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Ian Bannen

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Biography

Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Scottish character actor and occasional leading man who enlivened scores of fine films in Britain and America. His father was a lawyer in a small town in Lanarkshire. Bannen served in the army and attended Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire. His first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin production of "Armlet of Jade". He became a successful figure on the London stage, making a name for himself in the plays of both William Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill. He was an original member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared on Broadway as well. Read more...

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Character: Private Horrocks

Private's Progress 1956

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Character: Filippo Gozzi

Miracle in Soho 1957

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Character: Junior customs Officer

The Birthday Present 1957

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Character: Young King Loris

Carlton-Browne of the F.O. 1959

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Character: Colin Crane The Headmaster's Son

A French Mistress 1960

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Character: James B. Elcott

Penelope 1966

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Character: Pvt. Jock Thornton

Too Late the Hero 1970

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Character: Godliman

Eye of the Needle 1981

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Character: Terence Adamson

To Walk with Lions 1999

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Character: Jackie O'Shea

Waking Ned 1998

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Character: Edward Lloyd

Damage 1992

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Character: Sir Edith Moser

Ghost Dad 1990

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Character: Peter Bracken

The Fifteen Streets 1989

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Character: Dennis Markham

Defence of the Realm 1986

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Character: Brother Benedict

Lamb 1985

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Character: Iamskoy

Gorky Park 1983

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Character: Riley Wyndham

The Prodigal 1983

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Character: Don Pozzi

Something to Believe In 1998

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Character: 'R'

Ashenden 1991

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Character: The Ghastly Passenger

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1985

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Character: Mattie Muldoon

Screenplay 1986

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Character: Winston Davenport

Hart to Hart 1979

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Character: The Young Workman

The Third Key 1956

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Character: Sir Harry Norfolk

Bite the Bullet 1975

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Character: Josef Keller

Night Crossing 1982

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Character: AB Bannister RN

Battle Hell 1957

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Character: Antonio Braggi

The Voyage 1974

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