Iain Glen, star of American hit series Game of Thrones, has revealed Ireland has been a lucky location for him during his acting career.
Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont in the medieval fantasy drama, was speaking to What’s On magazine and said that most of his successful acting roles have been filmed in Ireland, even more in fact than in his native Scotland.
Much of Game of Thrones is filmed in Belfast, but Glen had reeled off a long list of productions he has also filmed on the Emerald Isle: “Ireland’s been incredibly lucky for me. I don’t know why but I’ve done much more stuff in Ireland than I have in Scotland. Way back I did a film called Fools of Fortune with Julie Christie, and then different things, like Song For Raggy Boy, directed by Aisling Walsh, and a film called Small Engine Repair, which was dear to me.”
Glen has also starred as Jack Taylor, a sacked Garda who becomes a Private Investigator to fight crime outside of the law in Galway. The Edinburgh born actor said: “It’s lovely for me to do a series piece in Ireland. I hope to do another series of Jack Taylor towards the end of this year, or the beginning of next.
“Galway, where it’s filmed, is probably the only place I get recognised more as Jack than for anything else. The people there are incredibly welcoming and I get a lot of ‘hi Jack’s’ and offers to take me to the pub!”[php] include ‘game-of-thrones.html’; [/php]
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