1. Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor. Glen is best known for his roles as Dr. Sam Isaacs / Tyrant in the Resident Evil films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones.
2. Other notable roles include John Hanning Speke in Mountains of the Moon, Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey, the title role in Jack Taylor and Jarrod Slade in Cleverman.
3. Iain Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys , followed by the University of Aberdeen.
4. He then trained at RADA in London, where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal.
5. In 1990, Glen won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Silent Scream.
6. It was announced in 2009 that Glen would star as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
7. In 2010, he played the role of Father Octavian, leader of a sect of clerics who were on a mission against the Weeping Angels in “The Time of Angels” and “Flesh and Stone”, a two-episode story which formed part of the fifth season of the revived television series Doctor Who.
8. He appeared in the second series of Downton Abbey, as Sir Richard Carlisle, a tabloid publisher who is a suitor to, and subsequently engaged to, Lady Mary.
9. From 2010 to the present Glen has played the title character in the Irish TV crime series Jack Taylor adapted from the novels by Ken Bruen.
10. Also in 2012, he starred in a new 4-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko.
11. He had been due to appear in the full run until 22 February 2014
12. Glen is the younger brother of Hamish Glen, theatre director, artistic director of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and formerly artistic director of the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
13. He was married to Susannah Harker from 1993 to 2004, they have one son, Finlay .
14. His partner is now actress Charlotte Emmerson, and they have two daughters; Mary .