Pip Torrens | Biography

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  • Full Name Philip Dean Torrens
  • Nickname Pip Torrens
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality British
  • Birthplace Bromley, Kent, England, UK
  • Birth Date Jun 02, 1960
  • Age 64 Years, 0 Months
Tommy Lascelles on Netflix Series 'The Crown' 

Pip Torrens | Biography

Also on HBO 'Succession' and 'The Nevers'

He attended Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. He went on to study English Literature at Trinity College in Cambridge. However, he left academia behind to pursue a career in professional acting.

Pip Torrens is an English actor known for playing Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix biographical drama series The Crown

Who is Pip Torrens?

Pip Torrens is an actor and voice actor who launched his acting career, appearing in a small role in the 1984 comedy film Oxford Blues. He went on to appear in films like Lady Jane (1986), Little Dorrit (1987), and A Handful of Dust (1988) in the late 1980s. In 1987, he appeared in a recurring role of PC Monkhouse in the comedy sketch show, The Lenny Henry Show.

In the 1990s, Torrens secured notable film roles like Doctor Carlisle in the 1993 romantic drama film The Remains of the Day. Followed by Captain - HMS Bedford in the 1997 action-thriller film Tomorrow Never Dies. His next big role came in the 2005 romantic drama film Pride and Prejudice, in which he portrayed the role of Netherfield Butler.

He went on to notably appear in films like The Mark of Cain (2007), Dorian (2009), The Iron Lady (2011), and Anna Karenina (2012) before landing his role as Colonel Kaplan in the 2015 global blockbuster sci-fi action-adventure film Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. He also appeared as doctor Hexler in the Oscar-winning historical drama film The Danish Girl in 2015. 

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From 2015 to 2017, Torrens played Cassel in the acclaimed historical fiction drama television series Versailles. From 2016 to 2019, he notably played Tommy Lascelles on The Crown, a historical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. He also appeared as Herr Starr in the supernatural adventure television series Preacher from 2017 to 2019. His other television series credits included The BillDoctor WhoSilent WitnessCoronation Street, and Poldark.

In 2021, he was featured in the role of Peter Munion in two episodes of the third season of HBO’s hit series Succession. The same year, he scored one of the main characters, Lord Gilbert Massen, in HBO’s new sci-fi fantasy series The Nevers.

As a voice actor, he lent his voice for Lofty in the 2005 animated adventure comedy film Valiant. He also provided his voice of The Curator in The Dark Pictured video game series every year since 2019.

Early Bio and Education

Torrens was born Philip Dean Torrens in Bromley, Kent, England, on 2 June 1960. He attended Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. He went on to study English Literature at Trinity College in Cambridge. However, he left academia behind to pursue a career in professional acting.


Torrens is married to his partner, with whom he has daughters. However, he has never disclosed the details of his partner and children publicly. 

Nevertheless, he mentioned his wife and daughters in his diary published by The Guardian in January 2002. He wrote it while filming the biographical adventure drama television miniseries Shackleton in the spring of 2001. 

In a part of the diary which he documented on 6 June 2001, he wrote, “Passed through some kind of novelty fall-off/ inertia/depression barrier in the last day or two; now simply want to get home, hug my daughters and get into bed with my wife for 48 hours.”

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