|Born||1 September 1974|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
(m. 2004; sep. 2017)
Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman (born 1 September 1974) is a British actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Owen Harper in the BBC series Torchwood (2006–2008), Phillip Stryver in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Karl Tanner in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2013–2014), Hermann Gottlieb in Pacific Rim (2013) and its sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), and Major Edmund Hewlett in the AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies (2014). Gorman portrayed 'The Marshal' in the first season of the Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle.
Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman was born on 1 September 1974 in Hollywood, California, the son of English parents. His father was a professor of linguistics at UCLA. He has three older sisters. At the age of seven, he moved with his family back to England, where they settled in London. He later trained at Manchester Metropolitan University's School of Theatre.
Gorman played William Guppy in the 2005 BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, and then appeared as Owen Harper in the first two seasons of the BBC science fiction series Torchwood. Other television roles include Funland and Bonekickers, amongst other projects for the BBC, and he also appeared in Channel 4's political thriller Low Winter Sun. He played scriptwriter Ray Galton in the BBC Four television play The Curse of Steptoe. He has also appeared in television series such as Dalziel and Pascoe, Casualty, Merseybeat, and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
Gorman played Jed on the soap opera EastEnders in March 2007. He starred as Hindley Earnshaw in the ITV adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. In 2011, he starred in Sky1's second Martina Cole adaptation, The Runaway, and in 2014, portrayed Adam, the lead character's stalker and fellow immortal, in ABC's Forever. He played Karl Tanner in seasons 3 and 4 of HBO's Game of Thrones.
He has also appeared as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb in the film Pacific Rim and its sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising. Gorman's stage credits include Ladybird (Royal Court), Flush (Soho Theatre), and Gong Donkeys (Bush Theatre), prompting Michael Billington of The Guardian to write that "Gorman proves that he is one of the best young actors in Britain". He has performed in readings, workshops, and development initiatives with the National Theatre Studio, Young Vic, Royal Court, Oxford Stage Company, Paines Plough, and Soho Theatre. Outside London, he has worked with Nottingham Playhouse, the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, and the Royal Exchange and Contact Theatres, where he was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Best Newcomer Award.
From 2008 to 2009, Gorman played Bill Sikes in the West End revival of the musical Oliver! for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in the 2010 Whatsonstage Theatre Awards.
Gorman married school teacher Sarah Beard on 17 July 2004. They have three children: a child named Max Hugh Gorman (born 2006) and two daughters named Nell Gorman (born 23 January 2009) and Rosa Gorman (born September 2014). Max was born in Cardiff, where Gorman was filming the first series of Torchwood.
|2001||Love is Not Enough||Al Weisberger|
|2002||A Good Thief||DC Fairchild||Television film|
|2005||Colour Me Kubrick||Willie|
|2005||The Best Man||Bus Driver|
|2007||Sex, the City and Me||Lawrence||Television film|
|2008||The Oxford Murders||Yuri Podorov|
|2008||The Curse of Steptoe||Ray Galton||Television film|
|2010||Cemetery Junction||PC Renwick|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||Agent Slater|
|2012||Red Lights||Benedict Cohen|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Phillip Stryver|
|2013||The Other Man||Simon||Short film|
|2013||Jimi: All Is by My Side||Michael Jeffery|
|2013||Pacific Rim||Hermann Gottlieb|
|2014||Walking with the Enemy||Otto Skorzeny|
|2014||Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||Mr. Brand|
|2015||Crimson Peak||Mr Holly|
|2016||In a Valley of Violence||Priest|
|2018||Pacific Rim: Uprising||Hermann Gottlieb|
|1998||Coronation Street||Ben Andrews||3 episodes|
|2000||Casualty||Geoff Simpson||Episode: "Not Waving But Drowning"|
|2001||Merseybeat||Sean Finnigan||Episode: "Coming of Age"|
|2005||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Billy Verger||Episode: "In Divine Proportion"|
|2005||Funland||Tim Timothy||3 episodes|
|2005||Bleak House||William Guppy||11 episodes|
|2006||Low Winter Sun||Det. Con. Kenny Morton||2 episodes|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Jerry Hart||2 episodes|
|2006–2008||Torchwood||Owen Harper||26 episodes|
|2007||Agatha Christie's Marple||Jacko Argyle||Episode: "Ordeal by Innocence"|
|2008||Bonekickers||Banks||Episode: "The Lines of War"|
|2009||Wuthering Heights||Hindley Earnshaw||2 episodes|
|2011||The Runaway||Richard Gates||5 episodes|
|2011||The Hour||Thomas Kish||4 episodes|
|2011||Lark Rise to Candleford||Reverend Marley||Episode: "4.3"|
|2013||Spies of Warsaw||Jourdain||4 episodes|
|2013||Revenge||Mr Trask||4 episodes|
|2013||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Scientist||Episode: "Flowers for Charlie"|
|2013–2014||Game of Thrones||Karl Tanner||4 episodes|
|2014–2015||Forever||Adam / Lewis Farber||5 episodes|
|2014–2017||Turn: Washington's Spies||Major Edmund Hewlett||28 episodes|
|2015||And Then There Were None||Detective Sergeant William Blore||3 episodes|
|2015||The Man in the High Castle||The Marshal||3 episodes|
|2016||Stan Lee's Lucky Man||Doug||3 episodes|
|2017–2019||Jamestown||Nicholas Farlow||15 episodes|
|2019–present||The Expanse||Adolphus Murtry||10 episodes|
|2019–present||Cheat||Ben Jarvis||4 episodes|
|2009||Risen||Fincher, Brent, Dwight, Flavio, Tucker||Voice|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Darth Angral, Darth Tormen, Apprentice Ortosin||Voice|
- Herman, Sarah: "Burn Gorman, Where's Your Head At?"., Torchwood Magazine (August 2008): page 60. (wayback 20120313031654). Here, Burn states that the name on his birth certificate is "Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman".
- "Chicago TARDIS 2015: Burn Gorman During a talk at the Doctor Who convention Chicago TARDIS, which took place from 27 to 29 November 2015, Gorman was prompted to point out inaccuracies in his Wikipedia article. He allowed the moderator's reading of his name as "Burn Hugh Gorman", but clarified, "For a while [...] I would get some questions saying 'So, your name's Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman?' and I don't know where that started! It may be with Wikipedia, or something, but for some reason somebody had edited and put my name as 'Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman', and that is not either true or relevant in any way. So that is a lie." (timecode 9:00-9:35).
- "Meet the characters and cast of Wuthering Heights". PBS.org. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Notable Alumni". Manchester Metropolitan University. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- Oswald, Anjelica (16 June 2019). "21 'Game of Thrones' actors who have played DC characters". Insider. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- Michael Billington (8 November 2004). "Gong Donkeys". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 October 2006.
- "Flush by David Dipper" (Press release). Soho Theatre Company. 22 April 2004. Archived from the original on 19 May 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2006.
- "Burn Gorman | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
- "Game of Thrones' Burn Gorman". Global News. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
- Whitbrook, James. "Hell Yeah, Burn Gorman Is Joining The Expanse". io9. Retrieved 7 February 2019.