Ralph Ineson

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Ralph Ineson
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Born (1969-12-15) 15 December 1969 (age 49)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Ali Milner Ineson
Children Luc Ineson (16) and Becky Ineson (12)

Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969) is an English actor, best known as Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones, Amycus Carrow in the last three Harry Potter films and Chris Finch in the BBC series The Office.[1]

Early life

Ineson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire and educated at Woodleigh School, North Yorkshire and Pocklington School.[2] In the early 1990s, after studying Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, he was a teacher at York Sixth Form College, where he was also a cricket coach.



He starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, as Zack in the soap opera Coronation Street, and played ex-soldier "Sam Walker" in the first series of Spooks. He played Luke Mullen in the BBC Drama Playing the Field. He had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life. He starred in Suburban Shootout, which aired on Paramount Comedy and Five. He played Frank Monk in series 7 of Waking The Dead in the episode, "Wounds". He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones. He also appeared in an Imperial Leather advert as a fireman.

Ineson had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2009 playing the role of Jon Fry. He had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd, as Paul, a buttock-kissing masseur, in the series 4 episode "Something Happened". In the 2012 ITV Titanic mini-series he played Steward Hart.


Ineson's Hollywood film credits include First Knight, From Hell, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United. He played Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. He also appeared in the 2008 film Cass, as Sergeant Mullins.

In 2014, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.[3][4] In 2015, he had a small role in the spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, playing a policeman that interviews Eggsy.

He played Wlliam alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Dickie in Robert Eggers's critically acclaimed debut film The Witch, which saw Eggers win Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Voice work

Ineson has used his distinctive Yorkshire accent in a variety of voice over work. He has narrated TV programmes Licence to Drill, Salvage Hunters on the Discovery Channel, the 2010 Sky TV series Inside Gatwick, the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed. In 2013 he voiced the Channel 4 series Skint which followed the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds. In 2015, he narrated Countryside 999 on BBC One. He narrated the BBC One documentary Series Gears and Tears which follows the characters of British BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars. In the 2012–13 BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the ten Martin Beck police novels by Sjöwall and Wahlöö, Ineson played policeman Gunvald Larsson.

TV adverts that have used his voice include: lastminute.com, Dacia cars, Gaviscon, and Wickes.[5] He also did the Sky Bet adverts during Sky Sports football coverage. Ineson gave his voice and likeness for the infamous pirate Charles Vane in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Personal life

He is a supporter of Leeds United.[6] He has been married since 1993 to Ali Ineson, editor of make-up artist magazine Warpaint.


  1. The Office: Chris Finch (Ralph Ineson) at BBC
  2. http://www.woodleighschool.com/index.php/about/old-woodleighans/notable-alumni/
  3. https://twitter.com/ralphineson/statuses/370992983086489600
  4. https://twitter.com/dramascene/statuses/375907646609432576
  5. Robertson, Edward (18 March 2010). "Lastminute.com launches summer TV ad campaign". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Taylor, Alastair (9 August 2008). "We all loathe Leeds United!". The Sun. Retrieved 2009-05-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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