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Alfie Allen – Signed Photo – Game of Thrones
Alfie Evan Allen (born 11 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for which he came to international attention and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2019.
Early and personal life
Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of film producer Alison Owen and actor Keith Allen. His older sister is singer Lily Allen; her song “Alfie” is about him. His uncle is actor Kevin Allen. He is a third cousin of singer Sam Smith.He went to Windlesham House School in Sussex, Embley Park School near Romsey, St John’s College in Portsmouth and the Fine Arts College in Hampstead, where he studied for his A-levels.
From 2017 to 2019, Allen was in a relationship with American DJ and model Allie Teilz, with whom he has a daughter, Arrow (born October 2018). He is a supporter of English football club Arsenal.
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. 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. Starting in Chichester on 31 January 2008, he took over Daniel Radcliffe’s role in a revival of Equus on a nationwide tour.
In April 2009, he co-starred with then partner Jaime Winstone in the music video for “Dust Devil” by Madness. He also had a role in the BBC2 film, Freefall.
Originally auditioning for the role of Jon Snow, Allen came to international attention when he was cast as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones in 2011. He has continued to work in films, appearing in Soulboy, The Kid, Freestyle and Powder in 2010. In 2012, he starred in the British thriller Confine. In 2016, directed by Mike Christie, Allen filmed a two part documentary for the History Channel titled Football: A Brief History exploring the roots of association football and his take on the English game.