Iain Glen - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 5, 2022

Iain Glen
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 24, 1961 (age 62)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Iain Alan Sutherland Glen
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Hamish Glen
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Hamish Glen (brother)

High School: Edinburgh Academy
University: University of Aberdeen, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Ethnicity: Scottish
Nationality: Scottish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Charlotte Emmerson

Susannah Harker (1993-2004)

Children: 3

Finlay Glen (son)
Mary Glen (daughter)
Juliet Glen (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 74 kg (163.14 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown/Grey
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Iain Glen?

Iain Glen is an actor by profession and Scottish by nationality. Among all his work, he is best known for portraying the role in the Resident Evil film series as Dr. Alexander Isaacs / Tyrant and as Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones.

Source: Iain Glen (Iain Glen in 1998 film The Fear)

Iain Glen – Age, Parents, Siblings

Iain Glen’s birth took place on 24 June 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born Iain Alan Sutherland Glen to his father Hamish Glen while the name of his mother is not known. He is not the only child of his parents and has a brother named Hamish Glen, who is now an artistic director. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Glen attended Edinburgh Academy and later enrolled at the University of Aberdeen. He was also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. 

His ethnicity is Scottish.

Iain Glen – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Iain Glen has been married twice and divorced once. His first marriage was to Susannah Harker. He married his wife in 1993 and has a son together, named Finlay Glen born in 1994. But their marriage ended in divorce in 2004.

He moved on and started dating Charlotte Emmerson in 2005 after meeting at the National Theatre. 

He and his girlfriend (now wife) have welcomed two daughters together, Mary Glen (born September 2007) and Juliet Glen (born 2012). They finally married in the summer of 2017.

Also read: Liam Cunningham - Actor of Game of Thrones 

Source: Getty Images (Iain Glen, Charlotte Emmerson, Juliet Glen pictured in Sept 2013)

Iain Glen – Career

Before fame

Iain Glen started his professional career in 1986 as a stage actor in theatre and a minor character in the TV series Taggart. This was followed by roles in the TV series Screen Two (1986-1989), The Fear (1988), Frankie's House (1992), Wives and Daughters (1999), and The Diary of Anne Frank (2009), to name a few.

In movies, he has starred in Paris by Night (1988), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Harry Brown (2009), etc.

Also read: Josef Altin - Actor of Game of Thrones, Alienist 

Worked in

Since 2010, Iain Glen has portrayed supporting roles in The Iron Lady (2011), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), and Bruce Wayne in Titans in DC comics, among others.

Glen has also portrayed minor roles in Doctor Who (2010), Jack Taylor (2010-2016), Prisoners' Wives (2012-2013), Autopsy: The Last Hours Of (2014-2015), Cleverman (2016–present), Delicious (2016–2019).

He portrays the supporting character Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones and has been doing so from 2011 till 2019.

Worked with

Glen has starred alongside Jacob Anderson, Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Kristofer Hivju.

Source: Watchers on the Wall (Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones)

Iain Glen – Awards, Nominations

Iain Glen was awarded Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor in 1990. He was nominated for 2011-2015’s, 2017’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the Game of Thrones cast.

Also read: Daniel Portman - Actor of Game of Thrones 

Iain Glen – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Glen is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure for his annual salary is unknown.

Iain Glen – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Iain Glen is active on the social media site Instagram but is absent from Facebook and Twitter.

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