Graham McTavish

Tall, rugged, and exuding an air of old school masculinity that has fallen out of fashion in modern movies, Scottish-born actor Graham McTavish has nevertheless found a place in action cinema. He is likely best known ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1961

Filmography

Actor (35)

Green Street Hooligans 2 2014 (Movie)

Big Marc Turner (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Dwalin (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Dwalin (Actor)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Dwalin (Actor)

The Wicker Tree 2012 (Movie)

Sir Lachlan Morrison (Actor)

Colombiana 2011 (Movie)

Head Marshall Warren (Actor)

24 2010 (Tv Show)

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Middle Men 2010 (Movie)

Ivan Sokoloff (Actor)

Secretariat 2010 (Movie)

Earl Jansen (Actor)

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

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Wolverine and the X-Men 2009 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

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Lost 2008 (Tv Show)

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Prison Break 2008 (Tv Show)

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Pushing Daisies 2008 (Tv Show)

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Rambo 2008 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Cane 2007 (Tv Show)

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Jekyll 2007 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

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Sharpe's Challenge 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Dot the I 2005 (Movie)

Detective 1 (Actor)

Empire 2005 (Tv Show)

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Murphy's Law (BBC) 2005 (Tv Show)

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Rome 2005 (Tv Show)

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King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Roman Officer (Actor)

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

Police Officer, Customs (Actor)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 (Movie)

Submarine Captain (Actor)

Rosemary & Thyme 2003 (Tv Show)

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Dinotopia 2002 (Tv Show)

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Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Wind in the Willows 1997 (Movie)

Drunken Weasel (Actor)

Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)

Dog Soldier (Actor)

For Queen & Country 1989 (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

Good Girl, Bad Girl (TV Show)

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Music (2)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

("Blunt The Knives") (Song Performer)

The Wicker Tree 2012 (Movie)

("The Laddie Song Lachlan") (Song Performer)

Biography

Tall, rugged, and exuding an air of old school masculinity that has fallen out of fashion in modern movies, Scottish-born actor Graham McTavish has nevertheless found a place in action cinema. He is likely best known for his performance as the fierce dwarf warrior Dwalin in director Peter Jackson's epic fantasy "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012). But before landing that role of a lifetime, the biggest of his career, McTavish was already known to many science fiction and action fans for his prominent roles on the beloved British cult sci-fi show "Red Dwarf" (BBC Two, 1988- ), playing Warden Ackerman, and in Sylvester Stallone's ultraviolent war picture "Rambo" (2008), where he played the mercenary Lewis. He is also well known for his role as the Russian conspirator Mikhail Novakovich on the television show "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). But despite his frequent typecasting as an onscreen bruiser, the gregarious Scotsman always brings a little of his own colorful personality to his roles.

Milestones

2012

Played Dwalin the dwarf in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

2010

Played Mikhail Novakovich on "24"

2008

Appeared on four episodes of the hit series "Prison Break"

2008

Co-starred in Stallone's action sequel "Rambo"

1988

Starred opposite Denzel Washington in "For Queen and Country"

1988

Played Warden Ackerman on "Red Dwarf"

Bonus Trivia

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President of the English society while attending university.

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Frequently plays rugged, tough men.

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"I have done hard jobs in the past and acting isn't one of them." - from Daily Record, Feb. 16, 2008

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