Richard Dormer - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 4, 2022

Richard Dormer
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones, Fortitude (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : November 11, 1969 (age 54)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Richard Dormer
Birth Place: Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Ethnicity: Irish
Nationality: Irish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Rachel O'Riordan

Body Measurements

Height: 1.77 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 72 kg (158.73 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
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 Richard Dormer?

Richard Dormer is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter by profession a Northern Irish by nationality. He is best known for his role as Beric Dondarrion in HBO’s Game of Thrones and as Dan Anderssen in Fortitude.

Are Natalie Dormer and Richard Dormer related? There seems to be no immediate blood relation between the two actors.

Source: fanpop (Richard Dormer as Sheriff Dan Anderssen in Fortitude)

Richard Dormer – Age, Parents, Siblings

Richard Dormer’s birth took place on 11 November 1969 in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Besides this, there is nothing known about his parents, family, childhood, and siblings.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended the RADA school of acting in London. But he left the college early after landing a role in Billy Budd and returned to his home country Northern Ireland. His ethnicity is Irish.

Richard Dormer – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Richard Dormer is a happily married man. He married his longtime girlfriend Rachel O'Riordan, a theatre director.

Aside from this, he has not shared anything about his marriage, wife, or children. They are still together and there have been no rumors of divorce or extramarital affairs.

Source: belfasttelegraph (Richard Dormer, Rachel O'Riordan)

Richard Dormer – Career

Before fame

Dormer has been active in acting since 1991. He had minor roles in the series Casualty (1991)Soldier Soldier (1992), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993), and in the films A Further Gesture (2000), The Escapist (2002), and Puckoon (2002).

In 2003, Richard Dormer was the case in Hurricane as Alex Higgins which gained him much recognition.

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Films, Series

Since the initial breakthrough, Richard Dormer has had roles in films including The Mighty Celt (2005), Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), Good Vibrations (2012), Shooting for Socrates (2014), Hyena (2014), 11 Minutes (2015).

In terms of TV series, he has starred in My Boy Jack (2007), Last Man Hanging (2008), Hidden (2011), the lead role of Sheriff Dan Anderssen in Fortitude (2015-2018), The Musketeers (2016), Rellik (2017), and as Lord Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones (2013, 2016- present).

Dormer has also been active in theatre, having played in Measure for Measure, Miss Julie, and Waiting for Godot, among others.


Richard Dormer has starred alongside Iain Glen, Samuel Beckett, Kristofer Hivju, Joseph Mawleetc.

Source: Winter is Coming (Richard Dormer as Lord Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones)

Richard Dormer – Awards, Nominations

Dormer has been nominated for 2017’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In 2004, he won the Irish Times Best Actor Award for his role in  Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.

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Richard Dormer – Net Worth, Salary

There have been no estimates for Dormer’s salary while his net worth is around $1.5 million.

Richard Dormer – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, he is active on Instagram but is absent on other popular platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

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