Altin at Collectormania in 2012
12 February 1983
|Other names||Yousef Altin|
Josef Altin (born as Yusuf Altın; 12 February 1983) is an English TV series and film actor who had the role of Pypar in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. Other notable performances is his role as Ekrem in Eastern Promises and his roles in The Bill, Peep Show and Casualty. He starred in D.C. Moore's hit play The Empire at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Altin also played the role of Darren in Him & Her, a BBC TV series.
Life and career
Altin was born in London, to a Turkish family. His first appearance in a television series was his role as Garry in the drama series Psychos. His first appearance on a major British television series came in 2004 when he played a machine strimmer in Blackpool. Over the years, Altin has appeared on The Bill several times in different roles; from 2006–2007 he played Jay Henderson, and in 2009 he played Peter Balmaine. After his appearance on The Bill he became a somewhat sought after actor and received many more roles over the coming years, performing in both television series and films multiple times a year.
On television, in 2017 Altin appeared in the E4 sitcom, Chewing Gum, as Ryan, and portrayed Prince Rasselas, a young molly boy who plies his trade on the streets of Covent Garden, in the Hulu Original, Harlots. In 2018, Altin played Willem Van Burgen, a disturbed paedophile suffering from syphilis, who comes from a wealthy family, suspected of being the serial killer of boys in the TNT period drama, The Alienist.
|Film and Television|
|Year||Film or Series||Role||Notes|
|2000||Esther Kahn||Samuel as a child|
|2001||My Other Wheelchair Is a Porsche||Ron||Short|
|2002||Dirty Pretty Things||Sweatshop Boy|
|2002||Babyfather||Eric's Friend||Episode #2.7|
|2004||Blackpool||Machine Strimmer||Episode #1.2|
|2004–2009||The Bill||Multiple Character||Seven episodes|
|2005||Murphy's Law||Phillip||Ep #3.2|
|2005||The Golden Hour||Robert||Episode #1.4|
|2005||Peep Show||Mugger No. 1||Episode #3.1|
|2006||Doctors||Liam Aitkin||Episode #7.168|
|2006||Robin Hood||Benedict Giddens||Episode #1.1|
|2006–2009||Casualty||Multiple Characters||Three episodes|
|2007||What Goes Around (short)||Cola||Short|
|2007||The Omid Djalili Show||Episode #1.2|
|2008||Little Miss Jocelyn||Bully||Episode #2.1 |
|2008||West 10 LDN||Ratty|
|2008||10 Days to War||Young Lad||Episode #1.5|
|2008||New Tricks||Steve Pearson||Episode #5.7|
|2008||God on Trial||Issac|
|2008||No Heroics||Robber||Episode #1.1|
|2009||Being Human||Billy||Episode #1.5 |
|2009||The Young Victoria||Edward Oxford|
|2009||Beautiful People||Ricky||Episode #2.4|
|2009–2011||Misfits||Gary||Episode #1.1 |
|2010||The Pizza Miracle||Paesano||Short|
|2010||Law & Order: UK||Ray Cole||Episode #3.2|
|2010||Reggie Perrin||Young Boss||Episode #2.1|
|2011–2012||Him & Her||Darren||Episode 2.4 |
|2011–2014||Game of Thrones||Pypar||Recurring character, 13 episodes|
|2012||Comes a Bright Day||Clegg|
|2012||A Mother's Son||Sean Christie||Episode #1.1 |
|2012||Les Misérables||Convict 2|
|2012||Now Is Good||Jake|
|2013||Holby City||Alex Jules||S15E33 |
Back From the Dead
|2013||By Any Means||Jason Turner|
|2013||Hummingbird||Pizza Delivery Guy|
|2014||A Long Way Down||Matty|
|2014||The Hooligan Factory||Weasel|
|2015||River||Christopher Riley||Episodes 1,2|
|2016||Peaky Blinders||Stefan||Episode #3.5|
|2018||The Alienist||Silver Smile / Willem Van Burgen||Three episodes|
- "Movie Review – Eastern Promises". www.fernbyfilms.com. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Game of Thrones with Josef Altin". flicksandthecity.com. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Josef Altin – Game of Thrones | Interview | April 2014 - Hit The Floor". hitthefloor.com. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Child 44, Breathe, & Narcopolis with Josef Altin". flicksandthecity.com. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Naylor, Mary (17 April 2016). "Zomcom shot in Reading stars Game of Thrones' Pyp". getreading.co.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Spence-Adofo, Verona (12 February 2017). "CHEWING GUM SERIES 2 FINALE – EXCELLENT (WITH A FEW ISSUES…)". thebritishblacklist.co.uk. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Meet the cast of Harlots".Radio Times, 18 May 2017.
- "'The Alienist': Revealing the Murderer's Identity Early Is the Show's First Killer Move". IndieWire, 19 February 2018,