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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 6, 1990|
|Born:||August 11, 1949||Cause of Death:||complications resulting from AIDS|
|Birth Place:||United Kingdom||Profession:||Cast ... actor|
This tall, lithe Scottish actor won international recognition as Olympic hopeful Eric Lidell, the Presbyterian missionary who refused to compete on the Sabbath, in Hugh Hudson's Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire" (1981). Although he only appeared in a handful of films, Ian Charleson had a distinguished stage career for close to two decades before his untimely death from AIDS complications in 1990.
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