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Birth Place: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5'8 1/2" (1.74 m)
Family: Hans' father Ado is a musician who has released an album of original songs "Out on The islands. Hans provided back up vocals and played on the album.
Actor Bio: Hans Matheson was born in a caravan on August 7, 1975 at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Shortly after, his family moved to Canterbury, Kent in England but Hans often spent his summer holidays on Stornoway 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 '50s.
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. [source: IMDB]
| CAREER HIGHLIGHTS|
Non-acting careers: Between acting gigs, Hans busies himself with his music His music is a creative outlet for himself, family and friends.
Clash of the Titans (2010) ... Ixas
Sherlock Holmes (2009) ... Lord Coward
Bathory (2007).... Merisi da Caravaggio...
Half Light (2006).... Angus Mc Cullough...
Deathwatch(2002) ... Private Jack Hawkstone
I am Dina (2002) ... Tomas
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
Poldark(1996) ... Ben Carter
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)...TV miniseries...Alec D'Urberville
The Virgin Queen (2005)...TV Miniseries... Earl of Essex
Imperium - Nero(2004)...TV miniseries ... Emperor Nero
Comfortably Numb...TV Movie ... Jake
Doctor Zhivago(2002) ...TV miniseries ... Yury Zhivago
The Mists of Avalon(2001) TV mini series ... Mordred Pendragon
Family Money(1997) ...TV series ... Jake
Stage:Hans played Silver Johnny in Jez Butterworth's highly acclaimed production of "Mojo" at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1997. He later appeared as Silver Johnny in the big screen version.
Big break:his casting as Marius in Bille August's production of the Victor Hugo classic Les Miserables
Best known for:His bravery in taking on the role made famous by Omar Sharif, the starring role of Yury Zhivago in ITV's made-for-television production of "Doctor Zhivago"
Upcoming projects: filmed Guy Richie's "Sherlock Holmes" in which Hans plays Lord Coward.
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with Sam Neill
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Dr Zhivago (2002)
with Keira Knightly in Dr Zhivago
I am Dina (2002)
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