Well-known for his character of Professor Quirrell in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Ian Hart is an internationally acclaimed and well-received actor. He was born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Lancashire. He attended Cardinal Allen Grammar School, and he used to attend the Everyman Youth Theatre. Though Ian Hart came to the acting career accidentally, he is an actor who always search for novelty in his characters. For this, he laid the foundation through his studies in various streams. He studied drama at Mabel Fletcher College of Music and Drama in Liverpool.
Later he studied video production at South Mersey College. Ian Hart started acting as his career in 1980. He never confined himself to one type of character. He played the scallies, authors, physicists, etc. He played Sir Arthur Canon Doyle in the film Finding Neverland in 2004, Adolf Hitler in BBC drama The Man Who Crossed Hitler. He garnered major accolades for his roles for portraying John Lennon in the British film Backbeat(1995), Quirinus Quirrell in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Dr. Watson in BBC's The Hound of Baskervilles, etc.
Ian Hart mostly worked for the British theater and television and rarely did he work for American movies. He is famous for his British Television Productions like Sir Arthur Canon Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Silk Stocking, and The Hound of Baskervilles. When he was about to act for the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, he went to the local bookshop and asked for the Harry Potter series, and he was confused reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Ian Hart's personal life comes with the note that he had a peaceful and enjoyed throughout his life. His wife is Lynne, and they have a daughter. He moved to Los Angeles, accidentally and started living in Los Angeles for a couple of years. On a shoot to HBO, he reached Los Angeles, and slowly their wife and kid moved and they even own a house there.He had a few controversies to his credit too. It seemed Ian Hart hit a man from the audience during an interview.