Iain Glen

Iain Glen

Iain Glen (born 24 June 1961) is a Scottish film and stage actor.

Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He trained at RADA where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. He was married to Susannah Harker from 1993 to 2004. They have one son, Finlay (born 1994). He is now married to Charlotte Emmerson and they have a daughter Mary (born September 2007).

It 1990, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Silent Scream.

It was announced on August 20, 2009 that Glen would star as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO series A Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. On February 18th, 2011, it was revealed that Glen had joined the cast of Downton Abbey for its second series, appearing as Sir Richard Carlisle.


Year Film Role Notes
1986 Taggart Scott Adair TV series (1 episode: “Knife Edge”)
Screen Two Sailor TV series (3 episodes: 1986-1989)
1988 The Fear Carl Galton TV series (5 episodes)
Gorillas in the Mist Brendan
Paris by Night Wallace Sharp
1990 Mountains of the Moon John Hanning Speke
Fools of Fortune William Quinton
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Hamlet
Silent Scream Larry Winters
1991 Adam Bede Adam Bede TV movie
30 Door Key Joey
1992 Frankie’s House Tim Page TV movie
Screen One Cmdr. Powell TV series (1 episode: “Black and Blue”)
1993 Missus Father Pietro Salviati, Missus TV movie
The Young Americans Edward Foster
1996 Death of a Salesman Biff TV movie
1997 Painted Lady Sebastian Stafford TV movie
1998 Trial & Retribution Damon Morton TV series (2 episodes)
Mararía Bertrand
1999 Wives and Daughters Mr. Preston TV mini-series (4 episodes)
2000 The Wyvern Mystery Charles Fairfield TV movie
Paranoid Stan
Beautiful Creatures Tony
Glasgow Kiss Stuart Morrison TV series (6 episodes)
Anchor Me Nathan Carter TV movie
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Manfred Powell
Gabriel & Me Dad
2002 Impact Marcus Hodge TV movie
The Soul Keeper Dr. Carl Gustav Jung
Darkness Mark
Coronation Street Mick Hopwood TV series (1 episode: “Episode #1.5365”)
2003 Song for a Raggy Boy Brother John
Spy Sorge Richard Sorge
Carla Daniel TV movie
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Dr. Isaacs
2005 Man to Man Alexander Auchinleck
Kidnapped Alan Breck TV movie
Kingdom of Heaven Richard Coeur de Lion
Tara Road Danny
Vagabond Shoes Alec Murray short
2006 Small Engine Repair Doug
2007 The Last Legion Orestes
Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution Frank Ratcliffe
Resident Evil: Extinction Dr. Isaacs
The Relief of Belsen James Johnston TV movie
Starting Over Gregor Dewhurst TV movie
2008 City of Vice John Fielding TV series (5 episodes)
Slapper Red/Michael Simmons short
2009 The Diary of Anne Frank Otto Frank TV mini Series (5 episodes)
Law & Order: UK Luke Slade TV series (1 episode: “Unsafe”)
The Case of Unfaithful Klara Denis
Into the Storm King George VI TV movie
Harry Brown S.I. Childs
Pope Joan Village Priest
2010 The Guards Jack Taylor TV movie
Doctor Who Octavian TV series (2 episodes)
Spooks Vaughan Edwards TV series (8 episodes)
2011 Game of Thrones Ser Jorah Mormont TV series (2 episodes)
Jack Taylor: The Pikemen Jack Taylor TV movie
Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs Jack Taylor TV movie
Downton Abbey Sir Richard Carlisle TV series

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