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Date of Birth : Jan 27th 1940

James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940), sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an seven-time Oscar, Emmy and SAG award-nominated American film and television actor.

He co-starred in the last two seasons of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under, where he portrayed George Sibley, Ruth Fisher’s geologist husband and was nominated for SAG awards for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005 and 2006. He then starred alongside Helen Mirren who plays the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II in the Oscar-winning The Queen where he portrays Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He guest starred in the sixth season of 24 where he portrayed Phillip Bauer, father to main character Jack played by Kiefer Sutherland. He recently played the major role of James Tyrone Sr. in the Druid Theatre Company’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s dramatic play Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which is playing in October 2007 in the Gaiety in Dublin as part of the theatre festival to rave reviews.

Cromwell is known for his unusually tall stature; he stands at 6 ft 7 in (approx. 201 cm). His height, however, has not prevented him from becoming a prolific character actor, featuring in a wide variety of major or supporting roles.


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