Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee consistently captivates audiences with his compelling performances in a variety of roles that span film, television and stage.

Pertwee was most recently seen on Fox’s hit television series Gotham. On the show, Pertwee plays Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s unflappable butler. The show follows the story behind Commissioner James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

On the big screen, Pertwee was recently seen in Declan Lowey’s Alan Patridge opposite Steve Coogan. The film tells the story of DJ Alan Partridge, whose radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate. This sets in motion a chain of events, which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Pertwee began his film career in Stephen Frears’ Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears opposite Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina. From there he went on to appear in Paul Anderson's Shopping opposite Jude Law. He followed those roles with a number of enthralling performances in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon opposite Laurence Fishburne; Soldier, opposite Kurt Russell and directed again by Paul W.S. Anderson; Love, Honour And Obey opposite Jude Law and Jonny Lee Miller; Kurt Wimmer’s Equalibrium opposite Christian Bale and Sean Bean; and the lead role of Sgt. Harry G. Wells in Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers. Other notable film credits include Deadly Voyage, Wild Bill, Doomsday, Blue Juice where he appeared alongside Catherine Zeta Jones and Ewan McGregor, and The 51st State with Samuel L Jackson and Robert Carlyle.

On the small screen, Pertwee played the iconic role of Detective Lestrade in the CBS show Elementary opposite Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. His other TV credits include: The Musketeers, Poirot, and the critically acclaimed Luther. He also appeared as in a recurring role in the hugely popular Cold Feet with James Nesbit. Pertwee’s other TV credits include Skins, Body Guards, Jo opposite Jean Reno, Chancer, The Young Indiana Jones, Clarissa opposite Sean Bean, and Camelot with Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green. Additionally, Pertwee has lent his voice to numerous documentaries, animated films, commercials, TV series and video games including Master Chef: The Professionals, Fable, Killzone and Assasin’s Creed.

Pertwee currently splits his time between London and New York City, where Gotham films.