Alistair Petrie (born 30 September 1970) is an English actor. He has starred in The Bank Job (2010), Cloud Atlas (2012), Rush (2013) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). Petrie has also starred in the Channel 4 television series Utopia, the BBC One television series' The Night Manager, Sherlock, and Undercover and as Mr. Groff in the Netflix original comedy-drama series Sex Education.
|Alma mater||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
Petrie was born 30 September 1970 in Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire. He was brought up in the Middle East, mainland Europe and East Africa. His father was an RAF fighter pilot. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He spent his early career in theatre around the country before joining the RSC where productions included Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and Henrik Ibsen's Brand opposite Ralph Fiennes. In 2005, he joined the National Theatre, where he stayed for 28 months performing in His Dark Materials, Shakespeare's Henry IV alongside Sir Michael Gambon and David Edgar's Playing With Fire. In 2007 he appeared in Marc Munden's The Mark of Cain, The Whistleblowers and Cranford. As well as other TV work such as Emma and The Forsyte Saga: To Let, he has also appeared in the music video for "Bellissimo" by Ilya, directed by the Guard Brothers (January 2004). Other theatre work includes The Earl of Wessex in the 2015 West End Production of Shakespeare in Love. In 2008, Petrie played the lead role of Man in Mine, Shared Experience's at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.
He also starred in the BBC production of The Forsyte Saga as George Forsyte, as well as in the 2009 film The Duchess, also the 2010 horror-film Devil's Playground. Petrie has appeared as Philip Lisle in The Bank Job, as Felix Finch in the 2012 film Cloud Atlas, Stirling Moss in Rush and General Davits Draven in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Also in television, Petrie has portrayed Geoff in Channel 4's Utopia, Alexander "Sandy" Langbourne in The Night Manager, Robert Greenlaw in BBC1's Undercover. He has played the role of Major James Sholto in the second episode of Season 3 of the BBC TV series Sherlock, aired on 5 January 2014. In 2019, Petrie began playing Mr. Groff in the Netflix original comedy-drama series Sex Education.
|2005||Man to Man||Beckinsale|
|2007||The Mark of Cain||Major Rod Gilchrist|
|2008||The Bank Job||Philip Lisle|
|A Bunch of Amateurs||Rupert Twist|
|2010||Devil's Playground||Andy Billing|
|Cloud Atlas||Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 1
|Vendetta||DCI Spencer Holland|
|2014||The Face of an Angel||Steve|
|A Little Chaos||De Ville|
|2015||Kicking Off||Anthony Greaves|
|Victor Frankenstein||Chief Inspector|
|2016||God's Kingdom||Alexander||Short film|
|Rogue One||General Draven|||
|2019||A Battle in Waterloo||Kildare||Short film|
|Hellboy||Lord Adam Glaren|
|1993||Demob||Hodges||Episode: "Episode 1", "Episode 5"|
|Scarlet and Black||Hussar||Miniseries, Episode: "Episode three|
|1994||All Quiet on the Preston Front||Big Matt||Episode: "Diesel's Garage"|
|1996||Emma||Robert Martin||TV movie|
|1998||Game On||Charles||Episode: "Wedding Day"|
|Jonathan Creek||Duncan Proctor||Episodes: "The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 1",
"The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 2"
|1999||My Wonderful Life||Ollie||Episode: "Chinese Walls"|
|Dalziel and Pascoe||Young James Westropp||Episode: "Recalled to Life"|
|2000||The Stretch||Jonathon Nichols||Miniseries|
|Second Sight||Neil||Episode: "Parasomnia"|
|2002, 2011||Holby City||Mark Noble
Colonel John Appleton
|Episode: "Second Chances"
Episode: "No Credit, No Blame"
|2002–2003||The Forsyte Saga||George Forsyte||Miniseries|
|2002||Celeb||Photographer||Episode: "The Guest"|
|2003||State of Mind||Nick Grainger||Miniseries|
|2006||Perfect Disaster||Doug||Series documentary, Episode: "Mega Flood"|
|2007||The Whistleblowers||Christopher Rowe||Episode: "No Child Left Behind"|
|Cranford||Major Gordon||Episode: "August 1842", "May 1843"|
|2008||Mutual Friends||Carl Cato||4 episodes|
|2009||Gracie!||Basil Dean||TV movie|
|2010||The Taking of Prince Harry||Jack Pastor|
|2011||Midsomer Murders||Clifford Bunting||Episode: "Not in My Back Yard"|
|Strike Back||Kenneth Bratton||Episodes: "Project Dawn #3", "Project Dawn #4"|
|Death in Paradise||Gordon Foster||Episode #1.5|
|2012||Whitechapel||Dr. Simon Mortlake||Episode #3.5|
|2013||The Suspicions of Mr Whicher:||Dr. Casement||TV movie|
|The Escape Artist||Julian Fowkes||Miniseries|
Episode: "Part 1"
|Lucan||Jimmy Goldsmith||TV movie|
|2013–2014||Utopia||Geoff||Recurring role, 11 episodes|
|2014||Sherlock||Major James Sholto||Episode: "The Sign of Three"|
|Vera||Stuart Bayliss||Episode: "On Harbour Street"|
|2016||The Night Manager||Lord Sandy Langbourne||Miniseries|
|New Blood||Charles Matherson||Episode #1.4|
|Harley and the Davidsons||Edsel Ford||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2018||The Terror||Dr. Stephan S. Stanley||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|Deep State||George White||Main role|
|2019–present||Sex Education||Mr. Groff||Series regular|
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