IAN HOGG trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama and The Drama Centre, London. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company straight from drama school in 1964 to play in “The Jew of Malta” at The Aldwych Theatre. His first speaking part for the Company was Jack Rugby in “Merry Wives of Windsor” which was his next play. He then worked for eight years with the Company appearing in twenty of Shakespeare’s plays - getting increasingly responsible roles. He worked with Peter Brook in his acclaimed productions ‘ Marat/Sade’ and ‘US’ (a protest show about USA and Vietnam) finally playing Prospero in Brook’s version of “The Tempest” in Paris for The Festival of Nations - it got caught up in The Student Revolt of 1968 and was eventually presented at The Round House in London. In 1966 the Marat/Sade went to New York and played on Broadway at The Martin Beck Theatre where it won The Broadway Emmy for the best muscial of 1966, along with Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower. He finished that phase of his work at The RSC in 1972 by playing Coriolanus for Trevor Nunn on the “miracle” automated stage in The Roman Season.

He then freelanced and played leading roles in major regional theatre companies, London and The West End:-

John in Sons of Light. by David Rudkin (World premier) - Tyneside Theatre Company. Victor in The Price by Arthur Miller - Bristol Old Vic. Fainall in The Way of The World by Congreve - Chichester Trigorin in The Seagull by Chekov - Theatre Clwydd. Joe in Haunting Julia by Ayckbourn ( first perf.) - Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarboro’ Dunois in St Joan by Shaw - Cambridge Arts Company. Mortimer in Edward II by Brecht - Foco Novo. Perowne in AC/DC by Heathcote Williams - Royal Court. ‘LD’ in The Last Meeting of The Knights of The White Magnolia by Preston Jones - Hampstead Theatre. Snell in Donkey’s Years by Michael Frayne - The Globe (now The Gielguid), Shaftsbury Avenue. Kent in King Lear by Shakespeare - Old Vic. Belcredi in Henry IV by Pirandello - Wyndhams Theatre. The Senator in Insignificance by Terry Johnson - Donmar Theatre. Duke of Alba in Don Carlos by Schiller - Gielguid Theatre (2005) Agamemnon in Peter Stein’sTroilus and Cressida - Edinborough Festival & Stratford upon Avon (2006)

He was at The Royal National Theatre 1979-81 playing Howard in For Services Rendered by Somerset Maugham. Jeremiah Stiggins in Thee and Me by Philip Martin. The Man in The Interlude by Gabriel Josipovici. In 1996, he played Talbot in Mary Stuart by Schiller and in 2004 The French King in Henry V by Shakespeare

He has toured with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre and Birmingham Rep. in Russia, Finland, USA (Washington, New York, San Fransico and Santa Fe), India and Hong Kong and played the title role in Macbeth in Stratford Ontario, Canada.

His extensive Television work includes: David Copperfield, Lorna Doone, Total Eclipse, Penda’s Fen, Last Night Another Dissident, Father and Son, Bleak House, December Rose, Northern Crescent, Fair and Easy Passage, Taggart - (Hit Man), and Death of a Salesman.

He created the part of Rockliffe in the popular BBC police series called Rockliffe’s Babies and Rockliffe’s Folly.

His most recent television includes the LWT trilogy ‘Forgotten’, ‘Wings of Angels’ and ‘Awake the Dead’ for BBC TV. ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Foyle’s War’ for ITV.

He has read several books for BBC Radio, including “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” , “Hawksmoor” and “The Book of Judges”. “The Piano”, “Macbeth”, and “Dombey and Son” are some of his most recent radio plays.

Films include King Lear - Peter Brook, Macbeth - Roman Polanski, A Last Valley - James Clavell, To Build a Fire - David Cobham, Henessy, Escape from the Dark, Lady Jane - Trevor Nunn, Very Like a Whale and The Hireling - Alan Bridges, Meetings with Remarkable Men - Peter Brook, Little Dorrit , Pin for a Butterfly - Hannah Kodicek and Rasputin - Uli Edel

His latest work for The Royal Shakespeare Company was from 1996 - 2002 when he played Cardinal Wolsey in ‘Henry VIII’ and Belarius, the banished Lord, in ‘Cymbeline.’ at Stratford as well at The Young Vic and The Barbican in London. Both these productions were played in New York and Washington. In 2000 he played The Dukes in ‘As You Like It’ and Capulet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and in 2002 he played the title role in ‘Julius Caesar’.

In 2007 he played Captain Shotover in ‘Heartbreak House’ at Watford Palace Theatre.and Ephraim Cabot in ‘Desire under the Elms’ for Glasgow Citizens Theatre.

In 2008 he again played Joe in ‘Haunting Julia’ in Alan Ayckbourn’s final season as Artistic Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

In 2010 he played Enobarbus in Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ at the Liverpool Playhouse and again in 2012 at the Chichester Festival Theatre.