One of Ian's close friends is actor David Morrissey, they met while they were both members of Everyman Youth Theater in Liverpool.
His first professional role was in the movie Backbeat in 1993.
He is 5'8".
His wife's name is Lynne Currie.
He is Irish Catholic.
He is one of three siblings.
As of 2006, he resides in Crouch End, London, England.
His second daughter, Holly, was born in 2001.
His daughter, Daisy, was born in 1996
His wife is a teacher.
Ian: I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25.
Ian: It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers.
Ian: I grew up in a strong Catholic community where the priest would come to the house. I was beaten by the nuns at school.
Ian: When you're hungry and cold you get snappy, you get pissed off, everyone does.
Ian: I've predominately become, for whatever reason, a character actor. When I get the call. I try different things, but I try to do them all from the same basic standpoint of being real.
Ian: When you get to 15 years old and most of your teachers are priests, there is bound to be a conflict.