Ian McElhinney Biography


Ian McElhinney is an actor and director coming from Northern Ireland. He has had a long and prolific career of more than thirty years and is still continuing to do so. Ian’s most recent work includes appearing in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” where he stars as Bareistan Selmy. He has also became a part of the “Star Wars” franchise as he has appeared in a recent anthology movie “Star Wars: Rogue One” (2016) where he plays General Dodonna.

Ian McElhinney stared off by making his debut in a television film titled “Cowboys” way back in 1981. From there on he continued making movies and shows mainly in the UK but also in America. His IMDB credit contains such roles in movies like “Michael Collins” (1996), “Hamlet” (1996), “City of Ember” (2008) and many more. There are also a plethora of shows and TV series that he has appeared in. Some of the most notable ones include “Lovejoy”, “Holby City”, “The Tudors”, “Casualty” and “Ripper Street” as just some of them.


Ian McElhinney in “City of Ember”

Ian McElhinney Net Worth and Salary

Ian McElhinney is by far not one of the most paid actors on “Game of Thrones”. But even with a marginal salary on the show, he still earns hefty sum. The popularity has brought him added success and he was able to expand his credits and career to different points. He is cruelty worth 1 million dollars.

Ian McElhinney Wife

Ian McElhinney is married to Marie Jones. His wife is a playwright by profession and they met a long time ago. Since they both belong to the same field they decided to open their own company. Ian and Marie are heads of their own company called Rathmore Productions Ltd. The couple have not had any known affairs so far and there have never been any talks about a divorce.


Ian McElhinney with his wife Marie Jones

Ian McElhinney Age

Ian McElhinney is a veteran actor and is 69 years old currently. This still does not make him the oldest actor on “Game of Thrones”. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 19 August, 1948. Even in his early youth he showed interest in acting and went on to make it his career. He has steadily expanded and advanced from his early days which led him to where he is now.

Height and Weight

Ian McElhinney is in his late age, so we cannot talk about his fitness. Nevertheless he still manages to maintain his appearance as best as possible. He is quite tall and stands at 180 cm. His body weight is 75 kg, which makes his body measurements pretty balanced.


Ian McElhinney and Liam Cunningham

Interesting fact about Ian McElhinney

Ian McElhinney has had a small part in the latest “Star Wars” movie where he plays General Dodonna. But he was cast in the role in order to fill in the shoes of the late Alex McCrindle. The Alex played Gen. Dodonna in the first trilogy as he appeared in “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977). Since the “Rogue One” is a prequel to the Episode IV movie in the star wars and directly transfer to “A New Hope” they needed to cast an actor who would resemble the Gen. Dodonna. Luckily, Ian McElhinney came as perfect for the role as he is roughly the same age as Alex McCrindle was when filming the original movie. All in all, the fans were satisfied and the movie as well as Ian’s appearance were a success.


Ian McElhinney in “Game of Thrones”

Nationality and Ethnicity

Ian McElhinney is from Northern Ireland and possess the same nationality. He is also Caucasian by ethnic group.

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Born:,August 19 1948
Nationality:,Northern Ireland
Net Worth:,$1 million
Hair Color:,Whiteness
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,180 cm
Weight:,75 kg
Married to:,Marie Jones
Affair with:,No
Birth Sign:,Leo

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