Hamish Linklater

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Hamish Linklater
Hamish Linklater Seminar.jpg
Linklater in November 2011
Born(1976-07-07) July 7, 1976 (age 37)
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Jessica Goldberg (m. 2002)
 
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Hamish Linklater
Hamish Linklater Seminar.jpg
Linklater in November 2011
Born(1976-07-07) July 7, 1976 (age 37)
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Jessica Goldberg (m. 2002)

Hamish Linklater (born July 7, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known as Matthew Kimble in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. He is the son of dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater.

Early life[edit source | edit]

Linklater was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Kristin Linklater, Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University and a renowned teacher of vocal technique, and Jim Cormeny. A single mother, Kristin Linklater raised her son partly in the Berkshires, where she was a founder of the Shakespeare & Company drama troupe. Her son was eight years old when he began doing small Shakespearean roles.[1]

His grandfather, Eric Linklater, was a Scottish novelist of part Swedish origin[2] and one of the founders of the Scottish National Party.

Career[edit source | edit]

While first establishing himself on the stage, he made his big-screen debut in 2000's Groove. That was followed by his role as CNN correspondent Richard Roth in the HBO movie Live from Baghdad. He has since appeared in numerous movies, recently Fantastic Four (2005). He had a recurring role on the television show American Dreams as well as Gideon's Crossing. He was second-in-line to play Logan on Dark Angel, but the role went to Michael Weatherly.

From 2006 until 2010 he was a main cast member in The New Adventures of Old Christine, as the brother of Christine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

In July 2006, Linklater appeared in Keith Bunin's The Busy World Is Hushed opposite Jill Clayburgh off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. He played Hamlet at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California and the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.

On Halloween 2007, Linklater appeared in an episode of Pushing Daisies on ABC, entitled "Girth". He also completed the film The Violent Kind.[3]

He appeared in The Public Theater's 2009 production of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, opposite Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald and Raul Esparza.[4]

In 2011 he starred with Miranda July in The Future. He made his Broadway debut in October 2011 in Theresa Rebeck's new play Seminar opposite Alan Rickman, Jerry O'Connell, Lily Rabe, and Hettienne Park.

In 2013, Hamish joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, playing senior producer Jerry Dantana.

Personal life[edit source | edit]

Linklater married playwright Jessica Goldberg in January 2002 and the couple divorced in 2012. They have one daughter.[1][5] [6]

Filmography[edit source | edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000GrooveDavid Turner
2002Live from BaghdadRichard RothTelevision film
2003Final DraftMarty
2005Sailor's Girl, TheThe Sailor's GirlN/AShort film
2005Everything's Gone GreenWilliamShort film
2005Fantastic FourLeonard
2006Affair GameHenryShort film
2008Violent Kind, TheThe Violent KindFrankDirect-to-DVD
2011I'm Coming OverBuffaloShort film
2011Future, TheThe FutureJason
2012BattleshipCal Zapata
2012Lola VersusHenry
201342Ralph Branca
2013Angriest Man in Brooklyn, TheThe Angriest Man in BrooklynTommy Altmann
2013Beyond RedemptionDavid
2014Untitled Woody Allen projectFilming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000–2001Gideon's CrossingDr. Bruce CherryMain cast
2003Happy FamilyTodd BrennanEpisode: "Pilot" (scenes deleted)
2003DragnetKevin GrimesEpisode: "The Magic Bullet"
2004American DreamsPvt. Stan Silver9 episodes
20045ive Days to MidnightCarl AxelrodMiniseries
2006–2010New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old ChristineMatthew KimbleMain cast
2007Pushing DaisiesJohn Joseph JacobsEpisode: "Girth"
2009Ugly BettyEvan YorkEpisode: "Blue on Blue"
2012Big C, TheThe Big CDave Cooper4 episodes
2012Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDavid MorrisEpisode: "Manhattan Vigil"
2012–2013Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeDavid LaGuardia2 episodes
2013Newsroom, TheThe NewsroomJerry DantanaMain cast
2013Crazy Ones, TheThe Crazy OnesAndrewMain cast

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