Creator / Iwan Rheon

Born 13 May 1985, Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor and singer/songwriter best known for his role as Simon in Misfits and Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones.

He first came to prominence after playing Moritz Stiefel in the London production of Spring Awakening and winning an Olivier Award for the role.

He has been songwriting since he was 16 and headed Welsh band The Convictions before pursuing acting. He has released 3 EPs - Tongue Tied, Changing Times and Bang!Bang!


Tropes associated with his work:

  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: invoked Plays the psychotic, sociopathic torturer Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones with disturbing aplomb, but in reality would just prefer to play guitar and take photos of the Welsh countryside. He also gets on well with Alfie Allen in real life, despite sadistically torturing him in the show. He has stated that he hopes Ramsay dies a horrible death. He got his wish.
  • Pretty Boy: In towering contrast to his how his character in Game of Thrones was described in the books. One might argue that it only serves to make Ramsay more unsettling.
  • Star-Making Role: invoked Gathered a lot of fans after portraying shy but heroic Simon in Misfits, his role as the sadistic Ramsay in Game of Thrones is making him a worldwide name.
  • Typecasting: invoked Following Ramsay's gruesome departure from Game of Thrones, Iwan almost immediately signed on to portray Adolf Hitler, and later Maximums the Mad.
  • What Could Have Been: invoked He was the main runner-up to play Heroic Bastard Jon Snow, ironically later being cast as the ultimate Bastard Bastard Ramsay.