Iwan Rheon
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Iwan Rheon


May 13, 1985



Iwan Rheon (born 13 May 1985) is a Welsh stage and television actor, and a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

He was born to parents Einir and Tomos Rheon and has an older brother called Aled, and the family moved to Cardiff when he was 5. He began acting at age 17, where he took part in school drama productions, and was later 'spotted' during a National Eisteddfod of Wales, before going on to study at LAMDA.

Rheon joined Welsh language soap Pobol Y Cwm aged 17, where he played Macsen White, but later left to train at LAMDA. His first notable stage part came from the play Eight Miles High that was staged in 2008 at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. Later in 2008 he was cast to play the role of the haunted Moritz Steifel in the London production of the Tony Award-winning rock-musical, Spring Awakening. He won great acclaim for the role. He played this role from January 2009 at the Lyric Hammersmith, and continued it when the show was transferred to the Novello Theatre, until it closed in May 2009, five months earlier than planned. He has earned a Whats On Stage Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, the winner of which will be announced in February 2010.

Immediately after Spring Awakening, Rheon was cast in the E4 channel's Misfits, a show described as "a mix of Skins and Heroes". He plays nervous, shy 18 year old boy, Simon who gains the superpower of invisibility. His Spring Awakening cast mate Jamie Blackley features in Misfits as Simon's next door neighbour, whose house Simon tried to burn down.

He is also a member of the band The Convictions, in which he is the lead singer.


Year Title Role
2002 Pobol Y Cwm Macsen White
2009 Misfits Simon
2013 Game of Thrones Ramsey Bolton


Year Title Role
2008 Eight Miles High Al
2009 Spring Awakening Moritz Stefiel
2010 The Devil Inside Him Huw