Ian McElhinney

Ian McElhinney

actor, director, soundtrack

Ian McElhinney was born on Aug 19, 1948 in UK. Ian McElhinney's big-screen debut came with Angel directed by Neil Jordan in 1982, strarring Groom. Ian McElhinney is known for The Outlaws directed by John Butler, Rhianne Barreto stars as Rani Rekowski and Darren Boyd as John Halloran. Ian McElhinney has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Ian McElhinney achieved is CinEuphoria Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Ian McElhinney plays is The Outlaws - Season 2 which will be released on Mar 18, 2022.

Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and director best known for his roles as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Val-El in Krypton, and as Ser Barristan Selmy in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.Over a career spanning more than thirty years, McElhinney has accumulated a number of credits for film and television including roles in Hornblower, Cold Feet, Queer as Folk, and The Tudors.Announced in 2010, McElhinney was confirmed in the role of Ser Barristan Selmy in the long running series, Game of Thrones. As a knight who had served in the Kingsguard for almost forty years, the character was one of the more honorable men in the seven kingdoms. Having read the books, McElhinney mentions that he was pleased with how show runners had used the character, however was disappointed with how and when he met his demise. Appearing in the first, third, fourth and fifth seasons of the show, his character served as a key instigator, until meeting his gruesome death at the hand of the Sons of the Harpy. After 25 episodes, his sudden exit marked the farewell to a kind and noble presence in the series.In recent appearances, Ian McElhinney has portrayed General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a role that was initially donned by Alex McCrindle. McElhinney is set to appear as Val-El in the upcoming Superman prequel Krypton, airing 2018.

  • Birthday

    Aug 19, 1948
  • Place of Birth

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Also known

    Ίαν ΜακΕλχίνεϊ, 이안 매켈리니

Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

CinEuphoria Awards
Merit - Honorary Award
Winner - CinEuphoria

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows