Iain Glen Biography
Iain Glen is a Scottish actor known for his work in film, television, and stage productions. He was born on June 24, 1961, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Glen grew up in the city and attended the Edinburgh Academy, where he developed a passion for acting. He went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Glen began his acting career on stage, performing in productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In the late 1980s, he began to transition to film and television work. He made his film debut in the 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist, and went on to appear in films such as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990), Beautiful Creatures (2000), and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).
Glen’s breakthrough role came in 1996 when he was cast as Sir Richard Carlisle in the popular television series Downton Abbey. He also gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of John Hanning Speke in the 1996 television film The Treasure Seekers. Other notable television roles include Jack Taylor in Jack Taylor (2010-2016), and Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones (2011-2019).
In addition to his work in film and television, Glen has continued to perform on stage. He has appeared in productions of The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, and The Blue Room, among others.
Glen has been nominated for numerous awards for his acting work, including the Laurence Olivier Award and the BAFTA Scotland Award. He continues to be a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, known for his versatility and depth as an actor.