Ian Hart (born 8 October, 1964) is an English actor.
Hart was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, the grandson of Irish immigrants. One of three siblings, he was raised in a Catholic family and attended Cardinal Allen Grammar School (now called Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School) in Liverpool. He subsequently studied drama at Liverpool's Mabel Fletcher College of Music and Drama (now no longer existing).
From 1988 to 1991, Hart studied video production at South Mersey College (now part of Liverpool Community College). He portrayed a Republican militiaman in the Spanish Civil War in Land and Freedom (1995), an unemployed Liverpool shipyard worker in Liam (2000), and the malevolent Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). Hart has played John Lennon twice — in The Hours and Times (1991) and in Backbeat (1994) — and has also played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
On television, he played Doyle's creation Dr. Watson in two Sherlock Holmes television movies,...
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Dad's Dead is a seven minute award winning film written and directed by Chris Shepherd, commissioned by animate!. Since its first transmission on Channel 4, in 2003, the film has achieved a cult status. Mixing animation with live action in a unique style, it deals with how memory works. Ian Hart plays the narrator, an urban storyteller who relives his youth in Liverpool.
On 27 August 2007, Dad's Dead will be released as an extra on the DVD release of Danny Boyle's science fiction film Sunshine.
An animate! commission funded by Arts Council England and Channel 4.
Blind Flight is a British film that was released in 2003. It is based on the true-life story of the English journalist John McCarthy and the Irish journalist Brian Keenan's kidnapping and imprisonment in the Lebanon during the period of 1986 until their release in 1991. The film is based on Keenan's memoir, An Evil CradlingThe film received wide-spread critical acclaim, being nominated for six awards, and winning a BAFTA. It was written and directed by John Furse of the Devon Furse family.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 2002 television adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel of the same name. Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for the BBC, it was shown on BBC One on Boxing Day, 2002. It was directed by David Attwood, and adapted by Allan Cubitt. The film starred Richard Roxburgh as Sherlock Holmes and Ian Hart as Doctor Watson. Hart would play Watson again in the 2004 TV film Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, also written by Cubitt.
The plot in the Film is the generally the same as the book - although there are Minor differences such as:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, known in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is a 2001 fantasy/adventure film based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. Directed by Chris Columbus, it is the first in the popular Harry Potter films series. It stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, a boy who discovers he is a wizard on his eleventh birthday. It also features Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively. The adult cast features Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Ian Hart.
Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the book in 1999. Production began in 2000, with Columbus being chosen from a short list of directors to create the film. Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British, in keeping with the cultural integrity of the book and the movie. Rowling also approved the screenplay, written by Steve Kloves. The film was primarily made at Leavesden Film Studios,...
Liam (2000) is a British film directed by Stephen Frears and written by novelist/screenwriter Jimmy McGovern. McGovern (perhaps best known as the creator of Brit TV crime drama Cracker) adapted his own novel The Back Crack Boys into this emotionally raw meditation on innocence and pain. Frears in turn was influenced by James Joyce's accounts of his stern childhood in late 19th century Catholic Dublin.Megan Burns won the Marcello Mastroianni award at the Venice film festival for her performance....,
Monument Ave., originally titled Snitch, was a 1998 American film directed by Ted Demme and starring Denis Leary. The film centers on the Charlestown, Massachusetts Irish Mob and small time criminal Bobby O'Grady (Leary) who is dealing with the problems that arise due to Charlestown's code of silence. The film also stars Famke Janssen, Martin Sheen, Billy Crudup, Colm Meaney, Ian Hart, and Lenny Clarke.In Australia, this film was titled Noose....
Michael Collins a 1996 biopic about Michael Collins, the Irish patriot and revolutionary who died in the Irish Civil War. Liam Neeson stars as the title character. Also starring are Aidan Quinn (as Harry Boland), Stephen Rea (as Ned Broy), Alan Rickman (as Eamon de Valera), Julia Roberts (as Kitty Kiernan), Ian Hart and Charles Dance. It was scripted and directed by Neil Jordan. The soundtrack was written by Elliot Goldenthal. The film was an international co-production between companies in Ireland, the UK and the USA.In Ireland, the film was extremely successful, becoming the second most successful movie in Irish box-office history and the most successful Irish-made film of all time. The film received generally positive reviews, but was criticized for its historical inaccuracies.With a budget estimated at between $35 to $40 million, receiving 10% to 12% of its budget from the Irish Film Board, the film was one of the most expensive films ever...,
Backbeat is a 1994 movie that chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The movie focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (played by Sheryl Lee).
The movie is generally more accurate, both about Sutcliffe's life and the early Beatles history, than the 1979 TV movie Birth of the Beatles, which covers mostly the same period. It also has a darker, more detailed storyline, and The Beatles history as such, is background to the main story.
The film is based on the book "The real life story behind Backbeat - Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle" by Alan Clayson and Pauline Sutcliffe (ISBN 0330335804, 1994).
Sir Paul McCartney, however, was not impressed with the movie, stating: "One of my annoyances about the film Backbeat is that they've actually taken my rock 'n' rollness off me. They give John the song "Long Tall Sally" to...,
Ian Hart was born