Ian trained at the Guildford School of Acting and Dance and left with distinction, winning the Max Adrian Acting Cup.
Ian has had many successful years as an actor, writer, composer, songwriter, tutor and director. He was Director of Productions at Pitlochry Festival Theatre until 2003. He has directed for The Traverse Theatre, Dundee Rep, The Royal Lyceum and was Artistic Director at Perth Theatre for seven years.
Now in his mid-forties, and having not fully concentrated on being a performer for nearly fifteen years, Ian is very excited about his wife’s decision that he move back into acting. His return was marked by the hugely successful run of “The Confessions of Gordon Brown”, playing to sellout houses at The Pleasance during the Edinburgh Fringe, at Trafalgar Studios, London and at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton in September.
Ian lives in Perthshire and runs a production company with his wife, Amanda Beveridge. The most succesful aspect of their work is Theatre Arts School Centre in Perth, which offers classes and a chance to be involved in theatre productions to young people and adults and he has just launched my-showreel.com – a professional showreel and promotional film company.
He also sings regularly with a jaz trio to help feed his fantasy to one day play Frank Sinatra.