Ian Beattie is a Northern Irish actor. He has been acting since the mid-1990s where he debuted in an episode of The Hanging Gale. He next had his first movie role in 1996’s Space Truckers. Later in 2004, he portrayed Antigonus in the historical drama film Alexander. This was followed by a role in the movie Closing the Ring. In the 2010s, he became best known for his role as Ser Meryn Trant in Game of Thrones. He later played King Brihtwulf in Vikings and Quinctilius Varus in Barbarians Rising. Also during this period, he had roles in such feature films as Starred Up, The Journey, and Papillon.