Ian Bannen Biography

Scottish actor Ian Bannen was born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK on the 29th June 1928.

After serving in the army he attended Radcliffe College in Leicestershire.

Acting Career Of Ian Bannen

Ian Bannen then turned to acting, becoming a prominent stage actor. He was an original member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Ian Bannen Doctor Findlay

Ian Bannen is best remembered as Doctor Cameron in the Television Series Doctor Findlay which ran from 1993 to 1996. Other TV work included Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy as Jim Prideaux and Doomwatch as Dr. Del Shaw.

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Films Of Ian Bannen

His films include Waking Ned as Jackie O'Shea, The Big Man as Matt Mason, Hope and Glory as Grandfather George, Gorky Park as Iamskoy, Gandhi as Senior Police Officer Fields and The Flight of the Phoenix as 'Ratbags' Crow.

Awards Of Ian Bannen

Ian Bannen won an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as 'Ratbags' Crow in The Flight of the Phoenix. Decades later he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

In 1976 Ian Bannen married Marilyn Salisbury.

On the 1st of March 1999 he appeared on This Is Your Life.

On the 3rd of November 1999 Ian Bannen died in a road accident at Knockies Straight, Loch Ness, Scotland.

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