Iwan Rheon is a Wales-based musician, singer as well as an actor. He is best known for his role as Ramsay Bolton in the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Iwan is also widely recognized for portraying Simon Bellamy in the E4 TV series called Misfits. Known for his acting skills, he has also been involved in music since the age of 16.
Born on the date 13th May 1985, Iwan was born in Carmarthenshire, Wales. He was brought up there until the age of five when his family moved to Cardiff. Because he was born in Wales, he speaks both Welsh and English fluently. He has an older brother named Aled who is also a musician.
Iwan attended the Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, which is a co-educational secondary school based in Wales. At a young age of 17, he started acting in the school drama production. He then attended the National Eisteddfod of Wales but later graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He started his acting career at a young age of just 17. Iwan was a part of the Welsh language soap called Pobol Y Cwm, where he played the part of Macsen White. Eventually, he left the series to train at the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).
Iwan Rheon Career
In The Theater
He has been part of four stage plays so far. he first debuted in the theater as Al in the stage act- Eight Miles High in the year 2008. In 2009, he was cast in the musical called Spring Awakening. Again in the year 2010, he played the role of Huw Prosser in The Devil Inside Him. Finally, in the year 2011, he appeared as Lyosha in the act Rememberance Day.
As an Actor
Iwan’s first official theatrical debut was in the year 2008 in the act- Eight Miles High which was staged at the Royal Court Theatre. The same year he was cast in the award-winning rock musical- Spring Awakening. His acting skills were notably impressive The show went on to the Novello Theatre until the year 2009, when the theater was officially closed. His role in the musical won him several awards as well.
After his fame with Spring Awakening came to an uproar, he was again cast in the E4 series called Misfits. In this, he played the character of a young and shy boy named Simon Bellamy. He gains the power of invisibility and precognition. But eventually, he left the show along with co-star Antonia Thomas in the year 2011.
Finally, in the year 2013, Iwan was cast as Ramsay Bolton, an evil psychopath in the popular HBO TV series- Game of Thrones. Initially, Rheon had auditioned for the role of Jon Snow, but he was offered the role of Ramsay Bolton instead. He accepted the part and has been portraying the role since. He also played the lead role in a radio play called Darkside. Again in the year 2014, he joined as Dylan Smurf Smith in the BBC One’s series- Our Girl.
Besides these, Iwan was a part of several other films like- Resistance, Wild Bill, The Back of Beyond. The Rise, Libertador, Charlotte’s Song, SUM 1, Adolf The Artist etc. He has also appeared in TV shows like- Vicious, The Green Hollow, Residue, Under Milk Wood, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Coming Up, Grandma’s House etc.
As a Musician
Rheon had been involved with music since an early age. He was just 16 when he started writing and singing music of his own. Before he started pursuing his acting career, he was also the lead singer of the band – The Convictions. After leaving the band, he recorded his own solo work titled- Tongue Tied EP. This was in the year 2010 in the RAK studios.
Again in the April of 2011, he recorded his second solo EP- Changing Times in the same studio. This was produced by Jonathan Quarmby and Kevin Bacon. Later he released his third EP work- Bang! Bang! in the year 2013.
His first album- Dinard was recorded and released in the April of 2015. This was also recorded in the RAK studios in London and also in Ty Cerdd Studios in Wales.
Iwan Rheon Dating Life
Iwan Rheon is very closed off about his personal life and does not share much detail. he has not been married yet although he has a girlfriend. They had started dating since 2015, but no details of his girlfriend has been disclosed yet He has not been involved in any kind of controversies so far.
Awards and Nominations
Despite his charismatic acting skills, he has not won any awards for his performance yet. However, he has been nominated in several categories like- Golden Nymph Awards for Outstanding Actor- Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in the year 2012 as well as in 2016. He was also nominated in the SFX Awards, UK, for Best actor.
Iwan Rheon Net Worth
In his acting career, Iwan Rheon has managed to garner the amount of around $2 million as his net worth as of 2016.