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

Ian Beattie
Ian Beattie.jpg
Beattie in 2015
Born Ian Beattie
(1965-03-03) March 3, 1965 (age 52)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

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CareerEdit

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]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role
1995 The Hanging Gale Brian Sweeney
2009 The Tudors Sergeant
2011–15 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

ReferencesEdit

  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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