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Ian Hart

Ian Hart

Birthday: 8 October 1964, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Height: 172 cm

Ian Hart, born in England, began acting while a student in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. He stumbled into acting almost accidentally, but was cast in the play "The Government Inspector" ...Show more

Ian Hart
It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't g Show more It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers. Hide
I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, Show more I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25. Hide
I'm belligerent rather than ambitious. I'm belligerent rather than ambitious.
I need something to do when I'm not working, or I crawl up the walls. So I've just taken up kung fu. Show more I need something to do when I'm not working, or I crawl up the walls. So I've just taken up kung fu. I was looking for some kind of calming, relaxing activity. I tried yoga, but it wasn't really me. Hide
I just wanna build momentum again. Keeping yourself in work is one thing, keeping yourself in good w Show more I just wanna build momentum again. Keeping yourself in work is one thing, keeping yourself in good work's another. But if it doesn't work out, so be it. As the Taoists say, Learn to accept that which you cannot change. Hide
I've only used my own voice about four times on film. I've only used my own voice about four times on film.
I play the town taxidermist. Norman starts coming over to see my character's daughter, but he become Show more I play the town taxidermist. Norman starts coming over to see my character's daughter, but he becomes fascinated by preserving dead animals. In one episode his dog dies, so I teach him how to preserve it. He becomes obsessed with taxidermy. Hide
On moving to L.A.: I went to film a TV series (Luck with Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina and Nick Nolt Show more On moving to L.A.: I went to film a TV series (Luck with Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina and Nick Nolte) for HBO. Three months turned into nine months. Nine months turned into a year, then 18 months and so on and so on. One part led on to another. My wife and kids were never seeing me, so they moved over, too. Now they are in school over here and we've got a house in Santa Monica. Hide
We tend to think about fascism in terms of the Second World War. We tend to think about fascism in terms of the Second World War.
I hate auditions - when I'm doing them, I can't wait to get out the bleeding door. I hate auditions - when I'm doing them, I can't wait to get out the bleeding door.
Most good roles are written for young men. We are fixated on youth. So however much people say there Show more Most good roles are written for young men. We are fixated on youth. So however much people say there is nothing wrong with being bald, the reality is once the hair is gone, you might not get the parts. Hide
Everyone should be good at what they do. Everyone should be good at what they do.
Well, put it like this, if you're not a kid, you're a wizard. Well, put it like this, if you're not a kid, you're a wizard.
Even before my audition, there were several pages missing from my script because those bits were so Show more Even before my audition, there were several pages missing from my script because those bits were so unbelievably secret not even I was allowed to see them. Hide
It's one of those things where you turn round and say 'I've moved to LA by accident. It was a happy Show more It's one of those things where you turn round and say 'I've moved to LA by accident. It was a happy accident, though. Santa Monica isn't bad - I can get Heinz beans and Cadbury's chocolate and PG Tips tea. You can get proper brown sauce in the shop round the corner. It's not like America and it doesn't feel too showbiz. I did see Warren Beatty the other day doing his shopping. I was thinking 'he's getting on a bit' but then I realized that he had more hair than me - and he's in his 70s. Hide
I was relatively technically adept. I can edit and wire up a light. I was relatively technically adept. I can edit and wire up a light.
Not being able to work would make me very unhappy. Not being able to work would make me very unhappy.
When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests, there's bound to be a conflict. When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests, there's bound to be a conflict.
I just want to be rich and famous. I just want to be rich and famous.
I'm still working, I've got two arms, two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife. Fifteen years ago, Show more I'm still working, I've got two arms, two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife. Fifteen years ago, I was homeless. So when you think about it, I'm lucky. Hide
You learn more doing than doing training. You learn more doing than doing training.
I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films. I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films.
There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, th Show more There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true. Hide
My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made m Show more My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I'm way, way too old now, mate. That boat's sailed. Hide
That's what I like about Neil Jordan's films: everyone is better at what they do than you are. That's what I like about Neil Jordan's films: everyone is better at what they do than you are.
Ian Hart's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (37)
Gomovies