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Ian Hart

Highest Rated:   100% Blind Flight (2004)
Lowest Rated:   0% Rag Tale (2005)
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One of the screen's most consistently solid performers and least recognized personalities, British actor Ian Hart has appeared in an enviably diverse number of films over the course of the '90s. To say that Hart has a chameleon-like quality would be something of an understatement; one of the reasons for the lack of audience recognition afforded to him is his ability to completely disappear in his roles, exchanging full-bodied characterizations for any trace of the actor responsible for them.Little is known about Hart's background aside from the fact that he got his start in regional theatre and on such BBC television programs as the popular series Eastenders. One thing that is certain is that Hart's Liverpool origins and uncanny resemblance to John Lennon were responsible for getting him his first big break. In 1992, he was chosen to play Lennon in Christopher Munch's The Hours and Times (1992), a film that examined the relationship between Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Two years later, Hart again played the musician in Backbeat, Iain Softley's account of the relationship between Lennon, Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), and Sutcliffe's girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee). The film earned a number of strong notices and was fairly successful at the box office, with Hart earning particular acclaim for his portrayal of Lennon.Following a starring role as a shell-shocked young Welshman in The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain (1995), Hart embarked on a series of projects that read like a who's who list of gritty, socially conscious British films. For director Ken Loach, he played a dedicated young journalist who gets caught up in the Spanish Civil War in Land and Freedom (1995); that same year, he won the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for his portrayal of a psychotic Northern Irish Protestant gangster in Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Nothing Personal. The following year, Hart played Martin Donovan's lover in the relentlessly intense child abuse drama Hollow Reed and had a substantial supporting role in Neil Jordan's Michael Collins, a biographical epic about the legendary and controversial Irish rebellion leader.The following year, Hart again collaborated with Jordan, this time on The Butcher Boy. He also returned to the milieu of the post-war rock scene as a club manager in Jez Butterworth's Mojo. In one of his rare U.S. outings, Hart played the owner of a Lower Manhattan diner in Amos Poe's comedy-thriller Frogs for Snakes (1998); that same year, he appeared in American director Ted Demme's Monument Avenue, a drama about a group of Irish-American toughs in Boston.1999 brought with it another collaboration for Hart and Jordan; this time it was on an adaptation of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair, a World War II romance that featured Hart as a cockney detective. That same year, he starred as a nerdy, emotionally unstable comic book enthusiast who finds love in an unlikely place in the ensemble comedy This Year's Love and played a doltish ex-boyfriend in Michael Winterbottom's acclaimed ensemble drama Wonderland. Over the next several years, Hart would remain active on screen, appering on series like The Virgin Queen, Dirt, and Luck, as well as in films like Blind Fight, Within the Whirlwind, and Hard Boiled Sweets.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
58% Urban Hymn
  • Actor
2017
94% God's Own Country
  • Actor
2017
53% Dough
  • Victor Gerrard
$1.2M 2016
No Score Yet The Man who Crossed Hitler
  • Actor
2015
14% Hard Boiled Sweets
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet When Harvey Met Bob
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Within The Whirlwind
  • Beylin
2009
50% A Boy Called Dad
  • Joe
2009
No Score Yet Still Waters Burn
  • Actor
2008
93% Lassie
  • Actor
$0.6M 2006
57% Breakfast on Pluto
  • PC Wallis
$0.8M 2005
No Score Yet Ripley Under Ground
  • Bernard Sayles
2005
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
  • Joe
$1.2M 2005
0% Rag Tale
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
  • Dr. Watson
2004
83% Finding Neverland
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2004
80% Strings
  • Ghrak (English version)
2004
100% Blind Flight
  • Brian Keenan
2004
No Score Yet Beethoven: Eroica
  • Actor
2003
0% Den of Lions
  • Rob Shepard
2003
0% Killing Me Softly
  • Daniel
2003
No Score Yet Dad's Dead
  • Actor
2002
67% Strictly Sinatra
  • Toni Cocozza
2002
80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Prof. Quirrell
$317.6M 2001
70% Liam
  • Dad
2001
87% Aberdeen
  • Clive
2001
58% Born Romantic
  • Second Cab Driver
2001
88% Spring Forward
  • Fran
2000
63% Wonderland
  • Dan
2000
32% The Closer You Get
  • Kieran
2000
No Score Yet Longitude
  • William Harrison
2000
No Score Yet Best
  • Nobby Stiles
2000
67% The End of the Affair
  • Mr. Parkis
1999
61% B. Monkey
  • Steve
1999
27% Frogs for Snakes
  • Quint
1999
No Score Yet This Year's Love
  • Liam
1999
71% Enemy of the State
  • Bingham
1998
90% Monument Ave.
  • Mouse Murphy
1998
78% The Butcher Boy
  • Uncle Alo
1997
No Score Yet Gold in the Streets
  • Des
1997
78% Michael Collins
  • Joe O'Reilly
1996
83% Hollow Reed
  • Tom Dixon
1996
82% Land and Freedom
  • David
1996
No Score Yet Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
  • Daniel Defoe
1996
No Score Yet Still Waters Burn
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Clockwork Mice (Running Wild)
  • Steve
1995
No Score Yet Nothing Personal
  • Ginger
1995
58% The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain
  • Johnny Shellshocked
1995
74% Backbeat
  • John Lennon
1994
67% The Hours and Times
  • John Lennon
1992
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Dr. John Watson
1988
No Score Yet No Surrender
  • Uncertain Menace
1985
No Score Yet A Girl and a Guy
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% The Last Kingdom
2015
  • Beocca
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rogue
2013
  • Buddy Wilson
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
91% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
  • Ethan Thompson
  • 2014
80% Klondike
2014
  • Soapy Smith
  • 2014
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Dr. Franklin Hall
  • 2013
87% Luck
2011-2012
  • Lonnie McHinery Lonnie
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Dr. Watson William Cecil
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Moving On
2009-2016
  • Jake
No Score Yet The Driver
2014
  • Actor

Quotes from Ian Hart's Characters