Alfie Allen

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Alfie Allen
Alfie Allen by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Allen in 2017
Born (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 32)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma materSt John's College
Fine Arts College
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
Known for
Home townIslington, London, England
Children1
Parent(s)Keith Allen
Alison Owen
RelativesLily Allen (sister)
Kevin Allen (uncle)

Alfie Allen (born 12 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones since 2011.[1][2]

Early and personal life[edit]

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;[3] her song "Alfie" is about him.[4][5][6] He went to Windlesham House School in Sussex, Embley Park School near Romsey, St John's College in Portsmouth and the Fine Arts College in Hampstead, where he studied for his A-levels. He is also a third cousin of British singer Sam Smith.[7]

Allen has a daughter (born 2018) with Allie Teilz.[8]

Career[edit]

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.[9]

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.[10] Starting in Chichester on 31 January 2008, he took over Daniel Radcliffe's role in a revival of Equus on a nationwide tour.[11]

In April 2009, he co-starred with then partner Jaime Winstone in the music video for "Dust Devil" by Madness.[12] He also had a role in the BBC2 film, Freefall.[9]

Originally auditioning for the role of Jon Snow,[13] Allen came to international attention when he was cast as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones in 2011.[2][5][9] He has continued to work in films, appearing in Soulboy, The Kid, Freestyle and Powder in 2010.[5][14][15] In 2012, he starred in the British thriller Confine.[16]

In 2016, Allen filmed a two part documentary for the History Channel titled Football: A Brief History exploring the roots of Association Football and his take on the British game. He is a self-confessed Arsenal fan while his father supports Fulham.[17] Part of the filming took Allen to Scottish football club Rangers.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Allen (middle) with his Game of Thrones co-stars: Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington in November 2009

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 You Are Here Son
Elizabeth Arundel's Son
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Berkhamp on Double Bass
2005 Stoned Harry
2006 Sixty Six Younger Tout
2007 Cherries James Short film
Atonement Danny Hardman
Joe's Palace Jason Television film
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Kevin Hubble
The Other Boleyn Girl King's Messenger
2009 Freefall Ian
2010 Soulboy Russ Mountjoy
The Kid Dominic
Freestyle Jez
Powder Wheezer
2012 Confine Henry
2014 Plastic Yatesy
John Wick Iosef Tarasov
2016 Pandemic Wheeler
2018 The Predator Lynch
TBA Jojo Rabbit Finkel Post-production
How to Build a Girl John Kite Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... Child in Promo 1 episode
1999 Spaced Skateboard Kid 1 episode
2005 The Golden Hour Clive 1 episode
Jericho Albert Hall 1 episode
2008 Casualty 1907 Nobby Clark 3 episodes
Coming Up Adams 1 episode
2011–present Game of Thrones Theon Greyjoy 43 episodes
2016 Close to the Enemy Ringwood 7 episodes
2017 Football: A Brief History Himself 2 episodes, Documentary, History Channel

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Notes Ref.
2011 Scream Awards Best Ensemble (shared with the cast) Game of Thrones Nominated [19]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast) Nominated [20]
2013 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast) Nominated [21]
2014 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast) Nominated [22]
2015 Empire Awards Empire Hero Award (shared with the cast) Won [23]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast) Nominated [24]
2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast) Nominated [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carice van Houten heads back to Westeros, and new photos from Lokrum and Moneyglass". Watchers on the Wall. 19 August 2014. Archived from the original on 24 April 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Cast & Crew: Theon Greyjoy". HBO. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Lily Allen: "No Thanks!" To Incestuous Game Of Thrones Role Opposite Brother Alfie's Theon". Yahoo. Archived from the original on 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  4. ^ Barratt, Nick. "Family detective" Archived 21 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. The Daily Telegraph. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  5. ^ a b c Fisher, Alice (5 September 2010). "Alfie Allen: 'I prefer playing baddies'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  6. ^ Plagenoef, Scott (6 November 2006). "Interview:Lily Allen". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Nick Grimshaw and BBC Sound of winner Sam Smith joke about Lily Alfie's 'big mouth'". New Musical Express. 10 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  8. ^ Edwards, Chris (23 October 2018). "Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen becomes a father for the first time as he welcomes baby girl with girlfriend Allie Teilz". Digital Spy.
  9. ^ a b c "With a leading role in the new series of Game of Thrones, Alfie Allen speaks about stepping out the shadow of his famous family". Northampton Chronicle. 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  10. ^ Fox, Killian (9 September 2009). "Rising star: Alfie Allen, actor". The Observer. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Alfie Allen takes on Equus role". BBC News. 26 October 2007. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
  12. ^ Matchell, Ben (22 April 2012). "Game of Thrones – Alfie Allen: "I want people to know who I am"". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  13. ^ "Game Of Thrones season 5: what we learned from the Blu-rays". denofgeek.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  14. ^ "SoulBoy – Alfie Allen". YouTube. 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  15. ^ French, Philip (28 August 2011). "Powder – review". The Observer. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  16. ^ Cooper, Sarah (1 February 2012). "Daisy Lowe, Alfie Allen to star in London thriller Confine". Screen Daily. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  17. ^ "FOOTBALL: A BRIEF HISTORY BY ALFIE ALLEN". history.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Rangers were delighted to welcome Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen to Ibrox Stadium this week to film an upcoming television project". Rangers F.C. @ Facebook.com. 19 October 2016. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017.
  19. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "2011 SCREAM Awards Nominees and Winners". About.com. IAC. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  20. ^ "The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Award. Screen Actors Guild. January 29, 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  21. ^ "SAG Awards Nominations: '12 Years A Slave' And 'Breaking Bad' Lead Way". Deadline Hollywood. December 11, 2013. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  22. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 10, 2014). "SAG Awards Nominations: 'Birdman' & 'Boyhood' Lead Film Side, HBO & 'Modern Family' Rule TV – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 26, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  23. ^ "Empire Hero Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2015. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  24. ^ "SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. January 30, 2016. Archived from the original on August 22, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  25. ^ Nolfi, Joey (December 14, 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 11, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2016.

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