Welcome to iainglen.com. This website offers a thorough insight into his work & is full of archive material from personal files.

Career Summary

Leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1985, having won the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal, Iain immediately rose to prominence with his acclaimed performance as a charismatic gang leader in The Fear for Euston Films. Followed by his multi award winning tour de force as imprisoned Scottish poet Larry Winters in Silent Scream he was set for a rich and varied career. Few actors have managed to maintain a balance between stage and screen and achieved such success in both. 

Iain has been described as “The greatest Scottish theatre actor of his generation.” His many award winning performances include Henry V and The Crucible at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Blue Room in the West End and on Broadway, and more recently Uncle Vanya.

Iain is perhaps best known for playing Ser Jorah Mormont in every season of the universally acclaimed Game of Thrones and for the eponymous anti-hero Jack Taylor. He is currently starring in Silo for AppleTV+ and leading The Rig for Prime Video.

This official website offers a thorough insight into his work and is full of archive material from personal files. Each production has its own dedicated page featuring credits, photographs, video clips and awards. There is also a Music page which showcases Iain’s vocals and guitar playing, and a Press section for journalists containing a wide variety of interviews.

Featured Projects

Delicious 1-3

“Dawn French and Iain Glen are cooking up a storm in Sky1’s tasty new drama.”

My Cousin Rachel

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious, beautiful wife.

Cleverman 1&2

“Cleverman isn’t just refreshingly original, it’s groundbreaking.”

Jack Taylor: Headstone

“Iain Glen is brilliant as troubled Jack Taylor, one of TV’s best private eyes.”

The Bad Education Movie

I found myself laughing out loud. Iain Glen is brilliant

Game of Thrones V

“Game of Thrones is the best show on television.”

Game of Thrones IV

Hugely successful epic fantasy TV series created for HBO by David Benioff.


Throw in a splendid cast and “Breathless” is a pretty near flawless condensation of soap-opera conventions into a delicious little package.

Jack Taylor: The Dramatist

“Darkly atmospheric thriller with an imperfect anti-hero brilliantly played by Iain Glen”

Uncle Vanya

“Iain Glen gives a masterclass in Chekhov’s great play.”

Downton Abbey: Series 2

ITV’s immensely popular period drama.

The Diary of Anne Frank

“As close as you’ll get to a definitive version.”

Resident Evil: Extinction

Classic science fiction action film.

Small Engine Repair

This award winning film about an Irish country singer is a gentle, multi-faceted gem.

The Crucible

Multi-Award winning production of one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century

Vagabond Shoes

Multi-Award winning short film.


“Sublime and riveting adaptation of Stevenson’s enduring classic”

Song for a Raggy Boy

“Remarkable powerful, heartbreaking drama.”