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Actor JOHN NOLAN

John Nolan
as Geoff Hardcastle in Season 2
Born 22nd May 1938, London, England

From touring Ireland in the '60s (before Drama School) in one of the now long defunct but legendary “Fit Up” companies to being a member of Trevor Nunn's innovative, highly acclaimed ensemble company at the National Theatre, John Nolan has worked extensively in the theatre throughout Great Britain and Ireland, winning the best Actor award for his performance of Thoreau in the Dublin Festival’s production of "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail". His most recent theatre work includes the Tom Stoppard trilogy "The Coast of Utopia" at the National Theatre, and playing Brabantio and Lodovico in "Othello" at Northampton and Greenwich. Spending two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company (after his training at the Drama Centre), he left to take the title role in the BBC's classic serialisation of George Elliot’s “Daniel Deronda”. This acclaimed production led to many leading rôles in series and serials, notably Geoff Hardcastle in "Doomwatch", Nick Faunt in "Shabby Tiger" and Apollo in "The Orestia". Other television credits include the title roles in "Hamlet", "Richard II" and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (RTE) and over fifty further TV rôles encompassing a variety of popular programmes, including Ian Fleming in "The Real James Bond", "The Prisoner", "The Sweeney", "Dickens of London", "Return of the Saint", "Crown Court", “1990”, “Target”, "Enemy at the Door", "General Hospital", "Silent Witness", "Hustle" and Trevor Nunn's "The Merchant of Venice". John's film work includes "Bequest to the Nation", "The World is Full of Married Men" and "Terror", also appearing in "Following" and "Batman Begins" for his nephew, film director Christopher Nolan. He is married to the actress Kim Hartman, with whom he co-founded the production company Quinton Arts.

With thanks to Tony Darbyshire.

Filmography


Batman Begins (2005) .... Fredericks

2. "Silent Witness" .... Mr. O'Gara (1 episode, 2003)
    - Answering Fire: Part 1 (2003) TV episode .... Mr. O'Gara

3. The Merchant of Venice (2001) (TV) .... Balthazar

4. Following (1998) .... The Policeman

5. The World Is Full of Married Men (1979) .... Joe

6. "Return of the Saint" .... Corey (1 episode, 1979)
... aka The Son of the Saint
    - Hot Run (1979) TV episode .... Corey

7. "Target" .... Scott Taylor (1 episode, 1978)
    - The Trouble with Charlie (1978) TV episode .... Scott Taylor

8. "1990" .... Tomson (1 episode, 1978)
    - Pentagons (1978) TV episode .... Tomson

9. Terror (1978/I) .... James Garrick

10. "ITV Sunday Night Drama" .... Milos (1 episode, 1977)
    - A Superstition (1977) TV episode .... Milos

11. "Crown Court" .... Insp. Fleming (1 episode, 1977)
    - A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (1977) TV episode .... Insp. Fleming

12. "Six Days of Justice" .... Dr. Bryant (1 episode, 1975)
    - Belonging (1975) TV episode .... Dr. Bryant

13. "The Sweeney" .... Bernie Conway (1 episode, 1975)
    - Golden Boy (1975) TV episode .... Bernie Conway

14. "Marked Personal" .... Sean Carter (2 episodes, 1974)
    - Episode #1.52 (1974) TV episode .... Sean Carter
    - Episode #1.51 (1974) TV episode .... Sean Carter

15. "Thriller" .... Marty Fuller (1 episode, 1974)
    - In the Steps of a Dead Man (1974) TV episode .... Marty Fuller

16. "Shabby Tiger" .... Nick Faunt (7 episodes, 1973)
    - The Final Gamble (1973) TV episode .... Nick Faunt
    - The Mirror of Reason (1973) TV episode .... Nick Faunt
    - Strawberries and Champagne (1973) TV episode .... Nick Faunt
    - To Escape from Ourselves (1973) TV episode .... Nick Faunt
    - Beggars at a Banquet (1973) TV episode .... Nick Faunt
      (2 more)

17. Bequest to the Nation (1973) .... Capt. Blackwood
... aka The Nelson Affair (USA)


Doomwatch (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
    - Public Enemy (1971) TV episode .... Geoff Hardcastle
    - The Logicians (1971) TV episode .... Geoff Hardcastle
    - The Inquest (1971) TV episode .... Geoff Hardcastle
    - In the Dark (1971) TV episode .... Geoff Hardcastle
    - The Web of Fear (1971) TV episode .... Geoff Hardcastle
      (5 more)

19. "Daniel Deronda" .... Daniel Deronda (6 episodes, 1970)
    - Destinies (1970) TV episode .... Daniel Deronda
    - Revelations (1970) TV episode .... Daniel Deronda
    - Fire (1970) TV episode .... Daniel Deronda
    - The Diamonds (1970) TV episode .... Daniel Deronda
    - Pursuit (1970) TV episode .... Daniel Deronda
      (1 more)

20. "Strange Report" .... Cliff Hunt (1 episode, 1969)
    - Report 8319: Grenade - What Price Change? (1969) TV episode .... Cliff Hunt

21. "Hadleigh" .... Mick (1 episode, 1969)
    - Patron of the Arts (1969) TV episode .... Mick

22. "ITV Playhouse" .... Ray (1 episode, 1968)
    - Lucky for Some (1968) TV episode .... Ray


 The Prisoner (1 episode, 1968)
    - Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling (1968) TV episode .... Young Guest

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