Ralph Ineson

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Ineson in 2011
Ralph Michael Ineson

(1969-12-15) 15 December 1969 (age 51)
OccupationActor and narrator
Years active1993–present
Ali Milner
(m. 1993)

Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969) is an English actor and narrator. Known for his deep, rumbling voice, his most notable roles include William in The Witch , Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones , Amycus Carrow in the last three Harry Potter films, Donald Bamford in the BBC drama series Goodnight Sweetheart , Chris Finch in the BBC sitcom The Office , and Nikolai Tarakanov in the HBO historical drama miniseries Chernobyl .


Early life

Ralph Michael Ineson [1] was born in Leeds on 15 December 1969, [2] and educated at Woodleigh School and Pocklington School. [3] In the early 1990s, after studying theatre at Lancaster University's Furness College, he worked as a teacher and cricket coach at York Sixth Form College. [4]



He played the recurring character Chris Finch in the BBC comedy The Office . [5] He starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart , as Zack in the soap opera Coronation Street , and played ex-soldier Sam Walker in the first series of Spooks . He played Luke Mullen in the BBC drama Playing the Field . He had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life . He starred in Suburban Shootout , which aired on Paramount Comedy and Five. He played Frank Monk in series 7 of Waking The Dead in the episode "Wounds". He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones . He also appeared in an Imperial Leather advert as a fireman.

Ineson had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2009 playing the role of Jon Fry. He had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd , as Paul, a buttock-kissing masseur, in the series four episode "Something Happened". In the 2012 ITV Titanic mini-series he played Steward Hart. In 2016, he appeared in the third season of the BBC Two series Peaky Blinders , playing the part of Connor Nutley.[ citation needed ]


Ineson's Hollywood film credits include First Knight , From Hell , Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United . He played Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2 . He also appeared in the 2008 film Cass , as Sergeant Mullins.

In 2014, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy . [6] [7] Also in 2014, he had a small role in the spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service , playing a policeman who interviews Eggsy.

He played William alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Dickie in Robert Eggers's critically acclaimed debut film The Witch , which saw Eggers win Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Ineson appeared in a minor role as a First Order officer in the 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi . His role was originally bigger, but most of his performance ended up on the cutting room floor. [8] The cut material is available in a deleted scene on the 2018 Blu-ray release of the film. [9]

Voice work

Ineson has used his distinctive Yorkshire accent in a variety of voice over work. He has narrated TV programmes Licence to Drill , Salvage Hunters on the Discovery Channel, the 2010 Sky TV series Inside Gatwick , and the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed.

In the 2012–2013 BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the ten Martin Beck police novels by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Ineson played policeman Gunvald Larsson.

In 2013, he voiced the Channel 4 series Skint which followed the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds. In 2015, he narrated Countryside 999 on BBC One. In 2009 he narrated the BBC One documentary Series Gears and Tears which follows the characters of British BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars.

Ineson previously served as the narrator in a series of commercials for Newcastle Brown Ale.

TV adverts that have used his voice include: lastminute.com, Dacia cars, Gaviscon and Wickes. [10] He also did the Sky Bet adverts during Sky Sports football coverage.

In video games, Ineson returned to voice Amycus Carrow in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 , and gave his voice and likeness for the infamous pirate Charles Vane in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag . [11]

Personal life

Ineson married Ali Milner, the editor of make-up artist magazine Warpaint, at Cliveden in December 2003. They have a son named Luc (born 1999) and a daughter named Rebecca (born 2003). [12]



1994SyrupSkinheadShort film
Shopping Dix
1995 First Knight Ralf
1997 Shooting Fish Mr. Ray
2001 From Hell Gordie
South West 9 Liam
2007The Last Thing to Go Through a Fly's MindShort film
Shoot on Sight Marber
Cass Sergeant Mullins
2008 Is Anybody There? Mr. Kelly
2009 The Damned United A crazy wild-haired reporter
Suicide ManDJ (voice)Short film
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Amycus Carrow
2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll The Sulphate Strangler
Robin Hood Northerner
Another Year Drill Worker
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Amycus Carrow
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Intruders Alarm Installer
2012 Great Expectations Sergeant
2013 The Selfish Giant Johnny Jones
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Ravager Pilot
Kingsman: The Secret Service Policeman
2015 The Witch William
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Barkeep
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Colonel Ansiv GarmuthDeleted scene
2018 The Hurricane Heist Connor Perkins
Ready Player One Rick
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Posse LeaderSegment: "Near Algodones"
2020 Dolittle Arnall Stubbins
Brahms: The Boy II Joseph
Here Are the Young Men
2021 Everybody's Talking About Jamie Wayne NewPost-production
The Green Knight The Green KnightPost-production
Gunpowder Milkshake Jim McAlesterPost-production
The Tragedy of Macbeth Post-production
The Northman Post-production


1993 Spender AlexEpisode: "Best Friends"
1993–2009 The Bill Alan Trent / Greg Simm / Robert Carmichael /
Paul Gibson / Billy Wylie / Derek Crew
8 episodes
1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front IggyEpisode: "Diesel's Garage"
99-1 BrianEpisode: "The Cost of Living"
Royce NewfoldTelevision film
The Cinder Path Arthur BentonMiniseries
Screen Two PolicemanEpisode: "O Mary This London"
1995 Harry WayneEpisode: "#2.5"
Out of the Blue Ricki SellarsEpisode: "#1.2"
Chandler & Co Roderick TullyEpisode: "End of Term"
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart DonaldEpisode: "There's Something About a Soldier"
This Life JessopEpisode: "Sex, Lies and Muesli Yoghurt"
Kiss and TellSergeant BeddowesTelevision film
1997 Kavanagh QC DCI Chris SampsonEpisode: "The Ties That Bind"
1998 Dangerfield Jake GilmoreEpisode: "Local Colour"
Children of the New ForestWilliam HammondTelevision film
1998–2002 Playing the Field Luke Mullen32 episodes
1998, 2005 Heartbeat Tel Philips / Corporal Fisher2 episodes
1999 Touching Evil Chris Wray2 episodes
Bostock's Cup Clive KennardTelevision film
2001–2003 The Office Chris Finch7 episodes
2002 Dangerfield Clive KennardTelevision film
Spooks Sam WalkerEpisode: "One Last Dance"
Holby City Dale WarnerEpisode: "Calculated Risks"
2002, 2011 Doctors Billy Hollins / Martin Davies2 episodes
2003 The Afternoon Play Rob ColesEpisode: "The Real Arnie Griffin"
In Deep CraigEpisode: "Character Assassins: Part 1"
Thursday the 12th CollinsTelevision film
Strange BillEpisode: "Dubik"
Between the Sheets Mark Ainsley6 episodes
2004 Black Books Richard (voice)Episode: "Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa"
Blue Murder Bob UrwinEpisode: "Lonely"
A Line in the Sand Det. Sgt. Bill DaviesMiniseries
2005The WalkLawrenceTelevision film
Murder in Suburbia William MarshalEpisode: "Dogs"
Coronation Street Zack9 episodes
ShakespeaRe-Told BarryEpisode: "Macbeth"
The Virgin Queen Dr. William Cowes2 episodes
2005, 2008 Casualty Raymond Thurber / Martin Woodbridge2 episodes
2006 Missing DCI John Carter2 episodes
Dalziel and Pascoe James MaddernEpisode: "The Cave Woman"
The Only Boy for MeLawrenceTelevision film
Losing ItMr. GrangerTelevision film
2006–2007 Suburban Shootout Jeremy Hazledine11 episodes
2007 Die Ludolfs – 4 Brüder auf'm Schrottplatz Narrator (voice)Episode: "Flower Power in Dernbach"
Lead Balloon Bob MarlinEpisode: "Giraffe"
2008 Waking the Dead Frank MonkEpisode: "Wound" Parts 1 & 2
New Tricks D.I. HamiltonEpisode: "Mad Dogs"
2009–2010 Waterloo Road John Fry9 episodes
2010 The IT Crowd Paul the MasseuseEpisode: "Something Happened"
Merlin JarlEpisode: "The Coming of Arthur: Part One"
2011 The Body Farm Miles LeytonEpisode: "You've Got Visitors"
2011–2012 Case Sensitive DC Colin SellersFour-part miniseries
2011–present Salvage Hunters Narrator (voice over)All episodes
2012 Game of Thrones Dagmer Cleftjaw5 episodes
Secret State Sgt. WrigglesworthFour-part miniseries
2013 Pramface DS SullivanEpisode: "Tinker, Tiger, Lobster"
Count Arthur Strong Roger the PolicemanEpisode: "Arthur.com"
Vera Ross StrachanEpisode: "Prodigal Son"
Ambassadors Captain JonesEpisode: "The Tazbek Spring"
2014 Inspector George Gently Arthur HawkesEpisode: "Gently Going Under"
New Worlds Stackpole2 episodes
2015 Drunk History King Henry II Episode: "Episode Seven"
Bluestone 42 Mike SlaterEpisode: "#3.2"
The Interceptor YorkieEpisode: "Episode 6"
Prey DCI Mike Ward3 episodes
2016 Peaky Blinders Connor Nutley2 episodes
Porridge Richie WeeksTelevision special
2017 Sherlock VinceEpisode: "The Final Problem"
Absentia Adam Radford10 episodes
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Demoncist (voice)Episode: "Demoncism/Sophomore Slump"
2018 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Cutter (voice)Episode: "Beyond the Corona Walls"
2019 Chernobyl General Nikolai Tarakanov 2 episodes
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Hunter (skekMal) (voice) Netflix series
7 episodes
The Capture DCI Alex Boyd6 episodes


1989JacketsNCO Lancaster University [13] [14]
1992 York Mystery Plays Herod's Heavy
York Theatre Royal [15]
2015 Hangmen Inspector Fry Royal Court Theatre [13]

Video games

2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Amycus Carrow
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Charles Vane
2020 Diablo 4

Awards and nominations

2007 Golden Nymph Awards Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series Suburban Shootout Nominated [16]
2016BloodGuts UK Horror AwardsBest Supporting Actor The Witch Nominated [17]
Fright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated [18]
2017Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated [19]

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