Ian Hart

Actor
A Liverpudlian actor who shot to fame with two memorable turns as John Lennon in the early 1990s, Ian Hart went on to build an impressive career, with an unending list of film roles that showcased his talent and ... Read more »
Born: 10/07/1964 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (55)

The Last Kingdom 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Inconceivable 2014 (Movie)

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Klondike 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Urban Hymn 2014 (Movie)

Ian Wilson (Actor)

Luck 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

When Harvey Met Bob 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Within the Whirlwind 2011 (Movie)

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Intervention 2009 (Movie)

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A Boy Called Dad 2008 (Movie)

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Dirt 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Virgin Queen 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

PC Wallis (Actor)

Den of Lions 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rag Tale 2005 (Movie)

Morph (Actor)

Finding Neverland 2004 (Movie)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Actor)

Ripley Under Ground 2004 (Movie)

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Strings 2004 (Movie)

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Cheeky 2003 (Movie)

Uncle Alan (Actor)

Killing Me Softly 2003 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The Hound Of The Baskervilles 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Aberdeen 2001 (Movie)

Clive (Actor)

Best 2001 (Movie)

Nobby Stiles (Actor)

Blind Flight 2001 (Movie)

John McCarthy (Actor)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

Cab Driver No 2 (Actor)

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe 2001 (Movie)

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Professor Quirrell (Actor)

How Harry Became A Tree 2001 (Movie)

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Liam 2001 (Movie)

Dad--Tom Sullivan (Actor)

Strictly Sinatra 2001 (Movie)

Toni Cocozza (Actor)

Spring Forward 2000 (Movie)

Fran (Actor)

The Closer You Get 2000 (Movie)

Kieran O'Donnagh (Actor)

Wonderland 2000 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

Steve Davis (Actor)

Frogs for Snakes 1999 (Movie)

Quint (Actor)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

Mr Parkis (Actor)

This Year's Love 1999 (Movie)

Liam (Actor)

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Bingham (Actor)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Monument Ave. 1998 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

Uncle Alo (Actor)

Gold In the Streets 1997 (Movie)

Des (Actor)

Nothing Personal 1997 (Movie)

Ginger (Actor)

Still Waters Burn 1997 (Movie)

Jack Price (Actor)

The Hollow Reed 1997 (Movie)

Tom Dixon (Actor)

Land and Freedom 1996 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Loved Up 1996 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

Joe O'Reilly (Actor)

Clockwork Mice 1995 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain 1995 (Movie)

Johnny Shellshocked (Actor)

Backbeat 1994 (Movie)

John Lennon (Actor)

The Hours and Times 1992 (Movie)

John Lennon (Actor)

Eroica (TV Show)

Actor

Longitude (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A Liverpudlian actor who shot to fame with two memorable turns as John Lennon in the early 1990s, Ian Hart went on to build an impressive career, with an unending list of film roles that showcased his talent and versatility. Hart's portrayals of the iconic Beatle in the heralded black-and-white character study short "The Hours and Times" (1991) and the engagingly speculative, music-infused drama "Backbeat" (1994) were roundly acclaimed. The wan, thinning haired, blue-eyed actor was well-disguised for the roles with wigs and contact lenses, making him a perfect physical match to the late musician, while allowing him to escape typecasting. Hart's fondness and talent for immersing himself fully in a role, and chameleonic ability to become someone entirely different in looks and manner made him a sought after character player who enjoyed a fruitful career.

Relationships

Lynne Currie

Companion
met c. 1988

Daisy Hart

Daughter
born c. 1996

Holly Hart

Daughter
born c. 2000

Milestones

2004

Cast in "Finding Neverland" which details the experiences of 'Peter Pan' author J.M. Barrie

2002

Appeared in the thriller "Killing Me Softly", starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes and directed by Chen Kaige

2001

Played Professor Quirrell in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

2001

Featured as a truck driver who romances a feisty lawyer in the drama "Aberdeen"

2001

Co-starred with Ian Holm in a stage revival of "The Homecoming"; played role Holm originated in the premiere staging of the Pinter drama; acted in London, then recreated the part in NYC as part of a 70th birthday tribute to the author

2001

Portrayed a Scottish singer who gets involved with local gangsters hoping it will propel him into the big time in "Cocozza's Way/Strictly Sinatra"

2000

Co-starred in "Born Romantic"; screened at Toronto Film Festival; released in USA in 2001

2000

Played the title character's father in Stephen Frears' "Liam"; shown at Venice Film Festival; released in the USA in 2001

2000

Appeared in the fact-based historical miniseries "Longitude", aired on Britian's Channel 4 and A&E in the USA

2000

Starred as a man trying to lure eligible American women to his small Irish town in the comedy "The Closer You Get"

1999

Featured as a private detective tracking a woman (Julianne Moore) for her former lover (Ralph Fiennes) in the acclaimed drama "The End of the Affair"; third collaboration with Neil Jordan

1999

Appeared in the British independent features "B. Monkey" and "This Year's Love"

1999

Played an angry alcoholic with marital problems in Michael Winterbottom's "Wonderland" (released in USA in 2000)

1998

Had a supporting turn in the conspiracy thriller "Enemy of the State"

1998

Starred in the small scale independents "Still Waters Burn" and "Frogs For Snakes"

1997

Played the club manager in "Mojo", adapted by Jez Butterworth from his stage play

1997

Reunited with Neil Jordan for a supporting role in "The Butcher Boy"

1996

Co-starred in "Michael Collins" as the title character's secretary, marking his debut in a US produced film; first collaboration with writer-director Neil Jordan

1996

Gave a memorable performance as the supportive lover of a man fighting for custody of his young son in the fact-based drama "The Hollow Reed"

1995

Appeared in the features "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain", "Clockwork Mice" and "Loved Up"

1995

Co-starred as Ginger, a hothead Loyalist assassin, in the Troubles-themed drama "Nothing Personal"; won best supporting actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his work

1995

Had starring role in Kenneth Loach's "Land and Freedom", playing a Brit who goes to fight in the Spanish Civil War

1994

Again played Lennon, this time as a young upstart musician, in "Backbeat"

1991

First starring feature role, played John Lennon in the black-and-white short "The Hours and Times", directed by Christopher Munch

1986

Made film debut with a small role in "No Surrender"

1983

Began acting at age 17 (date approximate)

Joined the Liverpool Playhouse

Starred in the 1920s Ireland-set black comedy "How Harry Became a Tree" (lensed 2000)

Acted on the popular BBC serial "EastEnders"

Raised in Liverpool, England

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