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Iain Glen

Biography

Television actor most widely known for his focus on the television displays, Video game of Thrones and Downton Abbey. He qualified in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork ahead of his debut, earning a Bancroft Yellow metal Medal. He earned an award in the Berlin International Film Event for his function in Silent Scream. His old brother is theatre and artistic movie director, Hamish Glen. He starred alongside Meryl Streep within the film, The Iron Woman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Iain Glen
Date Of Birth June 24, 1961
Place Of Birth Scotland
Height 1.85 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Academy
Nationality British, Scottish
Spouse Susannah Harker
Children Finlay Glen, Juliet Glen, Mary Glen
Parents Hamish Glen
Siblings Hamish Glen
Partner Charlotte Emmerson
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Audie Award for Short Stories/Collections
Movies Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Resident Evil: Extinction, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, My Cousin Rachel, Eye In The Sky, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Harry Brown, Mountains of the Moon, The Last Legion, Kingdom of Heaven, Gorillas in the Mist, Kick-Ass 2, Song for a Raggy Boy, The Iron Lady, Tara Road, Darkness, The Case of Unfaithful Klara, Beautiful Creatures, The Soul Keeper, The Young Americans, The Wyvern Mystery, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution, Fools of Fortune, Pope Joan, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Man to Man, Into the Storm, Silent Scream, Painted Lady, The Bad Education Movie, 30 Door Key, Gabriel & Me, The Guards, Paris by Night, Spy Sorge, Mararía, The Relief of Belsen, Frankie's House, Starting Over, Paranoid, Dusty and Me, Beautiful Devils, Adam Bede, Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs, Jack Taylor: The Pikemen, Small Engine Repair, Vagabond Shoes, Death of a Salesman, Trial and Retribution II, The Picnic, Blood Hunt
TV Shows Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Jack Taylor, Cleverman, The Red Tent, Prisoners' Wives, Wives and Daughters, The Diary of Anne Frank, Agatha Christie's Poirot, The Fear, Painted Lady, Glasgow Kiss, Screen One, City of Vice, Delicious, Kidnapped, Impact!
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#Fact
1Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, UK, starring in "Scenes from a Marriage", directed by Trevor Nunn. [January 2008]
2Nominated for Whatsonstage Theatre Goers Choice Award, Best Actor in a Play for "The Crucible" [December 2006]
3Appearing in "Hedda Gabler" at the Duke of York's Theatre, London [July 2005]
4Nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for "The Crucible". [January 2007]
5RSC Stratford with West End transfer 1995; "The Broken Heart" [1994]
6Playing the title role in the world premier of the play "Wallenstein" at the Chichester Festival, Chichester, UK [June 2009]
7At the Chichester Festival, Chichester; starring in Terence Rattigan's "Separate Tables". [September 2009]
8National Theatre, Lyttelton; "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Glenn Close. [2002]
9Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh; Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". [August 2003]
10Duchess Theatre, West End, London; starring and making his directorial debut in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts". [February 2010]
11Starring as John Proctor in Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible", for RSC after completing a limited run in Stratford-upon-Avon and it transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London for April to June. [June 2006]
12Ex-son-in-law of Richard Owens and Polly Adams.
13Ex-brother-in-law of Caroline Harker and Anthony Calf.
14Son Finlay was born in 1994.
15Has played villains in two movies based on video games: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Resident Evil.
162007 Nomination Whatsonstage Theatre Goers Choice Award, Best Actor in a Play, "The Crucible".
17Baby girl named Mary, born September 2007 with longtime partner, Charlotte Emmerson.
182007 Laurence Olivier nomination for Best Actor in a Play for "The Crucible".
19Has a brother called Hamish who is artistic director of the Belgrade theatre in Coventry, England.
20Partner of Charlotte Emmerson. [2005]
21An Associate Member of RADA.
22He was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical of 1996 for his performance in "Martin Guerre".
23He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Blue Room".
24Trained at RADA, London
25Educated at Edinburgh Academy and University of Aberdeen


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What About Love2017post-productionAmerican Ambassador
My Cousin Rachel2017post-production
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter2016post-productionDr. Alexander Isaacs
Delicious2016TV Series post-productionLeo
Beautiful Devils2016completed
Game of Thrones2011-2017TV SeriesJorah Mormont
Jack Taylor: Purgatory2016TV MovieJack Taylor
Jack Taylor: Headstone2016TV MovieJack Taylor
Jack Taylor: Cross2016TV MovieJack Taylor
Cleverman2016TV SeriesJarrod Slade
Dusty and Me2016Mickey the Bubble
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2014-2015TV SeriesNarrator
Eye in the Sky2015James Willett
The Bad Education Movie2015Pasco
The Red Tent2014TV Mini-SeriesJacob
Masterpiece Mystery2014TV Series
Jack Taylor: Shot Down2013TV MovieJack Taylor
Breathless2013TV SeriesInspector Ronald Mulligan
Kick-Ass 22013Uncle Ralph
Agatha Christie's Poirot2013TV SeriesDoctor Willoughby
Prisoners Wives2012-2013TV SeriesPaul
Borgia2013TV SeriesGirolamo Savonarola
Jack Taylor: Priest2013TV MovieJack Taylor
Jack Taylor: The Dramatist2013TV MovieJack Taylor
Ripper Street2013TV SeriesMadoc Faulkner
Haven2012TV SeriesRoland Holloway
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesWarwick
The Iron Lady2011Alfred Roberts
Downton Abbey2011TV SeriesSir Richard Carlisle
Strike Back2011TV SeriesGerald Crawford
Jack Taylor: The Pikemen2011TV MovieJack Taylor
Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs2011TV MovieJack Taylor
MI-52010TV SeriesVaughan Edwards
Jack Taylor: The Guards2010TV MovieJack Taylor
Doctor Who2010TV SeriesOctavian
Masterpiece Classic2010TV SeriesOtto Frank
Pope Joan2009Village Priest
Harry Brown2009S.I. Childs
Eadar-Chluich2009TV Series
Into the Storm2009TV MovieKing George VI
Il caso dell'infedele Klara2009Denis
Law & Order: UK2009TV SeriesLuke Slade
The Diary of Anne Frank2009TV Mini-SeriesOtto Frank
Slapper2008ShortRed / Michael Simmons
Starting Over2007TV MovieGregor Dewhurst
The Relief of Belsen2007TV MovieJames Johnston
Resident Evil: Extinction2007Dr. Isaacs
Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution2007Frank Ratcliffe
The Last Legion2007Orestes
Small Engine Repair2006Doug
Vagabond Shoes2005ShortAlec Murray
Tara Road2005Danny
Kingdom of Heaven2005Richard Coeur de Lion
Kidnapped2005TV MovieAlan Breck
Man to Man2005Alexander Auchinleck
Resident Evil: Apocalypse2004Dr. Isaacs
Carla2003TV MovieDaniel
Spy Sorge2003Richard Sorge
Song for a Raggy Boy2003Brother John
Darkness2002Mark
Prendimi l'anima2002Dr. Carl Gustav Jung
Impact2002TV MovieMarcus Hodge
Gabriel & Me2001Dad
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider2001Manfred Powell
Anchor Me2000TV MovieNathan Carter
Glasgow Kiss2000TV SeriesStuart Morrison
Beautiful Creatures2000Tony
Paranoid2000/IStan
The Wyvern Mystery2000TV MovieCharles Fairfield
Wives and Daughters1999TV Mini-SeriesMr. Preston
Mararía1998Bertrand
Trial & Retribution1998TV SeriesDamon Morton
Painted Lady1997TV MovieSebastian Stafford
Death of a Salesman1996TV MovieBiff
Missus1994TV MovieFather Pietro Salviati, Missus
The Young Americans1993Edward Foster
Screen One1992TV SeriesCommander Powell / Adam Bede
Frankie's House1992TV MovieTim Page
30 Door Key1991Joey
Silent Scream1990Larry Winters - Special Unit Inmate
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead1990Hamlet
Fools of Fortune1990Willie Quinton
Mountains of the Moon1990John Hanning Speke
Screen Two1986-1989TV SeriesRay / Sailor / Allan Innes
Paris by Night1988Wallace Sharp
Gorillas in the Mist1988Brendan
The Fear1988TV SeriesCarl Galton
Taggart1986TV SeriesScott Adair
Ring of Keys1983TV MovieStudent

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Taylor: Priest2013TV Movie co-producer
Jack Taylor: The Dramatist2013TV Movie co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paranoid2000/Iwriter: "In The Hills Of Her Life", "Put Your Hand In The Palm Of Mine"
Silent Scream1990writer: "White Horse Blues" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Jorah Mormont (uncredited)
Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Russia's Mystery Files2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - narrator
Guy Martin's Spitfire2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator
RingCon 20122013DocumentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles2013Video documentaryJorah Mormont / Himself
Watching Ourselves: 60 Years of Television in Scotland2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Destinations of Season 22012Video documentaryJorah Mormont / Himself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryJorah Mormont
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production: Croatia2012Video documentaryJorah Mormont
Making of Game of Thrones2011Video documentaryJorah Mormont
Game of Thrones: Costumes2011Video documentaryJorah Mormont
Doctor Who Confidential2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Neu im Kino2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Natural World2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
Band of the Sand: Actors Unite2008Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Raccoon City: Unearthing 'Resident Evil: Extinction'2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Players: The Cast of 'Extinction'2008Video documentary shortHimself
4th Irish Film and Television Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Convent2006TV SeriesNarrator
The Evening Standard British Film Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Song for a Raggy Boy: Behind the Scenes2003Video documentary shortHimself / Brother John
Digging Into 'Tomb Raider'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Omnibus1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Mr Preston
Working in the Theatre1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resident Evil: Retribution2012Dr. Isaacs
This Morning2011TV SeriesSir Richard Carlisle
Kinotipp2009TV SeriesVillage Priest
Spisok korabley2008Documentary
50 y más2005TV MovieBertrand

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016TaorminaFilmFest AwardTaormina International Film FestivalBest ActorGame of Thrones (2011)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey (2010)· Brendan Coyle
· Lesley Nicol
· Jim Carter
· Rob James-Collier
· Phyllis Logan
· Siobhan Finneran
· Amy Nuttall
· Laura Carmichael
· Hugh Bonneville
· Zoe Boyle
· Michelle Dockery
· Elizabeth McGovern
· Penelope Wilton
· David Robb
· Allen Leech
· Joanne Froggatt
· Maggie Smith
· Dan Stevens
· Sophie McShera
· Thomas Howes
· Jessica Brown Findlay
1991Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorMountains of the Moon (1990)
1990Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest Acting PerformanceSilent Scream (1990)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Alfie Allen
· Ian Beattie
· John Bradley
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Michael Condron
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Ben Crompton
· Liam Cunningham
· Stephen Dillane
· Peter Dinklage
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Tara Fitzgerald
· Jerome Flynn
· Brian Fortune
· Joel Fry
· Aidan Gillen
· Kit Harington
· Lena Headey
· Michiel Huisman
· Hannah Murray
· Brenock O'Connor
· Daniel Portman
· Iwan Rheon
· Owen Teale
· Josef Altin
· Jacob Anderson
· John Bradley
· Dominic Carter
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Ben Crompton
· Charles Dance
· Peter Dinklage
· Natalie Dormer
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Julian Glover
· Kit Harington
· Lena Headey
· Conleth Hill
· Rory McCann
· Ian McElhinney
· Pedro Pascal
· Daniel Portman
· Mark Stanley
· Sophie Turner
· Maisie Williams
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Alfie Allen
· John Bradley
· Oona Chaplin
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Mackenzie Crook
· Charles Dance
· Joe Dempsie
· Peter Dinklage
· Natalie Dormer
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Michelle Fairley
· Jack Gleeson
· Kit Harington
· Lena Headey
· Isaac Hempstead Wright
· Kristofer Hivju
· Paul Kaye
· Sibel Kekilli
· Rose Leslie
· Richard Madden
· Rory McCann
· Michael McElhatton
· Ian McElhinney
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Amrita Acharia
· Mark Addy
· Alfie Allen
· Josef Altin
· Sean Bean
· Susan Brown
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Peter Dinklage
· Ron Donachie
· Michelle Fairley
· Jerome Flynn
· Elyes Gabel
· Aidan Gillen
· Jack Gleeson
· Julian Glover
· Kit Harington
· Lena Headey
· Isaac Hempstead Wright
· Conleth Hill
· Richard Madden
· Jason Momoa
· Rory McCann
· Ian McElhinney
· Luke Barnes
· Roxanne M


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#Quote
1You're spoilt as an actor if you are in that small percentage that works regularly.
2My first priority is to my wife, as hers is to me, and to our child.
3I've been aware of the work I do as an actor being directorial in feel.
4I'm happiest when I can just be a director and watch.
5I don't know anyone who's suffered lung cancer.
6I'm too much of a big kid.
7I'm not sure I'm the sort of actor people are hugely interested in finding out an awful lot about.
8I don't crave Hollywood.
9With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can't even look her straight in the face.
10A big budget studio film is slower, they've got so much to create around you. Everything is more complicated.
11A bicycle has transformed my experience of London.
12As an actor, I'm familiar with having bursts of energy, where you're giving things a try, and then you have down time.
13You really are being quite foolish to smoke.

#Trademark
1Gravelly voice
2Often plays serious, intense characters

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