The film career of Ian Bannen


10 April 2014
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Lanarkshire actor Ian Bannen had a long and distinguished career in film which we celebrate in this video special. ...
Lanarkshire actor Ian Bannen had a long and distinguished career in film which we celebrate in this video special.

In the May issue of Scottish Memories nostalgia magazine we explore the career of Ian Bannen, whose film debut was in the 1951 thriller Pool of London. Bannen was the first Scot to receive an Oscar nomination for 'best supporting' actor - in recognition of his role as a plane crash survivor in the 1965 hit Flight of the Phoenix:


A high point of Bannen's career was his appearance in the 1972 The Offence when he played a suspected child killer brought in for questioning by an officer played by Sean Connery, looking to escape from his James Bond stereotype:


The two actors also starred together in the 1965 prison drama The Hill:


Ian reflects on a career in film in this video interview, as he talks about his childhood, why he became an actor and highlights of his work:



Read our special feature on the life and work of Ian Bannen in the May issue of Scottish Memories magazine, available on our website.

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