Theatre includes: London – Mrs Henderson Presents and Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward), Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre), Dead Funny (Savoy Theatre), Radio Times (Queen’s), Into the Woods (Phoenix), The Beggar’s Opera, Guys and Dolls, Schweyk in the Second World War, The Government Inspector, Futurists, Pravda and The Power of Yes (NT), The Iceman Cometh (Almeida/Old Vic), The Front Page (Donmar Warehouse), Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory), Oh, What a Lovely War!, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Diary of a Somebody (King’s Head) and A Night in Old Peking and Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith). Other theatre includes: Mrs Henderson Presents (Bath Theatre Royal) and Follow the Star (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Funfair (Home, Manchester), Richard III (Nottingham Playhouse/York Theatre Royal), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Liverpool/Nottingham Playhouses), The Alchemist, Season’s Greetings and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Liverpool Playhouse), Mogadishu, As You Like It, Pygmalion, Widowers’ Houses, Mirandolina, King Lear, The Illusion, Winding the Ball and School for Scandal (Manchester Royal Exchange), Assassins, The Crucible, Guys and Dolls, Twelfth Night and The Grapes of Wrath (Sheffield Crucible), The Merchant of Venice and Servant of Two Masters (RSC) and Hysteria (Minerva, Chichester).
Film includes: Eisenstein, Shiner, Half a Shave, Max and Helen, A Prayer for the Dying, Little Dorrit, Esther Khan and Denial.
Television includes: New Blood, Maigret, The Accused, Foyle’s War, Thieves Like Us, Spooks, Florence, Casualty, The Echo, Thacker, Perfect Scoundrels, Follow the Star, South Riding, Bergerac, Open Wide, DCI Banks, Empire, Without Motive, Wycliffe, Harry, The Blackheath Poisonings, The Darling Buds of May, The Comic Strip, The Good Companions, The Professionals and Minder.
Awards include: Ian was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1991 for Into the Woods; Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in 1993 for Radio Times; and Best Actor in a Musical in 2016 for Mrs Henderson Presents. He won the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Supporting Actor as Doolittle in Pygmalion at the Royal Exchange in 2010.