- "I could see from the outline that if I was going to play Jorah, I would be in it for the long haul. His journey is slow burn through the course of many seasons. Such roles afford the opportunity to develop character more roundly, more like real life I guess, where personality reveals itself over time... It felt like a luxury not to have to show too much too quickly."
- ―Iain Glen on playing Jorah Mormont
Iain Glen (born 24 June 1961) is a Scottish actor. He stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Ser Jorah Mormont. He was announced in the role on 20 August 2009. He was part of the initial starring cast and remains a member of the starring cast for the second season.
He is arguably best known for his role as the villain in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and a multi-award-winning performance as Larry Winters in Silent Scream. He also had a cameo as King Richard the Lionheart in Kingdom of Heaven. He is also known for his role as Prince Hamlet in the 1990 film adaptation of Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
He had a supporting role as Octavian in "Flesh and Stone" and "The Time of Angels" of the 2010 season of Doctor Who. In 2011, he was cast in a recurring role in Downton Abbey as Sir Richard Carlisle, a newspaper mogul and suitor to Lady Mary Crawley. In 2012 he began a starring role in the BBC drama Prisoner's Wives as Paul, a convicted drug trafficker. He also stars in the title role in the TV3 miniseries Jack Taylor .
He appeared in the first season of the BBC drama Ripper Street, playing the former commanding officer of Jerome Flynn's character, Sgt. Bennet Drake.
|Season one credits|
|Winter is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
|Season four credits|
|Two Swords||The Lion and the Rose||Breaker of Chains||Oathkeeper||First of His Name|
|The Laws of Gods and Men||Mockingbird||The Mountain and the Viper||The Watchers on the Wall||The Children|
|Season Five credits|
|The Wars to Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother’s Mercy|