Pip Torrens Biography

(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tommy Lascelles’ in the TV Series ‘The Crown’)

Birthday: June 2, 1960 (Gemini)

Born In: Bromley, Kent, England

Pip Torrens is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix series ‘The Crown’. He has also played notable roles in movies, such as ‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Iron Lady’. His recent appearance was on AMC’s hit series ‘Preacher’ as super villain Herr Starr, a fan-favorite character. He was appreciated for his brilliant performance in the movie. He caught the eye of the audience with his portrayal of Philip Crane in the British science fiction series, ‘Black Mirror’. Some of his other significant works include 'The Remains of the Day’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
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British Celebrities Born In June

Also Known As: Philip D'Oyly Torrens

Age: 64 Years, 64 Year Old Males


siblings: Chris Torrens, Jon Torrens

Born Country: England

Actors British Men

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

Notable Alumni: Drama Studio London

City: Kent, England

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education: Trinity College, Cambridge, Drama Studio London

Pip Torrens’ first job was as an understudy and he describes it as his best break even after the wide range of movies that he has been cast in. In 1983 he was an understudy in Judy Mitchell’s play about Guy Burgess, a Soviet spy. The lead role in the play was assigned to Daniel Day-Lewis who is now an Oscar-winning actor.
Pip Torrens landed his first role in the movie ‘Oxford Blues’, in 1984. He played the character Ian in the British sports comedy drama movie. Thereafter, he was seen in the movies ‘Lady Jane’, ‘Little Dorrit’ and ‘Patriot Games’ (1992). In 1997, he was cast as Captain of HMS Bedford in the James Bond movie ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
The 1990s saw Pip Torrens act in many television series as well. Some of the notable series were ‘Chimera’ (1991), 'The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles'(1992) and 'The Bill'(1995). In 1997, he did a small part in the series 'Crime Traveller', a science fiction mystery film produced by Carnival Films for BBC.
His list of movies indicates that he was a very busy actor with multiple movies and series lined up in the same year. In 2001, he appeared in ‘To End All Wars’, ‘Revelation’, ‘The Mystic Masseur’ and ‘All the Queen's Men’. In 2005, he was cast as Netherfield Butler in 'Pride & Prejudice'. He was cast as Victor in 'Dorian Gray' in 2009, a picture based on Oscar Wilde’s novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. 2011 was another great year for him. He portrayed Ian Gilmour in the biographic movie, ‘The Iron Lady’, starring Meryl Streep.
Other notable films of Pip Torrens career are Joe Wright’s ‘Anna Karenina’ (2012), ‘The Danish Girl’ (2015), ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015) and ‘Darkest Hour’ (2017). He was lauded for his performance in the series ‘Preacher’, an adaptation of the comic book series by the same name. Pip plays the powerful spooky-eyed supervillain in the series who is the sacred executioner for a secret organization.
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Family & Personal Life
Philip Dean Torrens was born on June 2, 1960 in Bromley, Kent. He went to Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge and then studied for a year at Drama Studio London (DSL) from 1981 to 1982. He secured €48000 from his education authority which helped him through DSL.

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