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Meet Crispin Bonham-Carter; An Actor Turned Teacher

Updated On 16 Feb, 2020 Published On 16 Feb, 2020
Meet Crispin Bonham-Carter; An Actor Turned Teacher

It's really appalling that despite being a terrific actor, Crispin Bonham-Carter second doubted his acting skills.

But, better late than ever, it might have taken Carter years, he at least finally followed his dream. Today, he is happier than he ever was, but as a teacher, of course.

Why Did Crispin Bonham-Carter Quit Acting?

English actor, Crispin Bonham-Carter who hails from Essex enjoyed a great acting career since he was involved in some big projects including Jane Austin's classic adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (1995) where the retired actor and theatre director graced the role of Mr. Bingley.

Crispin Bonham-Carter played Mr. Bingley in Pride & Prejudice. SOURCE: Pinterest

Besides, Mr. Carter also performed well in other television shows and films including Howard's End, Scarlet and Black, Absolutely Fabulous and Rosemary & Thyme where he contributed as Gavin Patterson, to name a few. Not to mention, Crispin can be also watched on Westlife's music video for Uptown Girl.

But one day, following his profession as an actor for fifteen years, Carter decided to leave everything behind and focus over his other hobbies which meant teaching.

Carter, however always dreamed of becoming a teacher but with a busy schedule in the acting field, he couldn't put much effort into becoming one until the time he started to doubt himself as an actor in front of the audience.

Crispin Bonham-Carter quit acting after fifteen years. SOURCE: Daily Mail

Needless to say, that was when the third removed cousin of actress Helena Bonham Carter decided to listen to the other voices of his head.

Crispin Bonham-Carter's Current Whereabouts; Married To A Teacher

Since he left the glamor world behind, Carter never looked back. Carter is indeed working as a teacher. The theatre actor has been involved as a secondary English and Classic teacher at the Ofsted-rated Alexandra Park School in Bidwell Gardens.

Crispin Bonham-Carter teaches at the Alexandra Park School in Bidwell Gardens. SOURCE: Daily Mail

Carter's students are also fully aware of the fact that their teacher's history. Like how cool is that? Of course, most of his students are too young to know about his role in Pride & Prejudice. But his role as the Hot Room Doctor in James Bond movie's franchise; Casino Royale co-starring Daniel Craig, is enough for them to take the notice.

Besides, although acting doesn't pay teachers well, Carter is fully satisfied with the teaching job that pays him well enough to feed his family. Carter, in fact, is also married to a teacher, his wife, Katherine Julian Dawnay, the mother of his four children, all sons.

Crispin and Katherine who has been happily married for more than a decade are parents to Stanley Peter Bonham-Carter, Christopher Ruan Bonham-Carter, Arthur Thomas Patrick Bonham-Carter, and Frank Douglas Bonham-Carter.

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