Sean Harris is an English actor, who is most recognized for portraying Solomon Lane in the Mission Impossible series’ latest parts “M.I.: Rogue Nation” (2015) and “M.I.: Fallout” (2018), starring
Tom Cruise. He was born on 7th January 1966 on the outskirts of Woodbridge, Suffolk and raised in Lowestoft, Suffolk, where he attended the Ormiston Denes Academy (formerly Denes High School). In 1989, he moved to London and graduated with a degree in acting from the Drama Centre London. He started his career by acting in stage plays as a part of the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow and later went on to work at the Nottingham Playhouse and the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester. His debut on television was with the supporting role of Dean in an episode of ITV’s “Minder” (1979).
Harris made cameo appearances on several TV shows before landing the lead role of serial killer Ian Brady in ITV’s two-part TV film “See No Evil: The Moors Murders” (2006), a negative character which was well received by the viewers. He later appeared as Detective Superintendent Bob Craven in Channel 4’s “Red Riding” (2009) television film trilogy and as Micheletto Corella in Bravo! TV’s “The Borgias” (2010). In 2013, Harris won over the audience with his performance in Channel 4’s miniseries “Southcliffe,” in which he played the protagonist Stephen Morton and won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. In the film industry, Sean came into focus for his work as Thomas the Disciple in the biblical drama “Jesus” (1999). His first lead act was as Ian Curtis, the Joy Division singer, in “24 Hour Party People” (2002).
He played Steven in “True Love (Once Removed)” (2002), which was declared the best short film at both the Houston and the Palm Springs Film Festivals. He was the lead actor in the Scottish short film “Native Son” (2010), which was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and also appeared as the geologist Fifield in the Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster “
Prometheus” (2012). Harris was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for three years in a row for his contributions in “ ’71” (2014), “
Macbeth” (2015) and “Trespass Against Us” (2016). His latest portrayal was that of Philip, a psychopathic children’s puppeteer in Matthew Holness’s critically acclaimed “
Possum” (2018). Sean has tried his hand at writing as well with two screenplays “
White” and “Imager”, both of which he co-wrote with Montserrat Lombard. His upcoming movie “
The King” is a historical movie set in the 15th century and is scheduled to release later this year.