Sean Pertwee was born into a theatrical dynasty of actors. After training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Sean began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most notably starring in Titus Andronicus directed by Deborah Warner.
After touring for three years, Sean continued his classical training by playing Julius Caesar for the BBC and Macbeth for Michael Bogdanov's production for C4 films. Since then, he has become instantly recognizable for both his film and television work.
On film, Sean began on the Joe Orton's biopic Prick Up Your Ears (1987), then went on to appear in Paul W.S. Anderson's Shopping (1994), playing opposite Jude Law. Followed by performances in Event Horizon (1997), Soldier (1998), Doomsday (2008), Love, Honour and Obey (2000), and the lead role in Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers (2002). Other notable film credits include Screen Two: Deadly Voyage (1996); Wild Bill (2011); Blue Juice (1995), in which Sean played opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor; and The 51st State (2001) with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle. Most recently, Sean played opposite Steve Coogan in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013).
Sean's extensive TV work saw him recently play the iconic role of Lestrade in the CBS show Elementary (2012) with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. He has also starred in The Musketeers (2014), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), the award-winning Luther (2010), and had a recurring role in the hugely popular Cold Feet (1997) with 'James Nesbitt' (I)_. Sean's other TV credits include Skins (2007), Bodyguards (1996), Jo (2013) with 'Jean Reno', Chancer (1990), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992), Clarissa (1991) with Sean Bean, and Camelot (2011) with Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green.
Sean is set to appear as Alfred Pennyworth the unflappable butler, in the new Warner Bros. series Gotham (2014), which follows the story behind Commissioner James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival. Sean is a popular voiceover artist and can frequently be heard voicing documentaries, animated films, commercials, TV series, and video games, including Fable, Killzone, and Assassin's Creed.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Comic Con Scotland Aberdeen 2023 - March 18-19, 2023 in Aberdeen, UK 2022
- For the Love of Horror 2022 - October 22-23, 2022 in Manchester, UK
- Comic Con Liverpool 2022 - May 21-22, 2022 in Liverpool, UK 2021
German Comic Con Dortmund Winter Edition 2021 - December 3-5, 2021 in Dortmund, GermanyCancelled Appearance Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover 2021 - November 20-21, 2021 in Telford, UKCancelled Appearance 2019
- Wizard World Comic Con Austin 2019 - November 8-10, 2019 in Austin, TX, USA
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 - November 1-3, 2019 in Providence, RI, USA
Wizard World Comic Con Madison 2019 - October 25-27, 2019 in Madison, WI, USACancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con Columbus 2019 - October 18-20, 2019 in Columbus, OH, USACancelled Appearance
- Dragon Con 2019 - August 29 - September 2, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- German Comic Con München 2019 - June 15-16, 2019 in Munich, Germany
Con Kasterborous 2019 - June 8-9, 2019 in Huntsville, AL, USAConvention Cancelled
- Wales Comic Con 2019 - April 27-28, 2019 in Wrexham, UK
- La Conve 2019 - March 29-31, 2019 in Monterrey, NL, Mexico
- FanExpo Vancouver 2019 - March 1-3, 2019 in Vancouver, BC 2018
Wales Comic Con 2018 - December 1-2, 2018 in Wrexham, UKCancelled Appearance
- New York Comic Con 2018 - October 4-7, 2018 in New York, NY, USA
- MegaCon Tampa Bay 2018 - September 21-23, 2018 in Tampa, FL, USA
- Heroes & Villains Fan Fest New Jersey 2018 - September 8-9, 2018 in New Jersey, NJ, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem 2018 - August 3-5, 2018 in Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Germany 2018 - June 2-3, 2018 in Dortmund, GermanyConvention Postponed
- Heroes & Villains Fan Fest London 2018 - May 26-27, 2018 in London, UK
- Wales Comic Con 2018 - April 21-22, 2018 in Wrexham, UK
- Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2018 - March 2-4, 2018 in Cleveland, OH, USA 2017
- Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 - September 22-24, 2017 in Baltimore, MD, USA
- Heroes & Villains Fan Fest New York 2017 - September 16-17, 2017 in Seacaucus, NJ, USA
- Toronto Comicon 2017 - March 17-19, 2017 in Toronto, ON
20 confirmed guest appearances