Julian Glover - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 30, 2022

Julian Glover
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $15 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 27, 1935 (age 88)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Julian Wyatt Glover
Birth Place: Hampstead, London, England
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Claude Gordan Glover
Mother's Name: Honor Ellen Morgan Glover
Siblings: 2

Prue Glover (sister)
Robert Wyatt (half-brother)

High School: Bristol Grammar School
University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Welsh)
Nationality: British, Indian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 28, 1968
Wife's Name: Isla Blair

Eileen Atkins (1957-1966)

Children: 1

Jamie Glover (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 83 kg (182.98 lb)
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Julian Glover?

Julian Glover is an English classical actor, with many roles since commencing his career in the 1950 s. He is a recipient of the Laurence Oliver Award. Among all he is best known for his role in Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Source: Sci-fi and Fantasy Network (Julian Glover in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

Julian Glover – Age, Parents, Siblings

Julian Glover was born on 1935 March 27 in Hampstead, London, England to parents Honor Ellen Morgan, a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordan Glove, a BBC radio producer. His full name is Julian Wyatt Glover.

Grover is not the only child of his parents and has a younger sister, Prue Glover, and a younger half-brother Robert Wyatt from his mother's subsequent marriage. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Bristol Grammar School and Alleyn's School. He also trained at National Youth Theatre. While at Bristol Grammar School, he was a classmate of Timothy West and David Prowse.

His ethnicity includes English, Scottish, and Welsh.

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Source: The Guardian (Julian Glover, Isla Blair in 1968)

Julian Glover – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Julian Glover has been married twice and divorced once. His first marriage was to actress Eileen Atkins. They had tied the knot in 1957 and after 9 years together got divorced in 1966. They didn't have any children together. 

His second wife is Isla Blair. They had met for the first time in a rehearsal room in Victoria. He married his girlfriend turned fiance after two years of dating on 28 September 1968. 

Together the couple welcomed a son named Jamie Glover on July 10, 1969. Their son has taken in their footsteps and is now also an actor. As of now, the couple seems to be going strong and is one of the long-lasting marriages in Hollywood, which is quite rare.

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Source: Evening Standard (from left- Julian Glover, Isla Blair, Jamie Glover)

Julian Glover – Career             

Before fame

Glover performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company and started his professional career as an actor in the year 1959. Before landing the breakthrough role, he had appeared in TV series such as  The Avengers, The Saint, Strange Report, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, and City of Death, among others.

Films, Series

Julian Glover has acted in many films. He gained fame in Hollywood with roles in popular films such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), James Bond (1981) film For Your Eyes Only (1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), the Cold War thriller The Fourth Protocol (1987). He voiced the giant spider Aragog in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

He played the role of Grand Maester Pycelle in HBO's hit series Game of Thrones (2011-2016) and appeared as General Beauvilliers in the BBC drama Spies of Warsaw.

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Julian Glover worked with Michael Sheard, Harrison Ford, Robbie Coltrane, River Phoenix, and Alison Doody.

Source: HBO (Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones)

Julian Glover – Awards, Nominations

In 1993, Glover earned  Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the production of the historic plays Henry IV, Part 1  and  Henry IV, Part 2.

In 2014 and 2011, he has nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards category for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Julian Glover – Net Worth, Worth

Glover's net worth is estimated to be around $15 million while there have been no estimates for his annual salary. 

Julian Glover – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, he is absent on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Also read: List of Game of Thrones cast

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Tags : Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Harry Potter Game of Thrones Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Isla Blair Jamie Glover Eileen Atkins