Ian Bannen

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Ian Bannen

Scottish character actor and occasional leading man add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1928.

Countries: United States (38%), Ireland (23%), United Kingdom (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Loch Ness, Michael Collins (Irish leader), David Lloyd George

Linked to: Ratcliffe College, Royal Shakespeare Company, St Aloysius' College, Glasgow, British Army




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Ian Bannen was born in 1928 add something


His first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin stage production of "Armlet of Jade" add something


His film debut occurred in the early 1950s with a small role in "Pool of London" , and he quickly rose to prominence, primarily in a wide range of supporting roles add something


Ian Bannen received in 1965 an Academy award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his performance in 'The Flight of the Phoenix' as one of the survivor of a plane crash, Ratbags Crow add something


Johnny Belinda (1948 film) - The film was remade first as a 1967 television movie starring Mia Farrow as Belinda, Ian Bannen as her doctor, and David Carradine as the rapist, and in 1982 as another TV remake with Rosanna Arquette as Belinda and Richard Thomas as the doctor


Michael Collins (Irish leader) - A made for TV film, "The Treaty", was produced in 1991 and starred Brendan Gleeson as Collins and Ian Bannen as David Lloyd George


In 1996, he was honoured with the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement award add something


Bannen suffered massive injuries and died in a car accident in 1999 at Knockies Straight, near Loch Ness add something

Ian Bannen died in 1999 add something


Bannen was killed, aged 71, in a car accident by Loch Ness in November 1999 add something