Pryce, Jonathan 1947–

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PRYCE, Jonathan 1947–


Original name, John Price; born June 1, 1947, in Holywell, Wales; son of Issac (a coal miner and shopkeeper) and Margaret Ellen (a shopkeeper; maiden name, Williams) Price; married (divorced); companion of Kate Fahy (an actress); children: (with Fahy) Patrick, Gabriel, Phoebe. Education: Trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; also studied art at a college near Liverpool, England. Avocational Interests: Painting.

Addresses: Contact—James Sharkey, 15 Golden Sq., Third Floor, London W1R 3AG, England. Agent—Adam Isaacs, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool, England, member of company and artistic director. Appeared in television commercials for Infiniti automobiles. Poetry reader at the opening of the National Assembly for Wales.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Friends United Network (patron, beginning 1992).

Awards, Honors: Plays and Players Award, London Theatre Critics, best new actor, 1975, Antoinette Perry Award, best dramatic actor in a supporting or featured role, 1977, and Theatre World Award, 1977, all for Comedians; Laurence Olivier Award, Society of West End Theatre, best actor in a revival, 1980, for Hamlet; Evening Standard British Film Award, most promising newcomer, 1980, for Breaking Glass; Laurence Olivier Award, best actor, 1990, Antoinette Perry Award, best actor in a musical, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actor in a musical, Outer Critics Circle Award, best actor in a musical, and Variety Club Award, all 1991, all for Miss Saigon; Best Actor Award (with others), Valladolid International Film Festival, 1992, for Glengarry Glen Ross; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a series, miniseries, or telefilm, 1993, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1994, both for Barbarians at the Gate; Cannes International Festival Award, best actor, 1995, and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best performance by an actor in a leading role, 1996, Evening Standard British Film Award, best actor, 1996, all for Carrington; British Independent Film Award nomination, best performance by a British actor in an independent film, and Genie Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best performance by an actor in a leading role, both 1988, for Regeneration; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—horror, 2000, for Stigmata; Special Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2002.


Film Appearances:

Joseph Manasse, Voyage of the Damned, Avco–Embassy, 1977.

Ken, Breaking Glass, Paramount, 1980.

Taylor, Loophole (also known as Break In), Brent Walker, 1981.

James Penfield, The Ploughman's Lunch, Samuel Goldwyn, 1983.

Mr. Dark, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Buena Vista, 1983.

Robert Fallon, The Doctor and the Devils, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Sam Lowry, Brazil, Universal, 1985.

Charles, Haunted Honeymoon, Orion, 1986.

Jack, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1986.

Michael, Man on Fire (also known as Absinthe and Un uomo sotto tiro), TriStar, 1987.

Sean, Hotel London, Retake Film and Video Collective, 1987.

Mr. Farris, Consuming Passions, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988.

Horatio Jackson, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (also known as Die Abenteuer des Baron von Muenchausen), Columbia/TriStar, 1989.

Norman, The Rachel Papers, United Artists, 1989.

James Lingk, Glengarry Glen Ross, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Voice of Trilby, Freddie as F.R.O.7 (animated; also known as Freddie the Frog), Miramax, 1992.

Harry Fisher, Dark Blood, 1993.

Monsieur Riviere, The Age of Innocence, Columbia, 1993.

Alec Bolton, A Business Affair (also known as Astucias de mujer, D'une femme a l'autre, and Liebe und andere Geschaefte), Castle Hill Productions, 1994.

Conway, Shopping, Concorde Pictures, 1994.

Dr. Ted Philips, Deadly Advice, Rosebud Communications Releasing, 1994.

Voice of Alan, A Troll in Central Park (animated), Warner Bros., 1994.

Lytton Strachey, Carrington, Gramercy Pictures, 1995.

General Juan Peron, Evita, Buena Vista, 1996.

Dr. William Rivers, Regeneration (also known as Behind the Lines and Renaissance), Alliance Releasing, 1997.

Elliot Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1997.

Seamus, Ronin, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1998.

Cardinal Daniel Houseman, Stigmata, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1999.

Mark, Il gioco (also known as Deceit), Lantia, 1999.

Narrator, Titanic: Answers from the Abyss, 1999.

Commedia, 1999.

Da (Taliesin's father), The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, 1999, released as Taliesin Jones, Impact, 2001.

Bourne, The Suicide Club (also known as Game of Death, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Game of Death, and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club), 2000.

Pavarotti in Dad's Room, 2000.

Cardinal Louis de Rohan, The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001.

Gustav Mahler, Bride of the Wind (also known as Die Windsbraut), Paramount Classics, 2001.

Jack Pugh, Very Annie Mary (also known as Annie–Maryalafolie!), Empire, 2001.

Supreme being, Mad Dogs, Brainstorm Media, 2002.

Victor Fox, Unconditional Love (also known as Who Shot Victor Fox?), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Alistair Payne, What a Girl Wants, Warner Bros., 2003.

Governor Weatherby Swann, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (also known as Pirates of the Caribbean), Buena Vista, 2003.

Delatombe, The Brothers Grimm, Dimension Films, 2004.

Gabe, De–lovely, United Artists, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Spine Chillers, BBC, 1980.

Zarniwoop and Autopilot, The Hitch–Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, BBC–2, 1981.

Roger Flower, Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Entertainment Channel, 1982–1983.

Narrator, Into the Unknown, The Discovery Channel and [Canada], beginning 1997.

Narrator, The Union Game: A Rugby History, [Great Britain], beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

"Three Ravens," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), Channel 4 and Television South, 1987.

Gerd Heidemann, Selling Hitler, Euston Films, 1991.

Mr. Wroe, Mr. Wroe's Virgins, BBC, 1993.

Saul, David (also known as Die Bibel—David and La bibbia: David), TNT, 1997.

King Leopold I of Belgium, Victoria & Albert, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Daft as a Brush, 1975.

Dave Finn, Spasms, 1977.

Mr. Ambrose, After the Boom Was Over, 1977.

King Herod, The Day Christ Died, CBS, 1980.

Mr. Ellsworthy, Murder Is Easy (also known as Agatha Christie's Murder Is Easy), CBS, 1982.

Duncan Stewart, Great Moments in Aviation (also known as Shades of Fear), BBC, 1993.

Henry R. Kravitz, Barbarians at the Gate (also known as Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco), HBO, 1993.

Sam, Thicker Than Water, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Master Schoonmacker, "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" (also known as "Confessions"), Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Play Things (also known as BBC–2 Playhouse: Play Things), BBC–2, 1976.

For Tea on Sunday (also known as BBC–2 Play of the Week: For Tea on Sunday), BBC–2, 1978.

Gethin Price, Comedians (also known as Play for Today: Comedians), BBC, 1979.

Title role, Timon of Athens (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Timon of Athens), BBC–2 and PBS, both 1981.

Christian Magny, Praying Mantis, Channel 4, 1982.

Himself, An Audience with Mel Brooks, 1983.

Himself, The Making of "Something Wicked This Way Comes," 1983.

Himself, What Is Brazil?, 1985.

William Wallace, The Man from the PRU, 1989, broadcast as an episode of Mystery!, PBS, 1991.

Himself, A Broadway Christmas, Showtime, 1990.

Host, Halloween! (documentary), CBS, 1994.

Himself, A New Madonna: The Making of "Evita," 1996.

Narrator, Spontaneous Human Combustion (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Professor Henry Higgins and the engineer, Hey Mr. Producer (also known as Hey Mr. Producer!: The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh), PBS, 1998.

Himself, Divine Rites: The Story of Stigmata, 1999.

Narrator, The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty, BBC and PBS, 1999.

Narrator, Titanic: Answers from the Abyss, The Discovery Channel, 1999.

The seventeenth Master, Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (also known as Doctor Who: The Curse of the Fatal Death), BBC, 1999.

Narrator, The Quest for the Giant Squid (documentary), The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Sabretooth (documentary), The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Himself, Best Ever Bond (documentary), 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991.

Himself, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2003, 2003.

Himself, TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as First Annual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Police constable, "Fire & Brimstone," Doomwatch, BBC, 1972.

Himself, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Channel 4, multiple episodes in 1988.

Himself, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Channel 4, multiple episodes in 1990.

William Wallace, "The Man from the PRU," Mystery!, PBS, 1991.

Narrator and voice of father, "A Child's Garden of Verses," HBO Storybook Musicals (animated), HBO, 1992.

"Forces of Nature," A History of Britain, 2002.

Himself, This Morning, 2004.

Appeared in James Bond, Jr. (animated).

Stage Appearances:

Belvawny, Engaged, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1975.

Rainer, Heroes, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, 1975.

Gethin Price, Comedians, National Theatre Company, Nottingham Theatre, Nottingham, England, 1975, later Old Vic Theatre, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1976–1977.

Count Ludovico, The White Devil, Old Vic Theatre, 1976.

Jakob Lenz, Lenz, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1976.

Angelo, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford–upon–Avon, England, 1978.

Octavius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1978, then Aldwych Theatre, London, 1979.

Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1978, then Aldwych Theatre, 1979.

Title role, Hamlet, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1980.

The Caretaker, National Theatre, London, 1981.

The fool, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1984.

The Seagull, Queen's Theatre, London, 1985.

Title role, Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1986.

Astrov, Uncle Vanya, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1988.

The engineer, Miss Saigon, Drury Lane, Theatre Royal, London, beginning 1989, then Broadway Theatre, New York City, beginning 1991.

Nine—The Concert (concert), 1992.

Emcee, Cabaret, 1993.

Fagin, Oliver!, 1995.

Sondheim Tonight (concert), Barbican Centre, London, 1998.

George, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000.

Professor Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Royal National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, beginning c. 2000, later Drury Lane, Theatre Royal.

Spencer, A Reckoning, Soho Theatre, London, 2003.

Three Sisters, Playhouse Theatre, London, 2003.

Martin, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Almeida Theatre, London, 2004, later Apollo Theatre, London, beginning 2004.

Appeared in Julius Caesar; appeared in productions of the Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool, England.


Soundtrack Albums; Stage Productions:

Miss Saigon, Geffen, 1990.

Nine—The Concert (concert), RCA Victor, 1992.

Oliver!, Angel, 1995.

Cabaret (1999 studio cast recording), Jay Records, 1999.

Sondheim Tonight (concert), Jay Records, 1999.

Soundtrack Albums; Films:

Brazil, RCA, 1985.

Evita, Warner Bros., 1996.

Selections from Evita, Warner Bros., 1997.

Taped Readings:

My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne Du Maurier, 1993.

Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas, EMI, 2003.


Himself and the engineer, The Heat Is On (documentary; also known as The Making of Miss Saigon), 1989.

Illusions, by Ute Lemper, PolyGram Video, 1993.

Himself, Highly Classified: The World of 007, 1997.

Himself, An Epic at Sea: The Making of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.



New York, March 11, 1991.

New York Times, November 5, 1995.

People Weekly, December 2, 1996, pp. 81–82.

Premiere, December, 1995.