Glen in July 2012
24 June 1961 |
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Education||University of Aberdeen|
|Spouse(s)||Susannah Harker (1993–2004)|
|Partner(s)||Charlotte Emmerson (since 2005)|
Early life and education
Iain Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He then trained at RADA in London, where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal.
In 1990, Glen won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Silent Scream. In the same year he was cast as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark in Tom Stoppard's film adaptation of his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman.
It was announced in 2009 that Glen would star as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In 2010, he played the role of Father Octavian, leader of a sect of Clerics who were on a mission against the Weeping Angels in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone, a two episode story which formed part of the fifth season of the revived television series Doctor Who. He appeared in the second series of Downton Abbey, as Sir Richard Carlisle, a tabloid publisher who is a suitor to, and subsequently engaged to, Lady Mary.
In the 2012 BBC drama series Prisoners' Wives, he plays Paul, the husband of Francesca, whose comfortable life comes crashing down when he is imprisoned for drug trafficking. Also in 2012, he starred in a new 4-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko, and with Richard Johnson as Faria, Jane Lapotaire as the aged Haydee, Toby Jones as Danglars, Zubin Varla as Fernand, Paul Rhys as Villefort and Josette Simon as Mercedes. In 2013, he played the lead in the new play Longing.
From 6 December 2013 until early January 2014 Glen starred alongside Richard McCabe in Fortune's Fool at the Old Vic, directed by Lucy Bailey. He had been due to appear in the full run until 22 February 2014. but was forced to withdraw early to recover from illness, with his role taken by his understudy Patrick Cremin and then by William Houston.
He was married to Susannah Harker from 1993 to 2004, they have one son, Finlay (born 1994). His partner is now actress Charlotte Emmerson, and they have two daughters; Mary (born September 2007) and Juliet (born 2012).
|1986||Taggart||Scott Adair||TV series (1 episode: "Knife Edge")|
|1986-1989||Screen Two||Sailor||TV series (3 episodes: 1986–1989)|
|1988||The Fear||Carl Galton||TV series (5 episodes)|
|1992||Frankie's House||Tim Page||Television film|
|Screen One||Cmdr Powell||TV series (1 episode: "Black and Blue")|
|1997||Painted Lady||Sebastian Stafford||TV film|
|1998||Trial & Retribution||Damon Morton||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1999||Wives and Daughters||Mr. Preston||TV mini-series (4 episodes)|
|2005||Kidnapped||Alan Breck||TV film|
|2008||City of Vice||John Fielding||TV series (5 episodes)|
|2009||The Diary of Anne Frank||Otto Frank||TV miniseries (5 episodes)|
|Law & Order: UK||Luke Slade||TV series (1 episode: "Unsafe")|
|2010||Doctor Who||Father Octavian||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Spooks||Vaughan Edwards||TV series (8 episodes)|
|2011||Strike Back: Project Dawn||Crawford||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Downton Abbey||Sir Richard Carlisle||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2011–present||Game of Thrones||Ser Jorah Mormont||TV series (major role)|
|2012||Haven||Roland Holloway||TV series (Episode 3.6 "Real Estate")|
|2012–2013||Prisoners' Wives||Paul||TV series (10 episodes)|
|2013||Ripper Street||Colonel Madoc Faulkner||TV series (Episode 5 "The Weight of One Man's Heart")|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||Dr. David Willoughby||TV series (Episode 13.1: "Elephants Can Remember")|
|Breathless||Inspector Ronald Mulligan||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2014||The Red Tent||Jacob||TV mini-series (2 episodes)|
- The Man Who Had All the Luck Bristol Old Vic 1990
- Hamlet, Bristol Old Vic, 1991 (Ian Charleson Award special commendation)
- Macbeth (1993) (Mayfest Award for Best Actor)
- Henry V (1995) (Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Actor)
- Martin Guerre (1996–1997) (Olivier Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical)
- The Blue Room (1998) (Olivier Nomination for Best Actor. Broadway Drama League Award for Best Actor)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (2002)
- Hedda Gabler (2005)
- The Crucible (2006) (Olivier Nomination for Best Actor)
- Scenes of a Marriage (2008)
- Wallenstein (2009, Minerva Theatre, Chichester) – title role
- Separate Tables (2009) – roles of Mr Martin and Major Pollock – Chichester Festival Theatre
- Ghosts (2010) – also directed
- Uncle Vanya, The Print Room, 2012 – title role
- Fortune's Fool, The Old Vic, 2013
- The Seagull
- King Lear
- She Stoops to Conquer
- Edward II
- Small Engine Repair
- The Recruiting Officer
- The New York Times
- "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". Berlinale.de. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- Jan Moir (13 December 2013). Moir, Jan (13 December 2013). "How Lady Mary's ex fell for a VERY fiery blonde: Iain Glen on becoming a pin-up at the age of 52". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- Lees, Caroline. "Classic recipes for success". Sunday Times. 9 February 1992
- Official website
- Iain Glen at the Internet Movie Database
- Iain Glen at the Internet Broadway Database
- A fansite featuring Iain Glen