"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 (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 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.