Sean Pertwee was born on the 6th June 1964 in Hammersmith, London, England. He is an actor and a voice artist who is probably best recognized for his major role in one of the most popular movies from 2000s entitled “Dog Soldiers”. In addition, he is well-known for his memorable performances in several more remarkable movies such as “Equilibrium”, “Goal! Dream Begins”, “Formula 51” and many more.
Early Life and Education
When it comes to his childhood, probably the most interesting aspect would be his family. He was described to have had a strong predisposition to become such a great entertainer as he was born to a family widely popular for its talent in the field. His father, John Pertwee, was an iconic British actor, who became one of the nation’s and world’s favorite actors after participating in the epochal and long-living TV series “Doctor Who”. Moreover, his grandfather Roland Pertwee and his uncle Michael Pertwee were exceptional playwrights and screenwriters. Finally, his cousin Bill and his sister Dariel are respected actors as well.
Therefore, it was known from the beginning that Sean would likely be as talented, and probably become a part of that industry. Following his matriculation from Teddington School in London, UK, he started attending “Sunbury College” where he got a chance to expand his talent. As acting was one of the most important things to him, he thought that he should invest in his education, so continued to learn and improve his skills at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After graduation in 1986, he joined The Royal Shakespeare Company, and going on tours with them which lasted for three years, after which he had a number of support, often guest roles in several films and TV series, notably “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries”, “A Touch of Frost” and the film “Stiff Upper Lips”.
The real boost to Sean’s career came in 1999, when he was chosen to portray Brutus in the Hallmark Channel’s movie entitled “Cleopatra”, increasing enormously his popularity as well as his net worth. This can be marked as his huge breakthrough as he immediately gained more than deserved attention which brought him the benefit of meeting a great number of successful people from the business, and collaborating with them. Consequently, he featured in an enormous number of projects from 2000 to 2003, such as movies “Love, Honor and Obey”, “Dog Soldiers”, “Formula 51” as well as in the TV series’ “Cold Feet” and “Waking the Dead”.
Then, in 2003, came his first major collaboration on the other side of the camera, namely, he became one of the co-owners of the prominent film production company “Natural Nylon” alongside Johnny Lee Miller, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and Sadie Frost. Concurrently with the production business, Sean continued to work on other projects, starring in the role of Richard Hennerson in the 2004 TV movie “A Bear’s Christmas Tail”, and playing in the movies “The Last Drop” and “Wilderness” in 2006. Between 2007 and 2009, he made numerous notable appearances in TV series “Tudors”, “Nuclear Secrets” and “Skins” as well as in movies “Doomsday”, Mutant Chronicles” and “The Unsinkable Titanic” adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
By 2010 he was already considered as an established voice-over actor, and accordingly featured in a great number of widely popular and successful video games. For instance, he did a voice-over for Saker in “Fable II” and “Fable III”, Colonel Radec in “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale” and Peter Chamberlaine in “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”. Even though his voice acting career was mushrooming, he never left his movie and television acting, portraying Sensei in the TV drama “Just For the Record”, and appearing as Charlie in the TV mini-series “Jo”. His next major role came in 2013, when he played Pete in the amazing comedy entitled “The Magnificent Eleven”, along with Josh O’Connor and Robert Vaughn, which was followed by appearances in the outstanding TV series “Poaro” and “Death in Paradise”.
To speak further about his acting career, Sean played himself in the TV movie dedicated to the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who”, and landed the role of Gareth Lestrade in the TV series “Elementary”, alongside Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Finally, he got a chance to be part of the main cast of the legendary action/drama TV series “Gotham”, portraying Alfred Pennyworth, so his net worth is undoubtedly still increasing.
There is little information about his personal life except for his famous parents and brothers; he’s managed to keep his love life as private as possible. It is only known that he married his high school sweetheart, Jane ‘Jacqui’ Hamilton-Smith in 1999, and two years later his wife gave birth to the twins, Gilbert and Alfred, but unfortunately Gilbert died later.
Social Media Presence and Net Worth
Sean is currently active on several popular social media. He has an account on Facebook, Instagram where he has more and 270,000 followers and Twitter with 130,000 fans. As for his wealth, it is estimated by authoritative sources that Sean counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $5 million as of 2019, which has been accumulated through his acting career in film and on TV as well as the stage, with another source coming from his participation in the production and video game area.