JONATHAN PRYCE Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Jonathan Pryce                                                                 
Birth name: John Price                                                               
Born: 1 June 1947 Holywell, Flintshire, Wales.                                       
Jonathan Pryce (born John Price; June 1, 1947) is a Tony Award-winning Welsh         
stage and film actor/singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art     
and marrying Irish actress Kate Fahy in 1974, he began his career as a stage         
actor in the late 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning             
performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to           
several supporting roles in film and television. His breakthrough screen             
performance came in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.                           
Known for his versatility, Pryce has participated in box-office hits such           
as Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean and The New World, as       
well as independent projects such as Glengarry Glen Ross and Carrington. His         
career in theatre has also been prolific, and he has won two Tony Awards—the       
first in 1977 for his Broadway debut in Comedians, the second for his 1991 role     
as "the Engineer" in the musical Miss Saigon.