Allen at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Alfie Evan Allen
11 September 1986
|Alma mater||St John's College|
Fine Arts College
|Relatives||Lily Allen (sister)|
Kevin Allen (uncle)
Alfie Evan Allen (born 11 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for which he came to international attention and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2019.
Early life and education
Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of film producer Alison Owen and actor Keith Allen. His older sister is singer Lily Allen; her song "Alfie" is about him. His uncle is actor Kevin Allen. He is a third cousin of singer Sam Smith. He attended 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.
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.
In April 2009, he co-starred with then partner Jaime Winstone in the music video for "Dust Devil" by Madness. He also had a role in the BBC2 film, Freefall. Allen continued to work in films, appearing in Soulboy, The Kid, Freestyle and Powder in 2010.
Originally auditioning for the role of Jon Snow, Allen came to international attention when he was cast as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones in 2011. Allen appeared as a series regular for 8 seasons and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2019 for the show's final season.
In 2012, Allen starred in the British thriller Confine. Allen starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the hit 2014 film John Wick. In 2016, directed by Mike Christie, 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 English game. Allen costarred in the sci-fi sequel The Predator in 2018 and Taika Waititi's Oscar-nominated dark comedy Jojo Rabbit in 2019.
From 2017 to 2019, Allen was in a relationship with American DJ and model Allie Teilz, with whom he has a daughter, Arrow (born October 2018). He is a supporter of English football club Arsenal.
|1998||You Are Here||Son|
|2004||Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London||Berkhamp on Double Bass|
|2006||Sixty Six||Younger Tout|
|Joe's Palace||Jason||Television film|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Kevin Hubble|
|The Other Boleyn Girl||King's Messenger|
|John Wick||Iosef Tarasov|
|2019||How to Build a Girl||John Kite|
|Nightwalkers||N/A||Post-production; short film|
|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|
|2011–2019||Game of Thrones||Theon Greyjoy||47 episodes|
|2016||Close to the Enemy||Ringwood||7 episodes|
|2017||Football: A Brief History||Himself||2 episodes, Documentary, History Channel|
|2019||Harlots||Isaac Pincher||5 episodes|
|2020||White House Farm||Brett Collins||6 episodes|
Awards and nominations
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- "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.
- "Cast & Crew: Theon Greyjoy". HBO. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- "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.
- Barratt, Nick. "Family detective" Archived 21 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine. The Daily Telegraph. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
- 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.
- Plagenoef, Scott (6 November 2006). "Interview:Lily Allen". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- Akbar, Arifa. "Lily's little brother Alfie to become the latest famous Allen". Independent U.K. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "Nick Grimshaw and BBC Sound of winner Sam Smith joke about Lily Allen's 'big mouth'". New Musical Express. 10 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "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.
- Fox, Killian (9 September 2009). "Rising star: Alfie Allen, actor". The Observer. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- "Alfie Allen takes on Equus role". BBC News. 26 October 2007. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
- 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.
- "SoulBoy – Alfie Allen". YouTube. 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- French, Philip (28 August 2011). "Powder – review". The Observer. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- "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.
- "Alfie Allen reacts to Game of Thrones Emmy nomination". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- 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.
- "Alfie Allen Talks 'John Wick' and 'Game of Thrones Season 5". Collider. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "FOOTBALL: A BRIEF HISTORY BY ALFIE ALLEN". history.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- "Game Of Thrones' Alfie Allen Joins Taika Waititi's JoJo Rabbit". Deadline. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- 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.
- Chandra, Jessica (13 May 2019). "Meet The Real-Life Partners Of 'Game Of Thrones' Stars". ELLE. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "'Winter is coming!' - Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen visits Arsenal for Emirates Stadium tour". Evening Standard. London. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
- "Alfie Allen and Madelaine Petsch recently shot a short sci-fi music film directed by Mark Pellington". Twitter. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
- Murray, Rebecca. "2011 SCREAM Awards Nominees and Winners". About.com. IAC. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- "The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Award. Screen Actors Guild. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- "SAG Awards Nominations: '12 Years A Slave' And 'Breaking Bad' Lead Way". Deadline Hollywood. 11 December 2013. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- Hipes, Patrick (10 December 2014). "SAG Awards Nominations: 'Birdman' & 'Boyhood' Lead Film Side, HBO & 'Modern Family' Rule TV – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Empire Hero Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2015. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. 30 January 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- Nolfi, Joey (14 December 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- "71st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
- "SAG Awards: 'Bombshell,' 'Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Stars Top Nominees". THR. Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
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