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Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal
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Alfie Allen

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Famous For:
The Predator, John Wick, Pandemic
Networth:
$20 Million
Currently Known For:
Game of Thrones
Famous Years:
1998 - Present
Birthdate:
September 12, 1986
Alfie Allen


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  Famous For:
The Predator, John Wick, Pandemic

  Networth:
$20 Million

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When someone has lived throughout every single season of “Game of Thrones”, it comes as quite the surprise. After all, the show that we’re talking about wasn’t afraid to kill off its main character in the first season. One character that’s been around since the beginning and has lived to tell the tale is Theon Greyjoy, who has been played by Alfie Allen. Allen had enjoyed quite the career prior to “Game of Thrones”, and is now able to use the show as a stepping stone for the rest of his career now that the show is coming to its thrilling conclusion in 2019.Advertisements:


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Allen was naturally born for a life of entertainment, coming into the world in London, England on September 12, 1986. Allen’s mother is Alison Owen, who has produced successful films such as “Shaun of the Dead”, “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Elizabeth”. During much of the 1980s, Owen was married to Keith Allen, an actor from films such as “Scandal”, “Trainspotting” and “The Others”. You might also be familiar with Allen’s sister, Lily, who has had hit songs such as “Smile” and “22”.

Having been brought into the business early on, Allen had his screen debut before turning two years old, making a cameo in the show “The Comic Strip Presents” in 1988. A decade later, Allen had his first acting role when he appeared in “You Are Here” and that same year had a small role in “Elizabeth” that his mother helped to produce. One year later, Allen was on television again, making a one-episode appearance on the show “Spaced”.

After becoming an adult in 2004, Allen was ready to focus himself on an acting career full-time. That year, Allen appeared in the film “Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London” that included his father”, and had guest roles on the shows “The Golden Hour” and “Jericho”. He’d add a couple more TV spots over the years, as well as films such as “Atonement”, “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Kid” to name a few. Then, at 25 years old, Allen was ready for his big break.

In 2011, Allen made his debut on “Game of Thrones” as Theon Greyjoy, the son of Balon that we met as a hostage of Ned Stark. Since then, it’s been a long road for Greyjoy as he’s had to watch death surround him multiple times, though he’s made his way through every season. He’s face off against the threat of White Walkers, has been captured multiple times and is desperately trying to find permanent allies. As for his fate in the final season, that will remain a mystery for many until the show comes to a full conclusion.

Originally, Allen wasn’t expecting to play Greyjoy. Instead, he had auditioned to take on the role of Jon Snow, according to show co-creator David Benioff. “And we thought, ‘Well he’s great...he’s not quite Jon Snow,’” Benioff said. “And then we thought, ‘Wait a second, Theon!’ And then he read for Theon and he was just incredible.” Allen was happy to take on the new role, which included a nice first paycheck. “This is going to make me sound really nice. I bought my friend a suit,” he said of that first sum. “I’m really, really frugal with money and I spend it on stupid stuff.”

“Game of Thrones” really help to put Allen on the map in terms of receiving larger roles. His first film following his debut in “Game of Thrones” came in 2012 in the movie “Confine”, but had a bigger breakout in 2014. That year, he starred in the action comedy film “Plastic”, as well as playing the antagonist Iosef Tarasov opposite Keanu Reeves in the action hit “John Wick”. Since then, Allen has starred in “Pandemic” and the reboot of the sci-fi thriller series “The Predator”. Coming up, he’ll also be part of the films “Jojo Rabbit” and “How to Build a Girl”, and he had a run on the television miniseries “Close to the Enemy”.

When talking about acting and his “Game of Thrones” character, Allen appreciates when things get a bit on the dark side. “There’s obviously been dark moments,” he said of “Thrones”. “As an actor, if they were going to make it any darker I’d like to see how. But as a person, I think I’d like to see some light at the end of the tunnel for Theon Greyjoy. I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough...He’s done dark things but inevitably he’s just trying to prove himself to the world and to his family.”

The show has also been the admitted high point for Allen’s career. “Being on ‘Game of Thrones,’” he said has brought him the most joy. “I’ve known some of the other cast members for years now. I didn’t go to drama school, so I didn’t really have many true friends in the business; ‘Game of Thrones’ has definitely brought me that.” He didn’t know it would be as successful as it has been, but it’s something that Allen is truly grateful for.

Now that “Game of Thrones” is coming to an end, Allen is able to focus some more of his time at home. In 2016, Allen started a relationship with Allie Teilz, who you might recognize as the former girlfriend of Joaquin Phoenix and works as both a DJ and a model in the United States. In 2018, the couple welcomed their first child together, which is more than enough to keep Allen busy while he also focuses on the next stage of his acting career.

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