Michael McElhatton Biography


Michael McElhatton is an Irish actor and writer. He is known for appearing in many shows on television and elsewhere in movies. He has a long career behind him already and has done quite a lot. Most recently, fans have been able to see him as Roose Bolton on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Michael McElhatton started his career first on stage. After appearing for a while he made a successful transition to television. His first ever role came in 1990, when he appeared in a short filmed titled “The Losers”.  His first more memorable role was in “November Afternoon” (1996), which was the first time he was given a main role in a movie. During the 90s, he mainly appeared in his homeland of Ireland. He is mostly remembered for his appearance in “I Went Down” (1997), “The Actors” (2003), “Blow Dry” (2001) and “Saltwater (2000). He is also credited for appearing in a few situational comedies, the most memorable ones being “Paths of Freedom” and “Fergus’s Wedding.” But this also marked the first time that he started writing. He did not only appear as an actor but also wrote the screenplay for all the episodes. Michael McElhatton has come a long way since then. Now he has about 70 actor credits on IMDB and has successfully transition to a more commercial market. Some of his latest movie roles include appearances in “Perrier’s Bounty” (2009), “Death of a Superhero” (2011), “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2017), “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2017) and “Justice League” (2017).


Michael McElhatton in “Game of Thrones”

Of course his current most recognized role and performance is on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” He started off as a minor character with only a few appearances. His role got bigger in the seasons to come and he continued it well. He was able to do a good job display the character of Roose Bolton, which was pretty similar to the one from the books.

Micheal McElhatton has recently got back to writing. He has written all the episodes for a sitcom called “Spin the Bottle” in 2010.


Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton in “Game of Thrones”

Michael McElhatton Net Worth and Salary

Michael McElhatoon is considered to be a veteran actor. Him appearing all over the UK and also making a great transition to American helped him get a nice salary. He is currently worth 1.4 million dollars as it stands.

Michael McElhatton Partner and Family

Michael McElhatton keeps his personal life mainly to himself. He does not like expressing to the general public too much and rather wants to keep things in the family. You will rarely find any information about his wife and his children. There have been no information about him having a divorce till now and we are only assuming that he is happily married.

Michael McElhatton Age

Michael McElhatton was born in Ireland in the city of Terenure, located just on the outskirts of Dublin. He was born on 12 September 1963, making him 53 years old now. He grew up in a modest family and went to Terenure College. This school is recognized for his long history of dramatic arts and Michael was able to make a quick transition and went to London. He managed to graduate from the London University of Dramatic Arts in 1987. After graduating, Michael went back to Ireland and started off his acting career there.


Michael McElhatton

Height and Weight

Michael McElhatton does not really have any specific and standout physical attributes. He is middle age and he has a perfectly normal body and stance for his age. He is 175 cm tall and weighs about 70 kg. His hair is dark brown and his eyes are green, which helped him get a perfect resemblance to the character of Roose Bolton from the books.

Michael McElhatton Writing

When Michael McElhatton decides to retire from acting, there is always a future for him in writing. He has already established himself as a fairly good writer and has writen scenarios for various shows and sitcoms. They include “Paths of Freedom”, “Fergus’s Wedding”, “Spin the Bottle” and “Your Bad Self”.


“Fergus’s Wedding”

Nationality and Ethnicity

Michael McElhatton is of Irish nationality and his ethnic group is Caucasian.

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Born:,September 12 1963
Profession:,Actor and Writer
Net Worth:,$1.4 million
Hair Color:,Dark Brown
Eye Color:,Green
Height:,175 cm
Weight:,70 kg
Married to:,N/A
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Virgo
Education:,London University of Dramatic Arts

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