Ian McNeice

Biography

Date of Birth 2 October 1950, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Ian McNeice is an internationally known English television and movie actor. Career His acting training started in the Taunton School in Somerset. This was followed up with two years at the Salisbury Playhouse. The next few years were spent in theatre, including a four-year career with The Royal Shakespeare Company, and a production of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. His television breakthrough was as Harcourt in the award-winning series Edge of Darkness. He went on the appear in the 2000 television mini-series adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune as the evil Baron Vladimir Harkonnen – a role he later reprised for the 2003 sequel Children of Dune. Most recently, television viewers can see him in the memorable, if minor, role of the Forum crier ("Newsreader") in the joint HBO/BBC production Rome. McNeice has also appeared in a number of films, including the 1994 science fiction movie No Escape, and the British film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995). His breakthrough into American films occurred when he played opposite Jim Carrey as Fulton Greenwall in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). He played Nazi Gerhard Klopfer in the BBC/HBO TV movie Conspiracy (film), dramatising the Wannsee Conference. Since then he has gone on to do other, more recent, films such as Around the World in 80 Days (2004), and the 2005 drama/supernatural thriller White Noise. He has also applied his distinctive voice and accent to voice acting roles, such as the Vogon character Kwaltz – director of the Vogon Constructor Fleet – in the 2005 film adaptation of Douglas Adams' multi-format creation The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Birth Name

Ian McNeice

Birth Place

Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK

Birth Date

10/2/1950
Known For
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White Noise

Raymond Price

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Fulton Greenwall

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A Christmas Carol

Mr. Albert Fezziwig

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The Beautician And The Beast

Ira Grushinsky

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Freeze Frame

Forensic Profiler Saul Seger

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Spartacus

Batiatus 2 episodes, 2004

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I'll Be There

Graham

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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships

Tapling

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Voice Over

'Fats' Bannerman

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An Ungentlemanly Act

Dick Baker

Starring In
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Napoleon

Louis XVIII

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Chapman

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Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!

Mr. Peterson

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Valkyrie

Pompous General

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Day of the Dead

Paul - DJ

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The Black Dahlia

Coroner

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Kwaltz (voice)

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Cherished

Bill Bache

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White Noise

Raymond Price

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Oliver Twist

Mr. Limbkins

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Freeze Frame

Forensic Profiler Saul Seger

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Quizmaster

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Frankenstein

Professor Krempe

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Around the World in 80 Days

Colonel Kitchener

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Anazapta

Bishop

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Spartacus

Batiatus 2 episodes, 2004

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National Lampoon's Black Ball

Hugh The Sideburns

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I'll Be There

Graham

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The Final Curtain

Priest

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Amnèsia

Doug Chandler

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The Rocket Post

Alex Miln

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The Body

Dr. Sproul

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Conspiracy

Dr. Gerhard Klopfer

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Town & Country

Peter Principal

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The Fourth Angel

Lewison, MI5 Officer

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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz

The Inspector

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Longitude

Dr Bliss

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Potiphar

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A Christmas Carol

Mr. Albert Fezziwig

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The Cherry Orchard

Pishchik

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P.D. James - A Certain Justice

Desmond Ulrick (unknown episodes)

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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships

Tapling

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A Life Less Ordinary

Mayhew

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The Beautician And The Beast

Ira Grushinsky

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Jonathan Creek - Series Four

Father Roderick Alberic

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Fulton Greenwall

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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

George Garrad

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No Escape

King

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An Ungentlemanly Act

Dick Baker

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Year of the Comet

Ian

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Secret Friends

First Businessman

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The Russia House

Merrydew (as Ian McNiece)

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Valmont

Azolan

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Cry Freedom

(uncredited)

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Personal Services

Harry

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84 Charing Cross Road

Bill Humphries

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Die große Sehnsucht der Judith Hearne

Bernard Rice

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Whoops Apocalypse

Thrush

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Top Secret!

Blind Souvenir Vendor

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Grizzly II: Revenge

Bernie

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'Fats' Bannerman

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Minder - Series 7 - Complete

Eric Morgan / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1994)

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