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Crispin Daniel Bonham-Carter (born 23 September 1969 in Colchester, Essex) is an English former actor and theatre director, and a member of the Bonham Carter family.

Crispin Bonham-Carter
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 50)
Colchester, Essex, England
OccupationActor, theatre director
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Katherine Julian Dawnay
RelativesBonham Carter family


Bonham-Carter starred alongside Ewan McGregor in the 1993 BBC period drama Scarlet and Black, playing Rachel Weisz's suitor. He starred in the TV sitcom Honey for Tea in 1994. He appeared as Mr Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, alongside Colin Firth.

He played a small role in Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001. That same year, he appeared on Season 4 of Absolutely Fabulous as a gardener named Jago Balfour, who was commissioned to redesign the back garden.

Personal lifeEdit

Bonham-Carter is the son of Peter Bonham-Carter and Clodagh Greenwood, and the grandson of Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Bonham-Carter. He is a second cousin once removed of actress Helena Bonham Carter[1] and her brother, Edward.

Bonham-Carter is married to Katherine Julian Dawnay. They have four sons.

He was educated at Glenalmond College, and graduated in 1992 from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Classics. In 2011, he represented his former university in a special series of University Challenge. From 2015 to 2019, Bonham-Carter worked as an English and Classics teacher at Alexandra Park School, a comprehensive school in north London. As of 2019, he is working as an Assistant Head at Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School, Barnet.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Howards End Albert Fussell Credited as Crispin Bonham Carter
1998 Basil Ralph
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary 'Greg' Uncredited
2006 Casino Royale Hot Room Doctor #2 [2]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Scarlet and Black Comte de Croisenois
1994 Honey for Tea Charlie Chadwick
1995 Pride & Prejudice Mr. Bingley
1996 Highlander Danny Cimoli 1 Episode: The Immortal Cimoli
1997 Cadfael Miles Coliar 1 Episode: The Rose Rent
1998 Game On Archie
2001 "Absolutely Fabulous" Jago Balfour
2004 Rosemary&Thyme" Gavin Patterson

Music videoEdit

Title Year Performer Album Ref.
"Uptown Girl" 2001 Westlife World of Our Own [3]


  1. ^ Hanna Flint (27 December 2015). "Mr Bingley from Colin Firth's Pride And Prejudice is a secondary school teacher now". Metro. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Stephens, Lucy (26 December 2015). "Crispin Bonham-Carter: Colin Firth's friend in Pride and Prejudice is now a teacher – and he couldn't be happier". The Independent. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ioan Gruffudd - Biography". Imdb. 21 February 2018.

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