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Alfie Evan James Allen

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Alison Owen
Brother of Lily Allen
Half brother of Private

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Private User
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About Alfie Allen

Alfie Evan Allen (born 12 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), and, after submitting himself for consideration was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.

Allen is a third cousin of singer Sam Smith.

Alfie Allen

  • Born Alfie Evan James Allen
  • 12 September 1986 (age 28)
  • Hammersmith, London, England
  • Alma mater St John's College
  • Fine Arts College
  • Occupation Actor
  • Home town Islington, London, England
  • Television Game of Thrones
  • Parent(s) Keith Allen
  • Alison Owen
  • Relatives Lily Allen (sister)
  • Sam Smith (cousin)
  • Kevin Allen (uncle)
  • Alfie Evan James Allen (born 12 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones since 2011.[1][2]

Early years

Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of film producer Alison Owen and Welsh-born actor Keith Allen. His older sister is singer Lily Allen;[3] her song "Alfie" is about him.[4][5][6] He went to Windlesham House School in Sussex, St John's College in Portsmouth and the Fine Arts College in Hampstead, where he studied for his A-levels. He is also the third cousin of British singer Sam Smith.[7]


Allen's first professional appearance was in a one-off Channel 4 comedy, You Are Here in 1998, co-written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams. The same year, Allen and his sister Lily appeared in the 1998 film, Elizabeth, which was produced by their mother.[8]

His early work included small roles in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, directed by his uncle Kevin Allen, the film Atonement and in BBC1's historical hospital drama, Casualty 1907, as Nobby Clark.[9] Starting in Chichester on 31 January 2008, he took over Daniel Radcliffe's role in a revival of Equus on a nationwide tour.[10]

In April 2009, he co-starred with then partner Jaime Winstone in the music video for "Dust Devil" by Madness.[11] He also had a role in the BBC2 film, Freefall.[8]

Allen came to international attention when he was cast as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones in 2011.[2][5][8] He has continued to work in films, appearing in Soulboy, The Kid, Freestyle and Powder in 2010.[5][12][13] In 2012, he starred in the British thriller, Confine.[14]


Allen (middle) with his Game of Thrones co-stars Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington in November 2009 Year Film Role Notes 1998 Elizabeth Arundel's Son 2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Berkhamp on Double Bass 2007 Atonement Danny Hardman 2007 Boy A Eric Wilson Credited as Alfie Owen 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Kevin Hubble 2008 Casualty 1907 Nobby Clark TV series 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl King's Messenger 2009 Freefall Ian 2010 Soulboy Russ Mountjoy 2010 The Kid Dominic 2010 Freestyle Jez 2010 Powder Wheezer 2011–present Game of Thrones Theon Greyjoy TV series 2012 Confine Henry 2014 Plastic Yatesy Gateway Films 2014 John Wick Iosef Tarasov


Jump up ^ "Carice van Houten heads back to Westeros, and new photos from Lokrum and Moneyglass". Watchers On The Wall. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. ^ Jump up to: a b "Cast & Crew: Theon Greyjoy". HBO. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Jump up ^ "Lily Allen: "No Thanks!" To Incestuous Game Of Thrones Role Opposite Brother Alfie's Theon". Yahoo. Retrieved 15 May 2014. Jump up ^ Barratt, Nick. "Family detective". The Daily Telegraph. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2007. ^ Jump up to: a b c Fisher, Alice (5 September 2010). "Alfie Allen: 'I prefer playing baddies'". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2011. Jump up ^ Plagenoef, Scott (6 November 2006). "Interview:Lily Allen". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 September 2009. Jump up ^ "Nick Grimshaw and BBC Sound of winner Sam Smith joke about Lily Allen's 'big mouth'". New Musical Express. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. ^ Jump up to: a b c "With a leading role in the new series of Game of Thrones, Alfie Allen speaks about stepping out the shadow of his famous family". Northampton Chronicle. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Jump up ^ Fox, Killian (9 September 2009). "Rising star: Alfie Allen, actor". The Observer. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Jump up ^ "Alfie Allen takes on Equus role". BBC News. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2008. Jump up ^ Matchell, Ben (22 April 2012). "Game of Thrones – Alfie Allen: "I want people to know who I am"". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Jump up ^ "SoulBoy – Alfie Allen". YouTube. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Jump up ^ French, Philip (28 August 2011). "Powder – review". The Observer. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Jump up ^ Cooper, Sarah (1 February 2012). "Daisy Lowe, Alfie Allen to star in London thriller Confine". Screen Daily. Retrieved 24 April 2012.

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September 12, 1986
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom