Henry Czerny is an actor, best known for his roles in Revenge (2011), The Tudors (2007) and Mission: Impossible (1996).
Life and Career
Czerny was born to Polish parents in Toronto, Ontario. His mother was a bakery worker and his father a welder. His surname is of Polish origin and comes from a root meaning "black".
Czerny received formal training at the National Theatre School in Montreal. After graduating in 1982, he went on to perform onstage across Canada, from Ottawa's National Arts Centre to Edmonton's Citadel Theatre and the Stratford Festival. By the late 1980s, he had established himself as a seasoned veteran of Canadian theatre—a long way from Lucky Larry, his first role. Czerny got his start acting in musicals at Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto, under the direction of Janet Keele.
He had prominent roles in The Boys of St. Vincent, Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger, The Ice Storm. In the 2006 comedy The Pink Panther, he plays the main antagonist. In 2007, he appeared in the Showtime series The Tudors, playing the Duke of Norfolk. In 2011, he was cast in ABC's television drama Revenge in the role of Conrad Grayson.