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Jonathan Pryce

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Pryce in October 2007
Born
John Price

1 June 1947 (1947-06-01) (age 72)
Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
Residence London, England, U.K.
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s)
Kate Fahy (m. 2015)
Children 3

Jonathan Pryce (born John Price; 1 June 1947) is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 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 was in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.

Critically applauded for his versatility, Pryce has participated in big-budget films including Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean, The New World, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, GI Joe: Retaliation as well as independent films.

His career in theatre has also been plentiful, 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.

Initially in 2015, Pryce was a guest actor in the HBO series Game of Thrones as the High Sparrow before becoming a main cast member in 2016. Since early 2017, he stars in the series Taboo, playing the role of Sir Stuart Strange.

Personal life

While working at the Everyman Theatre in 1972, Pryce met actress Kate Fahy whom he married in 2015. They based their home in London, where they currently live. They have three children: Patrick (born 1983), Gabriel (born 1986), and Phoebe (born 1990).

In 2006, Pryce was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Liverpool. He is a fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He is a patron of the children's charity Friendship Works and of the surgical charity Saving Faces.

Pryce was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

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