Ralph Ineson

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Ralph Ineson
Ineson in 2011
Ralph Michael Ineson

(1969-12-15) 15 December 1969 (age 53)
Occupation(s)Actor and narrator
Years active1993–present
Ali Milner
(m. 2003)

Ralph Michael Ineson (/ˈnsən/;[1] 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).

Early life[edit]

Ralph Michael Ineson[2] was born in Leeds on 15 December 1969,[3] and educated at Woodleigh School and Pocklington School.[4] 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.[5]



He played the recurring character Chris Finch in the BBC comedy The Office.[6] 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.[citation needed]


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.[7][8] Also in 2014, he had a small role in the spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, playing a policeman who interviews Eggsy.

He played William alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Dickie in Robert Eggers's critically acclaimed debut film The Witch, which saw Eggers win Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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.[9] The cut material is available in a deleted scene on the 2018 Blu-ray release of the film.[10]

Voice work[edit]

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.

In 2023, he added his voice skills to the video games Diablo IV and Final Fantasy XVI .



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Syrup Skinhead Short film
Shopping Dix
1995 First Knight Ralf
1997 Shooting Fish Mr. Ray
2001 From Hell Gordie
South West 9 Liam
2007 The Last Thing to Go Through a Fly's Mind Short film
Shoot on Sight Marber
Cass Sergeant Mullins
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
Robin Hood Northerner
Another Year Drill Worker
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Amycus Carrow
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Intruders Alarm Installer
2012 Great Expectations Sergeant
2013 The Selfish Giant Johnny Jones
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Ravager Pilot
Kingsman: The Secret Service Policeman
2015 The Witch William
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Barkeep
2017 Soundtrack Mark
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"
2020 Dolittle Arnall Stubbins
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[11]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Spender Alex Episode: "Best Friends"
1993–2009 The Bill Alan Trent / Greg Simm / Robert Carmichael /
Paul Gibson / Billy Wylie / Derek Crew
8 episodes
1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front Iggy Episode: "Diesel's Garage"
99-1 Brian Episode: "The Cost of Living"
Royce Newfold Television film
The Cinder Path Arthur Benton Miniseries
Screen Two Policeman Episode: "O Mary This London"
1995 Harry Wayne Episode: "#2.5"
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
Strange Bill Episode: "Dubik"
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
ShakespeaRe-Told Barry Episode: "Macbeth"
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
7 episodes
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


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Jackets NCO Lancaster University[12][13]
1992 York Mystery Plays Herod's Heavy
York Theatre Royal[14]
2015 Hangmen Inspector Fry Royal Court Theatre[12]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
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 [15] Lorath Nahr

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2007 Golden Nymph Awards Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series Suburban Shootout Nominated [16]
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Supporting Actor The Witch Nominated [17]
Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [18]
2017 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [19]


  1. ^ "Legends Never Die: An Oral History of 'The Green Knight' | Narrated by Ralph Ineson". A24. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Ralph Michael Ineson, director at Augustus Road Residents Management Company Limited, London". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Ralph Ineson - Biography and Filmography - 1969 - Hollywood.com". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Woodleigh School". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Ralph Ineson - Listal". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  6. ^ "BBC - Comedy: The Office - Character Profile - Finchy". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Ralph Ineson on Twitter". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Drama Scene on Twitter". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  9. ^ Dayani, Aahil (13 January 2018). "'The Last Jedi' Director Reveals Cut Scene Involving 'Game of Thrones' Star". Heroic Hollywood.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Squires, John (30 May 2023). "Filming on the Robert Eggers 'Nosferatu' Remake Has Reportedly Wrapped in Prague". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  12. ^ a b "Gordon and French - Ralph Ineson Profile". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Revival of Play First Performed by Harry Potter Star at Lancaster University - myScience / Wire". 20 February 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  14. ^ "1992 York Cycle of Mystery Plays programme - York Mystery Plays : Illumination - From Darkness into Light : Search the NCEM archive". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Diablo 4: everything we know so far". Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  16. ^ "[PDF] The Selfish Giant - Squarespace" (PDF). Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  17. ^ "The Stars - BloodGuts UK Horror". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Past Winners of 2016 - Fright Meter Awards". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot! - FANGORIA". Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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