Owen Teale

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Owen Teale
Born (1961-05-20) 20 May 1961 (age 55)
Swansea, Wales
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Dilys Watling (marriage dissolved); 1 son
Sylvestra Le Touzel
(2001–present); 2 daughters

Owen Teale (born 20 May 1961) is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ser Alliser Thorne in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.


Trained at the Guildford School of Acting, Teale made his television debut in The Mimosa Boys in 1984. in 1985, he appeared in the Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos as "Maldak". He later appeared in Knights of God (1989), Great Expectations (1989), and Boon (1990) before being cast as Will Scarlet in the 1991 film Robin Hood.

He went on to appear in such series as Dangerfield, Ballykissangel, The Thin Blue Line and the long-running Belonging, and later Spooks and Murphy's Law. In 2005, he played a lead role in Marian, Again, in which he was the abusive husband of Harrison's eponymous character.

His film debut was in War Requiem in 1989. He later appeared as Lophakin in the 1999 adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, opposite Charlotte Rampling as Ranevskaya and Alan Bates as Gayev. He played the infamous Nazi judge Roland Freisler in Conspiracy.

In 2006 he appeared in the Torchwood episode "Countrycide". In 2006 he had a role in the HBO UK TV movie Tsunami: The Aftermath. In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama The Mind's Eye. In the same year, he starred in The Last Legion. In 2011, appeared as Ser Alliser Thorne in Game of Thrones, the HBO TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, replacing at short notice Derek Halligan.[1] He reprised this role in Season 4 and Season 5, and will once again in Season 6.

Teale won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Torvald opposite Janet McTeer in Ibsen's A Doll's House. In 2012, he played Dai in the comedy-drama series Stella and Robert Holland, the fictional UK Foreign Secretary, in the drama series Kidnap and Ransom. He also played as a PSupt in the BBC police drama Line of Duty.

Personal life[edit]

Teale has been married twice: to Dilys Watling and then to Sylvestra Le Touzel. He has three children.



Year Title Character Production Notes
1991 Robin Hood Will Scarlet
1999 The Cherry Orchard Lophakin
2001 Conspiracy Roland Freisler
2004 King Arthur Pelagius
2011 Act of Memory Father


Year Title Character Production Notes
1985 Doctor Who : "Vengeance on Varos" Maldak BBC
1986 David Copperfield Ham Peggotty BBC
1989 The Fifteen Streets Part of a collection of small-screen epics based on the best-selling books of Catherine Cookson
1995 The Thin Blue Line Gary BBC Season 1, Episode 2 "Fire and Terror"
1999 Ballykissangel Connor Devlin BBC Season 5
2004 Spooks Robert Morgan BBC "Frequently Asked Questions" – Series 3, Episode 9
2005 Midsomer Murders Little Mal Kirby ITV "Second Sight" – Series 8, Episode 5
2006 Torchwood Evan Sherman BBC "Countrycide" – Series 1, Episode 6
2007 Inspector Lewis Nicky Turnbull ITV "Old School Ties" – Series 1, Episode 2
2011–2016 Game of Thrones Alliser Thorne HBO 19 episodes
Recurring Role
2012 The Hollow CrownHenry V Fluellen BBC
2012 Kidnap and Ransom Robert Holland ITV1
2012 Line of Duty CSupt Phillip Osborne BBC
2012–2013 Stella Dai Kosh Sky 1
2015 River PSupt Marcus McDonald BBC One


  1. ^ Profile, winteriscoming.net; accessed 18 March 2015.

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