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Ian Barford


Ian Barford has appeared at Steppenwolf in The Birthday Party, The March (Jeff nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Penelope and Detroit. He was in the original company of August: Osage County, which also played on Broadway (Tony Award, Best Play) and at the National Theatre in London. Ian was the recipient of the National Theatre Conference/Steppenwolf Theatre 'most promising artist' award in 1996. His Steppenwolf credits include Love Song, Lost Land, The Libertine, Three Days of Rain, The Berlin Circle, As I Lay Dying, Time of My Life and The Rise and Fall of Little V­­­­o­­­­­­­ice, which also played on Broadway (Outer Circle Critics award nomination). Additional Broadway credits include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Outer Circle Critics nomination). New York credits include Love Song (59E59). Los Angeles credits include The Weir, God’s Man in Texas, Take Me Out (Geffen Playhouse); and Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre). He originated the role of Dr. Khassan Baiev in an adaptation of his autobiography at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont. Additional Chicago credits include All the Rage, Design for Living (Goodman Theatre); Mad Forest (Remains Theatre); and Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Ian was also on the national tour for Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Film credits include Shreveport (2013), The Last Rites of Joe May, Road to Perdition, 13 Going on 30 and others. He has had numerous television appearances.

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Credits & Awards


13 Going on 30, Road to Perdition, Tick-Tock


Goodman Theatre: All the Rage and Design for Living; Remains: Mad Forest; Chicago Shakespeare: Othello; Los Angeles: The Weir, God’s Man in Texas, Take Me Out, Dead End


Medium, Numbers, Witout a Trace, Zoey 101, Turks, Jake in Progress, Strong Medicine


The 1996 National Theatre Conference/Steppenwolf Theatre award

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Ian Barford

Ian  Barford


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