Robert Hugh Carvel, born September 6, 1977, is a British acting sensation from Marylebone, London. Born into a family of intellectuals, Carvel’s psychologist mother and writer father could not have imagined that their son would grow up to be a famous name in the world of acting. His undeniable skills earned him a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He graduated in 2003 and within a few years, he became a professional actor.
Starting with a career in theater, Bertie Carvel quickly earned a name for himself as an exceptionally talented actor. Some of the theaters he performed at from 2005 to 2007 include Hampstead Theater, Arcola Theater, and the National Theater; performing in plays like “The Life of Galileo,” “The Man of Mode,” and “Matilda the Musical,” among several others. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance as Miss Trunchbull in the 2012 “Matilda the Musical.” He also bagged a nomination for the London’s Evening Standard Award.
The stage is unforgiving — there is no room for mistakes, and retakes are simply impossible. Lines must be learned by heart, and a single blunder can bring down whole careers if one fails to play it off elegantly. Since Carvel seemed to blossom in the world of theater, it became clear that he had the talent to gracefully transition to the silver screen.
Sure enough, Carvel started appearing in films and television series. Some of his known acting stints include roles in “Doctor Who,” “Sherlock,” “Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures,” “Dalgleish,” and “The Crown.” In 2016, Carvel ventured out into directing theater and entertained audiences with the play “Strife.”
He plays Dr. Dench in the T.V. series “Waking the Dead.”
Carvel stars in “Sherlock,” the B.B.C. T.V. series.
Carvel cameos in the film “Les Miserables.”
Carvel stars in the series “Dalgliesh.”
Why We Love Bertie Carvel
He can act
Bertie Carvel is beloved for his awe-inducing acting skills. No wonder he keeps landing roles!
He practices yoga
We love Carvel because he has taught us to indulge in our hobbies while maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. We love this!
He’s an intellectual
Carvel is not only a good actor but also quite intelligent, being able to speak confidently about a wide variety of subjects. Intelligent men are super attractive, aren't they?
5 Surprising Facts
How he paid for acting classes
Carvel utilized scholarships from The Wall Trust and the Sir John Cass Foundation.
He is the son of John Carvel
John Carvel is a famous journalist.
Kung Fu achievement
Carvel is a black belt.
He speaks French to A-Level standards.
He used to play Dungeons And Dragons as a teenager.
Bertie Carvel FAQs
What age is Bertie Carvel?
He is 44 years old.
Who is Sally Scott?
She is an actress who is also married to Bertie Carvel.
Who does Bertie Carvel play in “The Crown?”
He plays the role of Tony Blair.
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