|Julian Glover Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||March 27, 1935|
Julian Glover is an English classical actor who first became well-known for his stage plays at the Unity Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company in London, England, where he starred the large part of the 1950s and early 1960s. Julian became a series regular on various TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s, such as The Avengers (1965-1969), Strange Report (1969), Doctor Who (1965-1979), The Saint (1964-1968), Spy Trap (1972), and Couples (1976). He is best known for the role of the Imperial General Maximilian Veers in The Empire Strikes Back epic space adventure movie in 1980, as well as playing the villain Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only (1981), a James Bond film starring Roger Moore.
Julian also had a prominent of Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) alongside Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. To the audience in the early 21st century, Julian was known as the voice of Aragog, a giant spider that often scared the main characters played by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. He also starred in the movie Troy (2004) as Triopas alongside Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom, as well as roles in Alien Uprising (2012), and Brash Young Turks (2016). Julian is probably best known for playing Grand Maester Pycelle from 2011 to 2016 in the well-known HBO TV series Game of Thrones alongside Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and others.
Julian Wyatt Glover
Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
He attended Bristol Grammar School in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. After graduation, he enrolled in Alleyn’s School in Dulwich, London, England, and later went through training as an actor at the National Youth Theatre in London, England.
Julian later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England, and after graduating, became an Associate Member.
- Father – Claude Gordon Glover (BBC Radio Producer)
- Mother – Honor Ellen née Wyatt Morgan (BBC Journalist)
- Siblings – Prue Glover (Sister), Robert Wyatt (Younger Half-Brother) (Musician)
- Others – William Gordon Glover (Paternal Grandfather), Florence Edith Hardie (Paternal Grandmother), Thomas Craigie Glover (Paternal Grand-Grandfather), Ellen Dunoon Gordon (Paternal Grand-Grandmother), Alexander Hardie (Paternal Grand-Grandfather), Florence Hardie (Paternal Grand-Grandmother), Horace Matthew Wyatt (Maternal Grandfather), Annie Mary Morgan (Maternal Grandmother), Robert Harvey Wyatt (Maternal Grand-Grandfather), Annie Lyle (Maternal Grand-Grandmother), Daniel Morgan (Maternal Grand-Grandfather)
Julian Glover is represented by –
- Coolwaters Productions (Talent Agent Personal Appearance) in Toluca Lake, California, United States
- Conway van Gelder Grant (Talent Agent) in London, England, United Kingdom
- Bespoke Voice Agency (Talent Agent Voice) in London, England, United Kingdom
- LK Agency (Talent Agent Personal Appearance) in France
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
82 kg or 181 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Julian Glover has dated –
- Eileen Atkins (1956-1966) – He met and started dating English actress Eileen Atkins in 1956, and they were in a 2-year relationship before getting married in 1957. Their marriage lasted until 1966, after which they got officially divorced.
- Isla Blair (1968-Present) – Julian and actress Isla Blair were dating for some time before getting married on September 28, 1968, and have been happily married as of March 2019. He said that he and his wife kept the marriage alive by always giving each other gifts on their first nights of anything in life. Isla starred alongside him in the Dixon of Dock Green TV Series, in an episode A Slight Case of Love that aired in 1975, and in a drama fantasy movie Amy and Sophia (2017). They have a son together, Jamie Glover (b. July 10, 1969), who is an actor, and two granddaughters, Evie Glover, and Ava Glover.
Race / Ethnicity
Julian is of English, Scottish, and Welsh descent.
Due to advancing age, his hair turned ‘Salt and Pepper’, and then ‘Grey’.
- Tall physique
- Grey hair
- Smooth, rich voice
Best Known For
- Starring as Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
- Having a role of Imperial General Veers in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Starring in a James Bond classic movie For Your Eyes Only (1981), as Kristatos
- Having a notable appearance in Troy (2004), as Triopas
- Playing Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones TV Series from 2011 to 2016
Julian Glover made his first theatrical film appearance as Northernton in the comedy-adventure movie Tom Jones in 1963.
First TV Show
Julian Glover made his first TV show appearance as a reporter in an episode titled The Cinderella in 104 of the comedy series Hotel Imperial in 1960.
It is highly unlikely that he does any type of intensive workouts in his age, but he definitely takes care of his dietary needs, judging by his physique.
Julian Glover Favorite Things
- Hobby – Pantomime, Acting, Improvisation, Reading
Source – IMDb
Julian Glover Facts
- While attending Bristol Grammar School in Bristol, England, 2 of the well-known actors were in the same year as him – David Prowse, who starred as Darth Vader in numerous films of the Star Wars franchise, and Timothy West, who was even his classmate, known for EastEnders TV series in 2014 and 2015.
- For his role in the play Henry IV, Part 1, and Part 2 at the Barbican Centre in London, England, Julian received the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for “Best Actor” in 1993.
- His co-stars in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) were well-known actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, and others.
- Julian’s son, Jamie Glover, took his father’s role of Imperial General Veers from the Star Wars franchise in the related video games that were made after the success of the movies.
- He always wanted to play Doctor Who in the Doctor Who (1965-1979) series, but it ended up an unfulfilled ambition, as Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, and William Hartnell played the main role.
- He and his son shared a connection to the Doctor Who series. Julian played the role of King Richard the 1st in the original series between 1965 and 1979, while his son, Jamie, starred in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) movie as Russell.
- Julian was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2013 for his services to drama by Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen’s Birthday Honours List event.
- He was the only actor to have appeared in all 3 popular franchises in the 1990s, and also played the villain in all 3. Those were Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), For Your Eyes Only (1981) (James Bond movie), and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
- Julian was the first one to suggest Pierce Brosnan would be a good fit for the James Bond role. Pierce later became well-known for the Bond roles in GoldenEye (1995), alongside Sean Bean and Izabella Scorupco, Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) alongside Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Yeoh, and The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Denise Richards, Robert Carlyle, and Sophie Marceau.
- He was cast by the same director, Douglas Camfield, in roles of King Richard I the Lionheart in Doctor Who series between 1965 and 1979, as well as the adventure-drama film Ivanhoe in 1982.
- Julian’s hobby of doing pantomime became profession when he debuted at Churchill Theatre, Bromley in 1953.
- His wife, Isla Blair, always wanted a daughter, but they had a son together in 1969, Jamie Glover. Julian said that she satisfied that desire when Jamie got 2 daughters with his wife, named Evie Glover and Ava Glover.
- Julian completely changed the role of Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones TV series that he starred in from 2011 to 2016. He was supposed to be an old man with barely anything to do, but he went to the writers and said that he was a better actor than that. After a week of reconsidering, they re-wrote the role so that he had a deeper and surprising background and living two lives, thus giving him a reason to survive to such an old age in a show that was known for brutal murders. The role reversal was met with the shock and praise by the audience who read the book by George R.R. Martin the series is based on.
- He fought for the role of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) after the death of an original actor who starred in the 1st 2 movies, but the role ultimately went to Michael Gambon.
- Julain said he’d love to play Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) alongside Eddie Redmayne because he thought Eddie was a terrific actor who can play anything. The role wasn’t present in the 1st movie, but it was in the 2nd, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), played by Jude Law and Toby Regbo as the young Dumbledore.
- He co-starred with John Goodman in Black Earth Rising, a TV series that started airing in 2018.
- He is not on social media.
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