Jerome Flynn Biography

(Actor and Singer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Paddy Garvey’ in the TV Series Soldier Soldier)

Birthday: March 16, 1963 (Pisces)

Born In: Bromley, Kent, England

Jerome Patrick Flynn is an actor and singer from England, who has garnered international fame for portraying the sellsword Bronn in the HBO fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’. Some of his other memorable portrayals are Paddy Garvey of the King's Fusiliers in the ITV series ‘Soldier Soldier’ and Bennet Drake in ‘Ripper Street’. Raised in a family of performers, Flynn’s interest in acting developed quite early. He made his screen debut in a 1985 episode of ‘American Playhouse’. He had his big screen debut three years later, in the romance drama ‘A Summer Story’. After achieving moderate success as an actor in the first 25 years of his professional career, he landed his breakthrough role in ‘Game of Thrones’ in July 2010. Since then, his career trajectory has shifted drastically. He is set to star alongside Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry in ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’. As a singer, he was once part of the pop duo Robson & Jerome with Robson Green.
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British Celebrities Born In March

Also Known As: Jerome Patrick Flynn

Age: 61 Years, 61 Year Old Males


father: Eric Flyn

mother: Fern Flynn

siblings: Daniel Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Kerry Flynn, Lillie Flynn

Actors Singers

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

Notable Alumni: The Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama

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education: The Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama

awards: 2018;2016
;2012 · Game of Thrones - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2014 · Ripper Street - British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor

Acting Career
In 1985, Jerome Flynn began his professional acting career with an appearance in a season four episode of the PBS anthology series ‘American Playhouse’. A year later, he played firefighter Kenny "Rambo" Baines in the LWT television film ‘London's Burning’, which eventually served as the pilot for the show of the same name (1988-2002). However, Flynn was the only actor who did not reprise his role in the show (besides Gary McDonald, whose character, Andreas "Ethnic" Lewis, died in the telefilm), as he had prior commitments.
He was cast as Freddie in the 1988 drama series ‘The Fear’. In 1992, he portrayed D.S. Eddie Hargreaves in the BAFTA-winning police drama series ‘Between the Lines’.
Between 1991 and 1995, he essayed the role of the non-commissioned officer Patrick "Paddy" Garvey in the first five seasons of the ITV military drama series ‘Soldier Soldier’.
In 1993, he appeared in the telefilm ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, which was directed by Stuart Orme. He starred in yet another telefilm in 1995, titled ‘A Mind to Murder’. He then worked in ‘Ain't Misbehavin'’, a 1997 musical-comedy-drama miniseries set in the 1940 Blitz of wartime London. In 1999, he portrayed the series protagonist in BBC One’s short-lived police procedural drama series ‘Badger’. His first voice work was in the 2007 CBeebies children’s animated show ‘Tommy Zoom’.
In July 2010, it was revealed that Flynn has been cast as the sellsword Bronn in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, which is based on American author George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series. Since its premiere on April 17, 2011, the show has become the most watched TV series of all time. It has won numerous awards, including 47 Primetime Emmys. Flynn, as a member of the cast, has been twice (2011 and 2015) nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. On April 14, 2019, the show began airing its eighth and final season.
For his performance as Bennet Drake in BBC One’s mystery drama ‘Ripper Street’ (2012-16), he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1988, Flynn had his cinematic debut in Piers Haggard’s ‘A Summer Story’. Some of his other film credits are ‘To Kill a Priest’ (1988), ‘Edward II’ (1991), ‘Best’ (2000), and ‘Loving Vincent’ (2017).
Music Career
Having acted together in projects like ‘Soldier Soldier’ and ‘Ain't Misbehavin'’, Flynn and Green created the pop duo Robson & Jerome in the mid-1990s. They never really put out any original music. Their musical catalogue was exclusively comprised of covers. In November 1995, the duo released their self-titled debut album through RCA Records. It turned out to be a massive hit, topping both the UK and Scottish music charts. Furthermore, it was certified 6x Platinum by the BPI. In November 1996, Robson & Jerome’s second album, ‘Take Two’, was released. It also topped both the UK and Scottish charts and received 4x Platinum certification from the BPI.
Family & Personal Life
Born on March 16, 1963, in Bromley, England, Jerome Flynn is the son of Eric and Fern Flynn. Like him, his father was an actor and singer. His mother, on the other hand, worked as a drama teacher. He has a brother, Daniel, and a sister, Kerry. From his father’s second marriage to South African native Caroline, he has two half-siblings, Lillie and Johnny. Most of his siblings are involved in the entertainment industry. Daniel is an actor. Johnny is a singer, musician, songwriter, and actor. Lillie earned an acting degree from The Central School of Speech and Drama in 2007. Flynn studied at Wilderness school in Sevenoaks and was part of the school’s rugby program.
Flynn became a vegetarian when he was 18 years old. He is affiliated with the Vegetarian Society as one of its patrons. He is also associated with PETA and promotes the vegan lifestyle.
At one point, Flynn dated his ‘Game of Thrones’ co-star Lena Headey, who portrays Cersei Lannister in the show. They reportedly parted ways on bad terms sometime prior to March 2014. This compelled the showrunners to keep them separate on the set. Flynn currently resides in a Georgian house in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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