The Sci-Fi Ball is delighted to announce Sean Pertwee as our latest guest to attend Sci-Fi Ball 25.
Sean can currently be seen playing Alfred Pennyworth – a butler and valet to a young Bruce Wayne (before becoming Batman) in the smash-hit Fox TV series Gotham. Pertwee received his training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most notably starring in Titus Andronicus, directed by Deborah Warner. After touring for three years, Pertwee continued his classical training by playing Julius Caesar for the BBC and Macbeth for Michael Bogdanov’s production for C4 films. Since then, he has become instantly recognizable for both his film and television work.
On film, Pertwee was most recently seen in Declan Lowey’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, opposite Steve Coogan. Pertwee began his film career in Joe Orton’s biopic, Prick Up Your Ears, and went on to appear in Paul Anderson’s Shopping, playing opposite Jude Law. Those roles were followed by performances in Event Horizon, Soldier, Doomsday, Love, Honor and Obey and a leading role in Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers. Other notable film credits include Deadly Voyage; Wild Bill; Blue Juice, in which Pertwee played opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor; and 51st State, with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle.
Pertwee’s TV credits include Elementary, The Musketeers, Poirot, the award-winning Luther, Cold Feet with James Nesbit, Skins, Body Guards, Chancer, The Young Indiana Jones, Clarissa and Camelot.
He is a prominent voiceover artist and frequently can be heard voicing documentaries, animated films, commercials, TV series and video games, including MasterChef: The Professionals, Fable, Killzone and Assassin’s Creed.
Sean Pertwee belongs to a family that is renowned for their contribution to entertainment, including his sister, actor Dariel Pertwee, his grandfather and screenwriter Roland Pertwee, and his father, Jon Pertwee, who may be best-known for playing the third incarnation of The Doctor in Doctor Who and the titular role in Worzel Gummidge.
He will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday of our three day weekend, offering attendees the opportunity to have their photograph taken with him, autographs, guest talks and attending the Saturday night grand banquet.
Other special guests attending the Southampton Sci-Fi weekend include Dino Fetscher, who played Stanley the synth in the recent critically acclaimed season of Channel 4’s series Humans and Terry Molloy, who played Davros in the classic series of Doctor Who. Many more guests are soon to be announced.