Ian Beattie

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Ian Beattie
Ian Beattie.jpg
Beattie in 2015
Born (1965-03-03) 3 March 1965 (age 53)
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present

Ian Beattie (born 3 March 1965) is a Northern Irish actor.

Career[edit]

Beattie’s start in acting began at an early age, when he used to tour Northern Ireland in a circus with his father.[1] His most notable role is Ser Meryn Trant in five seasons of the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones.[2][3][4] He has also appeared in numerous other television and film projects, including Antigonus in Oliver Stone's Alexander,[5] Beorhtwulf of Mercia in an episode of History Channel's Vikings[6] and Showtime's The Tudors.[7]

On stage, he starred in the play Demented by playwright Gary Mitchell at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Space Truckers Trooper
2004 Alexander Antigonus
2007 Closing the Ring Seamus McCarty
2010 Mo Michael Stone TV film
2011 Brendan Smyth: Betrayal of Trust Brendan Smyth TV film
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Awards host
2013 Starred Up Officer Johnson
2016 The Truth Commissioner Beckett
2016 The Journey Gerry Adams

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Hanging Gale Brian Sweeney
2006 Killinaskully Father Bob Gilmartin Episode: The Sports Day
2009 The Tudors Sergeant
2011–2015 Game of Thrones Ser Meryn Trant
2014 Line of Duty Bob
2014 37 Days Tsar Nicholas II
2014 Number2s McCoubrey[9]
2015 Vikings King Brihtwulf
2016 Barbarians Rising Quinctilius Varus[10]
2017 Doctor Who Jackdaw

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spoilers, Barbarians, and the Circus: Ian Beattie". universityobserver. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Game of Thrones: 21 characters we love to hate". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ Debnath, Neela (26 October 2015). "Game of Thrones star Ian Beattie says playing paedophile Ser Meryn Trant was 'horrible'". express.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Game of Thrones' Ian Beattie on Arya's Revenge, and That Horrific Scene". vulture.com. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. ^ Cornah, Joel (13 May 2016). "Ser Meryn Trant - Ian Beattie Interview - Sci-fi and Fantasy Network". scififantasynetwork.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Young Ian Beattie joins the cast of Vikings!". Universal Artists Twitter feed. 25 July 2014.
  7. ^ "The Tudors - what time is it on TV? Episode 5 Series 3 cast list and preview". RadioTimes. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  8. ^ Rutherford, Adrian (12 May 2014). "Gary Mitchell: 'Working-class Protestant boys aren't judged on brains'". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Number2s - McCoubrey". BBC.
  10. ^ "'Game of Thrones' Alums Star in New Series 'Barbarians Rising': See Exclusive Photos". ew.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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