Iain Glen Biography

Iain Glen is an established and accomplished actor of Scottish origin. He has appeared both of TV and in movies, but ultimately started his career by appearing in theatre. He actually still dabbles in all three spheres of performing and does quite a good job. He is mostly known for his role of the bad guy in the “Resident Evil” franchise, where he plays Dr. Alexander Isaacs or the Tyrant. Recently he has been gaining success with HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” where he plays the character of Jorah Mormont.

Iain Glen started appearing in theater at first and it is where he made his debut. He continued with roles on TV in mid-80s and managed to get his first movie roles in the early 90s. He mostly appeared on British television and movies from England and would only later gain his commercial success. Some of this most memorable performances, for which he earned various awards and accolades include “Silent Scream” (1990), “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” and “Blue Room.” He was introduced to a wider American audience with his villainous role Dr. Alexander Isaacs in the “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” movie in 2004, which is a role which he reprised in its sequels including “Resident Evil: Extinction” (2007), “Resident Evil: Final Chapter” (2016).


Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont in “Game of Thrones”

But his greatest success came with him being cast as Jorah Mormont in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series. He plays a lonely knight who has been cast out from his homeland by his father for disgracing his family. He now tries to appease himself by joining Denerys Targeryan, to whom he shares affection towards. This role has brought Iain more success in his career and made him recognizable as most of the “Game of Thrones” stars.

His other roles include appearances in “Downton Abby”, “Doctor Who”, Prisoner’s Wives”. He is not getting any younger but he still manages to captivate the audiences with his performances and he has a whole cabinet filled with awards to prove it.


Jim Carter and Iain Glen in “Downton Abbey”

Iain Glen Net Worth and Salary

With a large commercial success brought to Iain Glenn by the “Game of Thrones” franchise, his worth has been getting higher. He is not in the top earners on the series, but he still manages to earn a lot. It helped him raise his salary and his net worth is now estimated at 3 million dollars.

Iain Glen Partner and Family

Iain Glen has married two times. His first wife is Susannah Harker, with whom he has been for the period between 1993 and 2004. They have a son together out of their marriage. But things did not go as planned for them and the two got a divorce. Lately, Glen got married again, this time to actress Charlotte Emmerson, and their marriage together spawned two daughters.


Iain Glen and his wife Charlotte Emmerson

Iain Glen Age

Iain Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and he spent most of his life there. He was born on 24 June, 1961. This makes him currently 56 years old. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and then went to the University of Aberdeen. He trained at the RADA in London, which helped him get his acting credits and also earned him a Bancroft Gold Medal.

Height and Weight

Iain Glenn may not have his youth as he once had, but he still manages to get great roles. He was mostly brought down to appearing as a middle-age man, but the role appears to suit him well. His statistics say that he is 6ft 0.5in (184 cm) high while his body weight comes to 178 lbs (80 kg).


Iain Glen

Iain Glen Illness

In 2015, Iain Glen was forced to retire from his role on “Fortune’s Fool.” Iain was cast for the part in the show, but as filming began he had to drop out due to an undisclosed illness. Ultimately he had to pull out of the role all-together and he was replaced by a different actor who finished filming instead of him. It was rumored that Iain was suffering from a terminal illness, but these only proved to be only rumors. In fact, he has managed to turn everything around and is getting better from this illness. But the affliction that struck him still remains a mystery.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Iain Glenn was born in Scotland and is Scottish by nationality. As far as his ethnicity goes, he is Caucasian.

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Born:,June 24 1961
Net Worth:,$3 million
Hair Color:,Blonde
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,6ft 0.5in (184 cm)
Weight:,178 lbs (80 kg)
Married to:,Charlotte Emmerson
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,3 (two daughters and one son)
Birth Sign:,Cancer
Education:,Edinburgh Academy / University of Aberdeen / the RADA in London

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