Owen Teale

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Owen Teale
Born (1961-05-20) 20 May 1961 (age 53)
Swansea, Wales
Spouse(s) Dilys Watling (one son)
Sylvestra Le Touzel
(2001 to date)
(two daughters)

Owen Teale (born 20 May 1961) is a Welsh actor.


Trained at the Guildford School of Acting, Teale made his television debut in The Mimosa Boys in 1984. He later appeared in Knights of God (1989), Great Expectations (1989), Catherine Cookson's The Fifteen Streets (1989), Waterfront Beat (1990) and Boon (1990) before being cast as Will Scarlet in the 1991 TV movie Robin Hood. He went on to appear in such series as Dangerfield, Ballykissangel, The Thin Blue Line and the long-running Belonging, and later Spooks and Murphy's Law. In 2005, he played a lead role in Marian, Again—opposite Stephen Tompkinson, Samantha Beckinsale and Kelly Harrison—in which he was the abusive husband of Harrison's eponymous character.

His film debut was in War Requiem in 1989. He later appeared as Lophakin in the 1999 adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, opposite Charlotte Rampling as Ranevskaya and Alan Bates as Gayev. His appearance in King Arthur, as Pelagius, was relegated to the DVD extended edition. He played infamous Nazi judge Roland Freisler in the HBO film Conspiracy. In 2006 he appeared in the Torchwood episode "Countrycide"; in 1985, he had appeared in the Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos as "Maldak". In 2006 he had a role in the HBO UK TV movie Tsunami: The Aftermath. In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama The Mind's Eye. In the same year, he starred in The Last Legion. In 2011, appeared as Ser Alliser Thorne in Game of Thrones, the HBO TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, replacing at short notice Derek Halligan.[1] He reprised this role in Season 4 and Season 5.[2]

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 Stella and Robert Holland, the fictional UK Foreign Secretary, in the drama series Kidnap and Ransom. He also played the role of the superintendent in the BBC police drama 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.



Year Title Character Production Notes
1999 The Cherry Orchard Lophakin
2001 Conspiracy Roland Freisler
2011 Act of Memory Father


Year Title Character Production Notes
1985 Doctor Who : "Vengeance on Varos" Maldak BBC
1986 David Copperfield Ham Peggotty BBC
1989 The Fifteen Streets Part of a collection of small-screen epics based on the best-selling books of Catherine Cookson
2006 Torchwood Evan Sherman BBC "Countrycide" – Series 1, Episode 6
2007 Inspector Lewis Nicky Turnbull ITV "Old School Ties" – Series 1, Episode 2
2011– Game of Thrones Alliser Thorne HBO 9 episodes
2012 The Hollow CrownHenry V Fluellen BBC
2012 Kidnap and Ransom Robert Holland ITV1
2012–2013 Stella Dai Kosh Sky 1


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