Ian Beattie

Theatre, Film and Television

Ian Beattie is a Belfast born character actor. He is a graduate of Queen’s University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

He has worked on many significant stage, television and film productions since the mid-1990s. He is best known for his role as Meryn Trant, Knight of the Kingsguard, in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. His career has featured appearances in large scale Hollywood blockbusters, such as his role as Antigonus in Oliver Stone’s “Alexander”, to smaller scale intimate theatre pieces.

Ove the past twenty years, he has appeared in a number of important productions, which feature the “Troubles” as their backdrop. These include Gary Mitchell’s ‘Marching On’ , in which he played a visiting Scot coming to Northern Ireland for the twelfth of July parades, as well as a powerful performance as Michael Stone in the biopic of Northern Ireland Secretary of State Mo Mowlam.

In 2015, he took a lead role as minister McCoubrey in BBC Northern Ireland’s political comedy “Number 2s”

Demented (2014), Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Fishers of Men (2011) Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich, Belfast
Rock Doves (2010), Waterfront Studio, Belfast
Caught Red Handed (2002) Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Marching On (2000), Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Melting Doves (1997), Building Theatre, Ballina
Stags and Hens (1995), Arts Theatre, Belfast
Chambers (1995), Building Theatre, Ballina
Pinocchio (1994) Arts Theatre, Belfast
The Taming of the Shrew (1993) Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Film and Television
2011-2015 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
2015 Number 2s (TV Series)
2014 Scúp (TV Series)
2014 Blandings (TV Series)
2014 37 Days (TV Mini-Series)
2014 Line of Duty (TV Series)
2013 A Belfast Story
2013 Starred Up
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film
2011 Brendan Smyth: Betrayal of Trust (TV Movie)
2010 Mo (TV Movie)
2009 The Tudors (TV Series)
2007 Closing the Ring
2006 Killinaskully (TV Series)
2004 Alexander
1999 Stray Bullet
1996 Space Truckers
1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
1995 The Hanging Gale (TV Series)