Michael McElhatton

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Michael McElhatton
Michael McElhatton

(1963-09-12) 12 September 1963 (age 59)
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Terenure College
OccupationActor and writer
Years active1987–present

Michael McElhatton (born 12 September 1963) is an Irish actor and writer. He is best known for playing the role of Roose Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones.[2] He joined the series as a guest star in the second season, and continued to play this role until season 5, promoted to a regular cast member.[3]

His first well known role was that of Rats Doyle in the Irish sitcom Paths to Freedom.

In 2011, he had a role in the movie Albert Nobbs directed by Rodrigo García, and the following year the short Pentecost , which received a nomination for Best Short Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

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  1. Ciara Dwyer (30 November 2003). "Rat's tale is a glass act, low on spin and high on bottle". The Independent. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. Schwartz, Terri. "'Game of Thrones': Michael McElhatton says Robb Stark's 'huge mistake' caused Roose Bolton's Red Wedding betrayal". Zap2it. Tribune Media Services, LLC. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  3. "Carice van Houten heads back to Westeros, and new photos from Lokrum and Moneyglass". Watchers On The Wall. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

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