Ian Glen

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  • Name: Ian Glen ( Iain Glen )
  • Date of birth: 24 June 1961.
  • Age: 55 years
  • Place of birth: Edinburgh, UK
  • Height: 185
  • Activities: actor
  • Marital status: married

    Iain Glen biography

    British actor Iain Glen was born on 24 June 1961 in the capital of Scotland. Since childhood he loved the theater, played in the school Studio at the Edinburgh Academy (independent school for boys), and even managed to acquire a reputation as the best actor among the children.

    With the choice of profession, the young man did not hesitate long. After high school, went to London, where he enrolled in the prestigious educational institution – Royal Academy of dramatic art. For brilliant academic achievements was awarded the Bancroft gold medal.

    Elder brother Ian – a theatre Director Hamish Glen.


    With the stage began the creative career of Iain Glen. In his Treasury there are «Shakespearean» roles: King Lear, Henry V, Macbeth. The latter brought the actor home the award for British theatre festival «Mayfest». In addition, three times he was a step away from the Prize Laurence Olivier. The first time Glen was nominated in 1997 for her role in the musical «Martin Guerre». Two years later, critics said his work in the play «the Blue room», which was also played by Nicole Kidman. In 2007, Ian Glen was among the nominees for her role in the play «ordeal».

    In the theatre Iain Glen remains a popular actor, especially if we are talking about classical repertoire. The play «Hedda Gabler» play by Henrik Ibsen featuring the talented Scot has collected a lot of rave reviews. With Richard McCabe, he played on the stage of the London theater «old Vic» in Turgenev’s «the Freeloader».

    In 2011, he acted in the new role of Director of the play «Ghosts», thereby realizing a long-held dream to life.

    Having success in the career of actor, Ian Glen leaves his theatrical career.


    You Glenn was 22 years old when he appeared in the film. Started with a cameo role in the TV series «Taggart», it was followed by other projects. Acting career of actor developed gradually, interesting proposals have been received more and more.

    In 1988, he played in two scenes – «Gorillas in the mist» and «Paris by Night». Two years ago for his starring role in Arthouse drama «silent scream» Ian received the Silver bear award at the Berlin International film festival.

    Among the famous films with the participation of Ian Glen’s note «Resident evil 2», «Lara Croft: tomb raider», «the Kingdom of heaven.» The actor also know for the TV series «Doctor Who», «Ghosts», «the Abbey Downton». But the most popular Glen brought the cult TV series «Game of thrones».

    The role of ser Jorah Mormont it was approved back in 2009, long before the release of the first season. Especially for this actor grew a beard, and was practicing riding. Hero Ian knight, who was banished from his native Westeros in the wild. There he begins life with a clean slate, he meets heiress of dragons Daenerys Targaryen. The daughter of «the Mad King» wins the heart of a knight.

    In 2012, the BBC issued a series of «prisoners Wives» in which Iain Glen played the drug dealer Floor. In the same year he took part in voicing the radio novel «the Count of Monte Cristo». His last works were the roles in the movie «what about love?», «All seeing eye», «the Red tent».

    Personal life

    In 1993, Ian Glen is married to actress Susannah Harker whom he met while working on the series «Fear». A year after the wedding they had a son Finley. In 2004, the couple separated.

    Currently, Ian Glen lives in a civil marriage with actress Charlotte Emmerson who was younger than him by 10 years. Their acquaintance took place in the theater. Together they have two daughters – Mary and Juliet.

    The weekend actor holds his family. They prefer an active vacation, one of my favorite games – tennis.


    • «Prisoners wives»
    • «Doctor Who»
    • «Game of thrones»
    • «Darkness»
    • «Love exchange»
    • «Spy in black»
    • «Paranoia»
    • «Resident evil 2: Apocalypse»
    • «Harry Brown»
    • «The last breath»


    Ion Glen

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