actor, born June 1, 1947 in Wales
. Pryce studied at the
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
and acted with the
Royal Shakespeare Company
. He started acting on British TV
in the mid-1970s.
His breakthrough movie role was as Sam Lowry
, the main character in Terry Gilliam
. Many Americans may remember him as the TV spokesman
car advertisements in the mid-1990s.
Among many notable film performances, he played Mr. Dark in the 1983 movie version
of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes; appeared in Gilliam's The
Adventures of Baron Munchausen; had a small role in the screen version of
David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross; played Juan Peron in the movie version
of Evita; and played a James Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies. He won
at Cannes for his role as Lytton Strachey in Carrington (1995).
He's done respected theatrical work as well, winning Tony Awards for his work
in Comedians (1977) and in the original Broadway cast of Miss Saigon (1990).