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Ian Bannen

Ian Bannen

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Also Known As: Died: November 3, 1999
Born: June 29, 1928 Cause of Death: automobile accident
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...
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1947:
Stage debut, "Armlet of Jade" at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
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Served his mandatory 18 months with the British Army
1951:
Performed with the Memorial Theatre Company in Stratford-on-Avon (now the Royal Shakespeare Company)
1955:
London stage debut, "Prisoners of War"
1956:
Film acting debut in "Battle Hell"
1956:
First West End appearance, Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge", directed by Peter Brook
1958:
Starred in "Wolf Pack" for British TV's "Armchair Theatre"
1960:
Portrayed McDuff in NBC-TV version of "Macbeth", which ultimately received a theatrical release
1961:
Played title role in "Hamlet", as well as Mercutio ("Romeo and Juliet") and Iago opposite Sir John Gielgud in a production of "Othello" (directed by Franco Zeffirelli), all for Memorial Theatre Company
1963:
Starred in first production outside of South Africa of Athol Fugard's "The Blood Knot"
1964:
Played one of five love-starved men vying for the attention of Carroll Baker in "Station Six-Sahara"
1965:
Won acclaim for his efforts in Sidney Lumet's "The Hill"
1965:
Earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Robert Aldrich's "The Flight of the Phoenix"
1967:
Starred opposite Mia Farrow in TV remake of "Johnny Belinda" (ABC)
1970:
Acted the part of St. John Rivers in NBC-TV version of "Jane Eyre"
1971:
Portrayed Amos in Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth", an NBC miniseries
1973:
Appeared as Slade in "The Mackintosh Man", starring Paul Newman
1974:
Essayed the role of Adolph Hitler in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production, "The Gathering Storm"
1979:
Acted opposite Alec Guinness in the acclaimed BBC serial "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"; aired in USA as part of PBS' "Great Performances" in 1980
1981:
Appeared in "Eye of the Needle", starring Donald Sutherland
1981:
Scored a critical hit in the London premiere of Brian Friel's "Translations"
1982:
Had small role as a policeman in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"
1983:
US stage debut, Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten"
1985:
Played in David Drury's taut political thriller "Defence of the Realm"
1987:
Offered a marvelous turn as the cantakerous grandfather in John Boorman's "Hope and Glory"
1991:
Appeared in David Mamet adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", directed by Gregory Mosher for PBS' "Great Performances"
1991:
Portrayed Secret Service Controller 'R' in four part drama serial "Ashenden", based on short stories by Somerset Maugham; aired on A&E in 1992
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Played Dr. Cameron in "Dr. Finlay" (a revival of the 1962-1971 BBC series "Dr Finlay's Casebook") for Scottish TV; Parts I and II aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"
1995:
Acted the part of The Leper in Mel Gibson's "Braveheart"
1998:
Portrayed Prime Minister David Lloyd George in "The Treaty" (PBS), an account of the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty in 1921
1998:
Starred opposite David Kelly in "Waking Ned Devine", a folksy Irish comedy in the tradition of Ealing Studios
1999:
Wrapped "To Walk With Lions", the true story of drifter Tony Fitzjohn who lived with George and Joy Adamson and became a leader in the worldwide conservation movement; portrayed Terrence Adamson

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