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Tom Glynn-Carney

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Tom Glynn-Carney
Glynn-Carney at the 2019 WonderCon
Born (1995-02-07) 7 February 1995 (age 29)[1][2]
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
Years active2013–present

Tom Glynn-Carney (born 7 February 1995) is an English actor and singer. He has appeared in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk (2017), Tolkien, The King, and Rialto (2019), and as Aegon II Targaryen in House of the Dragon (2022).

Life and career[edit]

Glynn-Carney was born on 7 February 1995 in Salford, England.[3][4] He studied at Canon Slade School in Bolton,[5] and went on to study Musical Theatre in Pendleton Sixth Form College, receiving a triple distinction star in performing arts, the highest possible grade for a vocational qualification.[5] He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,[6] where he studied acting. While studying, he participated in professional stage adaptations of Peter Pan and Macbeth.[6]

His first experience on television was in 2013 when he had a role in two episodes of Casualty.[5] He secured a lead role in the BBC military drama The Last Post,[2] launched as part of the new season Autumn 2017 content on BBC1. He plays Lance Corporal Tony Armstrong.[2] From April 2017, he starred as Shane Corcoran in the Jez Butterworth play The Ferryman,[1] which opened at the Royal Court Theatre.[7] He later transferred with the production to the west end at the Gielgud Theatre, leaving the production in October 2017. Glynn-Carney won the Emerging Talent Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance.[8]

Glynn-Carney's first introduction to American audiences was in the war drama Dunkirk,[2] directed by Christopher Nolan and released in July 2017.[2] He plays Peter, the son of the small boat captain who sailed to rescue British soldiers from the surrounded city Dunkirk.[2] In 2018, Glynn-Carney was named as Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow, along with Naomi Ackie, Jessie Buckley, and Connor Swindells amongst others.[9]

In 2019, he starred as Henry "Hotspur" Percy in the David Michôd directed film The King[5] in a cast which included Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp.[5]

In March 2022, Glynn-Carney joined the cast of House of the Dragon,[10] where he played King Aegon II Targaryen,[10] first born son of King Viserys, played by Paddy Considine, and Alicent Hightower played by Olivia Cooke.[10] He appeared in the BBC miniseries SAS: Rogue Heroes, released in October 2022.[11] In December 2022, he was cast in The Book of Clarence.[12]

Glynn-Carney is also the lead singer of the indie band, Sleep Walking Animals.[13]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Dunkirk Peter Dawson
2019 Tolkien Christopher Wiseman
The King Henry "Hotspur" Percy
Rialto Jay
2023 The Book of Clarence Decimus
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Casualty George Thorne 2 episodes
2017 The Last Post Anthony "Tony" Armstrong Main role
2018 Doing Money Sean Television film
2021 Domina Young Gaius 2 episodes
2022–present House of the Dragon Aegon II Targaryen Main role, 3 episodes
2022 SAS: Rogue Heroes Michael "Mike" Sadler
Mayflies Young Tully Two-part drama[14]
2024 The Jetty [15]


Year Production Role Theatre
2017 The Ferryman Shane Corcoran Royal Court Theatre/Gielgud Theatre
2018 Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
2022 The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield Duke of York's Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Result ref
2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Emerging Talent Award The Ferryman Won [16]
2018 Screen International Stars of Tomorrow Won [9]
2019 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play The Ferryman Won [17]


  1. ^ a b Hoggard, Liz (30 July 2017). "Tom Glynn-Carney: 'Dunkirk is about courage and community, not war'". theguardian.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Chauffeur dhari, Saiqa (30 September 2017). "Dunkirk actor Tom Glynn-Carney, who went to Canon Slade, stars in new BBC drama The Last Post". The theboltonnews.co.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Tom Glynn-Carney". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  4. ^ Curtis, Nick (2 October 2018). "Tom Glynn-Carney interview: 'I've changed a lot since doing The Ferryman in London - but my character hasn't'". Evening Standard.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Who is Tom Glynn-Carney? The Salford student who swapped the hallways of Pendleton Sixth Form College, for a career on the big-screen". Salford City College. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b "GSMD Graduates 2015-2016 - Tom Glynn-Carney". gsmd.ac.uk. 2017. Archived from the original on 27 March 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ Tom Glynn-Carney on the Broadway World website
  8. ^ "Acting alumnus Tom Glynn-Carney wins Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award 2018". Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 4 December 2017. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Screen's Stars of Tomorrow 2017". screendaily.com/. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  10. ^ a b c "Aegon Targaryen Should Play a Major Role in "House of the Dragon"". popsugar.co.uk. 3 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Schön! Interview with Tom Glynn-Carney". schonmagazine.com. 14 October 2022. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (5 December 2022). "Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, RJ Cyler, Anna Diop Join Jeymes Samuel's Book of Clarence (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  13. ^ "Interview: Tom Glynn-Carney". heliconmagazine.com. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  14. ^ "Mayflies - Meet the cast and creatives behind the drama that 'discovers the joy and the costs of love'". bbc.co.uk/mediacentre. 19 December 2022. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  15. ^ "BBC releases first look at Jenna Coleman in new thriller The Jetty". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  16. ^ "Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017: Who won and why". standard.co.uk. 4 December 2017.
  17. ^ "2019 Drama Desk Award Winners". newyorktheater.me. 2 June 2019.

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