|Name:||Hans Matheson Fans|
|About:||Date of Birth: August 7th, 1975|
Place of Birth: Scotland
Most noteable roles: Les Misérables -- Marius, The Mists of Avalon -- Mordred, Doctor Zhivago -- Yury Zhivago
Hans Matheson was born in a caravan on 7th August 1975 at Stornaway, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Shortly after, his family moved to Canterbury, Kent in England but Hans often spent his summer holidays on Stornaway with his grandparents, As a child, his parents Iain (Ado) and Sheena often took him and his younger brother to folk festivals and Bob Dylan concerts. His father Ado is a musician and his grandfather was a Gaelic Singer and Songwriter before him performing at concerts and ceilidhs throughout Scotland. His great-grandfather was crowned the Celtic Bard in recognition of his writing in the 50's.
Hans claims to have been a shy and introverted child who was not happy at school. He left school and, at the suggestion of his mother, auditioned for drama school; Avondale Hall in Clapham. At the suggestion of his teacher and mentor, he auditioned for a Jez Butterworth TV show called Christmas and this led to a role in Mojo on stage at the Royal Court Theatre and later in the film version of the same name. Roles in TV shows Bramwell, Wycliffe and Family Money followed and films Stella Does Tricks, Still Crazy and Bodywork.
His first break on the international arena came with the his casting as Marius in Bille August's production of the Victor Hugo classic Les Miserables. He then starred in the European films "Canone Inverso"and "I Am Dina" and the television mini-series "The Mists of Avalon".
His major role to date has undoubtedly been the lead role as Yury Zhivago in the 2002 Granada Television adaptation of "Doctor Zhivago"the famous Russian novel by Boris Pasternak, where he co-starred with Keira Knightley and Sam Neill.
Hans is not only a talented actor but plays guitar, violin and harmonica and writes his own songs. He prefers the simple things in life to pursuing fame and fortune. He takes his guitar with him everywhere and prefers to travel by train rather than by air, even if the trip takes days rather than hours.
Actor biography taken from Hans Matheson Online
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Bathory (2007).... Merisi da Caravaggio...
Half Light (2006).... Angus Mc Cullough...
The Virgin Queen (2005)...TV Miniseries... Earl of Essex
Imperium : Nero (2004)...TV miniseries ... Emperor Nero
Comfortably Numb (2004)...TV Movie ... Jake
Doctor Zhivago (2002) ...TV miniseries ... Yury Zhivago
Deathwatch (2002) ... Private Jack Hawkstone
I Am Dina (2002) ... Tomas
The Mists Of Avalon (2001) TV mini series ... Mordred Pendragon
Canone Inverso- Making Love (2000) ... Jeno Varga
Bodywork (1999) ... Virgil Guppy
Tube Tales (1999) ...TV "Steal Away" ... Michael
Still Crazy (1998) ... Luke Shand
Les Miserables (1998) ... Marius Pontmercy
Family Money (1997) ...TV series ... Jake
Stella Does Tricks (1997)... Eddie
Mojo (1997) ... Silver Johnny
The Future Lasts a Long Time (1996) .. Jimmy Dolen
Poldark (1996) ... Ben Carter
Television Guest Appearances:
Bramwell (1997) playing Frederick Hackett
Wycliffe (1996) episode "Old Habits" (#38) Gary Creed
The Bill (1995) Season 11, Episode 102 "Still Waters", as Lee
Cuba Real - Trio (2004) Royal Court Theatre, London,
Mojo (1995) Royal Court Theatre, London
|Interests:||26: ado matheson, bathory, bodywork, bramwell, canone inverso, christmas, comfortably numb, cuba real - trio, deathwatch, dr. zhivago, family money, half light, hans matheson, i am dina, imperium: nero, les miserables, mists of avalon, mojo, poldark, stella does tricks, still crazy, the bill, the virgin queen, the_future_lasts_a_long_time, tube tales, wycliffe|
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