Ian Bannen

Ian Bannen

Highest Rated: 100% The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

Lowest Rated: 6% Ghost Dad (1990)

Birthday: Jun 29, 1928

Birthplace: Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Scottish-born actor Ian Bannen began his career in Ireland in 1947 and first appeared on the London stage as Captain Rickman in "Prisoners of War" (1955). Closely identified in England with the plays of Eugene O'Neill, he portrayed Hickey in "The Iceman Cometh" (1957) and Jamie Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1958), later reprising the role of Jamie for 1983 productions of "A Moon for the Misbegotten" in London and NYC. Bannen made his feature debut in "Battle Hell" (1956), acquitted himself well in "The Risk/Suspect" (1960) and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination as the cynical plane crash survivor in Robert Aldrich's "Flight of the Phoenix" (1965). His suave, dark good looks were fully utilized as Natalie Wood's stuffy husband in the lightweight "Penelope" (1967) and allowed him to be cast against type as a child molester in Sidney Lumet's taut "The Offense" (1973). As he aged into character roles, Bannen found success in a variety of roles from a unscrupulous religious in the underrated "Lamb" (1985) to the cantankerous grandfather in John Boorman's autobiographical "Hope and Glory" (1987). In addition, he made an indelible impression as The Leper in Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" (1995). The Ealingesque comedy "Waking Ned Devine" (1998) also provided a fine showcase for David Kelly and him as two brothers who concoct an impersonation scam after discovering that their old friend Ned Devine has died clutching the winning ticket to the Irish Lottery.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Best Sir Matt Busby (Character) - 2000
56% No Score Yet Taliesin Jones Billy Evans (Character) $77.4K 2000
No Score Yet 80% To Walk With Lions Terence Adamson (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Believe In Don Pozzi (Character) - 1998
84% 88% Waking Ned Devine Jackie O'Shea (Character) $24.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treaty David Lloyd George (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Original Sin Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pin for the Butterfly Grandpa (Character) - 1994
78% 73% Damage Edward Lloyd (Character) $7.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound and the Silence Melville (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circles in a Forest MacDonald (Character) - 1990
20% 48% Crossing the Line Matt Mason (Character) $5.2K 1990
No Score Yet 60% Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Otto Rosen (Character) - 1990
6% 32% Ghost Dad Sir Edith Moser (Character) $20.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet George's Island Captain Waters (Character) $1.7K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gamble Father of Francesco (Character) - 1988
95% 83% Hope and Glory Grandfather George (Character) $9.4M 1987
No Score Yet 83% Lamb Brother Benedict (Character) - 1985
100% 69% Defence of the Realm Dennis Markham (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prodigal Riley Wyndham (Character) - 1983
75% 60% Gorky Park Iamskoy (Character) - 1983
80% 65% Night Crossing Josef Keller (Character) - 1981
50% 57% The Watcher in the Woods John Keller (Character) - 1980
100% 69% The Inglorious Bastards Col. Charles Thomas Buckner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 41% Sweeney! Baker (Character) - 1977
73% 53% Bite the Bullet Norfolk (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Won't Write Home Mom... I'm Dead Frank Dean (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror From Within Frank Dean (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death in Deep Water Doonan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 50% The Driver's Seat Bill (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 93% The Gathering Storm Adolf Hitler (Character) - 1974
71% 72% The Offence Kenneth Baxter (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Voyage Antonio Braggi (Character) - 1973
58% 44% The Mackintosh Man Slade (Character) - 1973
40% 62% From Beyond the Grave Christopher Lowe (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 20% Doomwatch Dr. Shaw (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 40% Fright Brian (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deserter Cpt. Crawford (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 53% Jane Eyre St. John Rivers (Character) - 1971
57% 71% Too Late the Hero Pvt. Jock Thornton (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Your Daughters! Ramble (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor From Gibraltar Alan (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Belinda Dr. Jack Richardson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 62% Penelope James B. Elcott (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rotten to the Core Unknown (Character) - 1965
71% 93% The Hill Harris (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Moses Robert (Character) - 1965
90% 81% The Flight of the Phoenix Crow (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 38% Psyche '59 Paul (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Station Six-Sahara Fletcher (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World in My Pocket Kitson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 67% Macbeth Macduff (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A French Mistress Colin Crane (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% Man in a Cocked Hat Young King Loris (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carlton-Browne of the F.O. Young King Loris (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 45% A Tale of Two Cities Gabelle (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Alan Crabtree (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 82% Battle Hell AB Bannister RN (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Finlay Dr Alexander Cameron (Character) 1993-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater The Ghastly Passenger (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Walter Donnington (Guest Star) 1956

QUOTES FROM Ian Bannen CHARACTERS

Robert the Bruce says: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart.

Robert the Bruce's leprous father says: All men betray. All lose heart.

Robert the Bruce says: I don't wanna lose heart. I wanna believe as he does.