Ian Dickinson was born (1963) in Plymouth, England, and grew up in St. Germans, a small village in South East Cornwall.
He moved to London in 1983. In 1985, together with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, he co-founded and managed the music publishing company Anxious Music and the independent record label Anxious Records. He resigned from the Anxious companies in 1988. Following a world tour with Eurythmics in 1989/90 he studied drama and English literature at The Working Men´s College in London, whilst working freelance in the music business. He left the UK for Berlin in 1995.
He has appeared on various stages in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Munich, playing both in German and English in numerous productions. Also directing and producing. Ian was a guest actor at both the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin from 1998 To 1999 and at the Deutsches Theater Berlin from 2003 until 2008.
Film credits include; A Hologram for the King (Tom Tykwer, 2014), Die Frau, die sich traut (Marc Rensing, 2012), Passion (Brian De Palma, 2012), The Physician (Philipp Stölzl, 2012), The Power (Paul Hills, 2011), Weak Heart Drop (2014) & Tom Atkins Blues (Alex Ross, 2009), Person To Person (Wim Wenders, 2007), Fay Grim (Hal Hartley, 2006), V For Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005) and Grimme prize winner Paul Is Dead (Hendrik Handloegten, 1998).
TV credits include: Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (Stephan Rick, 2015), Europas letzter Sommer (Bernd Fischerauer, 2011), Deckname Luna (Ute Wieland, 2011), Konrad Adenauer (Stefan Schneider, 2011), Die Männer der Emden (Berengar Pfahl, 2011), Tatort: Der tote Chinese (Hendrik Handloegten, 2008), Die Pfefferkörner (Stefan Mohrbutter 2002) and Der Verleger (Bernd Böhlich, 2001).
Ian has been working in voice-over for almost twenty years and is an established English voice-over artist in Germany with a wealth of experience in advertising, image/corporate film and narration, as well as character work for drama and animation, and voice directing. International, European, US and UK television, radio and internet commercial campaigns include Lufthansa, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen, Schwarzkopf, Hyundai, Goodyear, Credit Suisse, BMW, Panasonic, Opel, Toyota, Braun, Deichmann and Zurich Financial.
He has recorded numerous audio guides including: Berlins Bode Museum, Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, Neue Nationalgalerie, Jewish Museum and Hamburger Bahnhof, Munichs Pinakothek and Hamburger Kunsthalle. Works include: New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts exhibition of 19th Century masterpieces Die schönsten Franzosen kommen aus New York, Melancholy. Genius and Insanity in Art, and New Yorks MOMA exhibition. Permanent exhibitions include Charlottenburg Palace, the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, Museum Berggrün, Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, and the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.