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Ian Bannen

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Birth name Ian Edmund Bannen
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 29 june 1928
Death 3 november 1999 (at 71 years) at Loch Ness (United-kingdom)

Ian Bannen (29 June 1928 – 3 November 1999) was a Scottish character actor and occasional leading man.

Bannen was known for starring as the character Christopher Lowe in From Beyond the Grave (1974), Jim Prideaux in the BBC production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) and Jackie O'Shea in Waking Ned Devine (1998).


Ian Bannen est naît le 11 juin 1928 à Airdrie, dans le North Lanarkshire, en Écosse, au (Royaume-Uni), dans une famille catholique.

Il est le fils de John James Bannen, avocat, et de Clare Bannen (née Galloway). Il fait ses études au St Aloysius' College de Glasgow et au Ratcliffe College dans le Leicestershire avant de partir servir dans l'armée britannique en Égypte.

Best films

Hope and Glory (1987)

Usually with

Roy Boulting
Roy Boulting
(5 films)
John Boulting
John Boulting
(5 films)
John Hough
John Hough
(3 films)
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Filmography of Ian Bannen (64 films)

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Strictly Sinatra, 1h37
Directed by Peter Capaldi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Actors Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Brian Cox, Alun Armstrong, Tommy Flanagan, Iain Cuthbertson
Rating57% 2.852022.852022.852022.852022.85202
The film is about a young Glaswegian-Italian lounge singer, Toni Cocozza (Ian Hart), with a passion for Frank Sinatra and the dream of becoming a famous musician. He grows weary of playing to elderly crowds in third-rate bars and decides to accept career help from mob enforcer Chisolm (Brian Cox) and his boss Connolly (Iain Cuthbertson) whose wife (Una McLean) has taken a liking to Toni. In exchange for assisting the organization with their illegal activities, Chisholm pays for new clothes for Toni and pressures the producer of a talent show to allow Toni to compete in the contest. Meanwhile, he tries to keep his ties with the mob secret from his friend and accompanist Bill (Alun Armstrong) and pretty cigarette girl Irene (Kelly Macdonald) who he has fallen for. The trio form a modern day Rat Pack with Irene as Shirley MacLaine. Eventually his luck runs out. While he is helping to rob a store, Toni misses a date with Irene and she and Bill discover that he is leading a double life. They beg him not to compete in the talent show as he will be forever indebted to Chisholm, but he goes anyway. He only places fifth and continues his career singing in lounges, but is deeply unhappy. One day while making a drug drop the drugs he is carrying are stolen by a street kid. Toni refuses to harm the street kid, thus making him a target for the mob hitmen. He performs one last time at a birthday bash for Connolly's wife, fully expecting to be killed after he finishes his number. Bill rescues him by creating a distraction, which gives him a chance to get away with Irene. Using assumed names, the two manage to evade the mobsters and escape to New York City.
Best (2000)
, 1h42
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors John Lynch, Ian Bannen, David Hayman, Jerome Flynn, Linus Roache, Patsy Kensit
Roles Sir Matt Busby
Rating56% 2.813432.813432.813432.813432.81343
Le film relate la carrière du joueur de football nord-irlandais George Best, notamment lorsqu'il jouait à Manchester.
To Walk with Lions, 1h46
Directed by Carl Schultz
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Richard Harris, John Michie, Ian Bannen, Honor Blackman, Kerry Fox, Hugh Quarshie
Roles Terence Adamson
Rating66% 3.3413553.3413553.3413553.3413553.341355
Tony Fitzjohn (John Michie) has just come to work on Kora, a lion preserve, for two elderly brothers, George and Terrence Adamson (Ian Bannen). On the first day Fitzjohn goes against George’s advice and is nearly mauled by a lion. Being informed this is how the last person to fill his position came to be killed, he writes the whole place off as crazy and decides to leave. With a last minute change of heart, and a lion cub brought in from a zoo for him to train and reintroduce into the wild he soon discovers his life’s true calling.
Waking Ned
Waking Ned (1998)
, 1h31
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt, Fintan McKeown
Roles Jackie O'Shea
Rating72% 3.648623.648623.648623.648623.64862
When word reaches Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O'Sullivan (David Kelly), two elderly best friends, that someone in their tiny Irish village of 52 people in Tulaigh Mhór (Tullymore) has won the Irish National Lottery's Lotto game, they, along with Jackie's wife Annie (Fionnula Flanagan), plot to discover the identity of the winner. They obtain a list of lottery customers from Mrs. Kennedy (Maura O'Malley) at the post office, and invite the potential winners to a chicken dinner, where they attempt to get the winner to reveal his or herself. After everyone has left and they are no closer to an answer, Annie realizes that one person did not come to the dinner, so Jackie pays a late-night visit to the only absentee: the reclusive Ned Devine (Jimmy Keogh). He finds Ned in his home in front of the TV, still holding the ticket in his hand, a smile on his face and dead from shock. That same night, Jackie has a dream that the deceased Ned wants to share the winnings with his friends, as he has no family to claim the ticket. Jackie wakes up after the dream, and before dawn, he and Michael return to Ned's house to gather Ned's personal information so they can claim the winnings for themselves.
Braveheart (1995)
, 2h58
Directed by Mel Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Children's films
Actors Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Angus Macfadyen, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Robert Bruce Sr.
Rating79% 3.96823.96823.96823.96823.9682
In 1280, King Edward "Longshanks" (Patrick McGoohan) invades and conquers Scotland following the death of Alexander III of Scotland, who left no heir to the throne. Young William Wallace (James Robinson) witnesses Longshanks' treachery, survives the deaths of his father (Sean Lawlor) and brother (Sandy Nelson), and is taken abroad on a pilgrimage throughout Europe by his paternal Uncle Argyle (Brian Cox), where he is educated. Years later, Longshanks grants his noblemen land and privileges in Scotland, including Prima Nocte (or droit du seigneur, the right of the lord to have sex with female subjects on their wedding nights). Meanwhile, Wallace (Mel Gibson) returns to Scotland and is reunited with his childhood friend, Hamish Campbell (Brendan Gleeson). Wallace falls in love with his other childhood friend, Murron MacClannough (Catherine McCormack); they marry in secret so she will not have to spend the night with the local English lord. Wallace rescues Murron from being raped by English soldiers, but as she fights off their second attempt, Murron is captured and publicly executed. In retribution, Wallace leads his clan to slaughter the English garrison in his hometown and send the occupying garrison at Lanark back to England.
The Sound and the Silence: The Alexander Graham Bell Story, 7h2
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors John Bach, Ian Bannen, Brenda Fricker, Jim McLarty
Roles Melville
Rating69% 3.4877953.4877953.4877953.4877953.487795
The film begins with Bell's childhood in Scotland, where his is initially intrigued by sights and sounds. The film then follows his days as an inventor in Brantford, Ontario, Boston, Massachusetts, and Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The film was shot in New Zealand and on location at Alexander Graham Bell's Beinn Bhreagh estate in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Damage (1992)
, 1h51
Directed by Louis Malle
Origin France
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Ian Bannen, Peter Stormare
Roles Edward Lloyd
Rating66% 3.3487153.3487153.3487153.3487153.348715
Dr. Stephen Fleming, MP (Irons), a physician, British Member of Parliament, and his government's Minister of the Environment, lives a pleasant life in London with his wife Ingrid (Richardson) and young daughter Sally (Gemma Clarke). Their adult son, Martyn (Graves), a rising young journalist, lives elsewhere in London. At a diplomatic reception, Stephen meets a young woman named Anna Barton (Binoche), the daughter of a British diplomat and Elizabeth Prideaux (Leslie Caron), her four-times married French mother who "lives in Palm Springs". Anna, who works in the arts and antiques department at Sotheby's auction house, introduces herself as a close friend of Martyn's but it is apparent that Stephen and Anna are instantly attracted to each other.
Speaking of the Devil, 1h35
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Bud Spencer, Carol Alt, Thierry Lhermitte, Ian Bannen, Jean Sorel, Riccardo Pizzuti
Roles Luzifer
Rating59% 2.9524252.9524252.9524252.9524252.952425
Bull Webster est un chauffeur de taxi sans le sou dont la petite entreprise va être absorbée par une grande société concurrente. Par chance, il gagne à la loterie 150 millions de dollars. Ce gain est connu par avance aussi bien en Enfer qu'au Paradis, qui se dépêchent d'envoyer chacun un émissaire, une diablesse et un ange, ayant pour mission de mener Bull la première sur la mauvaise route et le second sur le bon chemin. Néanmoins, aucun des deux n'aura gain de cause car c'est Bull Webster lui-même qui convainc les deux agents de l'au-delà de partir à la recherche du billet perdu. Ainsi, aussi bien la diablesse que l'ange perdent leurs pouvoirs surnaturels et deviennent de communs mortels travaillant pour Bull qui, grâce à l'argent de la loterie, transforme sa compagnie en grosse société de transport de limousines.
The Big Man, 1h56
Directed by Liam Neeson, David Leland, Kenny Ireland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley, George Rossi, Billy Connolly, Pat Roach, Maurice Roëves
Roles Matt Mason
Rating56% 2.8493352.8493352.8493352.8493352.849335
A Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) becomes unemployed during a union strike. He is unable to support his family and cannot resolve his bitterness about his situation. Desperate for money, he accepts an offer made by a Glasgow gangster to fight in an illegal bare-knuckle boxing match. A long and brutal fight follows.
Ghost Dad
Ghost Dad (1990)
, 1h23
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bill Cosby, Denise Nicholas, Ian Bannen, Kimberly Russell, Christine Ebersole, Barry Corbin
Roles Sir Edith Moser
Rating44% 2.2091952.2091952.2091952.2091952.209195
Elliot Hopper (Bill Cosby) is a workaholic widower who is about to land the deal of a lifetime at work, which he hopes will win him a promotion and a company car. After he forgets his daughter Diane's birthday, he attempts to make it up to her by promising her she can have his car when he secures the deal at work on the coming Thursday. After being persuaded to give the car to his daughter early, Elliot must hail a taxi from work, which is driven by Satanist Curtis Burch (Raynor Scheine), who drives erratically and speeds out of control. Attempting to get the taxi stopped, Elliot announces that he is Satan and commands him to stop the taxi. Shocked to see his "Evil Master", Burch drives off a bridge and into the river.
Ghost Dad
Ghost Dad (1990)
, 1h25
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bill Cosby, Ian Bannen, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Christine Ebersole, Barry Corbin
Roles Sir Edith Moser
Rating44% 2.2091952.2091952.2091952.2091952.209195
Obsédé par sa carrière professionnelle, Elliot Hopper est très peu présent à la maison pour s'occuper de ses trois enfants au point même qu'Amanda, sa petite dernière, ne connaît sa voix que par le répondeur téléphonique. Chaque fois qu'ils expriment des désirs ou des besoins, Elliot remet au lendemain. Tout bascule lorsqu'Elliot meurt dans accident de taxi conduit par un chauffeur imprudent. Pensant s'en être sorti indemne, Elliot finit par se rendre compte qu'il est devenu un fantôme. Le ciel lui a accordé un délai de trois jours pour régler ses affaires et s'occuper de sa famille. Il revient donc auprès de Diane, Danny et Amanda. Ils sont les seuls à percevoir leur défunt père.
The Lady and the Highwayman, 1h30
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Hugh Grant, Michael York
Roles Christian Drysdale
Rating55% 2.753332.753332.753332.753332.75333
The film begins with a narrator telling us that Cromwell's tyranny is coming to an end, when we see several men approaching on horseback. We learn that King Charles II and several of his Cavaliers have been on an exploratory tour in England, checking to see if the populace is ready to back his return. At the moment he is being hounded by a troop of Roundheads. King Charles stops to bid one of his supporters, a Royalist Lord Lucius Vyne (Hugh Grant) who he gives one of his favorite rings, telling Lucius to send it if he ever needs his help. Taking the ring Lucius borrows the King's distinctive plumed hat and leads the King's pursuers away, allowing Charles and Lucius' cousin, Lord Richard Vyne to reach a waiting boat bound for France. Lucius manages to lose the Roundheads in a cavernous entrance of a quarried chalk cliff face.