Joseph Mawle Biography

Joseph Mawle is an English actor, who is known for his role of Benjen Stark in the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: March 21, 1974

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors British Men

Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Joseph Daniel Turner Mawle

Born Country: England

Born in: Oxford, United Kingdom

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

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father: Richard Mawle

Diseases & Disabilities: Dyslexic

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education: Stratford-upon-Avon College (1990–1992), Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

awards: British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Joseph Mawle is an English actor, who is known for his role of Benjen Stark in the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Born in Oxford, England, Mawle studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He initially appeared in theatrical works, and his first major role was seen in `Troilus and Cressida’, playing the titular character of Troilus. He also appeared in television films such as `Soundproof’, and `Dunkirk’. He was also later seen on the big screen in feature films such as `Made in Dagenham`’ and `Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter`. He earned popularity for starring in `Game of Thrones`, a popular British fantasy drama series, that has gained a cult status worldwide. Other TV shows he is known for include `Troy: Fall of a City’, in which he played Odysseus, a main character.

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  • After Joseph Mawle finished his graduation, he made appearances in several plays such as `Troilus and Cressida’, `Hamlet’, and `Antony and Cleopatra’. His first important role on television was seen in the 2004 television film `Dunkirk’. The film was about the famous Battle of Dunkirk and the Dunkirk evacuation that took place during World War II. In 2006, he had a leading role in the drama TV film `Soundproof’. He continued to appear in several other TV films such as `Persuasion’, in 2007, ‘Clapham Junction’ in 2007, and ‘Freefall’ in 2009.
  • In 2009, he had an important role in the British horror film `Heartless’, his first work on the big screen. The film was directed by Philip Ridley. The film received several awards, but was a huge failure at the box office, earning just $ 20,000 on a budget of $ 5 million. His next work on the big screen was seen in the 2010 British film ‘Made in Dagenham’. In 2011, he had a recurring role in the TV series `Game of Thrones`, a British fantasy drama that went on to earn international popularity. The show aired for seven seasons between 2011 and 2019, and gained a lot of appreciation from fans and critics. It received numerous awards as well. Mawle played a character named Benjen Stark, in the first, sixth and seventh seasons.
  • In 2012, he appeared in a supporting role in the action thriller film `The Cold Light of Day`. The film was a commercial and critical failure. He was next seen in the dark fantasy action horror film `Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter`, which was based on a novel of the same name released in 2010. The film is a fictional story about the 16th American President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who is shown to have a secret identity as a vampire hunter. The same year, he also appeared in the Scottish drama film `Shell’ as well as in the two-part TV drama `Birdsong’. Few other films he appeared in include `Half of a Yellow Sun’ (2013), and `In the Heart of the Sea’ (2015).
  • Meanwhile, he also continued to work in other TV shows as well, such as `Ripper Street’, where he played Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine, and `Troy: Fall of a City’, a miniseries based on the Trojan War, where he played Odysseus.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Joseph Mawle was born on 21st March 1974, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, in England. His father was a farmer, and his mother was a teacher. He was dyslexic from an early age, and so he attended a boarding school for special needs from the age of 13 to 16.
  • He graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2002, before he began his acting career. He hasn’t revealed anything regarding his dating life, and is most probably single.

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