(born 1965) is an English actor, mostly known for playing Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi
and Viceroy Nute Gunray
in all three of the Star Wars
prequels and providing the voice of the Ood
in Doctor Who
In The Phantom Menace
, Carson also plays two other speaking parts, the Senator of the Trade Federation, Lott Dod
(although his voice was replaced with that of actor Toby Longworth
) and the co-pilot of the ship which Qui-Gon Jinn
and Obi-Wan Kenobi
are on in the first scene.
He also made a guest appearance on the BBC series Hustle
, as Bollywood film fan and perfectionist Kulvinder Samar (whose correct name in the show is actually Kulvinda, but was written as Kulvinder in the credits), and in Spooks
and The IT Crowd
. He provided alien voices for the Doctor Who
episodes "The End of the World
", "The Impossible Planet
", "The Satan Pit
", "Planet of the Ood
" and "The End of Time
". In the latter four he voiced the Ood
, a race once enslaved by humanity.
Since late 2007 he has appeared in several episodes of BBC
's school drama Waterloo Road
as blackmailer Stuart Hordley.
Carson also had a minor role in Series one of BBC sit-com Outnumbered
as a character named Ravi when Sue and Pete had a dinner party.
He also starred in the third series of BBC3 comedy How Not to Live Your Life
, alongside Dan Clark and David Armand. He plays Samantha's university professor/love interest Brian.