Knowledge Identifier: +Ian_Bannen
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1928.
Countries: United States (38%), Ireland (23%), United Kingdom (15%)
Linked to: Ratcliffe College, Royal Shakespeare Company, St Aloysius' College, Glasgow, British Army
His first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin stage production of "Armlet of Jade"
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
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
Bannen suffered massive injuries and died in a car accident in 1999 at Knockies Straight, near Loch Ness