Linklater in November 2011
July 7, 1976 |
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jessica Goldberg (m. 2002; div. 2012)|
Hamish Linklater (born July 7, 1976) is an American actor, known for playing Matthew Kimble and Andrew Keanelly in the CBS sitcoms The New Adventures of Old Christine and The Crazy Ones, respectively. He is the son of dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater.
Linklater was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Kristin Linklater, a Scottish-born Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University and a renowned teacher of vocal technique, and Jim Cormeny. A single mother, Kristin Linklater raised her son partly in the Berkshires, where she was a founder of the Shakespeare & Company drama troupe. Her son was eight years old when he began doing small Shakespearean roles.
His maternal grandparents were Marjorie (MacIntyre) and Eric Linklater, who was a Scottish novelist of part Swedish origin and one of the founders of the Scottish National Party. His uncles are journalist Magnus Linklater and writer Andro Linklater.
While first establishing himself on the stage, he made his big-screen debut in 2000's Groove. That was followed by his role as CNN correspondent Richard Roth in the HBO movie Live from Baghdad. He has since appeared in numerous movies, recently Fantastic Four (2005). He had a recurring role on the television show American Dreams as well as Gideon's Crossing. He was second-in-line to play Logan on Dark Angel, but the role went to Michael Weatherly.
In July 2006, Linklater appeared in Keith Bunin's The Busy World Is Hushed opposite Jill Clayburgh off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. He played Hamlet at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California and the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 2011, he starred with Miranda July in The Future. He made his Broadway debut in October 2011 in Theresa Rebeck's new play Seminar opposite Alan Rickman, Jerry O'Connell, Lily Rabe, and Hettienne Park.
In 2013, Hamish joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, playing senior producer Jerry Dantana. He remained for six episodes, until earning the role of Andrew Keanelly on the CBS series The Crazy Ones, which premiered in September 2013.
|2002||Live from Baghdad||Richard Roth||Television film|
|2005||Sailor's Girl, TheThe Sailor's Girl||N/A||Short film|
|2005||Everything's Gone Green||William||Short film|
|2006||Affair Game||Henry||Short film|
|2008||Violent Kind, TheThe Violent Kind||Frank||Direct-to-DVD|
|2011||I'm Coming Over||Buffalo||Short film|
|2011||Future, TheThe Future||Jason|
|2014||Angriest Man in Brooklyn, TheThe Angriest Man in Brooklyn||Tommy Altmann|
|2014||Magic in the Moonlight||Post-production|
|2000–2001||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Bruce Cherry||20 episodes|
|2003||Happy Family||Todd Brennan||Episode: "Pilot" (scenes deleted)|
|2003||Dragnet||Kevin Grimes||Episode: "The Magic Bullet"|
|2004||American Dreams||Pvt. Stan Silver||9 episodes|
|2004||5ive Days to Midnight||Carl Axelrod||5 episodes|
|2006–2010||New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old Christine||Matthew Kimble||88 episodes|
|2007||Pushing Daisies||John Joseph Jacobs||Episode: "Girth"|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Evan York||Episode: "Blue on Blue"|
|2012||Big C, TheThe Big C||Dave Cooper||4 episodes|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||David Morris||Episode: "Manhattan Vigil"|
|2012–2013||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||David LaGuardia||2 episodes|
|2013||Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom||Jerry Dantana||6 episodes|
|2013–2014||Crazy Ones, TheThe Crazy Ones||Andrew Keanelly||22 episodes|
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- Keay, J. & Keay, J. (1994) Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London. HarperCollins.
- "CBS Sitcom Star Hamish Linklater '94 Visits", Commonwealth School, November 2, 2008, reprinted from Boston Globe, also available in part here – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Mark Kennedy, "Actor Hamish Linklater evolves into playwright", Associated Press, January 31, 2013.
- Hamish Linklater's IMDb profile
- The Public Theater;s website
- Amoroso, Christina (16 June 2014). "Lily Rabe is really something in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’". nypost.com. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
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