The actor cast to play Theon Greyjoy is Alfie’s Allen or Alfie Owen-Allen, his greatest claim to fame at the moment is his family, he is the younger brother of singer song writer Lilly Allen, the son of Keith Allen who is kind of hard to define but a British actor/musician/celebrity/hell raiser, and Alison Owen a film producer responsible for Elizabeth, Sean of the Dead and The Other Boleyn Girl amongst other films.
He was actually raised by his mother and the British Comedian Harry Enfield who is mother was married to at the time.
Though I can never remember seeing Alfie in any films he has played numerous bit parts in many films, one would suggest initially through family connections, things seem to be picking up moment and Alfie seems to be making a name for himself in his own right.
It was at the age of 3 that he had a role in his father comic strip presents production of ‘The Yob’ ( a Parody of Job Culture based on the fly ). Next up at the age of 12 both he and his sister got small parts in his mother’s production of Elizabeth in 1998, and he joined his father again in ‘You are here’ in the same year.
He was had involvement in another 15 different projects in the last 10 years including bit parts in the major films Atonement and The Other Boleyn Girl.
Game of Thrones is one of the 4 projects he has on the go at the moment, which are either in post production or filming the others being entitled The Kid, Soul Boy and Powder. He holds a high billing in both Powder and the Soul Boy, and I get the impression his star is definitely rising at the moment.
He has also been acting on the stage and has had many pictures (that I refrain from putting on here ) of him performing naked onstage in Equus in London.
Alfie was also made well known in by his sisters song Alfie off her album Alright, Still. Which doesn’t paint him in a good light, He has also had a reputation for getting kicked out of most of the posh schools in London.
Yes he does indeed sound like the perfect person to be playing Theon Greyjoy. Alfies star is rising at the moment and I think it will continue to rise through Game of Thrones.