Ian McNeice's television breakthrough was as Harcourt in the award-winning series Edge of Darkness. He has also played the alcoholic sous chef Gustave LaRoche on the television series Chef!, the evil Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Frank Herbert's Dune and, later, Children of Dune, Burt Large in eight seasons of Doc Martin, and the Newsreader in the HBO/BBC production Rome.
McNeice has also appeared in a number of films throughout the past few decades, including 84 Charing Cross Road, Day of the Dead, No Escape, From Hell and The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Around the World in 80 Days, White Noise, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
He made his Doctor Who debut when he guest-starred as villain Zeus in the Big Finish BBC Digital Radio 7 drama Immortal Beloved. Later McNeice would become well known in the Who universe for portraying Winston Churchill in the TV series from 2010 - 2011. However, this wasn't the first or last time he would play Churchill. He had previously played Churchill in the 2008 premiere production of the Howard Brenton play Never So Good, and later played him again in the 2012 stage version of The King's Speech.
You can follow Ian on Twitter at @ianmcneice1950.
Convention Guest Appearances
The Sci-Fi Sea Cruise 2019 - December 13-22, 2019 in Departing from Miami, FL, USACancelled Appearance 2018
- Chicago TARDIS 2018 - November 23-25, 2018 in Lombard, IL, USA
The Sci-Fi Sea Cruise 2018 - September 21-28, 2018 in Departing from Seattle, WA, USACancelled Appearance
- Liverpool Comic Con 2018 - March 10-11, 2018 in Liverpool, UK 2017
Time Lord Expo 2017 - October 13-15, 2017 in Fairborn, OH, USAConvention Cancelled 2016
- Film & Comic Con Cardiff 2016 - October 29-30, 2016 in Cardiff, UK
- Nor-Con 2016 - October 8, 2016 in Norwich, UK
- WhoFest 2016 - April 22-24, 2016 in Dallas, TX, USA
- Film & Comic Con Newcastle 2016 - March 19-20, 2016 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
- Gallifrey One 2016 - February 12-14, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, USA 2015
Chicago TARDIS 2015 - November 27-29, 2015 in Lombard, IL, USACancelled Appearance
- L.I. Who 2015 - November 13-15, 2015 in Hauppauge, NY, USA
TARDIS Phoenix 2015 - July 10-12, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ, USAConvention Cancelled
- EM-Con 2015 - March 15, 2015 in Nottingham, UK 2013
- Long Island Doctor Who 2013 - November 8-10, 2013 in Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
- Armageddon Expo Auckland 2013 - October 25-28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand
- Armageddon Expo Melbourne 2013 - October 19-20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia
- Comicpalooza 2013 - May 24-26, 2013 in Houston, TX, USA
- Gallifrey One 2013 - February 15-17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA, USA 2012
- Chicago TARDIS 2012 - November 23-25, 2012 in Lombard, IL, USA 2010
- Chicago TARDIS 2010 - November 26-28, 2010 in Lombard, IL, USA
16 confirmed guest appearances