Hamish Linklater (born July 7, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for playing Matthew Kimble in The New Adventures of Old Christine, Andrew Keanelly in The Crazy Ones, and Clark Debussy in Legion. He is the son of dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater.
|Alma mater||Amherst College|
(m. 2002; div. 2012)
|Partner(s)||Lily Rabe (2013–present)|
James Lincoln Cormeny
Linklater was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the son of Kristin Linklater and James Lincoln Cormeny. His mother was a Scottish-born Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University and a teacher of vocal technique. A single mother, she 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 Linklater, an arts campaigner, and Eric Linklater, who was a Scottish novelist of part Swedish origin. 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, including 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 the title character in 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, he played Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca in the Jackie Robinson biopic film 42. Linklater also joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom in a recurring role, 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.
In 2020, Linklater was cast in the Amazon Prime series Tell Me Your Secrets as John, a convicted rapist seeking redemption by trying to find a missing girl. The series premiered on February 19, 2021.
|2005||The Sailor's Girl||N/A||Short film|
|2005||Everything's Gone Green||William||Short film|
|2006||Affair Game||Henry||Short film|
|2008||The Violent Kind||Frank||Direct-to-DVD|
|2011||I'm Coming Over||Buffalo||Short film|
|2014||The Angriest Man in Brooklyn||Tommy Altmann|
|2014||Magic in the Moonlight||Brice|
|2015||One More Time||Tim|
|2015||The Big Short||Porter Collins||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding|
|2017||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Lysander|
|2017||Paper Year||Noah Bearinger|
|2017||You Can't Say No||Miles|
|2020||10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up||Benjamin|
|2000–01||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Bruce Cherry||20 episodes|
|2002||Live from Baghdad||Richard Roth||Television film|
|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|
|2006–10||The 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||The Big C||Dave Cooper||4 episodes|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||David Morris||Episode: "Manhattan Vigil"|
|2012–13||The Good Wife||David LaGuardia||2 episodes|
|2013||The Newsroom||Jerry Dantana||6 episodes|
|2013–14||The Crazy Ones||Andrew Keanelly||22 episodes|
|2017–19||Legion||Clark Debussy||14 episodes|
|2017||Fargo||Larue Dollard||4 episodes|
|2020||The Stand||Dr. Ellis||Episode: "The End"|
|2020||Monsterland||Dr. Joe Keller||Episode: "New Orleans, Louisiana"|
|TBA||Midnight Mass||N/A||Upcoming series|
|2021||Tell Me Your Secrets||John||Main role|
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- Stewart, Susan (March 9, 2008), "Heat Some Tea. Look at the Ceiling. Now, That's Acting." New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-03-10
- 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.
- tommyc-6 (December 23, 2008). "Hamish Linklater's IMDb profile". IMDb. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- "The Public Theater;s website". Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- "Amazon Grabs Former TNT Thriller 'Tell Me Your Secrets'". The Hollywood Reporter. October 29, 2020.
- Del Rosario, Alexandra (January 27, 2021). "'Tell Me Your Secrets': Amazon Drops Premiere Date & Trailer For Thriller Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
- "Actor Hamish Linklater Evolves Into Playwright". The Huffington Post. January 31, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- Juneau, Jen (December 28, 2016). "Baby on the Way for Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater". People.
- "Lily Rabe Hamish linklater welcome daughter". Retrieved February 4, 2021.
- Eagle, Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire. "Kristin Linklater, prominent voice coach and co-founder of Shakespeare & Company, dead at 84". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
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