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Ralph Michael Ineson[1] (born 15 December 1969)[2] is an English actor, best known as Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones, Amycus Carrow in the last three Harry Potter films, Colonel Ansiv Garmuth in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, William in The Witch and Chris Finch in the BBC series The Office.[3]

Ralph Ineson
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Ineson in 2011
Ralph Michael Ineson

(1969-12-15) 15 December 1969 (age 49)
EducationWoodleigh School, North Yorkshire
Pocklington School
Alma materLancaster University
Years active1993-present
Ali Milner Ineson (m. 2003)


Early lifeEdit

Ineson was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire and educated at Woodleigh School, North Yorkshire and Pocklington School.[4] In the early 1990s, after studying Theatre Studies at Furness College, Lancaster University, he was a teacher at York Sixth Form College, where he was also a cricket coach.[5]



He played the recurring character Chris Finch in the BBC comedy The Office. He starred as Donald Bamford in the sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, as Zack in the soap opera Coronation Street, and played ex-soldier "Sam Walker" in the first series of Spooks. He played Luke Mullen in the BBC drama Playing the Field. He had a minor part in episode four of the first series of BBC drama This Life. He starred in Suburban Shootout, which aired on Paramount Comedy and Five. He played Frank Monk in series 7 of Waking The Dead in the episode, "Wounds". He played Dagmer Cleftjaw in the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones. He also appeared in an Imperial Leather advert as a fireman.

Ineson had a minor role in the fifth and sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2009 playing the role of Jon Fry. He had a small role in an episode of Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd, as Paul, a buttock-kissing masseur, in the series 4 episode "Something Happened". In the 2012 ITV Titanic mini-series he played Steward Hart. In 2016, he appeared in the third season of the BBC Two series Peaky Blinders, playing the part of Connor Nutley.[citation needed]


Ineson's Hollywood film credits include First Knight, From Hell, Shopping (1994) he played Dix Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United. He played Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. He also appeared in the 2008 film Cass, as Sergeant Mullins.

In 2014, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.[6][7] Also in 2014, he had a small role in the spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, playing a policeman that interviews Eggsy.

He played William alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Dickie in Robert Eggers's critically acclaimed debut film The Witch, which saw Eggers win Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Voice workEdit

Ineson has used his distinctive Yorkshire accent in a variety of voice over work. He has narrated TV programmes Licence to Drill, Salvage Hunters on the Discovery Channel, the 2010 Sky TV series Inside Gatwick, the BBC1 series Claimed and Shamed.

In the 2012–13 BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the ten Martin Beck police novels by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Ineson played policeman Gunvald Larsson.

In 2013, he voiced the Channel 4 series Skint which followed the lives of British families from underprivileged backgrounds. In 2015, he narrated Countryside 999 on BBC One. In 2009 he narrated the BBC One documentary Series Gears and Tears which follows the characters of British BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars.

TV adverts that have used his voice include:, Dacia cars, Gaviscon and Wickes.[8] He also did the Sky Bet adverts during Sky Sports football coverage.

In video games, Ineson returned to voice Amycus Carrow in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and gave his voice and likeness for the infamous pirate Charles Vane in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

He has been married to Ali Ineson, editor of make-up artist magazine Warpaint, since December 2003; they have two children, Luc born 1999 and Rebecca born 2003.[10]

He is a supporter of Leeds United.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Syrup Skinhead Short film
Shopping Dix
1995 First Knight Ralf
1997 Shooting Fish Mr. Ray
2001 From Hell Gordie
South West 9 Liam
2007 The Last Thing to Go Through a Fly's Mind Short film
Shoot on Sight Marber
Cass Sergeant Mullins
2008 Is Anybody There? Mr. Kelly
2009 The Damned United a crazy wild-haired reporter
Suicide Man DJ (voice) Short film
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Amycus Carrow
2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll The Sulphate Strangler
Robin Hood Northerner
Another Year Drill Worker
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Amycus Carrow
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Intruders Alarm Installer
2012 Great Expectations Sergeant
2013 The Selfish Giant Johnny Jones
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Ravager Pilot
Kingsman: The Secret Service Policeman
2015 The Witch William
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Barkeep
2017 Soundtrack Mark
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Colonel Ansiv Garmuth Deleted scene
2018 The Hurricane Heist Connor Perkins
Ready Player One Rick
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Posse Leader Segment: "Near Algodones"
2019 The Boy 2 Joseph Post-production
2019 Here Are the Young Men Post-production
2020 Green Knight Post-production
2020 Gunpowder Milkshake Jim McAlester Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Spender Alex Episode: "Best Friends"
1993–2009 The Bill Alan Trent / Greg Simm / Robert Carmichael /
Paul Gibson / Billy Wylie / Derek Crew
8 episodes
1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front Iggy Episode: "Diesel's Garage"
99-1 Brian Episode: "The Cost of Living"
Royce Newfold Television film
Screen Two Policeman Episode: "O Mary This London"
The Cinder Path Arthur Benton Miniseries
Screen Two Policeman Episode: "O Mary This London"
1995 Harry Wayne Episode: "#2.5"
Out of the Blue Ricki Sellars Episode: "#1.2"
Chandler & Co Roderick Tully Episode: "End of Term"
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart Donald Episode: "There's Something About a Soldier"
This Life Jessop Episode: "Sex, Lies and Muesli Yoghurt"
Kiss and Tell Sergeant Beddowes Television film
1997 Kavanagh QC DCI Chris Sampson Episode: "The Ties That Bind"
1998 Dangerfield Jake Gilmore Episode: "Local Colour"
Children of the New Forest William Hammond Television film
1998–2002 Playing the Field Luke Mullen 32 episodes
1998, 2005 Heartbeat Tel Philips / Corporal Fisher 2 episodes
1999 Touching Evil Chris Wray 2 episodes
Bostock's Cup Clive Kennard Television film
2001–2003 The Office Chris Finch 7 episodes
2002 Dangerfield Clive Kennard Television film
Spooks Sam Walker Episode: "One Last Dance"
Holby City Dale Warner Episode: "Calculated Risks"
2002, 2011 Doctors Billy Hollins / Martin Davies 2 episodes
2003 The Afternoon Play Rob Coles Episode: "The Real Arnie Griffin"
In Deep Craig Episode: "Character Assassins: Part 1"
Thursday the 12th Collins Television film
Strange Bill Episode: "Dubik"
Between the Sheets Mark Ainsley 6 episodes
2004 Black Books Richard (voice) Episode: "Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa"
Blue Murder Bob Urwin Episode: "Lonely"
A Line in the Sand Det. Sgt. Bill Davies Miniseries
2005 The Walk Lawrence Television film
Murder in Suburbia William Marshal Episode: "Dogs"
Coronation Street Zack 9 episodes
ShakespeaRe-Told Barry Episode: "Macbeth"
The Virgin Queen Dr. William Cowes 2 episodes
2005, 2008 Casualty Raymond Thurber / Martin Woodbridge 2 episodes
2006 Missing DCI John Carter 2 episodes
Dalziel and Pascoe James Maddern Episode: "The Cave Woman"
The Only Boy for Me Lawrence Television film
Losing It Mr. Granger Television film
2006–2007 Suburban Shootout Jeremy Hazledine 11 episodes
2007 Die Ludolfs – 4 Brüder auf'm Schrottplatz Narrator (voice) Episode: "Flower Power in Dernbach"
Lead Balloon Bob Marlin Episode: "Giraffe"
2008 Waking the Dead Frank Monk Episode: "Wound" Parts 1 & 2
New Tricks D.I. Hamilton Episode: "Mad Dogs"
2009–2010 Waterloo Road John Fry 6 episodes
2010 The IT Crowd Paul the Masseuse Episode: "Something Happened"
Merlin Jarl Episode: "The Coming of Arthur: Part One"
2011 The Body Farm Miles Leyton Episode: "You've Got Visitors"
2011–2012 Case Sensitive DC Colin Sellers Four-part miniseries
2012 Game of Thrones Dagmer Cleftjaw 5 episodes
Secret State Sgt. Wrigglesworth Four-part miniseries
2013 Pramface DS Sullivan Episode: "Tinker, Tiger, Lobster"
Count Arthur Strong Roger the Policeman Episode: ""
Vera Ross Strachan Episode: "Prodigal Son"
Ambassadors Captain Jones Episode: "The Tazbek Spring"
2014 Inspector George Gently Arthur Hawkes Episode: "Gently Going Under"
New Worlds Stackpole 2 episodes
2015 Drunk History King Henry II Episode: "Episode Seven"
Bluestone 42 Mike Slater Episode: "#3.2"
The Interceptor Yorkie Episode: "Episode 6"
Prey DCI Mike Ward 3 episodes
2016 Peaky Blinders Connor Nutley 2 episodes
Porridge Richie Weeks Television special
2017 Sherlock Vince Episode: "The Final Problem"
Absentia Adam Radford 10 episodes
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Demoncist (voice) Episode: "Demoncism/Sophomore Slump"
2018 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Cutter (voice) Episode: "Beyond the Corona Walls"
2018 Salvage Hunters Voice Over Episode: all
2019 Chernobyl General Nikolai Tarakanov 2 episodes
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Hunter (voice) Upcoming Netflix series

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Amycus Carrow
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Charles Vane
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Sterntide


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Jackets NCO Lancaster University[11][12]
1992 York Mystery Plays Herod's Heavy
York Theatre Royal[13]
2015 Hangmen Inspector Fry Royal Court Theatre[11]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2007 Golden Nymph Awards Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series Suburban Shootout Nominated [14]
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Supporting Actor The Witch Nominated [15]
Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [16]
2017 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Pending [17]


  1. ^ "Ralph Michael Ineson, director at Augustus Road Residents Management Company Limited, London". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Ralph Ineson - Biography and Filmography - 1969 -". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ "BBC - Comedy: The Office - Character Profile - Finchy". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Woodleigh School". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Ralph Ineson - Listal". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Ralph Ineson on Twitter". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Drama Scene on Twitter". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ Robertson, Edward (18 March 2010). " launches summer TV ad campaign". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Ralph Ineson - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Umetnik: Ralph Ineson - Zoki Games". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Gordon and French - Ralph Ineson Profile". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Revival of Play First Performed by Harry Potter Star at Lancaster University - myScience / Wire". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  13. ^ "1992 York Cycle of Mystery Plays programme - York Mystery Plays : Illumination - From Darkness into Light : Search the NCEM archive". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  14. ^ "[PDF] The Selfish Giant - Squarespace" (PDF). Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  15. ^ "The Stars - BloodGuts UK Horror". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Past Winners of 2016 - Fright Meter Awards". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot! - FANGORIA". Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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