Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and a director has spent more than three decades appearing in many TV series and is mostly known for his role Barristan Selmy in the HBO’s hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. He is also popular for his appearances in the British-Irish crime drama The Fall and Derry Girls. Currently, the veteran actor is married to Marie Jones, a Belfast-based actress.
McElhinney was born on August 19, 1948, in Belfast, Northern Ireland under the birth sign of Leo. She holds an Irish nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
Talking about his education, McElhinney studied International affairs at Brandeis University, Boston.
He worked as a teacher at Goole Grammar School, now known as Goole Academy in Yorkshire, England for several years before becoming an actor.
The 68-years old actor is married. McElhinney shared his wedding vows with an actress Marie Jones. They dated each other for a long time. After they were married they both started their own business where they opened a company titled “Rathmore Productions Ltd.”
The love birds have three children from their marriage named Matthew McElhinney, David McElhinney, and Darren McElhinney. Till date, they are living happily together without extramarital affairs and separation.
The Irish actor and director, as of April 2019, has a net worth of $2 million. He earns a good amount of money from his successful career.
As per online sources, an actor can make an average of $1,000 per episode, while the veteran with over 5 years of contribution can sum in the range of $1,500-$3,000 per episode. Similarly, the average salary of film director earns an average of $92,220 per year, $44.34 per hour.
In addition, his the lowest grossing movie Borstal Boy was able to gain $87,074 at the box office and $100,000 with the budget. Also, the highest grossing movie “City of Ember” had gained $17.9 million and $55 million with a budget.
McElhinney debuted his career back in 1981; he appeared a small role in the television film Cowboys.
The Irish actor has appeared in various television series and movies in his career. Some of his movies include “Cowboys, BBC2 Playhouse, Angel, After You’ve Gone, Brand, Acceptable Levels, Lamb and The End of the World Man.”
He has appeared in the television shows “The Fall”, “Ripper Street”, The Frankenstein Chronicles, A Patch of Fog, and “Wipe Out”.
Ian has also appeared in the HBO’s hit fantasy series, “Game of Thrones”. He portrayed Ser Barristan Selmy in 25 episodes of the series, in the years 2011, 2013-2015.
In the year 2016, Ian appeared in the first episode of the series “Game Grumps”. Also, he appeared in the film “Borstal Boy” co-starring with a famous actor Lee Ingleby.
Additionally, he played with Danny Dyer in the movie “Borstal Boy” and with Toby Jones in the movie “City of Ember.”