Ice Master of Terror and longtime friend of Francis Crozier, Thomas Blanky has the experience to be a captain himself but prefers the thrill and challenge of battling the constant puzzle of the Arctic ice to the social demands and shallow politics of command. He is a resourceful, unflappable force on the expedition, who refuses to dignify any emergency with fear and trembling. When others retreat, Blanky stands his ground with a shrewd smile and twelve fantastic ideas about how to put any threat in its place.
Ian Hart began his career onstage when he was a student in Liverpool, England. Shortly after, he ventured from the theater to the big and small screens, including a role in Neverland with Johnny Depp and opposite Will Smith in Enemy of the State, and roles in television series such as The Bridge, Boardwalk Empire, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Bates Motel, to name a few.
Hart is best known for his role as Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and he won a Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his work in Blind Flight.