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Iain Glen the Hidden Star of Game of Thrones.

The HBO hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ is a true ensemble piece in every sense of the word. HBO has always been great at putting together these huge programs that demand deep and talented casts: ‘The Wire’, ‘Sopranos’, ‘Deadwood’. So to see ‘Game of Thrones’ do the same thing, well, we are just not surprised. Out of all the characters there are many different fan favorites. Guys like Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow probably sell the most t-shirts while Danaerys is the most beloved character on the show, probably, thanks to the stunning Emilia Clarke and her nuanced portrayal. But behind all of those other glitzy characters there is a broiling presence that runs through it all, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont.

Iain Glen is one of those fantastic English actors that you recognize but don’t really appreciate as business journals have profiled in the past. He is probably most famous stateside for his work on the ‘Resident Evil’ film series, but we shouldn’t judge him for that. As Jorah Mormont, the embattled former adviser to Danerys, Glen embodies a broken man who is full of love and loyalty, but tragically doomed to give neither. It his his solid presence and ability to convey so much with just his eyes that makes his work so special.

As this year’s season winds to an end we have come to realize that Jorah Mormont is one of the most prized characters on the show, and Glen’s portrayal a revelation.

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