Ian Bannen Overview

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Born: June 29, 1928

A respected character actor and occasional leading man of the stage, screen, and television, Ian Bannen appeared in over 80 productions during his long career. Born in Airdrie, Scotland, Bannen's father was a lawyer in a small town in Lanarkshire. Bannen served in the army and attended Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire. His first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin production of Armlet of Jade. He became a successful figure on the London stage, making a name for himself in the plays... See All


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