Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tom Benedict Knight is Theo Hardeen

We have our Dash! IMDb had updated the cast list for HISTORY's Houdini miniseries with English actor Tom Benedict Knight in the role of "Dash Houdini." It's strange way of crediting him, but I can confirm that Knight is playing Houdini's younger brother and fellow escape artist, Theo Hardeen.

While maybe not the "well known actor" that was said to have auctioned for the part back in Sept., Knight is an up-and-comer with appearances in last year's Kick-Ass 2 and Underbelly. It will be interesting to see if he plays the part with his beard.

Knight is now the fourth actor to portray Hardeen on screen. He follows Jack Carter (The Great Houdinis), Mark Ruffalo (Houdini, 1998), and Remy Auberjonois (Boardwalk Empire). The miniseries will also feature Hardeen as a young boy played by Connor Kelly.

Dash of the past: Jack Carter, Mark Ruffalo, Remy Auberjonois.

Houdini stars Adrien Brody as Houdini and Kristen Connolly as Bess. The 4-hour miniseries is directed by Uli Edel from a script by Nicholas Meyer. It will air over the course of two nights on HISTORY later this year.


  1. I don't know about Theo but this guy looks like he could play the notorious John Dillinger.

  2. With this bit of casting revealed, I'm ready to bet that you won't see any other name actors in this apart from Brody and Connolly. It's not going to be a star studded cast like The Great Houdinis. Although maybe Conan Doyle… We'll see.