Iain Glen

Iain Glen

Highest Rated: 100% The Windermere Children (2020)

Lowest Rated: 4% Darkness (2004)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1961

Birthplace: Not Available

A handsome supporting player whose occasional leap into the lead has resulted in some interestingly varied performances, actor Iain Glen has appeared in everything from low-budget indies to high-profile Hollywood blockbusters -- frequently holding his own opposite such screen heavies as Harvey Keitel (The Young Americans) and Billy Connolly (Gabriel & Me). A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, who studied at Edinburgh Academy and the University of Aberdeen before honing his craft at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the talented Shakespearian actor would go on to impress audiences in such stage works as Macbeth and Henry V. In 1985, the ascending stage talent made a successful transition to the screen with a small role in an episode of the popular U.K. mystery series Taggart, and after making the leap to the big screen with a supporting role in the 1987 feature Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Glen returned to television the next year for a role in the series The Fear. In the years that followed, Glen's big-screen career gained notable momentum thanks to solid performances in Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990), with his early years coming to a peak when he took home a Best Actor award from the Berlin International Film Festival for his turn as a convicted killer in the 1990 film Silent Scream. That same year, Glen also received accolades for his portrayal of real-life explorer Lt. John Hanning Speke in Mountains of the Moon, though the remainder of the decade would find him sticking mainly to U.K. television (occasionally taking the lead, as in 1992's Frankie's House). Following an endearing turn as a sports reporter whose one-night fling leads him to come to terms with his tragic past in Glasgow Kiss, Glen received notable international exposure with a high-profile role opposite Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Though Glen's shattering performance as a father suffering terminal lung cancer in the drama Gabriel & Me (screenwriter Lee Hall's follow-up to Billy Elliot) ultimately failed to gel with audiences, Glen's horrific turn as a seemingly possessed father in Darkness offered the talented actor at his manic best. By this point, Glen seemed to be growing increasingly comfortable alternating between more independent-minded features and more large-scale productions, taking the role of noted psychiatrist Carl Jung in the 2003 romantic drama The Soul Keeper before taking a more epic turn as an anthropologist who hunts and captures pygmies in order to study them and prove a link between man and ape in 2005's Man to Man. He appeared in Ridley Scott's epic Kingdom of Heaven, as well as Resident Evil: Extinction. In 2008 he had a major part in a retelling of The Diary of Anne Frank for the BBC, and followed that up with a part in the Michael Caine vehicle Harry Brown. In 2011 he acted in the Oscar winning biopic The Iron Lady.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet What About Love Actor 2020
No Score Yet The Racer Actor 2020
100% The Windermere Children Jock Lawrence 2020
67% The Flood Phillip 2019
76% My Cousin Rachel Nick Kendall $2.8M 2017
37% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Dr. Alexander Isaacs $26.9M 2017
95% Eye In The Sky James Willett $16.7M 2016
14% Dusty and Me Actor 2016
63% The Bad Education Movie Actor $1M 2015
32% Kick-Ass 2 Uncle Ralph $28.9M 2013
29% Resident Evil: Retribution Dr. Isaacs $42.4M 2012
52% The Iron Lady Alfred Roberts $30M 2012
63% Harry Brown S.I. Childs $1.9M 2010
No Score Yet Pope Joan Actor 2009
No Score Yet Il Caso Dell'infedele Klara (The Case of Unfaithful Klara) Denis 2009
No Score Yet Man to Man Alexander Auchinleck 2009
No Score Yet Into the Storm King George VI 2008
No Score Yet City of Vice Actor 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Otto Frank 2008
83% Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution Actor 2007
24% Resident Evil: Extinction Dr. Isaacs $50.7M 2007
15% The Last Legion Orestes $6M 2007
88% Small Engine Repair Doug 2007
No Score Yet The Relief of Belsen Actor 2007
No Score Yet Kidnapped Alan Breck 2005
39% Kingdom of Heaven Richard Coeur de Lion $47.3M 2005
No Score Yet Man to Man Alexander Auchinleck 2005
No Score Yet Tara Road Danny 2005
4% Darkness Mark $22.1M 2004
20% Resident Evil: Apocalypse Dr. Isaacs $50.7M 2004
67% Song for a Raggy Boy Brother John 2003
No Score Yet Prendimi l'anima (The Soul Keeper) Carl Gustav Jung 2002
No Score Yet Mararia Bertrand 2002
No Score Yet Gabriel & Me Dad 2001
20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider Manfred $129.6M 2001
37% Beautiful Creatures Tony 2001
No Score Yet The Wyvern Mystery Charles Fairfield 2000
No Score Yet Paranoid Stan 2000
No Score Yet Painted Lady Actor 1998
33% The Young Americans Foster 1993
No Score Yet Frankie's House Actor 1992
No Score Yet Adam Bede Adam Bede 1992
No Score Yet 30 Door Key Actor 1991
62% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Hamlet 1991
No Score Yet Fools of Fortune Willie Quinton 1990
64% Mountains of the Moon John Hanning Speke 1990
No Score Yet Silent Scream Larry Winters 1990
83% Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Brendan 1988
No Score Yet Paris by Night Wallace Sharp 1988
No Score Yet Blood Hunt Actor 1986


No Score Yet Delicious
91% Mrs. Wilson
Alexander Wilson Alec 2019
89% Game of Thrones
Jorah Mormont 2019
86% Cleverman
Jarrod Slade 2017
No Score Yet Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor 2017
77% The Red Tent
Jacob 2014
No Score Yet Downton Abbey
Sir Richard Carlisle 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Otto Frank Alan Breck Mr. Preston Insp. Ronald Mulligan Sir Richard Carlisle 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
Warwick 2013
86% Downton Abbey
Sir Richard Carlisle 2012
No Score Yet MI-5
Vaughn Edwards 2011
93% Doctor Who
Father Octavian 2010
No Score Yet Mystery!
Charles 2000
86% Breathless
Insp. Ronald Mulligan


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