Who is Pip Torrens?

Philip Dean ‘Pip’ Torrens was born on 2 June 1960 under the sign of Gemini, in Bromley, Kent, England. He is a 59-year-old actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Colonel Kaplan in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”, Cassel in “Versailles”, and Tommy Lascelles in “The Crown”.

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How rich is he, as of now? Pip Torrens Net Worth and Assets

Pip Torrens’ net worth is over $2 million, earned from being involved in the film industry as a professional actor, who has starred in more than 180 TV and film titles since his career officially started back in 1984.

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Pip Torrens spent his early years in his hometown, where he was raised alongside two brothers, Jon and Chris. His nationality is British and he belongs to white ethnicity. He went to Bloxham School, located in Oxfordshire, and upon matriculation enrolled into Trinity College, Cambridge to study English Literature. He graduated in 1982, and then attended Drama Studio London (DSL).

The 1980s: Career Beginnings

Pip Torrens made his film debut in the role of Ian in the 1984 comedy-drama sports film “Oxford Blues”, followed by his portrayal of Thomas in Trevor Nunn’s 1986 drama romance film “Lady Jane”.

In the following year, Pip was cast as PC Monkhouse in the BBC One sitcom “The Lenny Henry Show”. By the end of the decade, he had also starred as Jock in the drama romance “A Handful Of Dust” (1988), played Major Radford in the TNT mini-series “The Nightmare Years” (1989), and featured as Anton in the drama “Eminent Domain” (1990), directed by John Irvin.

The 1990s: Guest-Starring and Other Roles

After landing the role of Windeler in the ITV sci-fi horror mini-series “Chimera” in 1991, Pip Torrens mostly guest-starred in various TV series during the 1990s. Some of these are “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, “Maigret”, and “Jeeves And Wooster”.

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In 1993, he starred as Doctor Carlisle in the drama “The Remains Of The Day”, alongside Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and James Fox, and then played Andrew Harding in the BBC mini-series “To Play The King”. His other significant roles include Robert Ferguson in the ITV crime drama series “Bodyguards” (1997) and Simon Jones in James Dearden’s crime drama “Rouge Trader” (1999).

The first half of the 2000s

Pip’s first significant roles in the new millennium came in 2001, when he featured as Lt. Foxworth in the war film “To End All Wars”, directed by David L. Cunningham, and then portrayed Mark Pattison in the mini-series “The Infinite Worlds Of H.G. Wells”.

It was followed by his appearances in other film titles during the same year, including “Revelation”, “All the Queen’s Men”, and “The Mystic Masseur”. Thereafter, he became more focused on film titles made for television, so he starred in such roles as Charles Darwin in “Darwin’s Daughter” (2002), Richard Neilson in “Gifted” (2003), and John Scarlett in “The Government Inspector” (2005).

The second half of the 2000s

In 2005, Pip did a voice over for the animated comedy “Valiant”, played Noel Coward in the made-for-TV film “Ian Fleming: Bondmaker”, and was cast as Sam French in the BBC Two comedy series “Broken News”.

In the following year, he appeared as Michael Caplan in the BBC Two drama film “Pinochet In Suburbia”, followed by his portrayal of Colonel Hampton in the 2007 drama war “The Mark of Cain”, directed by Marc Munden. His other notable roles by the end of the decade include Edward Austen Knight in the 2008 drama “Miss Austen Regrets” and Victor in Oliver Parker’s 2009 fantasy drama “Dorian Gray”. Moreover, Pip guest-starred in a number of TV series, such as “The Bill”, “Doctor Who”, and “Silent Witness”.

The early 2010s

After starring in the role of Major John Arbuthnot in the Channel 4 drama mini-series “The Promise”, Pip was eventually cast in his breakthrough role as Sir Kenneth Clark in Simon Curtis’ drama “My Week With Marilyn”, both in 2011.

During the same year, he portrayed Ian Gilmour in the film about the life of Margaret Thatcher, entitled “The Iron Lady”, starring alongside Meryl Streep and Richard E. Grant, and then featured as Prince Shcherbatsky in the 2012 film adaptation of “Ana Karenina”. Between 2011 and 2014, Pip guest-starred in “Law & Order: UK”, “Black Mirror”, and “Silk”, after which he was cast as Esmond Rothermere in the 2014 mini-series “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond”, about the military career of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

The mid-2010s

In 2015, Pip played John Skinner Wilson in the NRK war drama mini-series “The Heavy Water War”, featured as Dr. Hexler in Tom Hooper’s drama “The Danish Girl”, and landed the role of Colonel Kaplan in the box office success “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”, which is the first installment in the “Star Wars” third trilogy. In the same year, Pip was chosen to play The Duke of Cassel in the Canal+ historical fiction series “Versailles” (2015-2017), and joined the cast of the BBC historical period drama series “Poldark”, portraying Cary Warleggan from 2015 until 2019.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2016, Pip appeared as Graham in the drama romance “Kids In Love”, followed by his appearances in the main role of Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix historical drama series “The Crown” (2016-2019), for which he was part of a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Moreover, he was cast as Herr Starr in the AMC series “Preacher” from 2017 to 2019, and played William Kingsley in the Fox espionage thriller series “Deep State” (2018-2019).

Most recently, Pip landed the role of General Brook in James Kent’s 2019 drama “The Aftermath”, alongside Jason Clarke and Keira Knightley, and started filming the upcoming HBO sci-fi drama series “The Nevers”, in which he will appear in the main cast as Lord Massen – the series will be released in 2021.

Personal Life, Appearance, Vital Statistics

Pip Torrens is very secretive regarding his personal life, so nothing is known to the public. To all intents and purposes he is single, and has never married. He is bald and has blue eyes. Pip stands at a height of 6ft 0ins (1.83m), and his weight is around 170lbs (77kgs).

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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