How Game of Thrones’ loyal Jorah Mormont became a wanted man.



Iain Glen might be friend-zoned for life on Game of Thrones as the loyal Jorah Mormont, but in two other TV shows coming your way, he’s definitely a wanted man. On the new British import Delicious, he plays Leo Vincent, a professional chef caught in a love triangle between his first and second wives. And on the long-running but new-to-America drama Jack Taylor, he’s a private investigator who has a tendency to fall into bed with the prime suspect.

Glen called up to chat about his love life both on and off the screen, what he would make us for breakfast, and why he wanted one of his characters to lose a finger.

Congratulations on your impending nuptials!

Thank you very much indeed! It’s two children after what should have been the event, but now they’ll be there when I tie the knot. You have to slightly rephrase the vows to make sense of knowing each other for over a decade, but it’s all good.

Did ‘Delicious’ give you any ideas for locations? Because the place in the show seems perfect for doing weddings…

It did, didn’t it? It’s a gorgeous hotel in Cornwall, a very, very picturesque setting, and where Dawn French and I have a sort of sensual scene together was in the boathouse of the same hotel. But I think we’re going for quite a simpler affair. We’ve got this place that’s close to us in Dulwich Village, which is a very beautiful Georgian house. So hopefully, yeah, we’ll conjure up a little Delicious for ourselves!

our character is involved with both a full-figured woman and a thin woman. There’s so much societal pressure on women to be thin, and on screen, it’s rare to see women who aren’t thin as love interests.

At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s all about how you feel, and [Dawn French’s character, Gina] is very comfortable in her skin, she’s very comfortable with who she is, and she’s voluptuous. She’s all together an attractive package. And they overlap, her and Leo. They’re sensualists, in their acquaintance of the good things in life, and enjoy them together. They have great fun together. And Dawn French is a very lovely person. She’s a joyous person to be around, she’s just so funny, so I had no problem pretending to be in love with her. Society suggests there’s one thing we should find attractive, but that’s very often not the case.

Are you a good cook?

I’m not totally inept as a cook, but I wouldn’t say it’s my area of expertise. I’m a very good breakfast-maker, when it comes to a very traditional British breakfast. A British fry-up would be my thing. I can do a very lovely, soft scrambled egg with the chive chopped on top, with sausage and bacon and sliced mushrooms and onions. And I can put the plate piping hot on the table. [Laughs] The elusive thing about breakfast is having everything ready at the same time, and I can do that. But I’m not a creative chef. I have great admiration for people who can sling a whole bunch of different things together and know that it’s going to taste gorgeous.

Although we’re just getting your show ‘Jack Taylor’ now in the States, you actually started working on it before ‘Game of Thrones,’ and you’ve been alternating shooting one show with the other…

Yeah. Jack Taylor is kind of a polar-opposite production, in that we’re very free. It’s a lot of handheld camera. We’re shooting in the same country as Game of Thrones, so it was possible to get to the other very swiftly. It’s a project that’s close to my heart because I’ve been a part of the whole development process. I’ve been an executive producer on it at times, so I’m more involved than just being the leading actor in it.

One thing I fought for, the producers were very wary in one of the more recent episodes because I get my finger chopped off. We got very strong notes back that they didn’t think that was right, that it would be gruesome for the audience, and that the audience wouldn’t like the fact that Jack had lost a finger, and there would be consequences in trying to see that through, coping without a digit. But that’s exactly the sort of territory in Jack Taylor that I like. That’s part of his madness. He gets involved and he puts his body on the line when he’s instilling justice as he sees it. He’s not somebody who sends somebody else to do his dirty work. So they very kindly and very bravely said, “Okay, let’s do it,” and that’s what we did.


Source: Elle Magazine

May 29th, 2017 Delicious admin 0 Comments

Sky is cooking up Delicious series 2! Dawn French and Emilia Fox will return..


Prepare for some more TV that’s saucy in multiple ways! Sky 1 has officially ordered Delicious series 2, with creator Dan Sefton and stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox set to return for more food-adjacent romantic drama later this year.

The renewal news doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. As CultBox tells us, series 1 of the show – which saw French’s Gina and Fox’s Sam battling for the affections of Iain Glen’s sexy chef Leo – was Sky’s most-viewed UK drama series last year. Of course the big cheeses behind the scenes want some seconds.


CultBox also has lots of quotes from people involved in the show, like this one from Dawn French…

“I am utterly delighted that there will be more of Delicious. It is that rare thing where everything from every department comes together well, and Dan is already cooking up some remarkable storylines. I can’t wait to be back in Gina’s apron, up to my elbows in flour and up to my neck in trouble. Bring it on!”

And this one from Emilia Fox…

“I am absolutely thrilled that there is going to be a second helping of Delicious! It was a delight to work on in every way and the response from the audience was such a joy. I can’t wait to be back working with Dawn and the wonderful cast and crew on more Delicious storylines from Dan. Thank you to Sky for inviting us back!”

Not to mention this one, from Sky’s Adam MacDonald…

Delicious delivered our largest average audience for a Sky 1 original drama in 2016, so we knew we had to put it back on the menu. Viewers can expect more love, more lies and more lip-smacking dishes to be served up next time around.”

More news as we hear it.

Source: Den of Geek

April 29th, 2017 Delicious admin 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Ivanno Jeremiah and Iain Glen join immigration drama.


 Humans star Ivanno Jeremiah and Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen will join Lena Headey in UK immigration drama The Flood.

Headey, who will also serve as executive producer, will play an immigration officer who must decide the fate of a seemingly dangerous asylum seeker, played by upcoming actor Jeremiah.

Headey’s Game Of Thrones co-star Glen, who also has a recurring role in the Resident Evil movie franchise, will play her watchful boss in the film.

Northern Soul actor Jack Gordon has also been confirmed for the project.

The film is due to begin principal photography on April 10, filming in locations across London and Calais. Helen Kingston’s original script will be directed by Anthony Woodley. Luke Healy produces alongside executive producer Julie-Anne Uggla.

Glen has a supporting role in Roger Michell’s upcoming drama My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger.

Source: Screendaily

April 16th, 2017 The Flood admin 0 Comments

Jorah Mormont has spent the last six years of Game of Thrones wandering Essos in pursuit of the unrequited love-of-his-life Daenerys Targaryen.


But when he’s not at the Mother of Dragons’ beck and call, actor Iain Glen has kept himself busy. While working on Thrones, Glen has simultaneously acted in a series of TV movies based on Ken Bruen’s Jack Taylor novels. Glen plays the title character, who Stuff describes as a “disgraced cop-turned-private detective” who “investigates those cases that other people, including the police, won’t investigate.” It sounds like Glen has quite the handle on the whole “disgraced but nevertheless honorable working man” thing.

Between Thrones and Jack Taylor, Glen has experience appearing in literary adaptations, although he acknowledges he doesn’t always physically resemble the characters as described in the books. As he tells it, that’s certainly the case with Jorah:

I don’t think I bear any physical resemblance whatsoever to the character that George R.R. Martin described in the books on which the series is based. I think he was a very dark-haired, wiry man with an ugly face–I’m not saying I don’t have an ugly face–and I think quite short and stocky […] But they probably thought it would be good if you could see why [Jorah and Daenerys] might get it together. If you had an ugly stump of a man who had no chance whatsoever and was fairly repellent then it would be harder for them to tell that story


Speaking as someone who’s been a fan of Handsomest Man On the Planet Ser Jorah Mormont from the beginning, I have to thank the showrunners for for casting Glen. Still, they probably could have gone Martin’s route with the character and the audience would still speculate about a romance between Jorah and Daenerys.

Glen also talked about Game of Thrones as a whole, and counted his blessings that Jorah had made it this far:

I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah. It’s been a role that’s been good to me so far […] There’s quite a high death count in Game of Thrones and they don’t blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close but so far I’m doing okay.

Hmmm… Does this tell us anything about Jorah’s future on the show? Not really. Glen plays his cards close to the chest, and sounds like he’ll accept whatever lot he’s granted — or has been granted already. But Glen’s repeated use of the phrase “so far” suggests that Jorah lives through season 7, at least.




Plays Sam’s husband, Leo. Iain, 55, lives with his partner, actress Charlotte Emmerson, and their two daughters, Mary, nine, and Juliet, four, in London.

Leo’s a charming rogue. He’s very loving and a good father, but he’s selfish. There’s not a malicious bone in his body but he’s like a lot of men, I think; he doesn’t think about what he’s doing when he’s doing it and what the consequences might be. Viewers will hopefully like him, but perhaps not everything he does.

Unlike Leo, I’m not profoundly unfaithful! But I think I’m quite a sensual person, and I certainly enjoy the good things in life; good food, good wine, and I’m madly in love with the person I’m with. So I do relate to that.

Sam and Leo’s relationship is a good one. People assume that if someone is unfaithful there must be something wrong. But that’s often not the case. People are unfaithful for any number of reasons and, especially for men, it’s not always a reflection on the relationship. Sam and Leo have been together for a long time, so I think all that’s happened is that their relationship has plateaued. For them, it’s a case of opposites attract – Sam’s very organised and Leo’s more chaotic, while his relationship with Dawn’s character is one of similarities attract.

Emilia and I were friends already but it was the first time I’d worked with Dawn. Everyone told me what a gorgeous lady she is and they were right. She’s great fun, talkative, very open and cares about everyone on the set. We hung out a lot during the day chatting about everything.

I’m definitely not a natural cook like Leo. I’m good at following recipes but I have no flair or instinct. When it comes to a role, the trick is to do whatever you’re required to do within the scene and not think about anything else, so for Delicious I became an expert at chopping and whisking!

Delicious was a dream job. It was summer, it was Cornwall, I was eating great food and pretending to make love. It felt like a ridiculously good way to earn a living.

Source: Woman and Home

February 1st, 2017 Delicious admin 0 Comments

The Cornish-set drama ended tonight with all the strands seemingly tied up. But it could still return for a second helping…


In the end Sky 1’s drama Delicious about lascivious foodies in luscious Cornwall concluded with everything pretty much sorted.

Troubled young Teresa (Tanya Reynolds) attempted an overdose but her life was eventually saved following a showdown with her Dad, Iain Glen’s long dead chef Leo, in some kind of purgatorial waiting room.

Her incestuous passion for her brother Michael (Ruairi O’Connor), wasn’t anything of the sort anyway. Yes, they had sex, but he wasn’t her brother after all. That honour went to Gina’s former lover, the mysterious biker James (Risteard Cooper), who popped up in episode three.

Not only did he reveal that he was Teresa’s Pa, he actually discovered his long-lost daughter post-suicide attempt, so probably saved her life as well as creating it. See, I said it was neat.

And the feud between Dawn French’s Gina (Leo’s ex wife, below) and Emilia Fox’s Sam (wife number two) fizzled away by the close. Various financial plotlines resolved themselves into one neat package: it eventually made business sense for them to team up, using Sam’s business acumen and Gina’s cooking expertise to try and make a success of the ailing Penrose Hotel.

Oh, and Sheila Hancock as Sam’s mum Mimi didn’t go through with her assisted suicide – she returned from Switzerland in tip top health and raring to go.

Still, with the two women now running the Penrose things are also rather tastily set up for a second series should Sky have the appetite for it.

The broadcaster insists that no decision has been made on the lush and escapist drama, written by Mr Selfridge scribe Dan Sefton. But the broadcaster has not yet ruled out a second run.

It also seems the cast are keen, according to sources. And that includes Iain Glen, despite the fact that his character Leo carked it at the end of episode one and narrated much of the drama from beyond the grave.

“I could definitely see another series of Delicious,” he told “It reaches its finale as in all good dramas with enough conclusions and hopefully enough question marks. If I was asked I would happily go back to more of it.

“The narrator aspect of it gives dramatic legroom to see Leo introduced in different places even after death. It is something I would happily do.”

Source: Radio Times

January 22nd, 2017 Delicious, Television admin 0 Comments

The Scot plays a chef torn between his wife played by Emilia Fox and his ex played by Dawn French in a triangle as complex as some of his dishes.

He is best known for starring in a series famously associated with lots of sex and violence.

Playing one of the most fearsome warriors in Game of Thrones, Iain Glen has seen plenty of the latter, but little of the former.


Iain said: “I did one scene where I was making love surrounded by the most wonderful titbits and morsels and dips. And I really did think, ‘Am I actually being paid to do this?’

“Eating and sex are the bases of life. We all need to eat to survive and we all need to procreate. They’re both quite base urges. And often, dating and love and sex and affection revolve around eating and drinking and dining.

“But I wouldn’t say being flirty and sensuous necessarily comes naturally to me.

“What isn’t easy is when they just make you do gratuitous love-making, but this wasn’t like that. This was all about sensuous pleasure.”

Iain said of Delicious: “I was sent the script and was told that Dawn and Emilia were attached to it, and I had a window where it would be possible to do it before the new season of Game of Thrones. So it was a perfect fit.


But the Scots star is redressing the balance in a sexy drama series in which he is caught in a love triangle with Dawn French and Emilia Fox.

Glen, 55, plays chef and foodie impresario Leo, who is torn between his wife (Fox) and his ex (French) in Sky 1’s Delicious, launched on the satellite channel this week.

Now best known as Game of Thrones’ fearless fighter Jorah Mormont, he is delighted with the change of pace.

Iain said: “I did one scene where I was making love surrounded by the most wonderful titbits and morsels and dips. And I really did think, ‘Am I actually being paid to do this?’

“Eating and sex are the bases of life. We all need to eat to survive and we all need to procreate. They’re both quite base urges. And often, dating and love and sex and affection revolve around eating and drinking and dining.

“But I wouldn’t say being flirty and sensuous necessarily comes naturally to me.

“What isn’t easy is when they just make you do gratuitous love-making, but this wasn’t like that. This was all about sensuous pleasure.”

Iain said of Delicious: “I was sent the script and was told that Dawn and Emilia were attached to it, and I had a window where it would be possible to do it before the new season of Game of Thrones. So it was a perfect fit.

“I loved the scripts. They were quite unusual, very funny but also very perceptive about human nature and all its foibles. It was very accurate on relationships and it was overwhelmingly funny.

“It’s really about the minutiae of modern relationships between men and women and family, and how people fall in and out of love.

“And then there was the lovely thing that I was an admirer of Dawn and had worked with Emilia before, so that made it even more appealing.”

Chemistry was vital to the success of the show and, fortunately, the lead actors all got on like a house on fire.

Iain said: “They’re both easy-going, lovely people. Emilia’s very focused on the story and getting it right, but she’s easy-going in between scenes.

“Dawn is very kind-hearted and has a sweet temperament. And, of course, is garrulous and funny and lovely to have around.

“I had a bedroom scene with her and you do feel terribly exposed in those situations. But we looked after each other very well and it was fine.”

He added: “Dawn is a gorgeous lady. She is very altruistic, and very interested in others. She is very, very kind. I liked her very much and we got on very quickly.”

Before Game of Thrones took him to a stellar level of exposure, Edinburgh-born and RADA-trained Iain built a reputation as one of the country’s most versatile actors.

He excelled in both romantic leads and villainous turns, as well as starring in an incredibly diverse body of high end theatre, including The Blue Room with Nicole Kidman.

He said: “I think I have always been fairly lucky in not being hugely typecast.

“Part of that is coming down from Scotland. When I first came down, people couldn’t place me as being posh or working class and that meant I played across the classes and the regions.

“But Game of Thrones has just served as wonderful exposure and I am being offered more things, especially from abroad, the States and Europe.

“It’s a tough old business and you need flexibility. You can’t get buried away for too long.”

Iain also appeared in series two of Downton Abbey and helped reinvent Scots romantic drama with BBC Scotland’s 2000 series Glasgow Kiss, in which he co-starred with Sharon Small. His movies included Tomb Raider and Resident Evil: Extinction.

These days, he picks his parts – including Delicious, which was shot in Cornwall earlier this year, and the Helen Mirren thriller Eye in the Sky – to fit in with his young family and his breaks from Game of Thrones.

However, he is aware that situation will soon end, with only 15 episodes left of Thrones over two final series.

Iain admitted: “It’s been a wonderful luxury to know that Thrones has been coming round each year.

“I’ve been more determined and brave enough in the last decade to make myself unavailable so I can have holidays with the family.

“We have a lovely house in France we love to go to.

“It’s fairly unusual for as long as I have been doing it to know you have that piece of work coming round each time.”

And what can we expect from that particular piece of work next year?

He teased: “The scripts are the best seven they have ever written.

“You have a strong sense of things accelerating forwards, with story and surprises in this seven hours of what I think will be the best Game of Thrones there has been.”


Source: Daily Record

December 28th, 2016 Delicious, The Fear admin 0 Comments

Emilia Fox (The Tunnel: Sabotage, Silent Witness), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Sheila Hancock (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) join Dawn French in the cast of Delicious. A bold new four-part event drama for Sky 1, Delicious stars Emilia and Dawn as two women who go head to head after being betrayed by the same man.


Written by Dan Sefton (Mr Selfridge, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), directed by Clare Kilner (The Wedding Date) and made by Bandit Television for Sky 1, Delicious is part of Sky’s commitment to offer customers brand new original drama all year round.

Passionate cook Gina (Dawn French) was once married to Leo Vincent (Iain Glen), a successful entrepreneur, chef and hotel owner in Cornwall. Leo owes much of his success to Gina’s exceptional cooking, but since leaving her for the glamorous Sam (Emilia Fox), his business has continued to thrive.

When Sam has suspicions that Leo is having an affair she confides in Gina, confident that she’ll recognise the signs. Only to later discover that it’s Gina herself who is the ‘other woman’. The secrets and scandals that spill out are proof that sleeping with another woman’s husband is never a good idea – even if he was your husband first. As Sam and Gina try to fix their broken families, will a friendship rise from the ashes of betrayal or will they tear each other apart?

Delicious is an honest and compelling story of love, sex, lies and betrayal, where things are never as they seem.

Emilia Fox commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of Sky’s new drama Delicious. As a starter it’s heaven to be working with Dawn French and Iain Glen again. For main course – an absolute treat to be working on such great scripts. For the perfect recipe – a brilliant crew, cast and production team. I can’t wait to tuck in!”

Iain Glen said: “The script for ‘Delicious’ was irresistible. Funny, poignant and unpredictable. I can’t wait to dig my teeth into this feast of a drama.”

Commissioned for Sky by head of drama Anne Mensah, commissioning editor Cameron Roach and director of Sky 1 Adam MacDonald, Delicious is produced by Bandit Television, part of the Endemol Shine Group. It is executive produced by Phillippa Giles for Bandit Television and Anna Ferguson for Sky. Delicious will be distributed by Endemol Shine International.


August 4th, 2016 Television admin 0 Comments

From Game of Thrones to Galway. Interview held in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre.


All ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members read the script with trepidation and think, ‘Please God, keep me alive,’ admits Scottish actor Iain Glen.

Known to fans of the blockbuster series as Ser Jorah Mormont, Glen is currently back in Galway for 12 weeks to film the next instalments of the popular ‘Jack Taylor’ detective series. It’s a change from filming the sprawling Game of Thrones – the sixth series of which returns in April – but one that Glen enjoys.

“Game of Thrones as a spectacle is so epic and vast but it’s a juggernaut, it’s very slow to turn over and move… [Jack Taylor] is very fleet of foot, you’re doing ducking, diving, guerrilla filming, a lot of hand held [camera work], moving very quickly, shooting 5 or 6 pages a day, but to be honest I prefer that, it’s lovely to be occupied as an actor and it’s a very demanding schedule, but one I thrive on,” he says.

Beginning with ‘Jack Taylor: The Guards’ in 2010, it’s now Glen’s fifth time back to film here, with production currently underway on the next three feature-length instalments of the series, which is based on Galway writer Ken Bruen’s crime novels.

“When I first read Ken’s novels, the nature of his crime really appealed to me, it seems to me to be very quintessentially Irish and he writes great characters and great plotlines,” says Glen, explaining that he is now involved in script development and all aspects of the production, which he thoroughly enjoys.

He also enjoys playing the hard-boiled private investigator. “Jack’s a very troubled, tortured soul but I always think he’s fundamentally a moral and a good man and he’s willing to take the fight against the powerful and put himself in a line in a way that very few people would or could and I admire his qualities, no matter how messed up he is,” says Glen.

“I love the role, I’m very fond of Galway and Galway’s always been incredibly accommodating,” he says, explaining that the public allow the crew to film unhindered in public places. “It’s unusual – if you’re filming in London, you get a lot of cantankerous reaction because people are very busy and in a hurry and they don’t want to stop for filming, but in Galway, the rhythm of life, it suits.

“It’s unusual to be able to film in a place like this, which offers so many different contrasts with the coast, the nature of the town, the history of Galway, and we can sort of duck and dive and film all over it.”

The actor has gotten to know Galway very well during his time here, describing it as a ‘walking city’, much like his native Edinburgh. “My favourite walk is starting from Eyre Square walking all along the coast past Salthill and as far as my legs can carry me and then turning around and coming back. It’s a beautiful walk.”

And Glen is likely to return to Galway again, as more ‘Jack Taylor’ instalments are planned. The crime series has developed a loyal fanbase around the world, with the next instalment being first screened in Germany in October, in Ireland after Christmas, and, significantly, also being made available on Netflix.

Glen’s Game of Thrones character Jorah has also become a fan favourite and, given the high body count of the show’s five previous seasons, fans, including those Glen meets in Galway, always want to know if he will be alright. “Unfortunately I don’t even know!” he says. “Even if I did I wouldn’t tell them!”

He adds that it’s nice to play one of the few loyal characters in the series. “There’s a huge swathe of different sorts of characters in Game of Thrones but he’s one of the handful of good souls in it and I think people have been caught by the frustrated love within the man for the lady who he’s passionate for and has a great belief in [‘Mother of Dragons’ Daenerys]. That’s sort of stayed alive and the writers do respond to the feel that audiences are liking about it and they’ve brought Ser Jorah’s story a little more to the fore than in the novels and I’ve been grateful for that.”

He adds, “You’re very lucky as an actor if you just happen to land one of these gigs that turns into that global mass hit like ‘Game of Thrones’. I think it’s officially the most successful TV show of all time. That’s not to do with any single actor in it at all, it’s to do with a fantastic company like HBO having the confidence and the belief to fund an almost impossible to film story and taking a punt on it and backing it.”

“It’s a treat to be involved in and we all just pray we stay alive, and read the script with trepidation and think, ‘Please God, keep me alive.’”

When it comes to the upcoming series, Glen only says, “Jorah’s not in a happy place currently, so we’ll just have to see what happens to him.”

Source: Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway

July 25th, 2016 Jack Taylor, Television admin 0 Comments

 Do you ever pull pranks on set, or did Emilia Clarke ever prank you on Game of Thrones? Because you used to be quite the prankster when you were younger. You’d pretend to be different people?

I did, I did! [Laughs.] It was possibly the early signs of becoming an actor. There was a radio show, a kind of current-events show, and we dominated the airwaves, my friend Nicky Campbell and me. We used to call in, and based on any given show, we would adopt different voices and different personas, and suggest the most ridiculous things, just on the edge of plausibility. We’d ring up and say, [imitates voice of an elderly man] “I’m a glue manufacturer, and I’ve invented a glue that’s safe for the children to sniff! And it has not lost its stickiness!” And the host would be so bemused that he would believe us.

Anything more recently? Perhaps not while you were shooting the Jorah-and-Dany goodbye. She seems to have pulled more of the pranks during the fire scene shoot.

I actually just did the commentary for the DVD extras for the fire scene. It’s great. I think it was an echo of the scene that we had in the first season, when Khal Drogo’s body was burned on the pyre and she emerged. And both times, the audience sees her through Jorah’s eyes. You can understand his total love and admiration of this girl.

And we can see she loves him too, in her own way, when she commands him to find a cure for the greyscale.

Yeah, yeah. But it’s a worry. They’ve got a worried actor on their hands. For any actor on the show, most of the time we’re just thinking, “Please keep me alive!” I’ve been very lucky to be a part of the show, right back to the pilot. If I go out in the madness of greyscale, then I’ll have thought I’ve done very well. It’s been a complete treat to be a part of the show. They’re a lovely group of people. But the greyscale has definitely got this actor worried, I’ll be honest about that.

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