24 June 1961
(m. 1993;div. 2004)
Charlotte Emmerson (2017–present)
Iain Alan Sutherland Glen (born 24 June 1961) is a Scottish actor.Glen is best known for his roles as Dr. Alexander Isaacs/Tyrant in three films of the Resident Evil film series (2004–2016) and as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019). Other notable roles include John Hanning Speke in Mountains of the Moon (1990), Larry Winters in Silent Scream (1990), Manfred Powell in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Brother John in Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), the title role in Jack Taylor (2010–2016), Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey (2011), James Willett in Eye in the Sky (2015), and Bruce Wayne in Titans (2019–present).
Iain Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1961, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He then trained in acting at the RADA in London ("because it was the only one that was holding auditions at that particular time"),where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. His older brother is Hamish Glen, artistic director of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and former artistic director of the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
In 1990, Glen won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Silent Scream . In the same year he was cast as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark in Tom Stoppard's film adaptation of his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman.
in 2002, Glen starred with Emilia Fox in the Italian-French-British romance-drama film The Soul Keeper directed by Roberto Faenza.
In 2008 Glen was Samson in the BBC Radio 3 production of Samson Agonistes directed by John Tydeman.
It was announced in 2009 that Glen would star as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO series Game of Thrones . In 2010, he played the role of Father Octavian, leader of a sect of clerics who were on a mission against the Weeping Angels in "The Time of Angels" and "Flesh and Stone", a two-episode story which formed part of the fifth season of the revived television series Doctor Who . He appeared in the second series of Downton Abbey , as Sir Richard Carlisle, a tabloid publisher who is a suitor to, and subsequently engaged to, Lady Mary.
From 2010 to the present Glen has played the title character in the Irish TV crime series Jack Taylor adapted from the novels by Ken Bruen.
In the 2012 BBC drama series Prisoners' Wives , he plays Paul, the husband of Francesca, whose comfortable life comes crashing down when he is imprisoned for drug trafficking. Also in 2012, he starred in a new 4-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo , written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko. In 2013, he played the lead in the new play Longing .
From 6 December 2013 until early January 2014 Glen starred alongside Richard McCabe in Fortune's Fool at the Old Vic, directed by Lucy Bailey. He had been due to appear in the full run until 22 February 2014but was forced to withdraw early to recover from illness, with his role taken by his understudy Patrick Cremin and then by William Houston who joined the cast about the same time as Glen's departure.
In 2015, Glen provided the voiceover for a Vauxhall Mokka advertisement.
In 2019, it was revealed that Glen would be portraying Batman/Bruce Wayne on the DC Universe TV show Titans .
|1988||Paris by Night||Wallace Sharp|
|Gorillas in the Mist||Brendan|
|1990||Mountains of the Moon||John Hanning Speke|
|Silent Scream||Larry Winters|
|Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead||Hamlet|
|Fools of Fortune||William Quinton|
|1991||30 Door Key||Joey|
|1993||The Young Americans||Edward Foster|
|2001||Lara Croft: Tomb Raider||Manfred Powell|
|Gabriel & Me||Dad|
|The Soul Keeper||Dr. Carl Gustav Jung|
|2003||Song for a Raggy Boy||Brother John|
|Spy Sorge||Richard Sorge|
|2004||Resident Evil: Apocalypse||Dr. Alexander Isaacs|
|2005||Man to Man||Alexander Auchinleck|
|Vagabond Shoes||Alec Murray||Short film|
|Kingdom of Heaven||Richard Cœur de Lion|
|2006||Small Engine Repair||Doug|
|2007||The Last Legion||Orestes|
|Resident Evil: Extinction||Dr. Alexander Isaacs / Tyrant|
|Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution||Frank Ratcliffe|
|2008||Slapper||Red / Michael Simmons||Short film|
|2009||Pope Joan||Village Priest|
|Harry Brown||S.I. Childs|
|The Case of Unfaithful Klara||Denis|
|2011||The Iron Lady||Alfred Roberts|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Uncle Ralph|
|2014||Guy Martin's Spitfire||Narrator (voice)||Documentary|
|Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain||Narrator (voice)||Documentary|
|2015||The Bad Education Movie||Pasco|
|Eye in the Sky||James Willett|
|2016||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter||Dr. Alexander Isaacs|
|Dusty and Me||Mickey the Bubble|
|2017||My Cousin Rachel||Nick Kendall|
|The Fabric of You||Isaac (voice)||Short film|
|2020||The Windermere Children||Jock Lawrence|
|Black Beauty||John Manly|
|2021||What About Love||American Ambassador||Post-production|
|1986||Taggart||Scott Adair||Episode: "Knife Edge"|
|1986–1989||Screen Two||Allan Innes / Sailor / Ray||3 episodes|
|1988||The Fear||Carl Galton||5 episodes|
|1991||Adam Bede||Adam Bede||Television film|
|1992||Frankie's House||Tim Page||4 episodes|
|Screen One||Cmdr Powell||Episode: "Black and Blue"|
|1993||Missus||Father Pietro Salviati, Missus||Television film|
|1996||Death of a Salesman||Biff||Television film|
|1997||Painted Lady||Sebastian Stafford||2 episodes|
|1998||Trial & Retribution||Damon Morton||2 episodes|
|1999||Wives and Daughters||Mr. Preston||4 episodes|
|2000||Glasgow Kiss||Stuart Morrison||6 episodes|
|The Wyvern Mystery||Charles Fairfield||Television film|
|Anchor Me||Nathan Carter||Television film|
|2002||Impact||Marcus Hodge||Television film|
|2005||Kidnapped||Alan Breck||2 episodes|
|2007||Starting Over||Gregor Dewhurst||Television film|
|The Relief of Belsen||James Johnston||Television film|
|2008||City of Vice||John Fielding||5 episodes|
|2009||The Diary of Anne Frank||Otto Frank||5 episodes|
|Law & Order: UK||Luke Slade||Episode: "Unsafe"|
|Into the Storm||King George VI||Television film|
|2010||Doctor Who||Father Octavian||2 episodes|
|Spooks||Vaughn Edwards||8 episodes|
|2010–2016||Jack Taylor||Jack Taylor||Series of television films|
|2011||Strike Back: Project Dawn||Crawford||2 episodes|
|Downton Abbey||Sir Richard Carlisle||6 episodes|
|2011–2019||Game of Thrones||Ser Jorah Mormont||52 episodes|
|2012||Haven||Roland Holloway||Episode: "Real Estate"|
|Henry IV, Part II||Earl of Warwick||Episode of The Hollow Crown|
|2012–2013||Prisoners' Wives||Paul||10 episodes|
|2013||Borgia||Girolamo Savonarola||2 episodes|
|Ripper Street||Colonel Madoc Faulkner||Episode: "The Weight of One Man's Heart"|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||Dr. David Willoughby||Episode: "Elephants Can Remember"|
|Breathless||Inspector Ronald Mulligan||6 episodes|
|2014–2017||Autopsy: The Last Hours Of||Narrator (voice)||10 episodes|
|2014||The Red Tent||Jacob||2 episodes|
|2016–2017||Cleverman||Jarrod Slade||12 episodes|
|2018||The Sidemen Show||Narrator (voice)||7 episodes|
|Mrs Wilson||Alexander "Alec" Wilson||3 episodes|
|2019||Ice Age: Return of the Mammoth||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2018–present||Titans||Bruce Wayne / Batman||10 episodes|
|2022||The Rig||Magnus MacMillan||Main role, upcoming series|
|1990||Silver Bear||Best Actor||Silent Scream||Won|
|1991||Evening Standard British Film Award||Best Actor||Mountains of the Moon , Fools of Fortune , Silent Scream||Won|
|Ian Charleson Award||Special commendation||Hamlet||Won|
|1994||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Best Actor||Henry V||Nominated|
|1997||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor in a Musical||Martin Guerre||Nominated|
|1999||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor||The Blue Room||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Best Actor||The Blue Room||Nominated|
|2007||Whatsonstage.com Award||Best Actor||The Crucible||Nominated|
|Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor||The Crucible||Nominated|
|2012||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2014||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2015||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2016||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
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