Yury, a young man living in Moscow, a poet and a doctor
Assuming the role of poet and physician Yury Zhivago is not the first time Scottish actor Hans Matheson has played a character caught up in revolutionary times. He starred as Marius, the charismatic young Parisian revolutionary, in Bille August's film adaptation of Les Misérables.
Matheson played Mordred, King Arthur's illegitimate son, in the star-studded The Mists Of Avalon, was Silver Johnny in the original stage production and movie Mojo, and guitarist Luke Shand in the Golden Globe-nominated Still Crazy. Other credits include Stella Does Tricks, Canone Inverso and The Future Lives A Long Time.