Audiences in the UK and US, as well as the world, know him best as one of the resourceful cast members of the fantasy drama Game of Thrones (as Ramsay Bolton), in E4 Misfits (as Simon Bellamy) and ABC Inhumans where he played the role of Maximus. Nevertheless, there are other interesting facts to learn about Iwan Rheon.
While the Welsh actor’s career started in his home country, he didn’t stop there but spread his tentacles into other industries including Hollywood. Beyond the acting for which he became known, Iwan Rheon is also a singer. In fact, he focused on his music career before he saw a better opportunity to perform. Nonetheless, the movie world hasn’t fully taken its attention from music as you’ll learn below.
He was born to Welsh parents – Einir and Tomos on May 13, 1985. While born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, he spent most of his days in Cardiff where his family moved when he was five years. He studied at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, located in Cardiff, Wales. He also gained more skills from the Academy of Music and Drama in London.
He officially became an actor in Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. The actor was 17 when he started playing Macsen White in a Welsh soap opera – Pobol Y Cwm He then left the series to devote himself to his studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Eight Mile High takes credit as her acclaimed first leg role played in 2008 at the Royal Court Theater in Liverpool. Following Eight Miles High, he joined the London production of the Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening and remained on the show until its end in May 2009.
His role as Moritz Stiefel in Spring’s Awakening landed him a shortlist for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical presented by the What’s on Stage award. Although he was outplayed by Oliver Thornton, Iwan won Best Actor in a Musical at the 2010 Olivier Awards.
Iwan’s next project came on the award-winning British TV show BAFTAMisfits. He left his role on the show in 2011, but not without earning a nod for a Golden Nymph in the Outstanding Actor – Drama Series category for his performance. Also in 2011, he joined the final episode of Diary of a Call Girl and played Ben Theodore in the comedy Grandma’s House
In 2012, Iwan Rheon chose roles in The Rise, Libertador and Driven. A career-defining role came in 2013 when he joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones as the psychopath Ramsay Bolton. He notably auditioned for the role of Jon Snow assigned to Kit Harington. From 2013 to 2016, Iwan starred in the ITV sitcom Vicious He joined the cast of ABC Inhumans in 2017.
Other facts about Iwan Rheon
Although not as rich as his acting career, IwanRheon has been a singer-songwriter and singer since he was 16 years old. He was part of The Convictions band as lead singer but left the band in search of his acting career. He then released an album in 2010 as a solo artist. The piece titled Tongue Attached EP was recorded at RAK Studios in London and produced by Jonathan Quarmby and Kevin Bacon, who also produced his second offering, dubbed Time Changing EP in 2011. His third album Coup! Blow! was released on April 9, 2013 with another title titled Dinard coming in 2015.
Being a star with box office hits to your name usually translates to big bucks, and Iwan Rheon seems to be cashing in on his efforts. His net worth is currently valued at $2 million which is bound to increase rapidly.
The Welsh actor was born to Tomos Rheon (father) and Einir Rheon (mother). He has an 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 born in August 2018.
Not in the league of actors with great height, Iwan Rheon stands at 5ft 7in but maintains a fit physique. His weight is listed at 68kg, while further details about his measurements are unavailable.