Francis Magee

Francis Magee (born 7 June 1959) is an Irish-Manx actor, who portrayed Liam Tyler in the long-running British soap opera EastEnders from 1993 to 1995.[2] He has also appeared in numerous television shows and feature films, including Sahara (2005), Layer Cake (2004) and The Calling (2000). He played the part of Ordgar, the Housecarl who led the Crowhurst contingent, in 1066 The Battle for Middle Earth (2009), a reconstruction of the year of the three battles from the English perspective.

Francis Magee
Born (1959-06-07) 7 June 1959 (age 60)
Dublin,[1] Ireland
Years active1993–present

Born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised on the Isle of Man,[1] Magee worked as a fisherman before pursuing a career as an actor. Magee trained at the Poor School in London's King's Cross. During the 1980s he was the lead singer of Isle of Man-based band Joe Public and Reading-based band Jo Jo Namoza.

He had the role of Victor Rodenmaar in the Nickelodeon TV series House of Anubis. Magee also played Yoren, a member of the Night's Watch, in the first and second seasons of Game of Thrones on HBO.[3] He played electronic musician The Orgazoid in an episode of Peep Show. He also appeared in the 2013 Magners Cider television ad Now is a Good Time.

In 2016, he appeared in "Men Against Fire", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.


Year Film Role Notes
1993–1995 EastEnders Liam Tyler 19 episodes
1998 Still Crazy Hockney Film
2000 The Calling Carmac Film
2001 Cold Feet Daz Episode 4.2
2003 Footballers' Wives DC Simmonds Episode 2.3
2004 Bad Girls Rob Skelton 3 episodes
2004 Layer Cake Paul the Boatman Film
2004–2006 No Angels Mr. Leslie McManus 24 episodes
2005 Trafalgar Battle Surgeon Dr. William Beatty[4] TV film
2005 Sahara Fuse Cutter Film
2007 Peep Show The Orgozoid Episode: "Handyman"
2008 Survivors Callum Brown Episode 1.1
2009 1066 The Battle for Middle Earth Ordgar 2 episodes
2009 The Last Breath Paul Kelvin Short
2010 Worried About the Boy Jerry O'Dowd TV film
2010 Cemetery Junction Mr. Pearson Film
2011–2012 Game of Thrones Yoren 7 episodes
2011–2013 House of Anubis Victor Rodenmaar Jr. 144 episodes
2012 Misfits Dan Woolaston TV series
2013 The Bible King Saul 2 episodes
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Levi episodes
2014 Jimmy's Hall Mossie Film
2014 Damo and Ivor Bricko TV series
2014 In The Flesh Iain Monroe 2 episodes
2015 Death in Paradise Stevie Smith Episode: "Swimming in Murder"
2015 Outlander Crenshaw 2 episodes
2015 The Musketeers Hubert Episode: "The Hunger"
2016 Black Mirror Parn Heidekker Episode: "Men Against Fire"
2016 The Coroner George James Episode: "The Foxby Affair"
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jav Mefran Film
2017 The Frankenstein Chronicles Spence Season 2, 3 episodes
2017 Witless Willy Whelan 9 episodes
2017–2019 GameFace Marcella's Dad 2 episodes
2018 The Dig Murphy
2019 Into the Badlands Magnus
2019 The Witcher Yurga 1 episode
2020 White Lines Clint Collins


  1. ^ a b "Francis Magee". Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ Berman, A.S. (2010). "Francis Magee – 'Liam Taylor'". Walford Gazette. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Curtain Call: Francis Magee". 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Trafalgar Battle Surgeon". 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.

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