British and American audiences, as well as the world, know him better as one of the ingenious cast members of the fantasy drama Game of Thrones (as Ramsay Bolton), in E4’s Misfits (as Simon Bellamy) and ABC’s Inhumans where he starred as Maximus. Nonetheless, there are more interesting facts to learn about Iwan Rheon.
While the Welsh actor’s career started in his home country, he didn’t restrict himself there but spread his tentacles to other industries including Hollywood. Beyond acting which he has come to be known for, Iwan Rheon is also a singer, in fact, he focused on his music career before seeing a better opportunity in acting. Nevertheless, the movie world did not entirely take his attention from music as you would learn below.
He was born to Welsh parents – Einir and Tomos on the 13th of May 1985. While he was born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, most of his days as a young lad were spent in Cardiff where his family relocated to when he was five years old. He schooled at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, located in Cardiff, Wales and also acquired more skills form the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He officially became an actor while at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. The actor was 17 when he started playing Macsen White in the Welsh soap opera – Pobol Y Cwm. He then left the show to focus on his studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Eight Miles High takes the credit as his first acclaimed stage role which was staged in 2008 at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. Hot on the heels of Eight Miles High, he joined the cast of London production of the Tony Award-winning rock musical, Spring Awakening and stayed on the show until it came to an end in May 2009.
His role as Moritz Stiefel in the Spring Awakening got him a spot on the What’s on Stage Award nomination list for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical and though he was outshone by Oliver Thornton, Iwan scooped the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical at the 2010 Olivier Awards.
Iwan’s next project came in the BAFTA award-winning British television show Misfits. He left his role in the show in 2011 but not without getting a nod for a Golden Nymph in the category of Outstanding Actor – Drama Series for his performance. Also in 2011, he joined the final episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and played Ben Theodore in the comedy Grandma’s House.
In 2012, Iwan Rheon picked roles in The Rise, Libertador and Driven. A career-defining role came in 2013 when he joined the cast of HBO series Game of Thrones as the psychopath Ramsay Bolton. Notably, he auditioned for the role of Jon Snow which was given to Kit Harington. From 2013 to 2016, Iwan starred in ITV sitcom Vicious. He joined the cast of ABC’s Inhumans in 2017.
Other Facts To Know About Iwan Rheon
Though not as rich as his acting career, Iwan Rheon has been a songwriter and singer since he was 16. He was part of The Convictions as the lead singer but left the band in pursuit of his acting career. He later released an album in 2010 as a solo artist. The piece titled Tongue Tied EP was recorded at RAK Studios in London and produced by Jonathan Quarmby and Kevin Bacon who also produced his second offering dubbed EP Changing Times in 2011. His third album Bang! Bang! was released on 9 April 2013 with another one titled Dinard coming in 2015.
Being a star with box office hits to your name usually translates to making a lot of money and Iwan Rheon is apparently cashing in on his efforts. His net worth is currently reviewed as $2 million which is bound to increase in no time.
The Welsh actor was born to Tomos Rheon (father) and Einir Rheon (mother). He has one older brother named Aled, a musician. The brothers teamed up in the 2015 single “Rhodd”. Iwan Rheon is not yet married but resides with his partner actress Zoë Grisedale in London. Together, they have a child together who was born in August 2018.
Not in the league of actors with a great height, Iwan Rheon stands at 5 feet 7 inches but maintains a fit physique. His weight is listed as 68 kg while other details about his body measurements are not available.