Ian McElhinney is one of the talented and widely admired personalities in the world of film industry. He is an actor and director who is best known for playing the role of Barristan Selm in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. Likewise, he is also leading actor of the film, Rogue One.

Ian McElhinney Early life and Education

Ian was born on August 19, 1948, in Belfast, Northern Island. Regarding his nationality, he is Irish and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

Game of thrones actor, Ian McElhinney young age photo. Game of thrones actor, Ian McElhinney young age photo.

The handsome Ian began acting since his young age. At the beginning of his career, Ian used to perform in most of the plays as a minor role. However, his hard work, dedication, and passion later led him to appear in big screen as a leading character.

Ian made his first television film debut in the year of 1981 named Cowboys. At that time, he was at the age of 33.  A year later, he then portrayed a role of Groom in the movie called Angel. Since then, he has appeared in the several movies and television films consecutively.

Some of his notable movies and TV films are listed below.


  • Anne Devlin- 1984
  • Lamb- 1985
  • The End of the World Man- 1986
  • A Prayer for the Dying- 1987
  • The Grass Cutter- 1990
  • Children of the North- 1991
  • Blind Justice- 1994
  • The Front Line- 2006
  • Closing the Ring- 2007
  • City of Ember- 2008
  • A Patch of Fog- 2015
  • Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story and so on

Television series

  • After You’ve Gone- 1984
  • Screen Two- 1986
  • First Sight- 1987
  • Wipe Out- 1988
  • 4 Play- 1990
  • Love Joy- 1993
  • Heart and Minds- 1995
  • Doctors- 2003
  • Pure Mule- 2005
  • Casualty- 2007
  • Little Dorrit- 2008
  • Game of Thrones- 2011
  • Ripper Street- 2012
  • The Fall- 2013 and many others.

Ian became eye candy to his audiences after appearing in the multi-award winning HBO fantasy television series, Game of Thrones. There he played 25 episodes along with several talented personalities such as Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams and so on.

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Besides acting, Irish actor, Ian has also made an appearance on the Radio show and Web series named The Biggest Issues and Game Groups respectively. More recently, Ian has appeared in the three movies, Bad Day For the Cut, Redwater, and Zoo.

Ian Personal Life

Dual role actor Ian married to a beautiful woman, Marie Jones. She is a Belfast-based actress and playwright. The husband and wife have three children all son named, Matthew, David, and Darren McElhinney. The exact date of their marriage is unknown up to now but their relationship seems very long.

Husband and wife, Ian McElhinney and Marie Jones. Husband and wife, Ian McElhinney and Marie Jones.

The couple supports each other in their day to day life as well as to their career. Similarly, they also own company named, Rathmore Production Ltd. Currently, they are living a happy life and besides their personal matters, they have not bruited to any love affairs. Neither any news about their conflict is there in the media.

Ian Net Worth

As an established actor and director, Ian earns good wealth from his profession. Throughout his acting career period, he has accumulated lots of money. Currently, he aged 69 but he is still strong enough to appear on the screen. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $2 million.