Posted by admin on April 29th, 2019

Iain Glen ‘snogged’ by Game of Thrones fans

‘Game of Thrones’ star Iain Glen always gets “snogged” by fans in the street.

The 57-year-old actor – who has son Finlay, 25, with ex-wife Susannah Harker and daughters Mary, 11, and Juliet, seven, with partner Charlotte Emmerson – finds it bizarre that women “attack” him and just want to “hold” him when they see him out and about.

He said: “They’ll attack you. They’ll just grab you and start snogging you without invitation. They just want to hold you.”

But the ‘Game of Thrones’ actor – who bowed out of his role as Ser Jorah Mormont on Sunday’s (28.04.19) episode of the fantasy drama series – has found a way to dodge the unwanted attention and tries to travel by bicycle whenever he can.

He told Esquire.com: “I don’t know what it is. They stop looking. They don’t associate actors with bicycles. So [I] just always sneak out the back, get a bicycle, and find a hickey restaurant on the outskirts of town. That’s my modus operandi.”

Jorah died protecting his beloved queen, Daenerys Targaryen, during the Battle of Winterfell in this week’s episode and Iain is “very happy” with the journey his former slave trader alter ego has been on.

He said: “I feel very happy with his story arc. When we read all six episodes before we started at the beginning, in a big room in Northern Ireland – Belfast – I thought the writers had managed it incredibly well and thoroughly, in terms of looking after everyone.

“It’s one of the hard things when you write big, sweeping, epic dramas like this. How do you look after everyone’s storyline, individually?”

In season five, Jorah contracted deadly greyscale and as the disease spread, Iain had to spend increasing time getting prosthetics fitted before filming, taking up to eight hours a day at its peak.

But despite leaving him sleep deprived, the actor didn’t mind – because it reminded him of taking drugs.

He said: “It was like coming in at midnight and being ready to shoot at eight, to then do the ten-hour day.

“It reminded me of some of the drugs I’ve taken. At university, I was pretty spaced out–but in a nice, helpful, acting way.”

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Iain on Life in Dulwich & the last series of Game of Thrones

 

 From the West End to Westeros, Dulwich’s own Iain Glen has a career many actors could only dream of. So what was it like to play Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones for a decade? And what does he have to say about the final series?

There’s something slightly rattling about seeing actors off-screen and in our everyday context. And as neighbouring conversations falter slightly when Iain Glen walks into the Dulwich Picture Gallery Café for our interview, it’s obvious I’m not the only one to feel this way.

To be fair, Glen is a pretty formidable actor, having trod the boards in most of the West End’s best theatres, made his mark as Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey and played the ultimate villain in Resident Evil.

He’s such an impressive talent that even Nicole Kidman was intimidated to act alongside him, telling The Telegraph in 2002, ‘I was so shy I could hardly speak’, when she met him ahead of their notorious West End run of The Blue Room.

But as we settle into our chat over coffee, it’s hard to imagine anyone thinking him intimidating. He’s softly spoken, warm and wonderfully considered in his conversation. Part of this comes from his lilting Edinburgh accent, which he tells me he owes quite a lot to when looking at the wealth of roles he has played so far.

‘People are obsessed with class in our country and it’s one thing that can really pin you down as an actor, but I’ve never been,’ he explains. ‘I’ve always been allowed to work across dialect and play across the classes. You’re always at the mercy of what people are willing to offer you and I’ve been pretty lucky over the years.’

‘I felt a huge sense of loss when I put on the Ser Jorah Mormont costume for the last time. It’s been a big part of my life’

It’s this transformative quality of acting that he tells me first drew him into the career as a young man. ‘I saw a double bill of Robert De Niro doing The King of Comedy and Raging Bull, which were two totally transformative performances in very different films,’ he smiles. ‘And I was looking at him with his face the size of a double-decker bus on a screen and I thought, “Jeez I would really like to do that.”’

Now 57, with some great roles behind him, he’s reaching an interesting moment in his career as he lets go of one of his most defining characters – Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones, which he has played for the best part of the last decade. The hit fantasy is set to air its final series at some point early next year.

‘I felt a huge sense of loss when I put on that costume for the last time and took it off for the last time,’ he admits. ‘It’s been a big part of my life.’

It’s undoubtedly a role that will hang over Glen throughout his career. But while some actors might find that frustrating, he’s happy to have it: ‘There’s been a real lovely journey to tread,’ he enthuses. ‘It’s always been one of the most exciting times when those scripts came through and you’re like, “Okay what’s going on and where am I?”’

‘They always list the cast at the start of every episode and you always flick to that and go, “Am I in it? Yes I’m in it!” – that was particularly true in the last season to see what was unfolding.’

It was probably more so the case than in other dramas, given the show’s tendency to bump off major characters at unexpected points, which is one of the reasons the final series is shrouded in such secrecy.

‘I can’t really give any hints at all,’ he tells me apologetically before adding, ‘I certainly felt that they were the best episodes I’d read in many ways and I think they’ve done a brilliant job of satiating the fans’ desire for a resolve.

‘It’s that really hard thing that you want to create journeys that complete but it’s full of the same concoction that people love of extraordinary surprises and the unexpected – and some really bizarre external elements that come in to push things off course.’

Game of Thrones is not the only thing on Glen’s horizon. He’s been busy filming for the third season of Delicious with Emilia Fox and Dawn French, gearing up for a feature film in Switzerland with director Tim Fehlbaum, and Mrs Wilson, a BBC drama with Ruth Wilson that aired in late 2018.

He’s also looking to reprise the role of Jack Taylor, an Irish private eye in the mystery TV drama of the same name, based on the novels by Ken Bruen, for three feature length outings filming at the start of 2019.

I wonder what impact his fame has on everyday life?

‘You do find yourself if you’re in a public place, or you’re passing through airports or you’re in a busy street, I’m aware your physicality changes,’ he admits. ‘I keep my head down and I keep going.’

But, in his typically diffident manner, he adds, ‘Who could begrudge on a daily basis someone saying, “Hey, I can’t believe it, you’re fantastic”. I think most people in life could do with a bit of that.’

Dulwich, where he calls home with his wife and children, suits him in this way, allowing him the calm of village-like life away from the busy streets of central London. ‘I love areas that have very much their own character,’ he tells me. ‘Dulwich is really a lovely part of the world and people who gravitate here tend not to move.’

‘It is lovely when you’re sitting here in the Picture Gallery, it’s such a gorgeous place, with this and the Horniman Museum, the park and East Dulwich Picturehouse down Lordship Lane,’ he lists off happily.

Having been in south London for the last 18 years, working his way though Peckham, Blackheath, Greenwich and Herne Hill, Glen seems completely at ease in this slice of the capital. And as we end our chat and he cycles off home, I can’t help but feel this context suits Glen just as well as any role we’ve seen him play.

 

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Iain Glen is very satisfied with Jorah Mormont’s arc

  
 

Iain Glen has played Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones for eight years. He knows how it all ends, and while he didn’t spill the beans while speaking to Metro, he did tease a final season that will test what fans think they know about the show. “For viewers who have fallen in love with the show over the course of 70 plus hours, you get very strong affiliations and [are] possessive as an audience,” he said. “I find that with things that transport me, you feel like it’s yours.”

Without really thinking it through too clearly, you do have aspirations, you’ve got desires for what or may not happen. The bottom line is I’m sure we’ll not please everyone across the board, but when we gathered for reading the scripts right at the beginning, there was a huge sense the writers had done a fantastic job, and a fantastic job for the series as a whole. It’s the same concoction which has always worked, full of surprises and tension. For my money, it will satiate. My hunch is it will go down incredibly well because they’re brilliant scripts.

Well, that’s reassuring…we think. Parts of it also echoes comments made not long ago by Kit Harington (Jon Snow). “I think a TV series that’s spanned eight, nine years is an incredibly difficult thing to end,” Harington said. “I think not everyone’s going to be happy, you know, and you can’t please everyone.”

And what of Jorah Mormont specifically? Was Glen happy with where his character ended up? “Absolutely. I was very, very satisfied.”

Even if Jorah dies in the first scene of season 8, he’s accomplished something few other characters have: survived to appear in every season of the show. After being on Game of Thrones that long, letting go was weird for Glen, and came in stages:

 
It filtered through at different times really. During the course of shooting, there was some really, really mega moments where you thought, “Fuck”, this is the last time that’s going to happen, that’s the last time I’ll be acting with her, and that’s the last scene with that director.  So there were lots of stepping stones and weirdly, you’ve finished. There was moving farewells and then you get a call about a week later saying, “Sorry we just need to, can you come back and sit in front of the green screen?” There was a fair amount of that for a lot of us. That helped with the sensation of letting go I suppose. There’s goodbye and goodbye – it doesn’t feel like a cold cut off point and it’s still very much in our lives. One would be naïve to think it won’t be for some time by association if nothing else.

Those greenscreen shots may not be over, by the way. According, to Harington, that’s why he still hasn’t cut his Jon Snow hair.

But even if there are a few pickup shots left to do here and there, some things are over for good.The one thing we won’t be doing anymore which I’ll miss profoundly is turning up on set and doing the work and reading the new scripts,” he said. “I have mixed feelings.”

Well, now we do too. Thanks, Glen.

Source: Winter is coming.net



Posted by admin on October 3rd, 2018

Iain teases potential romance for Jorah & Daenerys

 

Game Of Thrones actor Iain Glen has teased romance could be on the agenda between Jorah and Daenerys in season eight. The 57-year-old actor plays Ser Jorah Mormont in HBO’s fantasy phenomena, who managed to win over Daenerys’ trust once again in season seven after being outed as a spy and banished from her close circle. Jorah’s clear feelings for Daenerys however hit an awkward stumbling block after the Mother Of Dragons shacked up with Jon Snow – but does that mean Jorah has cancelled his hopes for romance in the final eighth season?

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Iain said: ‘In some ways, if you’ve loved deep down it’s never entirely… things can make you feel in spite of yourself. ‘I think he’s very happy to be back inside her good favour and that’s more important to him than a physical relationship if it’s one or the other.

‘I think he feels loved by her and I think he feels forgiven by her. That is what feels most important I think.

He was working for two seasons just to try and get that, and finally I think he felt like he achieved that – there’s a friendship there which is always there to begin with. So that’s been recovered and deepened I suppose. ‘But that being said, things can happen which could rekindle or change and affect. That maybe part of what’s to come, or it may not be.’ Could Jorah potentially cause a division in the Daenerys and Jon Snow alliance? We’ll have to wait and see.

Iain Glen is also starring in new film Dusty And Me, which follows a young man (Luke Newberry) who finds unlikely companionship in a runaway greyhound. Set in 1970s Yorkshire, Glen was drawn to the role through the comedic script which is a far cry from Game Of Thrones, playing dog keeper Mickey. ‘It was a lovely script,’ Iain said. ‘It just made me giggle. It’s a comedy set up north and most of the roles are quite comedic within. Certainly mine is the most comedic in some ways. Advertisementif(window.adverts) { adverts.addToArray({“pos”: “mpu_mobile_mid”}) } Advertisementif(window.adverts) { adverts.addToArray({“pos”: “mpu_tablet_mid”}) } ‘I play a very vain man who has one of the most appalling toupees that’s ever met the silver screen, but he fancies himself.’

There were precautions in place to deal with potentially troublesome mutts, having a number of back-up dogs ready and waiting. ‘I think there’s two or three dogs and they behaved variously throughout,’ Iain said. ‘When one was misbehaving it was just put back in its trailer and one was produced. ‘The various dogs had different qualities. I could be talking bollocks but I think this is right: There were ones who were good for racing, ones who were good for close-up doggy looks, and ones who were good at hitting their mark.’ Dusty & Me will be released in selected UK cinemas on 28 September and digital download on 1 October.

Source: The Metro

 

 

 



Posted by admin on April 8th, 2018

The ‘GoT’ Ending Is “Brilliant” So Prepare For King Jorah

 

Iain Glen has joined basically every other Game Of Thrones cast member in praising the finale of the landmark fantasy show, going as far to call it “rather brilliant.”

Then again, considering his character Jorah Mormont was saved from an excruciating death by greyscale, any alternative ending would probably seem pretty dope.

Speaking to The Indian Express, the fella who has played Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) most devoted servant said “when I read it, I thought it was rather brilliant.

“I am a bit of a fan of the series as well, and it satiated my expectation and hopes,” he added, but noted that not everyone will be pleased with how the endeavour wraps up.

“All I can say is that we will be doing what we have done before and the writers have written great episodes. They have had a great strike rate up to now and I am sure that will continue,” Glen said.

 As far as how the show will pan out, Glen didn’t give a huge amount of information; in an earlier interview with India Today, he mentioned that in the “last season, Ser Jorah will happily become a permanent fixture in Daenerys Targaryen’s inner circle”.
Based on how you think Dany will fare, that leaves us with several options: either he’ll serve her as she takes the throne, or will become one more body for the pile as her efforts crumbles. Or, maybe she’ll win, and he’ll still die.

Basically, Glen knows, and we don’t, and we’re mad about it.

Game Of Thrones‘ final season will arrive in 2019.

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Game of Thrones S7 HQ stills for episode 6

I have added 3 stills for Episode 6 of Game of Thrones series 7.

    

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