Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson
1949 - 1990

Ian Charleson  Scottish Actor


Ian Charleson (11 August 1949 – 6 January 1990) was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. He is also we...

First Name Ian
Last Name Charleson
Age 40 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th August, 1949
Birthplace Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 6th January, 1990
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Text Actor, singer
Occupation Actor
Year(s) Active 1972–1989
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Codename: Kyril1988 Kyril TV Show
Troubles1988 Major Brendan Archer TV Movie
Opera1987 Marco Movie
Car Trouble1986 Gerald Movie
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984 Jeffson Brown Movie
Louisiana1984 Clarence Dandridge TV Movie
Master of the Game1984 Jamie McGregor TV Show
The Sun Also Rises1984 Mike Campbell TV Show
Oxbridge Blues1984 Victor Geary TV Show
A Month in the Country1984 Rakitin TV Movie
Scotland's Story1984 Prince Charles Edward Stewart TV Show
Reilly: Ace of Spies1983 Lockhart TV Show
The Devil's Lieutenant1983 First Lieutenant Dorfrichter TV Movie
Gandhi1982 Charlie Andrews Movie
Ascendancy1982 Lt. Ryder Movie
Chariots of Fire1981 Eric Liddell Movie
All's Well That Ends Well1981 Bertram TV Movie
Antony & Cleopatra1981 Octavius Caesar TV Movie
The Search for Alexander the Great1981 Hephaistion TV Show
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark1980 Fortinbras TV Movie
Lady Killers1980 Neville Heath TV Show
Jubilee1978 Angel Movie
Rock Follies of '771977 Jimmy Smiles TV Show
Plays for Britain1976 Henry TV Show
Churchill's People1974 John Ross TV Show
Intimate Strangers1974 Tom Anson TV Show
A Private Matter1974 Anthony Black-Mathieson Movie
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat1972 Brother TV Movie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969 Tony Black-Matheson, Guillaume Desmarest TV Show
ITV Playhouse1967 Ian Arthur TV Show
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    brian phillipsJul 11, 2009

    i attend the HIV clinic at the royal free hospital in hamstead may his soul rest in heaven

    SylviaNov 29, 2008

    I didn`t know about his death until recently. I didn`t know about his disease... His major role was in Chariots Of Fire. Great moments.

    celloAug 15, 2008

    in the future of best british films ian charlesons portrayal of eric liddell will be amongst the best. i was upset to hear of his death but he leaves behind a film which i for one have watched over fifty times and am still amazed at the performance of charleson as eric liddell.he made you actually believe he was eric liddell a wonderful actor who because of the horrible disease which attacks the immune system was never to reach his true potential.what a shame that those of us who did not see his hamlet will never see him in his best role. but chariots of fire will live on forever for those of us and those to come will know of the real athletes ian and all his co-actors portrayed which before this film hardly any of us had ever heard of so wherever you are ian thank you and rest in peace cello17

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