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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 27, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: actor

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This former child actor first gained attention and acclaim for his stage performance as Alan Strang the boy who mysteriously blinds horse in Peter Shaffer's well-received play "Equus". Peter Firth reprised the role in Sidney Lumet's 1977 film version and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

This former child actor first gained attention and acclaim for his stage performance as Alan Strang the boy who mysteriously blinds horse in Peter Shaffer's well-received play "Equus". Peter Firth reprised the role in Sidney Lumet's 1977 film version and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Resurrection (2015)
3.
 Greatest Game Ever Played, The (2005) Lord Northcliffe
4.
 Pearl Harbor (2001) Captain Of The West Virginia
5.
 Death By Magic (2000) Simon
6.
 Chill Factor (1999) Captain Andrew Brynner
7.
 Witch's Daughter, The (1998) Mr Jones
8.
 Mighty Joe Young (1998) Garth
9.
 Garden of Redemption (1997) Nazi Commandant
10.
 Amistad (1997) Captain Fitzgerald
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Made amateur stage debut in production of "Volpone" while in the third grade
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Had several walk-on parts for Yorkshire TV
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Appeared in "The Double Deckers" for British TV; aired in the USA as "Here Comes the Double Deckers" on ABC from 1970-1972
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Starred in British TV series, "The Flaxton Boys"
1973:
London stage debut, "Equus" at the National Theatre
1973:
First screen appearance in "Brother Sun, Sister Moon"
1974:
Broadway debut, "Equus"
1976:
First feature role, "Aces High"
1976:
First feature lead, the title role in "Joseph Andrews"
1977:
Reprised role in film version of "Equus"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1980:
Starred as Mozart on Broadway in "Amadeus"
1985:
Portrayed a Russian sailor in "Letter to Brezhnev"
1986:
Appeared in the British TV adaptation of "Northanger Abbey"
1990:
Co-starred in "The Hunt for Red October"
1990:
Provided character voice for Disney animated feature "The Rescuers Down Under"
1993:
Appeared as a doctor in "Shadowlands"
1994:
Joined the cast of the British TV series "Heartbeat"
1995:
Offered a fine supporting turn as a nasty stage manager in "An Awfully Big Adventure"
1997:
Was featured in the British series "The Broker's Man"
1997:
Acted in "Amistad"
1999:
Co-starred in "Chill Factor"
2000:
US TV debut as series regular on the CBS ensemble drama "That's Life"
2001:
Had featured role in "Pearl Harbor"
2005:
Cast in Bill Paxton's "The Greatest Game Ever Played" a golf drama based on the true story of the 1913 US Open
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