Jim Carter

Jim Carter

Date of Birth

Birthday: August 19
Birthplace: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK

British actor Jim Carter stars as the unflappable Mr. Carson, butler to the Crawley family, on the Emmy nominated series Downton Abbey. He has received 2 Emmy nominations for this role.

Carter has been acting for over 30 years and has starred in numerous Masterpiece Theater productions including Midsomer Murders, The Way We Live Now, The Wind in the Willows, and The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton. Prior to Downton Abbey, he also starred as Captain Brown in Cranford and Mayor Waldo in Dinotopia.

British actor Jim Carter stars as the unflappable Mr. Carson, butler to the Crawley family, on the Emmy nominated series Downton Abbey. He has received 2 Emmy nominations for this role.

Carter has been acting for over 30 years and has starred in numerous Masterpiece Theater productions including Midsomer Murders, The Way We Live Now, The Wind in the Willows, and The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton. Prior to Downton Abbey, he also starred as Captain Brown in Cranford and Mayor Waldo in Dinotopia.

In the movies, he is perhaps best known for playing Fox in The Madness of King George and Ralph Bashford in Shakespeare in Love.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Jim Carter, as Mr. Carson
  • Downton Abbey
  • PBS
  • A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBC Universal
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Jim Carter, as Mr. Carson
  • Downton Abbey
  • PBS
  • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Jim Carter, as Mr. Carson
  • Downton Abbey
  • PBS
  • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Jim Carter arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
Jim Carter (l) and Michelle Dockery (r) of Downton Abbey attend the 2014 Primetime Emmys.
Jim Carter (l) and Michelle Dockery (r) of Downton Abbey attend the Performers nominee reception.
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Jim Carter arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
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Jim Carter arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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Jim Carter (l) and Michelle Dockery (r) of Downton Abbey attend the 2014 Primetime Emmys.
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Jim Carter (l) and Michelle Dockery (r) of Downton Abbey attend the 2014 Primetime Emmys.

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Jim Carter (l) and Michelle Dockery (r) of Downton Abbey attend the Performers nominee reception.
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Jim Carter (l) and Michelle Dockery (r) of Downton Abbey attend the Performers nominee reception.

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