Iain Glen Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Birth NameIain Alan Sutherland Glen
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, born June 24, 1961, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of the Bancroft Gold Medal. He and his first wife, Susannah Harker (House of Cards (1990), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Ultraviolet (1998)) have a son, Finlay. They divorced in 2004. He met Charlotte Emmerson at the National Theatre while he was performing Streetcar Named Desire with Glenn Close. They have two children, Mary and Juliet. They finally married in the summer of 2017.

Iain immediately rose to prominence in1988 with his acclaimed performance as a charismatic gang leader in The Fear for Euston films, followed by his multi-award winning tour de force as imprisoned Scottish poet Larry Winters in Silent Scream in 1990. 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 in 1998 for an Olivier Award for his performance in The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman. He also received Olivier nominations for Martin Guerre (1996), and The Crucible (2006). Further stage credits include the title roles in Hamlet, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya and Henry V at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Glen has been described as, "The greatest Scottish theatre actor of his generation." In 2002, he starred with Emilia Fox in the Italian-French-British romance-drama film The Soul Keeper directed by Roberto Faenza. In 2003 Aberdeen University awarded him an Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, Iain Glen BA (For Services to the Arts). It was announced in 2009 that Glen would star as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Glen has appeared in all seasons (1-VIII) and the show has gone on to win more Emmys than any prime time TV show in the history of the awards. 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 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. He was a member of the Outstanding Ensemble that won the SAG award in 2013. Further television credits include Wives and Daughters, Diary of Anne Frank, Delicious, Glasgow Kiss, Prisoner's Wives and Kidnapped. Other Film Credits include Small Engine Repair, Mountains of the Moon, Song for a Raggy Boy, Eye in the Sky, My Cousin Rachel, Resident Evil and Fortune's Fool (Evening Standard Award for Best Actor). From 2010 to the present Glen has played the title character in the celebrated Irish TV crime series Jack Taylor adapted from the novels by Ken Bruen. He has starred in many radio plays including 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: happycynic

Family (2)

Spouse Charlotte Emmerson (2017 - present)  (2 children)
Susannah Harker (1993 - 2004)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Parents Glen, Hamish

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays serious, intense characters
Gravelly voice

Trivia (29)

Educated at Edinburgh Academy and University of Aberdeen
Trained at RADA, London
He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Blue Room".
He was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical of 1996 for his performance in "Martin Guerre".
An Associate Member of RADA.
Partner of Charlotte Emmerson. [2005]
Has a brother called Hamish who is artistic director of the Belgrade theatre in Coventry, England.
2007 Laurence Olivier nomination for Best Actor in a Play for "The Crucible".
Baby girl named Mary, born September 2007 with longtime partner, Charlotte Emmerson.
2007 Nomination Whatsonstage Theatre Goers Choice Award, Best Actor in a Play, "The Crucible".
Has played villains in two movies based on video games: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Resident Evil.
Son Finlay was born in 1994.
Ex-brother-in-law of Caroline Harker and Anthony Calf.
Ex-son-in-law of Richard Owens and Polly Adams.
Starring as John Proctor in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" for RSC, after completing a limited run in Stratford-upon-Avon. The play transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London from April to June. [June 2006]
Duchess Theatre, West End, London; starring and making his directorial debut in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts". [February 2010]
Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh; Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". [August 2003]
National Theatre, Lyttelton; "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Glenn Close. [2002]
At the Chichester Festival, Chichester; starring in Terence Rattigan's "Separate Tables". [September 2009]
Playing the title role in the world premier of the play "Wallenstein" at the Chichester Festival, Chichester, UK [June 2009]
RSC Stratford with West End transfer 1995; "The Broken Heart" [1994]
Nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for "The Crucible". [January 2007]
Appearing in "Hedda Gabler" at the Duke of York's Theatre, London [July 2005]
Nominated for Whatsonstage Theatre Goers Choice Award, Best Actor in a Play for "The Crucible" [December 2006]
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, UK, starring in "Scenes from a Marriage", directed by Trevor Nunn. [January 2008]
He is the second non-American actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman after Christian Bale.
He is the oldest actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in a live-action adaptation.
He is the third blonde actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman after Adam West and Val Kilmer.
Iain Glen is the fourth actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in a live-action adaptation that also features Dick Grayson/Robin after Adam West, Val Kilmer and George Clooney.

Personal Quotes (13)

You really are being quite foolish to smoke.
As an actor, I'm familiar with having bursts of energy, where you're giving things a try, and then you have down time.
A bicycle has transformed my experience of London.
A big budget studio film is slower, they've got so much to create around you. Everything is more complicated.
With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can't even look her straight in the face.
I don't crave Hollywood.
I'm not sure I'm the sort of actor people are hugely interested in finding out an awful lot about.
I'm too much of a big kid.
I don't know anyone who's suffered lung cancer.
I'm happiest when I can just be a director and watch.
I've been aware of the work I do as an actor being directorial in feel.
My first priority is to my wife, as hers is to me, and to our child.
You're spoilt as an actor if you are in that small percentage that works regularly.

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