Iain Glen

Actor
Iain Glen bolted out of the gates as one of British theater's top leading men in the 1990s and essaying an eclectic screen rsum packed with Hollywood genre fare, heartfelt indie dramas and two of the most buzzed-about ... Read more »
Born: 06/23/1961 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (46)

Game of Thrones 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Red Tent 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Breathless 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Ripper Street 2013 (Tv Show)

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Downton Abbey 2012 (Tv Show)

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Haven 2012 (Tv Show)

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Resident Evil: Retribution 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Isaacs (Actor)

The Iron Lady 2011 (Movie)

Alfred Roberts (Actor)

Doctor Who 2010 (Tv Show)

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Harry Brown 2010 (Movie)

S.I. Andrew Childs (Actor)

Law & Order: UK 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Diary of Anne Frank 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Il Caso dell'infedele Klára 2009 (Movie)

Denis (Actor)

Into the Storm 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution 2007 (Movie)

Frank Ratcliffe (Actor)

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Isaacs (Actor)

The Last Legion 2007 (Movie)

Orestes (Actor)

Kidnapped 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Kingdom of Heaven 2005 (Movie)

Richard Coeur de Lion (Actor)

Man To Man 2005 (Movie)

Alexander Auchinleck (Actor)

Small Engine Repair 2005 (Movie)

Doug Foley (Actor)

Tara Road 2005 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Darkness 2004 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse 2004 (Movie)

Dr. Isaacs (Actor)

The Soul Keeper 2003 (Movie)

Carl Jung (Actor)

Song for a Raggy Boy 2002 (Movie)

Brother Jon (Actor)

Beautiful Creatures 2001 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Gabriel and Me 2001 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Glasgow Kiss 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 (Movie)

Manfred Powell (Actor)

The Wyvern Mystery 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Paranoid 2000 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Wives and Daughters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Mararia 1997 (Movie)

Bertrand (Actor)

The Young Americans 1993 (Movie)

Edward Foster (Actor)

Ferdydurke 1991 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 1991 (Movie)

Hamlet (Actor)

Fools of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

Willie Quinton (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

John Hanning Speke (Actor)

Paris By Night 1989 (Movie)

Wallace Sharp (Actor)

Gorillas in the Mist 1988 (Movie)

Brendan (Actor)

Silent Scream 1986 (Movie)

Larry Winters (Actor)

Adam Bede (TV Show)

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Borgia (Tv Show)

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Frankie's House (TV Show)

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Painted Lady (TV Show)

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Biography

Iain Glen bolted out of the gates as one of British theater's top leading men in the 1990s and essaying an eclectic screen résumé packed with Hollywood genre fare, heartfelt indie dramas and two of the most buzzed-about critical smash television hits of the early 21st Century. A native of Scotland, Glen made a television splash in the U.K. crime drama "The Fear" (ITV, 1988) and won his first Hollywood lead in the historical film "The Mountains of the Moon" (1990). He romanced critics in a flurry of big-ticket Shakespearean productions through the 1990s, as well as high-profiles leads in the stage spectacle "Martin Guerre" and the titillating contemporary theatrical two-hander "The Blue Room" on both the West End and Broadway. He played villain to Angelina Jolie in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), beginning a conspicuous run in heel roles, highlighted by a running character in the "Resident Evil" film series. Glen would become a regular denizen of prestige Brit series such as "City of Vice" (Channel 4, 2008), "The Diary of Anne Frank" (BBC/PBS, 2009), "Spooks" (a.k.a. "MI-5") (2002-2011) and the soapy phenomenon "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS, 2009- ) In 2011, he became a familiar face to American TV viewers as a melancholy knight in service of an exiled princess on the HBO sword-and-sorcery hit "Game of Thrones" (2011- ). Straddling genres and media, Glenn struck a rare balance as a stage idol in his native country, a character actor in Hollywood and a television actor of scene-stealing gravitas.

Relationships

Finlay Glen

Son
born c. 1996

Susannah Harker

Wife
met c. 1985 acted together in the TV-movie "The Fear" (1988) and on stage married in 1992 announced separation in January 2002

EDUCATION

Edinburgh Academy

University of Aberdeen

left to study at RADA

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1985
classmates included Ralph Fiennes and Jane Horrocks; received the Bancroft Gold Medal

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley and Colin Firth in "The Last Legion"

2004

Cast in "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" opposite Milla Jovovich

2003

Appeared with Anna Paquin in the horror film "Darkness"

2001

Played villianous Manfred Powell in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"

2000

Co-starred as an abusive junkie in the black comedy "Beautiful Creatures"

1998

Played opposite Helen Mirren in "Painted Lady" (aired on PBS in USA)

1998

Appeared opposite Nicole Kidman in the London stage production of "The Blue Room"; production transferred to Broadway in November

1996

Starred in title role in the British musical "Martin Guerre"

1994

Had title role in Royal Shakespeare Company production of "Henry V"

1991

Appeared as Hamlet in "Rosencrantz & Guilderstern Are Dead", the film adaptation of Tom Stoppard's play

1991

Had title role in the British miniseries "Adam Bede" (aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in the USA in 1992)

1990

Received considerable attention for his portrayal of Scottish poet and prison inmate Larry Winters in "Silent Scream"

1990

Starred as John Hanning Speke in "Mountains on the Moon"

1988

Film debut in "Gorillas in the Mist"

1988

First garnered attention as the ruthles gang leader Carl Galton in the British miniseries "The Fear"

1988

Had supporting role as the lover of a female politician in David Hare's "Paris By Night"

Bonus Trivia

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"Glen, in turn, is a seasoned, classically trained theater performer whose declamatory skills only externalize further a quintet of characters who, in Hare's text, tend to announce their every thought, leaving us little to intuit." --From Matt Wolf's review of "The Blue Room" in Daily Variety, September 25, 1998.

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"The play is about how sex provokes the most radically different responses in people. Within that evening, it would have appeared coy somehow if at some point we weren't naked. In rehearsal, we never took our clothes off. It was only when we went inside and felt cushioned by the theater, the lighting and the set. And just shook hands and said, 'I'll do it it you do it.' And we did it." --Iain Glen quoted in Time Out New York, December 3-10, 1998.

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