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In 1995, he appeared with his mother on television in Cold Comfort Farm.

He made his London stage debut at the Hackney Empire theatre in 1995 playing Fortinbras to Ralph Fiennes's Hamlet in an Almeida production of Hamlet.

He also went on to play the role of Captain Wentworth in ITV's adaptation of Persuasion.

In 2008, he starred with Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell in Burn Up playing an oil executive who becomes embroiled in the politics surrounding global warming and oil stocks.

Tackling math education and simultaneously breaking the stereotype of the “math nerd,” Mc Kellar was named “Person of the Week” by ABC World News.

This honor came on the heels of her debut as author of this highly entertaining and illuminating math book series.

Penry-Jones also discovered that he had Anglo-Indian ancestry from the early 19th century.

Penry-Jones was educated at Dulwich College in Dulwich, London, until age 17 when he was enrolled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, only to be expelled in his second year for being a bad influence.

He played Richard Hannay in the BBC adaptation of The 39 Steps which was screened at Christmas 2008.