Joseph Mawle - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 2, 2022

Joseph Mawle
Profession: Actor, Writer
Best Known For: Game of Thrones, The Passion (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : March 21, 1974 (age 49)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Joseph Daniel Turner Mawle
Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Richard Mawle
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2
High School: Croft prep school
University: Business and Technology Education Council, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Ethnicity: European
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Joseph Mawle?

Joseph Mawle is an actress by profession and British by nationality. He is best known for his role as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, as Jesus Christ in The Passion, and Odysseus in Troy: Fall of a City.

Joseph Mawle – Age, Parents, Siblings

Joseph Mawle’s birth took place on 21 March 1974 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Joseph Daniel Turner Mawle. His father Richard Mawle works as a farmer while his mother worked as a teacher. In fact, he came from a family with a history of nine generations of farming in Warwickshire.

He was raised with two other siblings. For education, Mawle attended Croft prep school where he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia. As a result, he went to a boarding school for special needs from the ages of 13 to 16.

At the age of 16, he left school to pursue acting but he contracted labyrinthitis. The condition left with 70 percent hearing-impaired in the upper register and with tinnitus. His parents had divorced around this time and he had moved into a caravan to live by himself.

Source: Twitter (Joseph Mawle aged 16)

Education, Ethnicity

He studied performing arts at the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) and later studied at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School with a scholarship, graduating in 2002.

His ethnicity is European.

Joseph Mawle – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Joseph Mawle is currently single sans wife and children. He has never been married. In fact, there have been no records of him dating or having a girlfriend.

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Joseph Mawle – Career

Before fame

Through his illness, Joseph Mawle began studying at BTEC in performing after persuading the director of the local college at Stratford-upon-Avon. While studying he did odd jobs including a dishwasher and fitness instructor.

He did some acting at the Box Clever Theatre Company while also producing the play Solo Hamlet. In 2002, he had the opportunity to appear in the Irish Hurling TV adverts for Guinness while also working as an assistant in a special needs school.

Finally, in 2003, he landed his major role as Troilus in the Nuffield Theatre production of Troilus and Cressida followed by Royal Exchange, Manchester's production of Antony and Cleopatra. Only in 2006, did he land his breakthrough role of Dean Whittingham, the lead character in Soundproof.

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Source: Pinterest (Joseph Mawle as Odysseus in Troy: Fall of a City)

Films, Series

Since then, Joseph Mawle has starred in the TV series Dalziel and Pascoe (2006), Persuasion (2007), The Passion (2008), Five Daughters (2010), Game of Thrones as Benjen Stark (2011, 2016-2017), to name a few.

He has also portrayed roles in films including Heartless (2009), Made in Dagenham (2010), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Shell(2012), The Hallow (2015), Troy: Fall of a City (2018), Mr. Jones (2019), among others.


Joseph Mawle has professionally been associated with Rupert Goold, James Marsh, Philip Ridley, Dominic Cooper,  Aidan Gillen, Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, and Bruce Willis.

Also read: Alexandra Dowling - Actress of Game of Thrones, The Musketeers 

Joseph Mawle – Awards, Nominations

Joseph Mawle has been nominated for the 2006’s RTS Breakthrough on Screen Award, and 2008’s for WhatsOnStage Theatre Choice Awards -  Best Newcomer.

Evening Standard Theatre Awards had listed him as Outstanding Newcomer in the year 2008.

Source: Watchers on the Wall (Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones)

Joseph Mawle – Net Worth, Salary

Joseph Mawle’s net worth and salary are still under review. 

Joseph Mawle – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Social media, he is active mostly on Twitter while his Instagram account is made private. On Facebook, he seems to be absent.

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