Scottish Film and Stage Actor Ian Bannen, 71, is Dead

News   Scottish Film and Stage Actor Ian Bannen, 71, is Dead Ian Bannen, the Scottish actor who appeared in the recent film, "Waking Ned Devine," and played roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, died Nov. 3 in a car crash near Loch Ness, Scotland, The New York Times reported. He was 71.

Ian Bannen, the Scottish actor who appeared in the recent film, "Waking Ned Devine," and played roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, died Nov. 3 in a car crash near Loch Ness, Scotland, The New York Times reported. He was 71. In the 1950s, Mr. Bannen acted on the London stage in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh and Long Day's Journey Into Night and in a 1983 revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Films roles include "Braveheart," "Hope and Glory," Gorky Park," "Gandhi" and 1966's "The Flight of the Phoenix," for which he earned an Academy Award nomination.

He made his stage debut in Armlet of Jade in Dublin in 1947, The Times reported.

-- By Kenneth Jones