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Philip Dean Torrens
2 June 1960
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge Drama Studio London|
Philip Dean Torrens (born 2 June 1960) is an English actor.
Known for playing urbane, authoritarian figures, Torrens portrayed courtier Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix drama The Crown , aristocrat Lord Massen in the HBO Max series The Nevers and held leading roles in Poldark and Versailles . His film appearances include The Danish Girl , The Iron Lady , War Horse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens . In 2017, he joined the main cast of AMC's Preacher , portraying the antagonist Herr Starr. He also provided his voice to Lofty Thaddeus Worthington in the 2005 film Valiant .
Torrens was born in Bromley, Kent, and educated at Bloxham School. He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge and subsequently studied acting at Drama Studio London.
Torrens's television appearances include Consenting Adults , two episodes of Jeeves and Wooster , two episodes of Doctor Who ("Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood"),The Brittas Empire , Green Wing , Silk , The Government Inspector (as John Scarlett), The Last Detective and DI Spencer for a few episodes in The Bill in 2001. He has also appeared in a 2008 series of British television advertisements for First Direct, with Matthew King. He appeared also in 1992 episode of Maigret with Michael Gambon.
In 2011, Torrens appeared in both episodes of an Outnumbered two-part special. In 2012 he appeared in the first episode of series 8 of Hustle as Heinz Zimmermann and also presented new gameshow The Devil's Dinner Party . Torrens briefly appeared in an episode of Death in Paradise in 2013, as a museum guide. His film appearances include Tomorrow Never Dies as the captain of HMS Bedford, the 2001 film To End All Wars and voicework for Valiant .
In 2013, Torrens appeared in "The Waldo Moment", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror . In November 2014, Torrens played the part of Richard Grenville in the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers . In 2017 he began a starring role on American television series Preacher , on which he appeared in 33 episodes.
|1987||Little Dorrit||Henry Gowan|
|1988||A Handful of Dust||Jock|
|1989||How to Get Ahead in Advertising||Jonathan|
|1989||Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale||Gold-cufflinks|
|1990||Mountains of the Moon||Lt. Hesketh|
|1991||The Object of Beauty||Art Evaluator|
|1992||Patriot Games||Lord North's 1st Aide|
|1993||The Remains of the Day||Doctor Carlisle|
|1997||Tomorrow Never Dies||Captain (HMS Bedford)|
|1997||Incognito||White (defense attorney)|
|1999||Rogue Trader||Simon Jones|
|2001||To End All Wars||Lt. Foxworth|
|2001||The Mystic Masseur||Governor|
|2001||All the Queen's Men||British Major|
|2005||Pride & Prejudice||Netherfield Butler|
|2007||The Mark of Cain||Colonel Hampton|
|2007||Flood||Army Liaison Officer Richardson|
|2008||Easy Virtue||Lord Hurst|
|2009||St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Heathcoat Parker|
|2011||My Week with Marilyn||Sir Kenneth Clark|
|2011||War Horse||Major Tompkins|
|2011||Love's Kitchen||Health & Safety Official|
|2011||The Iron Lady||Ian Gilmour|
|2011||Largo Winch II||Invité Plateau CNBC|
|2012||Anna Karenina||Prince Shcherbatsky|
|2012||Gambit||Savoy Desk Clerk|
|2012||Bel Ami||Paul the Butler|
|2013||The Guest||Frank||Short film|
|2013||Drone Strike||Wing Commander Ellis|
|2014||Effie Gray||Royal Academy / Times Journalist|
|2015||The Danish Girl||Dr Hexler|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Colonel Kaplan|
|2016||Kids in Love||Graham|
|2017||Darkest Hour||BBC Producer|
|2018||Down a Dark Hall||Professor Farley|
|2019||The Aftermath||General Brook|
|1987||The Lenny Henry Show||PC Monkhouse||6 episodes|
|1989||The Nightmare Years||Major Radford||4 episodes|
|1989||Voice of the Heart||Kim Cunningham||Television film|
|1989||Arms and the Man||Bluntschli||BBC television play|
|1991||Performance||Nigel Childs||Episode: "Absolute Hell"|
|1991, 2006||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Major Rich/Jeremy Cloade||"The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" (1991), "Taken at the Flood" (2006)|
|1992||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Howard Carter||Episodes: Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal and Treasure of the Peacock's Eye|
|1992||Van der Valk||Michael de Groot||Episode: "Still Waters"|
|1992||Medics||Jonathan Witley||Episode: "#2.1"|
|1992–1993||Jeeves and Wooster||Bingo Little||Episodes: "Comrade Bingo" and "Bridegroom Wanted"|
|1993||Lovejoy||Christian Shotley||Episode: "Fly the Flag"|
|1993||To Play the King||Andrew Harding||3 episodes|
|1993||Minder||Muldier||Episode: "The Great Trilby"|
|1993||Maigret||Chief Commissioner||Episode: "Maigret on the Defensive"|
|1994||A Dark-Adapted Eye||Chad||2 episodes|
|1994||The Brittas Empire||John Rawlinson||Episode: "Brussels Calling"|
|1995||Kavanagh QC||Miles Petersham||Episode: "Nothing But the Truth"|
|1995||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye||Howard Carter||Television film|
|1995||Hamish Macbeth||Miles Petersham||Episode: "Nothing But the Truth"|
|1995–2007||The Bill||Various||5 episodes|
|1996||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Michael Quin||2 episodes|
|1996||Tales from the Crypt||Gordon||Episode: "About Face"|
|1997||Crime Traveller||Carter||Episode: "A Death in the Family"|
|1997||Bodyguards||Robert Ferguson||6 episodes|
|1997||Soldier Soldier||Major Lawrence Brownham||2 episodes|
|1998||The Unknown Soldier||Major Stephen Phelps||Television film|
|1999||Murder Most Horrid||News Presenter||Episode: "Elvis, Jesus and Zack"|
|1999||Big Bad World||Hugh||Episode: "Be Nice to Posh People"|
|1999||Pure Wickedness||Dr. Phil Gold||3 episodes|
|1999||Peak Practice||Harry Kenyon||2 episodes|
|2000||Longitude||Captain Lindsay||TV Series|
|2000||Lorna Doone||Colonel Kirke||Television film|
|2000||Black Cab||James||Episode: "Busy Body"|
|2001||Office Gossip||Mark Spenser||Episode: "Moving On"|
|2001||Shackleton||James McIlroy||Television film|
|2002||Sunday||Inquiry lawyer||Television film|
|2002||Ted and Alice||Dr. Handford||3 episodes|
|2002||Believe Nothing||Le Fanu||Episode: "Get Rich Quick"|
|2002||Dead Gorgeous||Rex Ballard||Television film|
|2002||The Project||MoD Official||Television film|
|2002||TLC||Mr. Copperfield||Episode: "Staying Awake"|
|2002||Darwin's Daughter||Charles Darwin||Television film|
|2002||The Many Lives of Albert Walke||Sam||Television film|
|2003||At Home with the Braithwaites||Mr. Brondby||Episode: "#4.6"|
|2003||Where the Heart Is||Peter Viner - Cardiologist||Episode: "My Way"|
|2003||Trial & Retribution||DCS Richard Lawson||Episode: "Suspicion: Part 2"|
|2003||Second Nature||Frank||Television film|
|2003||Seven Wonders of the Industrial World||Dr. John Snow||Episode: "The Sewer King"|
|2003||Charles II: The Power and The Passion||Charles Hart||Episode: "Episode #1.3"|
|2003||Gifted||Richard Neilson||Television film|
|2004||Red Cap||Major Tim Garvey||Episode: "Betrayed"|
|2004||Casualty||Tom Price||Episode: "World Gone Wrong: Part 1"|
|2004||Messiah: The Promise||DCI Warmseley||2 episodes|
|2004||Rosemary & Thyme||Donald Westward||Episode: "Up the Garden Path"|
|2004||When I'm 64||Headmaster||Television film|
|2004||My Dad's the Prime Minister||Publisher||Episode: "Diaries"|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Marple||Noël Coward||Episode: "4:50 from Paddington"|
|2004–2008||Wire in the Blood||DI Brennan / Harrison||3 episodes|
|2005||Rome||Lucius Tillius Cimber||Episode: "Kalends of February"|
|2005||Broken News||Sam French, Bullet Points Presenter||6 episodes|
|2005||The Commander||DCS Les Branton||2 episodes|
|2005||A View from a Hill||Squire Richards||Television film|
|2005||The Rotters' Club||English Master||Episode: "The Chick and the Hairy Guy"|
|2005||The Government Inspector||John Scarlett||Television film|
|2005||No Angels||Dr. Templar||Episode: "#2.8"|
|2005||The Last Detective||Captain Boyden||Episode: "Towpaths of Glory"|
|2005||Ian Fleming: Bondmaker||Noël Coward||Television film|
|2005||Class of '76||Supt Flood||Television film|
|2006||Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire||Olympius||Episode: "The Fall of Rome"|
|2006||Green Wing||Neurosurgeon||2 episodes|
|2006||The Chatterley Affair||Mervyn Griffith-Jones||Television film|
|2006||The Path to 9/11||Paul Kessler||2 episodes|
|2006||Rebus||Andrew Hammill||Episode: "Let It Bleed"|
|2006||Spooks||Charles Lee||Episode: "5.8"|
|2006||Missing||Derek Mailer||2 episodes|
|2006||Pinochet in Suburbia||Michael Caplan||Television film|
|2007||Waking the Dead||Dennis Holland||2 episodes|
|2007||Doctor Who||Rocastle||2 episodes|
|2007||Lewis||Malcolm Croft||Episode: "Expiation"|
|2007||The Bad Mother's Handbook||Doctor Gale||Television film|
|2007||The Chase||Hubert Bryce-Jones||Episode: "2.10"|
|2007||Consenting Adults||Frances Graham Harrison||Television film|
|2007||Silent Witness||Richard Tate||2 episodes|
|2007||Miss Austen Regrets||Edward Austen Knight||Television film|
|2008||Queen Victoria's Men||Charles Greville||Television film|
|2009||Heartbeat||James Moncrieff||Episode: "Sweet Sorrow"|
|2009||Breaking the Mould||Radio Announcer (voice)||Television film|
|2009||U Be Dead||Peter Higginson||Television film|
|2009||Collision||Deputy Commissioner Fraser||Episode: "Episode 1"|
|2010||Secret Diary of a Call Girl||Edward||Episode: "Episode 3.1""|
|2010, 2016||Midsomer Murders||Group Captain Jeremy Ford / Fergal Jenner||“The Incident at Cooper Hill” (2016), “Blood on the Saddle” (2010)|
|2011||The Promise||Major John Arbuthnot||4 episodes|
|2011–2014||Silk||HHJ Maikin||4 episodes|
|2011–2014||Law & Order: UK||Philip Nevins||5 episodes|
|2012||Hustle||Heinz Zimmermann||Episode: "Gold Finger"|
|2012||Whitechapel||Travis Underwood||Episode: "Case Two (Part 2)"|
|2012||The Hollow Crown||Thomas de Mowbray||Episode: "Henry IV, Part 2"|
|2012||The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal||MI5 Officer||Television film|
|2012||One Night||Mr. Lerner||3 episodes|
|2012||Switch||Lord Piermont||Episode: "Summer Solstice Showdown"|
|2012||Spy||Crispin||Episode: "Codename: Double Oh"|
|2013||Yes, Prime Minister||Jeremy Burnahm||Episode: "The Poisoned Chalice"|
|2013||Death in Paradise||Guide||Episode: “A Deadly Curse”|
|2013||Black Mirror||Philip Crane||Episode: "The Waldo Moment"|
|2013||The Lady Vanishes||Reverend Kenneth Barnes||Television film|
|2013||Father Brown||Geoffrey Bennett||Episode: "The Devil's Dust"|
|2013||Breathless||Eric Smallwood||Episode: "#2.1"|
|2014||Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond||Esmond Rothermere||4 episodes|
|2014||Inspector George Gently||Brigadier Phillips||Episode: "Gently with Honour"|
|2014||Salting the Battlefield||Jock Calderon||Television film|
|2014||Playhouse Presents: Marked||Steve Brash||Television film|
|2014–2016||Grantchester||Sir Edward Kendall||2 episodes (2014), Christmas Special (2016)|
|2015||The Heavy Water War||John Skinner Wilson||6 episodes|
|2015||Up the Women||Lawrence||“Vote”, “Train”, “Bowls”|
|2015–2019||Poldark||Cary Warleggan||29 episodes|
|2015–2017||Versailles||The Duke of Cassel||17 episodes|
|2016||War & Peace||Prince Bagration||2 episodes|
|2016||Hetty Feather||Reverend Cranbourne||Episode: "Changes"|
|2016–2019||The Crown||Tommy Lascelles||16 episodes|
|2017–2019||Preacher||Herr Starr||33 episodes|
|2018||Patrick Melrose||Nicholas Pratt||Miniseries|
|2018||Death and Nightingales||Maurice Fairbrother||Episode: "Episode #1.2"|
|2018-2019||Deep State||William Kingsley||6 episodes|
|2020||Des||Ivan Lawrence QC||1 episode|
|2020||Roadkill||Joe Lapidus||1 episode|
|2021||The Nevers||Lord Massen||Main cast|
|2019||The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan||The Curator||Voice and motion capture|
|2020||The Dark Pictures: Little Hope|
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