Roger Allam - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 25, 2020

Roger Allam
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Endeavour, Game of Thrones
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 26, 1953 (age 68)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Roger William Allam
Birth Place: Bow, London, England
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

Christine Allam (sister)
Sylvia Allam (sister)

High School: Christ's Hospital
University: Manchester University
Ethnicity: N/A
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Rebecca Saire
Children: 2

Thomas Allam (son)
William Allam (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown/ Grey
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Roger Allam?

Roger Allam is an actor by profession and British and nationality. He is best known for his portrayal of Inspector Javert in the stage musical Les Misérables, as Illyrio Mopatis in Game of Thrones, as Lewis Prothero in V for Vendetta and in Endeavour.

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Roger Allam: Age, Parents, Siblings

Roger Allam was born as Roger William Allam on 26 October 1953 in Bow, London, England. His father was a vicar of St Mary Woolnoth while details of his mother are not known. He was raised with two siblings- sisters Christine and Sylvia.

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up Allam revealed that he wanted to become a bus driver, engine driver or a folk singer. Only in his teens, after a visit to the theatre, did he decide that he wanted to become an actor. For education, he attended Christ's Hospital and later at Manchester University.

His ethnicity is not known.

Roger Allam: Wife, Children, Divorce

Roger Allam is a happily married man. He married girlfriend Rebecca Saire after dating for several years. Saire is also an actress and sister of Warren Saire. 

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Their marriage date has not yet been revealed but we do know that they have two children together- both sons. Their son William Allam was born in summer of 2002. However, their other son Thomas Allam’s date of birth and other details are not known.

Allam is living happily with his wife without any signs or rumors of extramarital affairs or divorce.

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Roger Allam: Career

Worked in

Roger Allam’s career began in 1976 with the theatre production of Vinegar Tom. In the theatre, he portrayed characters in Two Gentlemen of Verona (1981), All's Well That Ends Well (1981-1983),  Les Misérables (1985-1986), The Fairy Queen (1989), The Cherry Orchard (2000), The Moderate Soprano (2015), Limehouse (2017) among numerous others. 

In TV series Roger Allam has starred in Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992), Waking the Dead (2002), Muffin The Mule (2005- present), The Thick of It (2007-2012), Endeavour (2012- present), and Game of Thrones (2011), to name a few. 

In the field of films, Allam is seen in The Queen (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), The Iron Lady (2011), The Hippopotamus (2017) etc.


Over the years Roger Allam has worked with Gillian Anderson, Ian McKellen, Maureen Lipman, Sam Kelly, Frances Barber, Dame Helen Mirren.

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Roger Allam: Awards, Nominations

Allam has been nominated for 2000's and 2004’s Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor. Among the nominations, he won 2000’s Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor and 2002’s Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor.

Roger Allam: Net Worth, Salary

Allam has the net worth of $5 Million while his salary is still under review.

Roger Allam: Social Media

As for social media presence, the actor is active on Twitter and also has his official website. He, however, is absent from Instagram and Twitter.

Also read: List of Game of Thrones cast

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