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Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of the Bancroft Gold Medal.
Iain immediately rose to prominence in 1988 with his acclaimed performance as a charismatic gang leader in The Fear for Euston films, followed by his multi-award winning tour de force as imprisoned Scottish poet Larry Winters in Silent Scream in 1990. In the same year he was cast as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in Tom Stoppard's film adaptation of his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He was nominated in 1998 for an Olivier Award for his performance in The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman. He also received Olivier nominations for Martin Guerre (1996), and The Crucible (2006). Further stage credits include the title roles in Hamlet, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya and Henry V at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Glen has been described as, "The greatest Scottish theatre actor of his generation."
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