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Name: Iwan Rheon
Birth date: 13 of May 1985 (34 y.o.)
Place of birth: Carmarthen, Wales, U.K.
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Birth Sign: Taurus
Chinese zodiac: Ox
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Category: Actors biographies
Biography of Iwan Rheon
Iwan Rheon is a young British actor, musician, and singer. He became widely known for the role of Simon from the series "Misfits." He became even more famous after filming in the adaptation of "The Game of Thrones" where he played Ramsey Bolton.
Childhood of Iwan Rheon
Iwan Rheon was born in quite a big port city of Carmarthen, Wales, in the family of ordinary office employees Thomas and Einir. He was the second child in the family – he has an older brother Aled. In 1990, their parents decided to move to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, which certainly opened up more opportunities for boys.
As a child, Ivan was not any different from his peers. The boy had a very ordinary appearance. Nevertheless, his creative abilities revealed themselves early enough – as early as at school Iwan became interested in theater and enthusiastically took part in school productions. In addition, the boy was interested in traveling, biology, and music. The latter became an important part of his life in high school – from the age of 16, the guy began to write texts and perform his works. He joined the musical group The Convictions but later pushed music into the background for the sake of an acting career.
A turning point in the life of Iwan Rheon was when he took part in the national literary and music festival. The very fact of the participation in the event of this level testified to the considerable talents and high ambitions of the guy. After the stage debut, he set himself the goal to go to London to enter the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
The first roles of Iwan Rheon
After graduating from the academy, Iwan began working at the Royal Theater of Liverpool and very quickly got a good role in the production "Eight miles of height." A year later, Rheon brilliantly performed in the original musical "Spring Awakening." The talent of the young actor did not go unnoticed, and soon he was awarded the most prestigious British theater award of Lawrence Olivier.
Rheon's film career began in 2004 with an episodic role in one of the oldest Welsh soap operas "Pobol y Cwm" (translated from the Welsh as "People of the Valley" airing since 1974).
The heyday of Iwan Rheon's career: Misfits
Significant changes in the film career of Ivan Rheon occurred after his name appeared on the list of actors approved for key roles in the series Misfits (2009-2011) along with Robert Sheena, Loren Soka, Antonia Thomas and Nathan Jarett.
The film was based on the story of six children who were punished for various minor law offenses with community service. Once during the cleaning of the streets, they were caught by a terrible thunderstorm, and after a severe lightning strike, all young criminals got supernatural abilities.
Iwan perfectly performed the role of Simon Bellamy, the quietest and the most unsociable member of the party. Over time, his character shaped up and became one of the main characters of the story. The show, thanks to big deals of black humor and an intricate plot line, won the love of viewers around the world and instantly made Iwan Rheon famous.
In 2012, he got the main role in the feature film "Wasteland." Perhaps, it is thanks to his talent that a low-budget criminal drama has become successful at the box office. His another project in the same genre was no less successful – "Wild Bill."
Iwan Rheon in the Game of Thrones
In 2011, after the end of the third season of Misfits, Rheon left the project along with the "first cast" actors. Even while still filming Misfits, he starred in many other works ("The Rise", "Grandma's House", "Resistance", "The Back of Beyond"), which, however, did not become any resonant among the audience, with the exception for comedy series Secret Diary of a Call Girl starring Billy Piper.
It had been already seemed that Iwan was destined to be forever remembered as Simon from Misfits but in 2012, he was invited to casting for the HBO series The Game of Thrones.
His charismatic appearance coupled with an outstanding talent honed on the theatre stage, were the reasons why he got the role of Ramsey Bolton, the bastard of one of the Lords of the North. This charming young man turned out to be a cruel sadistic psychopath killing people with a smile on his face.
His favorite occupation was hunting for people in the company of hungry hounds. In a word, the character of Iwan Rheon was incredibly curious and caused a storm of emotions even from the most detached viewers. The actor himself claimed that his character deserved to die like no other. This was confirmed by Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen whose characters were forced to keep in touch with Ramsay Bolton.
Iwan was also involved in two seasons of the British TV series "Vicious." He played a young man who by coincidence settled in a family of two elderly homosexuals. It's funny that the latter two were played by Derek Jacoby and Ian McKellen who are gays in real life as well.
In addition to filming in the movie, the young actor was also engaged in music that he loves so much. In four years, he managed to make three small music albums – "Tongue Tied" (2010), "Changing Times" (2011) and "Bang Bang!" (2013).
It is not surprising that Iwan Rheon who played such a complicated character as Ramsey Bolton, was soon overloaded with offers. In 2016, in addition to the sixth season of Game of Thrones, he was engaged in three projects – a historical comedy "Moving Pictures," a science fiction film "S.U.M.1." and a drama "Daisy Winters."
Though filming takes a lot of time, he manages to find some time for his favorite hobby – music. In early 2015, Iwan presented a full-length album called "Dinard."
Iwan Rheon's personal life
Almost nothing is known about the private life of Iwan Rheon. It is known for sure that he is neither married nor has children. For some time tabloids wrote about Iwan's affair with the actress of the Misfits' Antonia Thomas. However, even the ubiquitous paparazzi could not catch them together.
Here and there in press appeared notes about Iwan's possible relationship with Sophie Turner. However, at many events, the actor was seen accompanied by an actress Zoe Grisdale, which also served as a trigger for talks.
Lack of information caused gossips including hints of homosexuality of the actor. After all, a guy with an attractive appearance, an excellent acting talent, a beautiful voice and great popularity just could not help being popular at women.
Numerous female fans do not give Rheon rest. He has already got used to constant declarations of love. But Iwan does not answer the personal questions that journalists ask so often. He does not seek to prove or explain any information. Perhaps he has not yet found the girl whom he would like to present to everyone as his beloved.
Iwan Rheon now
After the Game of Thrones, career of this charismatic actor rushed up. In 2017, along with Julia Stiles he played one of the key characters in the TV series "Riviera", appeared in the episode of the mini-series Urban Legends and in the full-length drama "Daisy Winters" costarred by the 90's top model Brooke Shields.
In 2018, he worked on the almanac "Berlin, I Love You" and the war movie "Hurricane" the premiere of which is scheduled for 2019.
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