Hans Matheson Biography
Hans Matheson is a Scottish actor. His most notable film and television roles include in Sherlock Holmes, The Tudors, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Clash of the Titans and as Aeschylus in 300: Rise of an Empire.
He made his film debut as Johnny Silver in Jez Butterworth’s directorial, Mojo. He followed his role in Mojo with Stella Does Tricks. He played as a young male hooked on drugs who befriends Stella, a 15 year old sexworker. He then played Marius in Bille August’s film version of Les Misérables.
In addition to acting, Matheson plays guitar, violin and harmonica. He played guitar for the role of Luke Shand, a youthful rocker helping to invigorate an old band in the film, Still Crazy. Moreover, he got a starring role in the British hit Tube Tales, which led to his first commercialized film, Bodywork.
Later on, he starred in Canone Inverso, as Jeno Varga, a young man who falls in love with a pianist. He learnt the violin for this role. Matheson grew his career with a role as Thomas in the Danish-Norwegian film I Am Dina.
Hans Matheson then landed the role of Yurii Zhivago, in Giacomo Campiotti’s. Additionally, he starred in the four-part BBC adaptation of Tess of the d’Urbervilles in 2008 and the Home Secretary Lord Coward in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes an year later.
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In 2010, he featured in Clash of the Titans remake. He co-starred in The Christmas Candle and had a supporting role as Aeschylus in 300: Rise of an Empire. In 2015 he was cast in the lead role of John Blackwood (Johnny Jackson) in the ITV series Jericho.
Hans Matheson Age
Hans Matheson was born in Stornoway, United Kingdom. He was born on 7th August 1975. His current age is 44 years old as of 2019.
Hans Matheson Height
The Scottish actor stands at a height of 1.74 m.We will update you soon on his other body measurements including weight.
Hans Matheson Net Worth
Hans Matheson has made appearances in many films and television roles. Some of his most notable film and television roles include The Virgin Queen, Deathwatch, The Tudors, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Clash of the Titans and as Aeschylus in 300: Rise of an Empire.
He must have earned quite a huge fortune from the roles he played. Hans Matheson current net worth is estimated to be approximately $ 1.5 million.
Hans Matheson Movies | Hans Matheson Movies And Tv Shows | Hans Matheson Game Of Thrones
- The Future Lasts A Long Time
- Les Misérables
- Still Crazy
- Canone Inverso
- Comfortably Numb
- Half Light
- Sherlock Holmes
- Clash of the Titans
- The Christmas Candle
- 300: Rise of an Empire
- The Bill
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Virgin Queen
- The Tudors
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Hans Matheson Music
Hans Matheson has clearly stated that music has always been a big part of his life. He wrote his own songs in his early twenties. Matheson is working on recording what he is currently writing. In addition to acting, Matheson plays a few musical instruments including guitar, violin and harmonica.
Hans Matheson Instagram
Hans Matheson is quite active on social media. Especially on Instagram. He boasts a huge following on his social media platforms. You can follow him to get up to date news and information.
Hans Matheson Interview
Q: You’re starring in a new TV show called Jericho. Can you tell us a bit about the story and your role?
Hans Matheson: Jericho is a rich and colourful ensemble of characters all brought together by the building of the viaducts in Yorkshire in 1870. Jericho is the name given to one of the shanty towns that were built up alongside the viaducts so people could sleep, eat, trade, drink, visit brothels, etc. As a result of this, small communities were formed. This is a story about the characters in that community and how they work together and have struggled.
Hans Matheson: My character, Johnny, is someone you can rely on, his heart is true. In times of crisis he acts with courage. He is a good friend to have by your side. But he has a past which he cannot come to terms with. Life is about to unravel and it’ll challenge him. He is going to be forced to face up to things. But ultimately it’s going to be his liberation. Love is at work and there is no stopping it when it moves.
Hans Matheson: Jericho is somewhere outsiders can belong. There is a freedom of people not knowing who you are and what you might have done and this is appealing to Johnny. He wants to belong somewhere and with someone.
Q: I read that you’re a keen musician and songwriter; what kind of music are you into? What inspires you?
Hans Matheson: Anything from Beethoven to Lady Gaga to Michael Jackson. MJ is one of my favourite performers of all time. I love to dance to Applause by Lady Gaga. I often listen to that song while skipping. I also love the band Sun, Kill, Moon – they are folky and melancholic. What I listen to always depends on my mood. I’ll play anything on the guitar. Over Christmas me and my pals got together and with a guitar, harmonium and percussion and we played carols: Silent Night, Away In A Manger… all the classics.
Q: You’ve had experience in both TV and large-scale productions like 300: Rise of an Empire. Who have you most enjoyed working with?
Hans Matheson: One of the people I have most enjoyed working with is Giacomo Campiotti on Doctor Zhivago. We are still friends to this day just because of his passion for the work and he is just wonderful at getting performances out of the actors. He plays games during takes which will force something out of you that you’re not expecting.
Hans Matheson: He brings the best out of the performance and he believes in you when you don’t believe in yourself. Like a football manager when things are not necessarily going well, you don’t give up, he is – one hundred percent – on your side and has your back. It honestly just brings out the best in you and everyone else. I just really love him as a person.
Hans Matheson: Also, all of the directors on Jericho are fantastic; they all have very different energies and are really enjoyable to work with. The scripts were good and there is a great energy and chemistry between the cast. Everyone really felt that there was a kind of spirit in Jericho and that something was happening, but no one really knew what it was. It was really exciting and made it a lot easier for all of us.
Q: What did you get up to around Christmas? Do you retreat to the Scottish countryside?
Hans Matheson: Christmas was a very simple gathering with friends and family, singing carols and lighting fires. Fires are one of my favourite things in the world. I love wood. I love collecting and kindling wood. My fondest memories are of great conversations with great company looking through the flames of a fire.
Q: Do you have any resolutions (or plans) for 2016?
Hans Matheson: Yes – my buddies and I want to learn and try to sing Billy Jean. I need to find a new house. And go to dance lessons, I want to learn how to tango – I love dancing.