Ian Bannen


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Biography:
Birth Name: Ian Bannen
Born: 06/29/1928
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Death Place: United Kingdom
Died: 11/03/1999

Bannen is perhaps more familiar to American viewers for his extensive television work, both for American and British networks (airing primarily on PBS in the USA). After playing McDuff in an NBC version of "Macbeth" (1960), he later had the romantic leads in remakes of "Johnny Belinda" (ABC, 1967, opposite Mia Farrow) and "Jane Eyre" (NBC, 1971, with Susannah York). Well-cast as Amos in the Franco Zeffirelli's 1971 NBC miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth", the actor fully demonstrated his versatility undertaking a portrayal of Adolph Hitler in "The Gathering Storm", a 1974 NBC entry of "Hallmark Hall of Fame". For the BBC, Bannen acted in the highly acclaimed "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (1979),... Continue Bio >>

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