Captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the expedition, Francis Crozier is a peerless sailor, but also an Irishman who has reached his glass ceiling in Her Majesty's Royal Navy. He's had to accept his second-class status without internalizing it even as he sees his accomplishments again and again go unrecognized and his expert advice unheeded. When disaster strikes the expedition and he finally has a chance to prove himself, will he be able to face down his many demons and rise to the challenge of saving his men?
British-born SAG Award-winning actor Jared Harris is on a hot streak, starring in Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown as King George VI, co-starring with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied and appearing in the critically acclaimed independent film Certain Women alongside Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Michelle Williams.
Harris is probably best known for his role as 1960s ad executive "Lane Pryce" in AMC’s award-winning drama Mad Men, for which he earned his first Primetime Emmy® nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The show itself won the Golden Globe® Award for Best Drama Series three consecutive times, the first and only series to ever do so, and four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Mad Men was nominated once again for a 2012 and 2013 Primetime Emmy in the same category.
A classically trained stage actor and former member of London’s famed Royal Shakespeare Company, Harris’s prolific career continually showcases his ability to easily transition from one character to another, garnering him great praise and keeping him in the company of some of today’s most creative talent in film, television and stage projects. Harris was recently seen alongside Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones, a horror thriller directed by John Pogue from a script by Tom DeVille. Harris appeared in Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Luca Calvani. The Warner Bros. film, a big-screen update of the 1960s TV series, was released in 2015. Harris can also be seen in Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist, a contemporized remake of the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits.
Harris’s upcoming projects include an Amazon original series, Carnival Row, and HBO’s Chernobyl in summer 2018.