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Burn Gorman is a Actor British born on 1 september 1974 at Hollywood (USA)

Burn Gorman

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Birth name Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 september 1974 (44 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Burn Hugh Gorman (born 1 September 1974) is an American-born English actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Owen Harper in the BBC series Torchwood (2006–08), Karl Tanner in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2013–14), Phillip Stryver in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Dr. Hermann Gottlieb in Pacific Rim (2013) and Major Edmund Hewlett in the AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies (2014). Gorman's 2015 roles include the films Crimson Peak and In a Valley of Violence.

Biography

Enfance et formation
Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman, plus jeune de quatre enfants, est né dans le quartier d'Hollywood, à Los Angeles aux États-Unis, de parents anglais. Son père était professeur de linguistique à l'université de Californie à Los Angeles (UCLA). À l'âge de 6-7 ans, sa famille revient s'installer à Londres, au Royaume-Uni.

Il suit une formation en théâtre à la Manchester School of Theatre de l'université métropolitaine de Manchester. Il est nommé au Prix du meilleur jeune acteur du Manchester Evening News.


Carrière
Burn Gorman commence sa carrière avec un petit rôle dans la série Coronation Street en 1998. Dans les années qui suivent, il enchaine les petits rôles dans plusieurs séries britanniques telles que Casualty, Merseybeat , Meurtres à l'anglaise ou Inspecteurs associés. En 2005, il obtient un rôle plus important en incarnant Guppy dans la mini-série de la BBC La Maison d'Âpre-Vent adaptée du roman éponyme de Charles Dickens.

Après avoir fait ses premiers pas au cinéma en 2001 dans Love Is Not Enough de Mark Norfolk , il obtient un rôle de petit truand en 2004 dans le film Layer Cake de Matthew Vaughn face à Daniel Craig et Tom Hardy. Par la suite, il apparait dans plusieurs films comme la comédie romantique Penelope de Mark Palansky en 2006, la comédie Frère Noël de David Dobkin en 2007 et le thriller Crimes à Oxford d'Álex de la Iglesia en 2008.

Burn Gorman est également un acteur de théâtre. En 2004, il se fait remarquer dans les pièces Ladybird de Vassily Sigarev (Royal Court Theatre), et Gong Donkeys de Richard Cameron (Bush Theatre ). Il travaille sur des lectures et des ateliers avec de nombreuses compagnies et théâtres comme l'English National Opera, le National Theatre Studio, le Young Vic , le Royal Court Theatre, l'Oxford Stage Company, le Paines Plough et le Soho Theatre .

De 2006 à 2008, il se fait connaitre en tenant le rôle du Dr Owen Harper, médecin et agent de terrain, dans les deux premières saisons de la série de science-fiction Torchwood, dérivée de Doctor Who. Il continue à apparaitre dans d'autres séries : EastEnders, Miss Marple, The Hour, Espions de Varsovie...

En 2009, il interprète au théâtre de Drury Lane le cambrioleur Bill Sikes dans la comédie musicale Oliver!, basée sur le roman Oliver Twist de Charles Dickens.

L'acteur commence alors à obtenir des rôles secondaires dans des blockbusters américains. En 2012, il joue Phillip Stryver dans The Dark Knight Rises, dernier épisode de la trilogie de Batman réalisée par Christopher Nolan. L'année suivante, il est le Dr Hermann Gottlieb dans le film de science-fiction Pacific Rim de Guillermo del Toro. Il retrouve ce dernier dans le film d'épouvante Crimson Peak sorti en 2015.

À la télévision, il se met à jouer dans des séries américaines. En 2013, il apparait dans la série dramatique Revenge et la sitcom Philadelphia. De 2013 à 2014, il joue dans quelques épisodes de la série à succès Game of Thrones, adaptation de la saga littéraire Le Trône de fer de George R. R. Martin. Il y incarne Karl Tanner, un membre de la Garde de Nuit, face à Kit Harington en Jon Snow. Depuis 2014, il est dans la série historique et d'espionnage Turn: Washington's Spies, où il joue le rôle du major Edmund Hewlett, un officier de l'Empire britannique posté aux Treize colonies, futur États-Unis d'Amérique.

En 2015, il joue le temps d'un épisode dans la série uchronique d'Amazon.com, The Man in the High Castle, adaptée du roman Le Maître du Haut Château de Philip K. Dick. Il incarne ensuite le Detective Sergeant William Blore dans la mini-série And Then There Were None, adaptation du roman Dix petits nègres d'Agatha Christie.

Usually with

Thomas Tull
Thomas Tull
(4 films)
Ti West
Ti West
(1 films)
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Filmography of Burn Gorman (21 films)

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Pacific Rim: Uprising, 1h51
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Jing Tian
Roles Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
Rating56% 2.8037052.8037052.8037052.8037052.803705
Dix ans après la fermeture de la brèche, le monde se reconstruit et vit désormais en paix sans les Kaijûs. Jake, fils du célèbre Marshall Stacker Pentecost (mort en héros), vit de vols et de troc tout en fuyant le passé familial. Il va faire la connaissance de la jeune Amara Namani, qui a fabriqué son propre Jaeger (les robots géants qui ont permis d'affronter les monstres). Ils sont tous deux arrêtés pour vol de matériel de Jaeger et construction illégale de Jaeger, et afin d'éviter la prison, sont obligés d'accepter d'être embarqués sur une base militaire en Chine où Jake retrouve son ancien copilote de jaeger, Nate Lambert, afin de former les nouvelles recrues pilotes, qu'Amara rejoint. Sur place, tout le monde est en effervescence car les Jaegers sont sur le point d'être rendus obsolètes par le vote d'un programme de drones produits par Shao Corporation et développés par Liwen Shao et le Dr. Newt Geiszler. Jake retrouve par ailleurs sa demi-sœur, Mako Mori, devenue Secrétaire Générale du Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Mais alors que le sommet pour le vote est sur le point de commencer à Sydney (QG du PPDC), un Jaeger illégal débarque et attaque la ville, tuant Mako Mori.
In a Valley of Violence, 1h44
Directed by Ti West
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga, Karen Gillan, James Ransone, Burn Gorman
Roles Priest
Rating59% 2.998632.998632.998632.998632.99863
A drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) arrives in a small town, seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen Gillan), who run the town's hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance.
Imperium
Imperium (2016)
, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell, Burn Gorman, Nestor Carbonell
Roles Morgan
Rating64% 3.249033.249033.249033.249033.24903
An FBI agent goes under cover to disrupt a local terrorist group's effort to make a dirty bomb.
Gernika
Gernika (2016)

Directed by Koldo Serra
Origin USA
Genres War
Actors James D'Arcy, María Valverde, Jack Davenport, Hugo Silva, Irene Escolar, Bárbara Goenaga
Roles Consul

Bilbao en avril 1937, 9 mois après le début de la Guerre d'Espagne. Henry Howell, est un correspondant américain célèbre pour son talent et sa passion de la vérité. Cependant, depuis quelques années, il est devenu cynique et opportuniste et ne se préoccupe plus que de son image et de son prestige. Tout en couvrant les affrontements du côté des républicains, il rencontre une jeune idéaliste du nom de Teresa qui connaît bien son travail et l'accuse de s'être laissé embarquer et d'avoir perdu la passion.
Crimson Peak, 1h59
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Ghost films
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman
Roles Holly
Rating64% 3.249983.249983.249983.249983.24998
In 1887, Edith Cushing, the young daughter of wealthy American businessman Carter Cushing, is visited by her mother's ghost who warns her, "beware of Crimson Peak."
Walking with the Enemy, 2h3
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon, Simon Dutton, Shane Taylor, Charles De'Ath
Roles Colonel Skorzeny
Rating63% 3.153323.153323.153323.153323.15332
Against the backdrop of war-torn Budapest, Hungary during the Second World War, a young man became a hero to the Jewish people. As a rabbi’s son from a small town called Kisvárda, Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum fought against great odds in one of Hungary’s most terrifying periods. During the Nazi occupation in 1944, he and a group of resistance fighters, managed to outsmart the German machine and save thousands of Jews from deportation and extermination in the camps.
Low Down
Low Down (2014)
, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Lena Headey, Glenn Close, Michael Peter Balzary, Taryn Manning
Roles Wiggenhern

Joe Albany was a well accomplished jazz pianist during the 1960s and 1970s performing with the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus before his descent into heroin addiction. The film tells the story of Albany's life from the perspective of his then 11-year-old daughter Amy Albany through her own personal memoirs, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, 1h21
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullaly
Roles Mr. Brand
Rating61% 3.0989553.0989553.0989553.0989553.098955
The film follows the exploits of Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould), an ordinary 11-year-old boy, and his "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." He is left out by his family; his older brother, Anthony (Dylan Minnette), his older sister, Emily (Kerris Dorsey), his mother, Kelly (Jennifer Garner), his father, Ben (Steve Carell), and his baby brother, Trevor (Elise/Zoey Vargas), living in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California.
Jimi: All Is by My Side, 1h56
Directed by John Ridley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Actors André 3000, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman, Imogen Poots, Andy Buckley, Ruth Negga
Roles Michael Jeffery
Rating56% 2.8494252.8494252.8494252.8494252.849425
En 1966, dans un club new-yorkais, Jimi Hendrix est repéré par Linda Keith ; à l'époque elle est la petite amie de Keith Richards. Grâce à elle, le jeune guitariste rencontre son futur manager, Chas Chandler (bassiste des Animals), qui le convainc de l'emmener à Londres où démarrera véritablement sa carrière internationale.
Pacific Rim, 2h12
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Giant monster films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins, Jr., Robert Kazinsky
Roles Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
Rating68% 3.4491453.4491453.4491453.4491453.449145
In 2013, Earth's coastal cities come under attack from Kaijus, colossal beasts that periodically emerge from a dimensional portal on the Pacific Ocean floor called "The Breach." To fight them, the Pacific Rim nations build the Jaegers, equally colossal humanoid war machines. Each Jaeger is controlled by two or more pilots whose brains are linked, called "drifting" to share the heavy mental load of operating the machine. The Jaegers are initially effective, but many are destroyed as the Kaijus grow more powerful and their attacks become more frequent. In 2025, the participating governments deem the Jaeger program unsustainable and discontinue it in favor of building defensive coastal walls. The four remaining Jaegers are redeployed to Hong Kong to protect the coast until the walls are completed. Jaeger commander Stacker Pentecost resolves to make a last-ditch attempt to end the Kaiju threat by destroying The Breach with a nuclear weapon, even though past nuclear strikes on the portal have been unsuccessful.
The Dark Knight Rises, 2h45
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Roles Phillip Stryver
Rating77% 3.8805553.8805553.8805553.8805553.880555
Eight years after Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) writes a resignation speech confessing the truth but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver (Burn Gorman), an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, and then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked militant named Bane (Tom Hardy) captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.
Red Lights
Red Lights (2012)
, 1h59
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Joely Richardson, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones
Roles Benedict Cohen
Rating61% 3.099473.099473.099473.099473.09947
The film opens with two primary characters: a university academic who also engages in paranormal investigation work, Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver); and her assistant in both areas, Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), who is also a talented physics academic. The audience is provided with an insight into the world of the opening section's primary characters while concurrently observing the public re-emergence of a psychic, Simon Silver (Robert De Niro).
Johnny English Reborn, 1h42
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Daniel Kaluuya, Richard Schiff
Roles Slater
Rating62% 3.148433.148433.148433.148433.14843
Five years after the events of the first film, former Sir Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is learning martial arts in Tibet as penance for a botched mission in Mozambique which resulted in him being stripped of his Knighthood. However, he is contacted by MI7, who arrange for him to be flown back to London and call him back to service.
Cemetery Junction, 1h35
Directed by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode
Roles Renwick
Rating68% 3.448833.448833.448833.448833.44883
In early 1970s England, three friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to escape their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door insurance salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives forever.