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      Hans Matheson

      Hans Matheson

      Highest Rated: 75% Les Miserables (1998)

      Lowest Rated: 21% The Christmas Candle (2013)

      Birthday: Aug 7, 1975

      Birthplace: Stornaway, UK

      When not in school, Scottish actor Hans Matheson spent much of his childhood traveling around Britain attending various musical festivals with his hippie parents. Music was in his family's blood--his father was a musician, as well as his grandfather and great-grandfather before him. Matheson attended drama school in his teens and subsequently landed a strong part in the play "Mojo," as well as in the later film version, and roles in the films "Stella Does Tricks" and the raucous comedy "Still Crazy." His breakout performance, though, was in Billie August's adaptation of "Les Misérables" as the revolutionary Marius. His brooding handsomeness would serve him well in other period movies through the years. In 2001, he played the evil Mordred in the television miniseries version of "The Mists of Avalon," a feminist retelling of the King Arthur myth. The following year he co-starred in the well-regarded World War I-set supernatural horror movie "Deathwatch" and played Yuri Zhivago opposite Keira Knightley in the miniseries version of "Doctor Zhivago," arguably his most well-known role. He also played the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, in the second season of the Showtime series "The Tudors." His role in the miniseries "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" as the manipulative Alec was another highlight. Not all his roles in historical fare have been relegated to drama, though. He played the villainous Lord Coward in Guy Ritchie's steampunk update of "Sherlock Holmes" and the brave warrior Ixas in the 2010 revamp of "The Clash of the Titans."

      Highest rated movies

      Les Miserables
      Still Crazy
      300: Rise of an Empire
      Half Light
      Clash of the Titans
      Deathwatch
      The Christmas Candle

      Photos

      LES MISERABLES, Hans Matheson (center), 1998, (c)Columbia Pictures STILL CRAZY, (back) Nail, Bergstrom, Nighy, Rea, Aubrey, Spall, (front) Stirling, Metheson, Connolly, 1998 STILL CRAZY, from left: Hans Matheson, Jimmy Nail, Bill Nighy, 1998, © Columbia CLASH OF THE TITANS, Hans Matheson, 2010. Ph: Jay Maidment/©Warner Bros. HALF LIGHT, Hans Matheson, Demi Moore, 2006. ©First Look Pictures MOJO, HANS MATHESON (OPEN SHIRT), 1997, © CHANNEL FOUR FILMS HALF LIGHT, Hans Matheson, Demi Moore, 2006. ©First Look Pictures HALF LIGHT, Hans Matheson, Demi Moore, 2006. ©First Look Pictures STILL CRAZY, from left: Hans Matheson, Bill Nighy, 1998, © Columbia HALF LIGHT, Demi Moore, Beans Balawi, 2006. ©First Look Pictures STELLA DOES TRICKS, from left: Kelly Macdonald, Hans Matheson, 1996, © Strand Releasing STELLA DOES TRICKS, from left: Hans Matheson, Kelly Macdonald, 1996, © Strand Releasing CLASH OF THE TITANS, Hans Matheson, 2010. Ph: Jay Maidment/©Warner Bros. STILL CRAZY, front from left: Bruce Robinson, Billy Connolly, Hans Matheson (rear), 1998, © Columbia STILL CRAZY, standing back to front: Jimmy Nail, Bill Nighy, Hans Matheson, Timothy Spall (right), 1998, © Columbia 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, Hans Matheson, 2014. ©Warner Bros.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      46% 51% 300: Rise of an Empire Aeskylos (Character) $106.6M 2014
      21% 74% The Christmas Candle David Richmond (Character) $2.1M 2013
      27% 40% Clash of the Titans Ixas (Character) $163.2M 2010
      No Score Yet 49% Bathory Caravaggio (Character) - 2008
      29% 46% Half Light Angus McCulloch (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 75% I Am Dina Tomas (Character) - 2002
      25% 42% Deathwatch Pvt. Jack Hawkstone (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Mordred (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodywork Virgil Guppy (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 81% Canone Inverso: Making Love Jeno Varga (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Body Work Unknown (Character) - 1999
      75% 83% Les Miserables Marius (Character) $13.9M 1998
      73% 84% Still Crazy Luke Shand (Character) $477.9K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojo Silver Johnny (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poldark Ben Carter (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 61% Stella Does Tricks Eddie (Character) $2.4K 1996

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tess of the D'Urbervilles Alec D'Urberville (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Robert Devereux (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Mordred (Character) 2001