Game of Thrones star Iain Glen says reading is the “single most important thing” for any child to learn. The actor, currently filming series five of the HBO series in which he plays knight Ser Jorah Mormont, told pupils during a visit to Jubilee Primary in Tulse Hill how as a child he used to love curling up in bed with Tintin books and a Marmite sandwich. He said reading

November 21st, 2014 Charity Work admin

This morning was difficult. My youngest girl, who is aged 10 months, woke up just after 5am. Depending on the shape of the night, one of us [Iain Glen or his partner, the actress Charlotte Emmerson] will get up at an ungodly hour with the little one and try and survive until breakfast when the rest of the family appears. I start my day by getting on my Cannondale bicycle.

December 12th, 2013 Game of Thrones, Television, Theatre admin

The actor, 52, on stage craft, what we can learn from children and why he loves being naked Actors shouldn’t necessarily be able to speak intelligently about what they do. That academic intellectualising of what you’re up to is so alien to me. And, more than anything, I’m thick. Simple tasks make man simple. That was Jung’s philosophy, and I agree. Neuroses and psychoses come when we overanalyse. If you

December 7th, 2013 Theatre admin

He’s a man of many parts, is Iain Glen. He was the dastardly Sir Richard Carlisle, Lady Mary’s suitor in series two of Downton Abbey and he played Margaret Thatcher’s father, the redoubtable Grantham grocer Alf Roberts, in The Iron Lady, alongside Meryl Streep. On stage, he did a memorable turn – literally – cartwheeling while stark naked opposite Nicole Kidman in The Blue Room. He’s tackled most of the

February 23rd, 2013 Jack Taylor admin
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