Hamish Linklater

Hamish Linklater

Highest Rated: 89% The Big Short (2015)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Birthday: Jul 7, 1976

Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

A tall, dark-haired, handsome and magnetic performer, Hamish Linklater worked extensively on stage, convincingly portraying a vast array of characters before making his first entries into film and television in 2000. The son of esteemed dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater, the young performer was raised among the theater community, taking supporting roles in Shakespeare & Company productions beginning from age nine and making his professional starring debut playing Tom Sawyer in a 1996 production of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at Kentucky's Actors Theatre of Louisville. He went on to amass credits in The Acting Company's 1998 productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Love's Fire," an anthology of plays staged in New York and London. For the remainder of 1998, Linklater could be seen on the West Coast, portraying an opportunistic gravedigger in "Hydriotaphia or The Death of Dr. Browne" for the Berkeley Repertory Group. After a stint Off-Broadway in the dysfunctional family portrait "The Chemistry of Change" (1999), Linklater returned to California, where he had featured roles in the Shakespeare classics "Measure for Measure" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," both directed by Peter Hall at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theater. The 1999-2000 season saw the actor take on the role of Laertes in the Bard's "Hamlet" in a New York Shakespeare Festival production starring Liev Schreiber. Linklater stood out in this production, putting a decidedly sexually charged spin on his portrayal of the doomed avenger.

Highest rated movies

The Big Short
Live From Baghdad
The Future
Paper Year A Midsummer Night's Dream
One More Time




No Score Yet 35% 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up Benjamin (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Say No Miles (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 39% Unicorn Store Gary (Character) - 2017
71% 26% Paper Year Noah Bearinger (Character) - 2017
65% 68% A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander (Character) - 2017
22% 31% Ithaca Tom Spangler (Character) - 2015
53% 26% One More Time Tim (Character) - 2015
89% 88% The Big Short Porter Collins (Character) $70.2M 2015
51% 45% Magic in the Moonlight Brice (Character) $10.5M 2014
9% 30% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Tommy Atlmann (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 56% Redemption Trail David (Character) - 2013
81% 85% 42 Ralph Branca (Character) $95.1M 2013
36% 31% Lola Versus Henry (Character) $251.9K 2012
34% 54% Battleship Cal Zapata (Character) $65.2M 2012
72% 54% The Future Jason (Character) $568.4K 2011
No Score Yet 29% The Violent Kind Frank (Character) - 2008
27% 45% Fantastic Four Leonard (Character) $154.7M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything's Gone Green Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Draft Unknown (Character) - 2003
78% 84% Live From Baghdad Richard Roth (Character) - 2002
57% 80% Groove David Turner (Character) $1.1M 2000


89% 75% Midnight Mass Father Paul (Character) 2021
50% 91% Tell Me Your Secrets John Tyler (Character) 2021
55% 24% The Stand Dr. Ellis (Character) 2020-2021
82% 49% Monsterland Unknown (Character) 2020
91% 86% Legion Clark (Character) 2018-2019
93% 84% Fargo Larue Dollard (Guest Star) 2017
54% 67% The Crazy Ones Andrew Keanelly (Character) 2013-2014
58% 91% The Newsroom Jerry Dantana (Guest Star) 2013
93% 91% The Good Wife David LaGuardia (Guest Star) 2012-2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit David Morris (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2012
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Matthew (Character) 2006-2010
50% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
97% 87% Ugly Betty Evan Grant (Guest Star) 2009
96% 95% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5ive Days to Midnight Carl Axelrod (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Dr. Bruce Cherry (Character) 2000-2001