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Hans Matheson

Highest Rated:   74% Les Miserables (1998)
Lowest Rated:   18% The Christmas Candle (2013)
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Birthplace:   Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Hans Matheson is a Scottish-born actor who made his feature film debut as Johnny Silver in Jez Butterworth's critically acclaimed directorial debut, Mojo. Prior to Mojo, Matheson appeared in various plays and television series.He followed his role in Mojo with Stella Does Tricks, playing a male prostitute hooked on drugs. Then came the classic literary character Marius, in Bille August's film version of Les Misérables. Matheson then took up his guitar for the role of Luke Shand, a youthful rocker helping to invigorate an old band in the sleeper hit Still Crazy. Matheson contributed the song "Live For Today" to the film's Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack. Matheson continued with a starring role in the acclaimed independent British hit Tube Tales, which led to his first commercialized film, Bodywork, starring with the talented cast of Beth Winslet, Charlotte Coleman, and Clive Russell. Despite its lack of blockbuster success, Matheson quickly became recognized as an extraordinary gifted actor. Handpicking his roles carefully, Matheson continued his intriguing film choices with the modern literary classic Canone Inverso, as Jeno Varga. He learned how to play the violin to portray Vargo, and continues playing violin and fiddle to this day.Following Canone, he took on the rigid role of Mordred in the American TV film The Mists of Avalon, based upon the famed literary fantasy series, alongside such talent as Julianna Margulies, Anjelica Huston, and Joan Allen.Matheson proceeded in his career with a Norwegian film based upon another modern classic - I Am Dina. Despite the film's mixed reviews, Matheson once again stood out; he then landed the role of a lifetime as Yurii Zhivago, in Giacomo Campiotti's adaptation of Boris Pasternak's classic novel, Doctor Zhivago.Matheson continued his career starring in independent films, such as 2002's controversial, religious themed war film Deathwatch and the docu-film Comfortably Numb. Comfortably Numb, a docu-film centered around the lives of drug patients, was a successful experiment in incorporating together onscreen actors and real-life drug addicts.In 2006, Matheson co-starred with actress Demi Moore in the film Half Light. Hans Matheson spends his time writing music, poetry, and travelling. He has toured with several Irish folk festivals, and appeared on his father's debut album, playing instruments and singing. He also continues to work on stage between filming.Hans portrayed the Earl of Essex in a lavish BBC production about Queen Elizabeth I of England called The Virgin Queen, broadcast in the US in 2005 and the UK in 2006.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% 300: Rise of an Empire
  • Aeskylos
$91.1M 2014
18% The Christmas Candle
  • David Richmond
$2.3M 2013
28% Clash of the Titans
  • Ixas
$163.2M 2010
71% Sherlock Holmes
  • Lord Coward
$208.8M 2009
No Score Yet Bathory
  • Merisi Caravaggio
2008
No Score Yet Nero
  • Actor
2005
25% Half Light
  • Angus
2005
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago
  • Actor
2002
25% Deathwatch
  • Jack Hawkstone
2002
No Score Yet I Am Dina
  • Tomas
2002
No Score Yet Canone inverso - making love
  • Jeno Varga
2002
38% The Mists of Avalon
  • Mordred
2001
No Score Yet Tube Tales
  • Boy
1999
No Score Yet Body Work
  • Actor
1999
73% Still Crazy
  • Luke Shand
1998
No Score Yet Bodywork
  • Actor
1998
74% Les Miserables
  • Marius
1998
No Score Yet Stella Does Tricks
  • Eddie
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Yury Zhivago Earl of Essex Essex Alec D'Urberville
  • 2009
  • 2005
  • 2003
71% The Tudors
2007-2010
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • 2008

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