Iwan Rheon (pronounced EE-wan REE-on) is a Welsh actor and musician. He portrays Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones.
Rheon had a lead role in Misfits. He is in the upcoming movies Wasteland and Libertador. He also had a recurring role in the first and second seasons of Simon Amstell's sitcom Grandma's House as Simon's self-involved boyfriend, Ben.
He was cast for the third season of Game of Thrones in the role of Ramsay Snow. He was announced in the role on July 20, 2012, though the character was initially referred only as "Boy", to keep his identity secret. He was promoted to starring cast member for the fourth season, and his name was added to the opening credits as of "The Lion and the Rose".
In the DVD commentary for Season 3 episode 3 "Walk of Punishment", executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that Iwan was actually their runner-up second choice to play Jon Snow, one of the main heroes of the story, but lost to Kit Harington. In many ways, Ramsay Snow is a foil to Jon Snow: just as the Boltons are the "bad" counterpart to the "good" Starks in the North, both of them are the bastard sons of the head of their Houses. Bryan Cogman later said that when Benioff and Weiss conceived the show's version of Ramsay, Rheon was their first and only choice for the role.
Rheon and Harington are close friends in real life, but did not share screen time until the sixth season episode, "Battle of the Bastards". While filming Jon and Ramsay's climactic showdown, Rheon was struck twice by Harington by accident, first in the chin with Jon's shield, and second while Jon is punching Ramsay on the ground, though Rheon was not seriously hurt. Harington reportedly bought Rheon a pint of beer as a sign of apology.
|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|
|Season six credits|
|The Red Woman||Home||Oathbreaker||Book of the Stranger||The Door|
|Blood of My Blood||The Broken Man||No One||Battle of the Bastards||The Winds of Winter|
|Telltale Game Series credits|
|Iron From Ice||The Lost Lords||The Sword in the Darkness||Sons of Winter||A Nest of Vipers||The Ice Dragon|
- Iwan Rheon on Wikipedia
- Iwan Rheon on IMDb
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- Iwan Rheon on Instagram
- Iwan Rheon's CV at Curtis Brown Literary and talent agency