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 has 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. Also played the role of Darren in Him and Her, 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 Gary in the drama series Psychos. His first appearance on a major British television series came in 2004 when he played a waiter, over the years, Altin has appeared on The Bill several times in different roles, from 2006–2007, he was 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 for both television series and films multiple times a year.
|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|
|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|
- "Full Cast of Eastern Promises Actors/Actresses". ranker.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "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.