Ralph Michael Ineson
15 December 1969
|Occupation(s)||Actor and narrator|
Ralph Michael Ineson (//; born 15 December 1969) is an English actor and narrator. Known for his deep and rough Yorkshire accent, he rose to fame as Chris Finch in the BBC sitcom The Office (2001).
Since then, Ineson's most notable roles include William in The Witch (2015), Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones (2012), Amycus Carrow in the final three Harry Potter films, Nikolai Tarakanov in the HBO historical drama miniseries Chernobyl (2019), and the title character in The Green Knight (2021).
Ralph Michael Ineson was born in Leeds on 15 December 1969, and educated at Woodleigh School and Pocklington School. In the early 1990s, after studying theatre at Lancaster University's Furness College, he worked as a teacher and cricket coach at York Sixth Form College.
He played the recurring character Chris Finch in the BBC comedy The Office. He starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, as Zack in the soap opera Coronation Street, and played ex-soldier Sam Walker in the first series of Spooks. He played Luke Mullen in the BBC drama Playing the Field. He had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life. He starred in Suburban Shootout, which aired on Paramount Comedy and Five. He played Frank Monk in series 7 of Waking The Dead in the episode "Wounds". He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones. He also appeared in an Imperial Leather advert as a fireman.
Ineson had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2009 playing the role of Jon Fry. He had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd, as Paul, a buttock-kissing masseur, in the series four episode "Something Happened". In the 2012 ITV Titanic mini-series he played Steward Hart. In 2016, he appeared in the third season of the BBC Two series Peaky Blinders, playing the part of Connor Nutley.
Ineson's Hollywood film credits include First Knight, From Hell, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United. He played Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. He also appeared in the 2008 film Cass, as Sergeant Mullins. In 2014, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. Also in 2014, he had a small role in the spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, playing a policeman who interviews Eggsy.
Ineson appeared in a minor role as a First Order officer in the 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His role was originally bigger, but most of his performance ended up on the cutting room floor. The cut material is available in a deleted scene on the 2018 Blu-ray release of the film.
Ineson has used his distinctive Yorkshire accent in a variety of voice-over work. He has narrated TV programmes Licence to Drill, Salvage Hunters on the Discovery Channel, the 2010 Sky TV series Inside Gatwick, and the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed.
In 2013, he voiced the Channel 4 series Skint which followed the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds. In 2015, he narrated Countryside 999 on BBC One. In 2009 he narrated the BBC One documentary Series Gears and Tears which follows the characters of British BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars.
|1997||Shooting Fish||Mr. Ray|
|South West 9||Liam|
|2007||The Last Thing to Go Through a Fly's Mind||Short film|
|Shoot on Sight||Marber|
|2008||Is Anybody There?||Mr. Kelly|
|2009||The Damned United||A crazy wild-haired reporter|
|Suicide Man||DJ (voice)||Short film|
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Amycus Carrow|
|2010||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||The Sulphate Strangler|
|Another Year||Drill Worker|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Amycus Carrow|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2|
|2013||The Selfish Giant||Johnny Jones|
|2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Ravager Pilot|
|Kingsman: The Secret Service||Policeman|
|2016||The Huntsman: Winter's War||Barkeep|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Colonel Ansiv Garmuth||Deleted scene|
|2018||The Hurricane Heist||Connor Perkins|
|Ready Player One||Rick|
|The Ballad of Buster Scruggs||Posse Leader||Segment: "Near Algodones"|
|Brahms: The Boy II||Joseph|
|Here Are the Young Men||Mr. Landerton|
|2021||Edge of the World||Sir Edward Beech|
|Everybody's Talking About Jamie||Wayne New|
|Gunpowder Milkshake||Jim McAlester|
|The Green Knight||The Green Knight|
|The Last Victim||Jake|
|The Tragedy of Macbeth||The Captain|
|2022||The Northman||Captain Volodymyr|
|Catherine Called Birdy||Golden Tiger|
|2023||The Pope's Exorcist||Asmodeus (voice)|
|To Catch a Killer||Dean Possey|
|The Creator||General Andrews|
|Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls||Abaddon (voice)|
|2024||Nosferatu||Dr. Wilhelm Sievers||Post-production|
|1993||Spender||Alex||Episode: "Best Friends"|
|1993–2009||The Bill||Alan Trent / Greg Simm / Robert Carmichael /
Paul Gibson / Billy Wylie / Derek Crew
|1994||All Quiet on the Preston Front||Iggy||Episode: "Diesel's Garage"|
|99-1||Brian||Episode: "The Cost of Living"|
|The Cinder Path||Arthur Benton||Miniseries|
|Screen Two||Policeman||Episode: "O Mary This London"|
|Out of the Blue||Ricki Sellars||Episode: "#1.2"|
|Chandler & Co||Roderick Tully||Episode: "End of Term"|
|1996||Goodnight Sweetheart||Donald||Episode: "There's Something About a Soldier"|
|This Life||Jessop||Episode: "Sex, Lies and Muesli Yoghurt"|
|Kiss and Tell||Sergeant Beddowes||Television film|
|1997||Kavanagh QC||DCI Chris Sampson||Episode: "The Ties That Bind"|
|1998||Dangerfield||Jake Gilmore||Episode: "Local Colour"|
|Children of the New Forest||William Hammond||Television film|
|1998–2002||Playing the Field||Luke Mullen||32 episodes|
|1998, 2005||Heartbeat||Tel Philips / Corporal Fisher||2 episodes|
|1999||Touching Evil||Chris Wray||2 episodes|
|Bostock's Cup||Clive Kennard||Television film|
|2001–2003||The Office||Chris Finch||7 episodes|
|2002||Spooks||Sam Walker||Episode: "One Last Dance"|
|Holby City||Dale Warner||Episode: "Calculated Risks"|
|2002, 2011||Doctors||Billy Hollins / Martin Davies||2 episodes|
|2003||The Afternoon Play||Rob Coles||Episode: "The Real Arnie Griffin"|
|In Deep||Craig||Episode: "Character Assassins: Part 1"|
|Thursday the 12th||Collins||Television film|
|Between the Sheets||Mark Ainsley||6 episodes|
|2004||Black Books||Richard (voice)||Episode: "Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa"|
|Blue Murder||Bob Urwin||Episode: "Lonely"|
|A Line in the Sand||Det. Sgt. Bill Davies||Miniseries|
|2005||The Walk||Lawrence||Television film|
|Murder in Suburbia||William Marshal||Episode: "Dogs"|
|Coronation Street||Zack||9 episodes|
|The Virgin Queen||Dr. William Cowes||2 episodes|
|2005, 2008||Casualty||Raymond Thurber / Martin Woodbridge||2 episodes|
|2006||Missing||DCI John Carter||2 episodes|
|Dalziel and Pascoe||James Maddern||Episode: "The Cave Woman"|
|The Only Boy for Me||Lawrence||Television film|
|Losing It||Mr. Granger||Television film|
|2006–2007||Suburban Shootout||Jeremy Hazledine||11 episodes|
|2007||Die Ludolfs – 4 Brüder auf'm Schrottplatz||Narrator (voice)||Episode: "Flower Power in Dernbach"|
|Lead Balloon||Bob Marlin||Episode: "Giraffe"|
|2008||Waking the Dead||Frank Monk||Episode: "Wound" Parts 1 & 2|
|New Tricks||D.I. Hamilton||Episode: "Mad Dogs"|
|2009–2010||Waterloo Road||John Fry||9 episodes|
|2010||The IT Crowd||Paul the Masseuse||Episode: "Something Happened"|
|Merlin||Jarl||Episode: "The Coming of Arthur: Part One"|
|2011||The Body Farm||Miles Leyton||Episode: "You've Got Visitors"|
|2011–2012||Case Sensitive||DC Colin Sellers||Four-part miniseries|
|2011–present||Salvage Hunters||Narrator (voice)||All episodes|
|2012||Game of Thrones||Dagmer Cleftjaw||5 episodes|
|Secret State||Sgt. Wrigglesworth||Four-part miniseries|
|2013||Pramface||DS Sullivan||Episode: "Tinker, Tiger, Lobster"|
|Count Arthur Strong||Roger the Policeman||Episode: "Arthur.com"|
|Vera||Ross Strachan||Episode: "Prodigal Son"|
|Ambassadors||Captain Jones||Episode: "The Tazbek Spring"|
|2014||Inspector George Gently||Arthur Hawkes||Episode: "Gently Going Under"|
|New Worlds||Stackpole||2 episodes|
|2015||Drunk History||King Henry II||Episode: "Episode Seven"|
|Bluestone 42||Mike Slater||Episode: "#3.2"|
|The Interceptor||Yorkie||Episode: "Episode 6"|
|Prey||DCI Mike Ward||3 episodes|
|2016||Peaky Blinders||Connor Nutley||2 episodes|
|Porridge||Richie Weeks||Television special|
|2017||Sherlock||Vince||Episode: "The Final Problem"|
|Absentia||Adam Radford||10 episodes|
|Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Demoncist (voice)||Episode: "Demoncism/Sophomore Slump"|
|2018||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Cutter (voice)||Episode: "Beyond the Corona Walls"|
|Agatha and the Truth of Murder||Detective Inspector Dicks||Television film|
|2019||Chernobyl||General Nikolai Tarakanov||2 episodes|
|The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance||The Hunter (skekMal) (voice)||Netflix series|
|The Capture||DCI Alex Boyd||6 episodes|
|2022||Trigger Point||Commander Bregman||2 episodes|
|Willow||Commander Ballantine||3 episodes|
|2023||The Legend of Vox Machina||Kevdak (voice)||3 episodes|
|The Gallows Pole||The Clothier||Three-part television series|
|My Dad the Bounty Hunter||Widowmaker||Voice|
|1992||York Mystery Plays||Herod's Heavy
|York Theatre Royal|
|2015||Hangmen||Inspector Fry||Royal Court Theatre|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Amycus Carrow|
|2013||Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Charles Vane|
|2023||Final Fantasy XVI||Cidolfus Telamon|
|Diablo IV ||Lorath Nahr|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Golden Nymph Awards||Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series||Suburban Shootout||Nominated|||
|2016||BloodGuts UK Horror Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Witch||Nominated|||
|Fright Meter Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|2017||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
- "Legends Never Die: An Oral History of 'The Green Knight' | Narrated by Ralph Ineson". A24. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
- "Ralph Michael Ineson, director at Augustus Road Residents Management Company Limited, London". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "Ralph Ineson - Biography and Filmography - 1969 - Hollywood.com". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "Woodleigh School". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Ralph Ineson - Listal". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "BBC - Comedy: The Office - Character Profile - Finchy". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Ralph Ineson on Twitter". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Drama Scene on Twitter". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- Dayani, Aahil (13 January 2018). "'The Last Jedi' Director Reveals Cut Scene Involving 'Game of Thrones' Star". Heroic Hollywood.
- Lussier, Germain (14 March 2018). "All the New Things We Learned From the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-Ray". Gizmodo.
The home release has the extended version of the "Mega Destroyer Incursion" by Finn, Rose, and DJ. It includes a lot more tension, more humor, a visual homage to the classic '50s romantic dramedy The Apartment, and even a cameo by Ralph Ineson (The Witch) as a First Order officer who's onto their games.
- Squires, John (30 May 2023). "Filming on the Robert Eggers 'Nosferatu' Remake Has Reportedly Wrapped in Prague". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
- "Gordon and French - Ralph Ineson Profile". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "Revival of Play First Performed by Harry Potter Star at Lancaster University - myScience / Wire". 20 February 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "1992 York Cycle of Mystery Plays programme - York Mystery Plays : Illumination - From Darkness into Light : Search the NCEM archive". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "Diablo 4: everything we know so far". Retrieved 26 February 2022.
- "[PDF] The Selfish Giant - Squarespace" (PDF). Retrieved 3 August 2017.
- "The Stars - BloodGuts UK Horror". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
- "Past Winners of 2016 - Fright Meter Awards". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
- "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot! - FANGORIA". Retrieved 3 August 2017.