Ian Beattie was born in Northern Ireland, and started acting at a young age, while travelling with his father in the circus.
Perhaps his most notable role of recent times will be Ser Meryn Trant, who he portrated for five season of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones.
Other productions which Ian has appeared in include History Channel's Vikings, Oliver Stones's Alexander, Showtime's The Tudors and the cult classic Space Truckers.
Presently, Ian can be found portraying the character of Dr Martin in the new ITV drama Prime Suspect 1973, which a prequel to the original series.
We are exceptionally happy that Ian will be joining us as a guest for our 2017 line up, and and can't wait to get an insight into where he thinks the show is going during it's final seasons.