Owen Teale (born 20 May 1961) is a Welsh actor.
Trained at the
Guildford School of Acting, Teale made his television debut in in 1984. He later appeared in The Mimosa Boys (1989), Knights of God (1989), Catherine Cookson's Great Expectations The Fifteen Streets (1989), (1990) and Waterfront Beat (1990) before being cast as Boon Will Scarlet in the 1991 TV movie . He went on to appear in such series as Robin Hood , Dangerfield , Ballykissangel and the long-running The Thin Blue Line , and later Belonging and Spooks . In 2005, he played a lead role in Murphy's Law —opposite Marian, Again Stephen Tompkinson, Samantha Beckinsale and Kelly Harrison—in which he was the abusive husband of Harrison's eponymous character.
His film debut was in
in 1989. He later appeared as Lophakin in the 1999 adaptation of War Requiem , opposite The Cherry Orchard Charlotte Rampling as Ranevskaya and Alan Bates as Gayev. His appearance in , as King Arthur Pelagius, was relegated to the DVD extended edition. He played infamous Nazi judge Roland Freisler in the HBO film . In 2006 he appeared in the Conspiracy episode " Torchwood Countrycide"; in 1985, he had appeared in the serial Doctor Who as "Maldak". In 2006 he had a role in the HBO UK TV movie Vengeance on Varos . In 2007, he guest-starred in the Tsunami: The Aftermath Doctor Who audio drama . In the same year, he starred in The Mind's Eye . In 2011, appeared as Ser Alliser Thorne in The Last Legion , the Game of Thrones HBO TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin's novel series , replacing at short notice Derek Halligan. A Song of Ice and Fire [1 ]
Teale won the 1997
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Torvald opposite Janet McTeer in Ibsen's . A Doll's House
In 2012 Teale played Dai in the comedy-drama series
and Robert Holland, the fictional UK Foreign Secretary, in the drama series Stella . He also played the role of the superintendent in the BBC police drama Kidnap and Ransom . Line of Duty
Personal life [ edit ]
Teale has been married twice: to
Dilys Watling and then to Sylvestra Le Touzel. He has one son with Watling and two daughters with Le Touzel.
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