Hans Matheson

Hans Matheson

Highest Rated: 75% Les Miserables (1998)

Lowest Rated: 21% The Christmas Candle (2013)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1975

Birthplace: Stornaway, UK

When not in school, Scottish actor Hans Matheson spent much of his childhood traveling around Britain attending various musical festivals with his hippie parents. Music was in his family's blood--his father was a musician, as well as his grandfather and great-grandfather before him. Matheson attended drama school in his teens and subsequently landed a strong part in the play "Mojo," as well as in the later film version, and roles in the films "Stella Does Tricks" and the raucous comedy "Still Crazy." His breakout performance, though, was in Billie August's adaptation of "Les Misérables" as the revolutionary Marius. His brooding handsomeness would serve him well in other period movies through the years. In 2001, he played the evil Mordred in the television miniseries version of "The Mists of Avalon," a feminist retelling of the King Arthur myth. The following year he co-starred in the well-regarded World War I-set supernatural horror movie "Deathwatch" and played Yuri Zhivago opposite Keira Knightley in the miniseries version of "Doctor Zhivago," arguably his most well-known role. He also played the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, in the second season of the Showtime series "The Tudors." His role in the miniseries "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" as the manipulative Alec was another highlight. Not all his roles in historical fare have been relegated to drama, though. He played the villainous Lord Coward in Guy Ritchie's steampunk update of "Sherlock Holmes" and the brave warrior Ixas in the 2010 revamp of "The Clash of the Titans."

Highest rated movies

Les Miserables
Still Crazy
300: Rise of an Empire
Half Light
Clash of the Titans
The Christmas Candle




45% 51% 300: Rise of an Empire Aeskylos (Character) $106.6M 2014
21% 74% The Christmas Candle David Richmond (Character) $2.1M 2013
27% 40% Clash of the Titans Ixas (Character) $163.2M 2010
No Score Yet 49% Bathory Caravaggio (Character) - 2008
29% 46% Half Light Angus McCulloch (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 75% I Am Dina Tomas (Character) - 2002
25% 42% Deathwatch Pvt. Jack Hawkstone (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodywork Virgil Guppy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 81% Canone Inverso: Making Love Jeno Varga (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Body Work Unknown (Character) - 1999
75% 83% Les Miserables Marius (Character) $13.9M 1998
73% 84% Still Crazy Luke Shand (Character) $477.9K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojo Silver Johnny (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poldark Ben Carter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 61% Stella Does Tricks Eddie (Character) $2.4K 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Robert Devereux (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Mordred (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero: The Obscure Face of Power Unknown (Character)