Roger Allam
Roger Allam
Biographical information


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October 31, 1953

Behind the scenes
First appearance

On Stranger Tides

Latest appearance

On Stranger Tides

Character(s) portrayed

Henry Pelham

Roger Allam (born October 26, 1953) is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film and television. He portrayed Henry Pelham in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He played Inspector Javert in the original London production of the stage musical Les Misérables.


He has been nominated four times for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, winning twice. He has also been nominated for, and won, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He played as Mercutio, in Royal Shakespeare Company, in 1983. He has also appeared in many radio dramas for the BBC. In 2001, he starred in BBC Radio 4's adaptation of Les Misérables, as Javert. In 2000 he played Hitler at the Royal National Theatre in David Edgar's Speer. He won an Olivier Award as Best Actor 2001, for his role as Captain Terri Denis in a revival of Privates on Parade, opening in December 2001 at the Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden. In November 2002 at the Comedy Theatre he co-starred with Gillian Anderson in Michael Weller's romantic comedy What the Night Is For.

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