Ian Charleson

Actor
This tall, lithe Scottish actor won international recognition as Olympic hopeful Eric Lidell, the Presbyterian missionary who refused to compete on the Sabbath, in Hugh Hudson's Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire" (1981) ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1949 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (12)

Opera 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Car Trouble 1986 (Movie)

Gerald Spong (Actor)

Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

Charlie Andrews (Actor)

Ascendancy 1981 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ryder (Actor)

Chariots of Fire 1981 (Movie)

Eric Liddell (Actor)

Jubilee 1979 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

Codename: Kyril (TV Show)

Actor

Louisiana (TV Show)

Actor

Oxbridge Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This tall, lithe Scottish actor won international recognition as Olympic hopeful Eric Lidell, the Presbyterian missionary who refused to compete on the Sabbath, in Hugh Hudson's Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire" (1981). Although he only appeared in a handful of films, Ian Charleson had a distinguished stage career for close to two decades before his untimely death from AIDS complications in 1990.

Relationships

John Charleson

Father

Jane Charleson

Mother

EDUCATION

Edinburgh University

1970

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Milestones

1989

Won rave reviews for his "Hamlet" on the London stage

1988

Final TV appearance in the title role of the Showtime miniseries, "Codename: Kyril"

1987

Final feature film, "Opera", directed by Dario Argento

1984

Network TV debut in the CBS miniseries, "Master of the Game"

1984

US TV debut in Cinemax miniseries, "Louisiana"

1982

Starred opposite Julie Covington in "Ascendancy"

1982

Co-starred in "Gandhi"

1981

Played leading role as Eric Liddell in "Chariots of Fire"

1980

Early TV appearance, played Fortinbras in British TV production of "Hamlet", staring Derek Jacobi

1978

Feature film debut in Derek Jarman's "Jubilee"

1972

Had early London stage success as Jimmy Porter in "Look Back in Anger"

Reteamed opposite Julie Covington in Richard Eyre's acclaimed revival of "Guys and Dolls" at the National Theatre

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