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Ian Hart

Born: 08 October 1964 (57 years old)
Gender: Male

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Ian Hart is an English actor best known for his role as schizophrenic paparazzo Don Konkey in the television drama series Dirt, from 2007-2008.

He also had a starring role in the HBO horse racing series Luck, in 2012.

A Liverpudlian actor who shot to fame with two memorable turns as John Lennon in the early 1990s, Hart's portrayals of the iconic Beatle in the heralded black-and-white character study short The Hours and Times (1991) and the engagingly speculative, music-infused drama Backbeat (1994) were roundly acclaimed.

Hart made his feature film debut in the feature No Surrender. He was then cast in the lead role by Ken Loach in his Spanish Civil War-set drama Land and Freedom. That same year he garnered a best supporting actor honor at the Venice Film Festival for his turn as a brutal Protestant loyalist in Nothing Personal.

He also starred in the gentle comedy The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain and in the independents Loved Up and Clockwork Mice.

Hart followed up with a turn as the gentle, supportive lover of a gay father (Martin Donovan) fighting for custody of his child in 1996's The Hollow Reed. He then starred in Michael Collins, opposite Liam Neeson in Neil Jordan's epic biopic.

Jordan then cast Hart alongside Stephen Rea and Fiona Lewis in the black comedy The Butcher Boy  and as a 50s gangster alongside Harold Pinter in Mojo.

Hart went on to US features including Amos Poe's New York-set Frogs For Snakes and Ted Demme's Boston-based Monument Ave. to a starring role in the drama Still Waters Burn and an appearance in the blockbuster thriller Enemy of the State.

Roles followed in Michael Radford's B. Monkey, The End of the Affair, again directed by Neil Jordan opposite Julianne Moore, and in Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland.

Hart would also be featured on American television, when the miniseries Longitude aired on A&E and opposite Anne Marie Duff and Tom Hardy in Masterpiece Theatre's production of The Virgin Queen.

He then starred in Strictly Sinatra and Aberdeen, winning a Best Actor award at the Czechoslovakia Film Festival, the American comedy Spring Forward (Sundance Competition) and then a major role in Best, a biopic starring John Lynch as legendary Manchester United football star George Best.

Hart teamed up with Stephen Frears to play the pivotal role of the father of Liam, for which he received a BAFTA nomination. Hart tread the boards in the 2001 revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming for which he won The Irish Times Best Actor Award.

The actor starred alongside Ian Holm, portraying the character that Holm has originated in the premiere production. A role as a Professor of Dark Arts ("If you're not a kid, you're a wizard") in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone brought the actor to his widest audience to date.

He went on to receive a Best Actor Award from the Tribeca Film Festival for his work in Blind Flight, in which he starred opposite Linus Roache.

Hart starred for two seasons in the dark comedy series Dirt, as bi-polar tabloid photographer Don Konkey opposite Courteney Cox. In the UK he starred in the BBC miniseries Five Daughters for director Philippa Lowthorpe.

He can also be seen starring alongside Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte in the HBO series Luck, for David Milch and Michael Mann.






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