Ian Hogg (born 1 August 1937) is an English actor.
Hogg was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, the son of Ena Mary (Robinson) and Walter Alexander Hogg, a doctor. He was educated at Durham School, Durham University and the Central School of Speech and Drama. He then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has an older sister called Thelma Hogg ( Hoggie)
Television, stage and film
He is best known for his lead role in the BBC1 television series Rockliffe's Babies and its follow-up Rockliffe's Folly, playing Detective Sergeant Alan Rockliffe. He has played many television roles however, appearing as Purishkevich in the 1996 film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, as Mike Cherry in EastEnders (1999) and as Alois Hitler in Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003). Hogg played the role of Edmund in Peter Brook's 1971 film version of Shakespeare's King Lear, and his other film credits include appearances in Marat/Sade (1967), The Last Valley (1971), The Hireling (1973), Dead Cert (1974), Hennessy (1975), The Legacy (1978), Lady Jane (1986) and The Pleasure Principle (1992). He also appeared in the BBC's second dramatisation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House as Inspector Bucket (1985) and in the science fiction television series Doctor Who as the villain Josiah Samuel Smith in the 3-part serial Ghost Light (1989). He has also been associated with Doctor Who by voicing the part of General Voshkar in The Sandman, a spin-off Doctor Who audio drama produced in 2002 by Big Finish Productions. In the summer of 2008, he played in repertory in Scarborough, North Yorkshire at the Stephen Joseph Theatre under the artistic direction of Alan Ayckbourn. In 2010, Hogg appeared as the sensitive protagonist Murray in the Student Academy Award nominated short, The Miserables.