Owen Teale (born 20 May 1961) is a Welsh actor known for his role as Ser Alliser Thorne in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.
Teale in 2014
|Spouse(s)||Dilys Watling (marriage annulled)|
Sylvestra Le Touzel (m. 2001)
Trained at the Guildford School of Acting, Teale made his television debut in The Mimosa Boys in 1984. in 1985, he appeared in the Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos as "Maldak". His film debut was in War Requiem in 1989. He later appeared in Knights of God (1989), Great Expectations (1989), and Boon (1990) before being cast as Will Scarlet in the 1991 film Robin Hood.
He later appeared as Lophakin in the 1999 adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, opposite Charlotte Rampling as Ranevskaya and Alan Bates as Gayev. He played the infamous Nazi judge Roland Freisler in Conspiracy.
In 2005, he played a lead role in Marian, Again, in which he was the abusive husband of Harrison's eponymous character. He also did voice over narration for "Tales from the Green Valley", one of several farm series he has done for the BBC.
In 2006, he appeared in the Torchwood episode "Countrycide". Also in 2006 he had a role in the HBO UK TV movie Tsunami: The Aftermath. In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama The Mind's Eye. In the same year, he starred in The Last Legion. In 2011, Teale appeared as Ser Alliser Thorne in Game of Thrones, the HBO TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, replacing at short notice Derek Halligan. He reprised this role in Season 4, Season 5, and Season 6.
In 2012, he played Dai in the comedy-drama series Stella and Robert Holland, the fictional UK Foreign Secretary, in the drama series Kidnap and Ransom. He also played Chief Superintendent Osborne in the BBC police drama Line of Duty.
Teale was born in North Cornelly , Glamorgan, Wales. He has been married twice: to Dilys Watling and then to Sylvestra Le Touzel. He has three children. He lived in Hall Drive, North Cornelly and went to school in Cynffig Comprehensive School in Kenfig Hill. Locally he was known as Nigel Teale.
|1989||War Requiem||The Unknown Soldier||Derek Jarman|
|1991||Robin Hood||Will Scarlet||John Irvin|
|1993||The Hawk||Ken Marsh||David Hayman|
|1996||Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter||Adolph||Rafi Bukai|
|1999||The Cherry Orchard||Lopahin||Michael Cacoyannis|
|2001||The Search for John Gissing||Giles Hanagan||Mike Binder|
|2004||Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown||Jack Brown||Andrew Gillman|
|King Arthur||Pelagius||Antoine Fuqua|
|2007||The Last Legion||Vatrenus||Doug Lefler|
|2008||Inconceivable||Richard Newman||Mary McGuckian|
|Love Me Forever||Peter Schwarz||Åsa Faringer & Ulf Hultberg|
|2009||It's Alive||Sgt. Perkins||Josef Rusnak|
|2011||Hunky Dory||Davy's Dad||Marc Evans|
|2013||The Fold||Edward Ashton||John Jencks|
|2019||Tolkien||Headmaster Gilson||Dome Karukoski|
|2020||Dream Horse||Euros Lyn||Post-production|
|1985||Doctor Who : Vengeance on Varos||Maldak||BBC||2 episodes|
|1986||David Copperfield||Ham Peggotty||BBC||5 episodes|
|1989||The Fifteen Streets||John O'Brien||Part of a collection of small-screen epics based on the best-selling books of Catherine Cookson|
|1995||The Thin Blue Line||Gary||BBC||Season 1, Episode 2 "Fire and Terror"|
|1999||Ballykissangel||Connor Devlin||BBC||Season 5|
|2004||Spooks||Robert Morgan||BBC||"Frequently Asked Questions" – Series 3, Episode 9|
|2005||Midsomer Murders||Little Mal Kirby||ITV||"Second Sight" – Series 8, Episode 5|
|2005||Timewatch||Erucius||BBC||Episode: "Murder in Rome"|
|2006||Torchwood||Evan Sherman||BBC||"Countrycide" – Series 1, Episode 6|
|2007||Inspector Lewis||Nicky Turnbull||ITV||"Old School Ties" – Series 1, Episode 3|
|2011–2016||Game of Thrones||Alliser Thorne||HBO||19 episodes|
|2012||The Hollow Crown – Henry V||Fluellen||BBC||"Henry V"|
|2012||Kidnap and Ransom||Robert Holland||ITV1||3 episodes|
|2012||Line of Duty||CI Phillip Osborne||BBC||3 episodes|
|2012–2013||Stella||Dai Kosh||Sky 1||20 episodes|
|2015||River||CSupt Marcus McDonald||BBC One||6 episodes|
|2017||Pulse||Chad Berger||ABC TV||Recurring role|
|2018–present||A Discovery of Witches||Peter Knox||Sky 1||8 episodes|
- "'No more Mr Nice Guy' says Owen Teale". walesonline.co.uk. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Torchwood Recap: Season 1, Episode 6: "Countrycide" | The House Next Door | Slant Magazine". slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "MOVIE REVIEW: The Last Legion - History of the Ancient World". historyoftheancientworld.com. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- Profile, winteriscoming.net; accessed 18 March 2015.
- "'Game of Thrones' death: Longtime actor exits with touching interview". ew.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Game of Thrones' Owen Teale on Jon Snow, That Hanging Scene, and Why He Didn't Enjoy Playing Ser Alliser". vulture.com. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Game Of Thrones' Owen Teale, Helen Baxendale and Trevor Eve cast in ITV's Kidnap and Ransom | Unreality TV". primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Owen Teale, Samantha Bond and More Join Zoe Wanamaker in London Passion Play Revival | Broadway Buzz | Theatre.com". www.theatre.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "INTERVIEW: Game of Thrones star Owen Teale talks to Simon Lockyer about Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood". northdevonjournal.co.uk. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Shakespeare's Globe". www.shakespearesglobe.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Odds & Ends: Game of Thrones' Owen Teale Set for Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart's No Man's Land & More". broadway.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Sparring Game of Thrones actors a highlight of Gaslight: review | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.