigon.
  • He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1990 (1989 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for Miss Saigon.
  • He was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical of 2001 for his performance in My Fair Lady at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and then later at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
  • Children: Patrick (b. 1983), 'Gabriel Pryce (II)' (b. 1986) and 'Phoebe Pryce' (b. 1990).
  • Performed in plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the period 1978 to 1987.
  • Became an Associate Member of RADA.
  • Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
  • Was the artistic director of the Liverpool Everyman, during the seventies.
  • He appeared in most of Nissan's luxury car division in America, Infiniti's television ads in the mid-1990s.
  • Won two Tony Awards: in 1977 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "Comedians," and in 1991 for Best Actor (Musical) for "Miss Saigon."
  • Pryce was at the center of a racially-charged controversy regarding his role in the mid-1980s musical Miss Saigon. He played "The Engineer," a half-French Caucasian/half-Vietnamese Asian pimp, in the original London cast, but when producer Cameron Mackintosh wanted to transfer the UK cast to the original Broadway opening, the US performers' union Actors' Equity objected on the grounds that Pryce, a Welsh Caucasian, should not have been allowed to play an Asian person. Their arguments against Pryce's casting were that a White person playing an Asian one amounted to minstrelsy, denied already-scarce roles to Asian actors, and was an "affront to the Asian community." In response, Mackintosh canceled the Broadway production (despite having sold advance tickets), so Actor's Equity reversed its decision on a technicality in their bylaws that exempts producers from having to audition domestic actors for a transplanted production if the original star is deemed famous enough. The policies regarding racial casting issues that Actor's Equity set in place in response to this incident still govern Broadway casting as of 2006.
  • He won a 1980 Laurence Olivier Award for his depiction of Hamlet, a performance made famous by his also playing the role of Hamlet's father's ghost as a regurgitated voice.
  • Awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Liverpool on 12th December 2006 in recognition of his contribution to the acting arts on stage and screen.
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama.
  • (April 2004) Currently starring as Martin in Edward Albee's controversial play "The Goat or Who is Sylvia?" at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End.
  • (May 2005) Reprised his role as Zarniwoop (and a new character, Vann Harl) in the new "Quandary Phase" episodes of "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" BBC4 radio series, adapted from book 4 of the late 'Douglas Adams (I)' ' "Hitch Hiker's Trilogy", "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish".
  • (2006) Currently starring in Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Norbert Leo Butz.
  • (June 2009) Camden Town, London, England
  • (2001) Starring as Professor Henry Higgins in Trevor Nunn's production of My Fair Lady, which began at the National Theatre and has since moved to the Drury Lane Theatre in London.
  • (January 2005) Starring in Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is taking over the role of Lawrence Jamison, originally played by John Lithgow.
  • (January 2006) Started a stint as conman Lawrence Jameson in the hit Broadway Musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" playing at the Imperial Theater in NYC
  • (October 2009) Starring in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker at the Everyman in Liverpool.
  • According to the Michael Palin diaries Pryce was seen for a role in Raiders of The Lost Ark.
  • Considered for Caine, Dr.Armstong, Bukovsky and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce(1985).
  • On the shortlist for Arthur Parker the male lead of Pennies From Heaven(1978) Source Radio Times.
Also look some video clip about Jonathan Pryce:
There is the list of movies, where Jonathan Pryce was taked part:
1 50 Films to See Before You Die movie 50 Films to See Before You Die 2006 as Himself
2 Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 movie Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 2006 as Himself
3 Blooper Reel movie Blooper Reel 2003 as Governor Weatherby Swann
4 Comic Relief: Behind the Nose movie Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1992 as Hamlet
5 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister movie Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister 2002 as Master Schoenmacker
6 Cranford in Detail movie Cranford in Detail 2009 as Himself/Mr Buxton
7 Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life movie Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life 2015 as Himself/High Sparrow
8 James Bond: Shaken and Stirred movie James Bond: Shaken and Stirred 1997 as Himself
9 Martin Luther, Heretic movie Martin Luther, Heretic 1983 as Martin Luther
10 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 as The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson
11 The Doctor and the Devils movie The Doctor and the Devils 1985 as Robert Fallon
12 The Making of Something Wicked This Way Comes movie The Making of Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 as Himself
13 Wandlungen - Richard Wilhelm und das I Ging movie Wandlungen - Richard Wilhelm und das I Ging 2011 as Richard Wilhelm - English
14 What the Pythons Did Next... movie What the Pythons Did Next... 2007 as Sam Lowry
15 Woman in Gold movie Woman in Gold 2015 as Chief Justice Rehnquist
16 Great Performances movie Great Performances 1971 as Himself - Performer
17 Planet Voice movie Planet Voice 2004 as Governor Weatherby Swann
18 The Rosie ODonnell Show movie The Rosie ODonnell Show 1996 as Himself - Guest
19 Working in the Theatre movie Working in the Theatre 1976 as Himself - Actor
20 A Business Affair movie A Business Affair 1994 as Alec Bolton
21 A Childs Garden of Verses movie A Childs Garden of Verses 1992 as Narrator/Father
22 A New Madonna: The Making of Evita movie A New Madonna: The Making of Evita 1996 as Himself
23 A Night of Comic Relief 2 movie A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 as Hamlet
24 A Troll in Central Park movie A Troll in Central Park 1994 as Alan
25 After the Boom Was Over movie After the Boom Was Over 1977 as Mr. Ambrose
26 An Audience with Mel Brooks movie An Audience with Mel Brooks 1983 as Himself
27 An Epic at Sea: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie An Epic at Sea: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 as Himself
28 Barbarians at the Gate movie Barbarians at the Gate 1993 as Henry Kravis
29 Bedtime Stories movie Bedtime Stories 2008 as Marty Bronson
30 Best Ever Bond movie Best Ever Bond 2002 as Himself
31 Bloopers of the Caribbean movie Bloopers of the Caribbean 2006 as Governor Weatherby Swann
32 Borgríki movie Borgríki 2011 as Jimmy
33 Brazil movie Brazil 1985 as Sam Lowry
34 Breaking Glass movie Breaking Glass 1980 as Ken
35 Bride of the Wind movie Bride of the Wind 2001 as Gustav Mahler
36 Brothers of the Head movie Brothers of the Head 2005 as Henry Couling
37 Carrington movie Carrington 1995 as Lytton Strachey
38 Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death movie Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death 1999 as The Master
39 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 movie Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008 as Field Marshall Robert Bingham
40 Consuming Passions movie Consuming Passions 1988 as Mr.Farris
There is the list of some articles of Jonathan Pryce:
  • "The Times" (UK), 15 November 2008, by: Hugo Rifkind, "Jonathan Pryce: from Shakespeare to a mad scientist in Clone"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 20 April 2006, by: Randy Kennedy, "Star of Stage, Figure of Bronze"
  • "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 944, pg. 84
  • "Newsweek" (USA), 27 November 1995, by: Chang, Yahlin, "The Pitchman Cometh"
There is the list of some printed articles of John Price:
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1986, Vol. 33, Iss. 11, pg. 129, by: Bruce Williamson, "Sex In Cinema 1986"
The image of John Price was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Starlog" (USA), November 1983, Vol. 6, Iss. 76
There is the list of some quotes of Jonathan Pryce:
  • 'I'm not a star, I'm an actor - there's a difference!'
  • The older you get, the more you find yourself looking for things you used to see and liked when you were younger.
  • Oddly enough, I'm not religious but I'm also very fond of St Peter's in Rome. When I'm there, I always know there's a good meal not far away.
  • I'll read a book every now and then, but unlike most of my friends I don't always have one on the go.
  • I have just enough public appreciation to make me happy.
  • I grew up in the 1950s at the beginning of rock n' roll, and would strum a tennis racket in front of the mirror.
  • I live a very ordinary life. The rare awards ceremonies I go to are quite fun, because I can enjoy the irony of one minute walking to the tube, and the next being driven along the same stretch of road in a limo.
  • I know people whose entire lives are ruined by fame. If you make yourself exclusive, people want to break that down, but if you go about doing your shopping, no one bugs you.
  • When I left school, I wanted to be an artist, specifically a painter.
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