There is hardly anyone who does not know the Scottish actor Iain Glen. If you don’t know him by his real name, then you should at least know him by the name of his character in Resident Evil (Dr. Alexander Isaacs/Tyrant) and in Game of Thrones as Ser Jorah Mormont.
The film, television, and theater actor has also appeared in other popular films such as Mountains of the Moon, where he played the role of Hanning Speke, in Downton Abbey as Sir Richard Carlisle, and as Jarrod Slade in Cleverman. He also played the role of Jack Taylor in the television series of the same name.
Iain Glen Bio, Age
Iain Glen was born on 24 June 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The names of his parents are not known. According to Glen, his parents are still alive and living in Scotland, although today they are more fragile and less mobile than before.
Glen has an older brother, Hamish Glen, a former artistic director of the Dundee Repertory Theatre, Scotland, and the current artistic director of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, West Midlands, England. He attended the Edinburgh Academy (an independent school for boys).
After high school, he attended the University of Aberdeen for a short time before he dropped out of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal.
Iain Glen Career
According to the actor, he only discovered his acting abilities during his days at Aberdeen University and when he realized that acting was something he enjoyed and would like to continue, he quickly dropped out of university and went to RADA with the love and blessing of his parents.
He started his career as a stage actor and later switched to film and television acting. At the 40th Berlin International Film Festival in 1990, Iain Glen won the Silver Bear as the best actor for his role in the biopic film Silent Scream. In the same year, he also won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in the film adaptation of Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
He was nominated for the Olivier Award for his performance at The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman. In 2002 he played Carl Gustav Jung in the Italian-French-British romantic drama film The Soul Keeper. Since 2010 he plays the leading role in the HBO series Game of Thrones as Ser Jorah Mormont. In the same year, he appeared as father Octavian in several episodes of the 5th season of the revived TV series Doctor Who. He also played Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey.
From 2010 to the present day, Glen plays the title character in the Irish TV crime series Jack Taylor, which is an adaptation of Ben Bruen. In 2012 he appeared in the BBC drama series Prisoners’ Wives as Francesca’s husband Paul, who was imprisoned for drug trafficking. In the same year he played the lead role in a new four-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Sebastian Baczkiewicz’s The Count of Monte Cristo, and the following year he starred in the new play Sehnsucht.
Between December 2013 and January 2014 he played the lead role in Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic alongside Richard McCabe. His role was taken over by Patrick Cremin because he could not continue playing due to health reasons. In 2015 Glen did the voiceover for a Vauxhall mocha ad.
Iain Glen’s Family: Wife And Children
Glen was married to the English actress Susannah Harker from 1993 to 2004. After his divorce, he began a relationship with Charlotte Emmerson in 2005, with whom he was together for twelve years before finally entering into a marriage in the summer of 2017.
The actor has three children; a son with his first wife and two daughters with his current wife.
Height And Other Facts About The Scottish Actor
The Scottish actor stands at a height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in). Iain Glen admits that he is a gourmet who would eat just about anything and gets away with it, and despite his love of food the actor has managed to keep his bodyweight of 80 kg under control.
However, when it comes to preparing meals, Glen says he is really lame and has no instinct at all.
The happiest moments of his life were the births of his children. If you give him half the chance, Glen says he will “be naked”. He loves to walk around naked in his house until he is forced to put on his clothes and go out.
He says the guitar keeps him sane and he is addicted to cycling. His net worth is currently estimated at $3 million.