Allen at a book signing in Belfast in November 2009
|Born||Alfie Evan Allen
12 September 1986
Hammersmith, London, England
|Alma mater||St John's College
Fine Arts College
|Home town||Islington, London, England|
|Television||Game of Thrones|
|Relatives||Lily Allen (sister)
Sam Smith (cousin)
Kevin Allen (uncle)
Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of film producer Alison Owen and Welsh-born actor Keith Allen. His older sister is singer Lily Allen; her song "Alfie" is about him. He went to St John's College in Portsmouth and the Fine Arts College in Hampstead, where he studied for his A-levels. He is also the third cousin of British singer Sam Smith.
Allen's first professional appearance was in a one-off Channel 4 comedy, You Are Here in 1998, co-written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams. The same year, Allen and his sister Lily appeared in the 1998 film, Elizabeth, which was produced by their mother.
His early work included small roles in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, directed by his uncle Kevin Allen, the film Atonement and in BBC1's historical hospital drama, Casualty 1907, as Nobby Clark. Starting in Chichester on 31 January 2008, he took over Daniel Radcliffe's role in a revival of Equus on a nationwide tour.
Allen came to international attention when he was cast as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones in 2011. He has continued to work in films, appearing in Soulboy, The Kid, Freestyle and Powder in 2010. In 2012, he starred in the British thriller, Confine.
|2004||Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London||Berkhamp on Double Bass|
|2007||Boy A||Eric Wilson||Credited as Alfie Owen|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Kevin Hubble|
|2008||Casualty 1907||Nobby Clark||TV series|
|2008||The Other Boleyn Girl||King's Messenger|
|2011–present||Game of Thrones||Theon Greyjoy||TV series|
|2014||John Wick||Iosef Tarasov|
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