Ian Hart

Highest Rated: 100% Blind Flight (2004)
Lowest Rated: 0% Den of Lions (2003)
Birthday: Oct 8, 1964
Birthplace: Not Available
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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
83% The Hours and Times John Lennon 2019
No Score Yet Maria Stuart, Dronning af Skotland Actor 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots Lord Maitland 2018
33% Modern Life Is Rubbish Actor 2018
97% God's Own Country Martin Saxby 2017
58% Urban Hymn Actor 2017
54% Dough Victor Gerrard $1.2M 2016
No Score Yet The Man who Crossed Hitler Actor 2015
22% 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
93% Lassie Actor $0.6M 2006
56% Breakfast on Pluto PC Wallis $0.8M 2005
No Score Yet Ripley Under Ground Bernard Sayles 2005
89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story Joe $1.2M 2005
29% Rag Tale Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Dr. Watson 2004
82% 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
81% 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
80% Longitude William Harrison 2000
No Score Yet Best Nobby Stiles 2000
67% The End of the Affair Mr. Parkis 1999
63% 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
77% The Butcher Boy Uncle Alo 1997
No Score Yet Gold in the Streets Des 1997
77% Michael Collins Joe O'Reilly 1996
83% Hollow Reed Tom Dixon 1996
77% 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
71% Backbeat John Lennon 1994
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

CREDIT
97% Elementary
2012
Professor Baynes
  • 2018
91% The Last Kingdom
2015-2018
Beocca
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rogue
2013-2017
Buddy Wilson
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Ethan Thompson
  • 2014
80% Klondike
2014
Soapy Smith
  • 2014
95% My Mad Fat Diary
2013-2015
Dr. Kester
  • 2014
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Dr. Franklin Hall
  • 2014
  • 2013
82% Luck
2011-2012
Lonnie McHinery Lonnie
  • 2012
  • 2011
60% Dirt
2007-2008
Don Konkey
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Dr. Watson William Cecil
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Moving On
2009
Jake
No Score Yet The Driver
2014

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