|Education||Methodist College Belfast |
Queen's University Belfast
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Ian Beattie (born 3 March 1965) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He is best known for playing Antigonus in the film Alexander (2004) and Ser Meryn Trant in the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2015).
Beattie’s start in acting began at an early age, when he used to tour Northern Ireland in a circus with his father. His most notable role is Ser Meryn Trant in five seasons of the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones. He has also appeared in numerous other television and film projects, including Antigonus in Oliver Stone's Alexander, Beorhtwulf of Mercia in an episode of History Channel's Vikings and Showtime's The Tudors.
|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|
|2018||Blackbird||Nick||Film released in 2022|
|1995||The Hanging Gale||Brian Sweeney|
|2006||Killinaskully||Father Bob Gilmartin||Episode: 'The Sports Day'|
|2011–2015||Game of Thrones||Ser Meryn Trant||17 episodes|
|2014||Line of Duty||Bob||3 episodes|
|2014||37 Days||Tsar Nicholas II|
|2015||Vikings||King Brihtwulf||Episode: 'Mercenary'|
|2016||Barbarians Rising||Quinctilius Varus||2 episodes|
|2017||8 Days That Made Rome||Emperor Constantine||Episode: The Rebirth of Rome|
|2017||Tennison||Dr. Martin||Episode 1|
|2018||Quantico||Titus Walker||Episode: Ghosts|
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