Who is Burn Gorman?

Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman was born on 1 September 1974 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Hollywood, California USA. He is a 46-year-old British-American actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Owen Harper in the BBC sci-fi series “Torchwood” (2006-2008), playing Karl Tanner in the HBO fantasy drama series “Game Of Thrones” (2013-2014), and featuring as Major Edmund Hewlett in the AMC period drama series “Turn: Washington’s Spies” (2014-2017).

How rich is he, as of now? Burn Gorman Net Worth

As of early 2021, Burn Gorman’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, earned through his successful career as a professional actor, who has garnered 60 television and film acting credits since his career was launched back in the late 1990s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Burn Gorman was born in Hollywood to British parents, and was raised there until the age of seven when his family moved to London, England. He holds British nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnicity. His father worked as a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), while nothing is known about his mother. He also has three elder sisters, whose names haven’t been revealed to the public. After moving to London, his parents began to lead an alternative lifestyle – they sold all their belongings and family house and started living in a commune. Regarding his education, his early years are unknown, until Burn went to Manchester’s Metropolitan University’s School of Theatre, from which he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting in 1997.

Career Beginnings

According to his IMDB account, Burn Gorman started his acting career with the role of Ben Andrews in the long-runnng ITV soap opera “Coronation Street” in 1998. Thereafter, he guest-starred as Geoff Simpson in the episode “Not Waving But Drowning” of the BBC One medical drama series “Casualty” (2000), and as Sean Finnigan in the episode “Coming Of Age” of the BBC  police procedural drama series “Merseybeat” (2001).

He then made his debut film appearance as Al Weisberger in the 2001 musical film “Love Is Not Enough”, written and directed by Mark Norfolk. It was followed by his portrayals of DC Fairchild in the 2002 ITV crime drama film “A Good Thief”, and Gazza in the 2004 crime film “Layer Cake”, alongside Daniel Craig and Tom Hardy.

Rise to Prominence

Burn Gorman’s big break came in 2005, when he was selected to play William Guppy in the BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel “Bleak House”.

During the same year, he also guest-starred as Billy Verger in the episode “In Divine Proportion” of the BBC One crime drama series “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries”, and appeared in the role of Tim Timothy in the BBC Three comedy-thriller mini-series “Funland”. He then portrayed Willie in the Franco-British comedy-drama film “Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story”, and had a small part as a bus driver in Stefan Schwartz’s romantic comedy film “The Best Man”, both also in 2005.

In the following year, Burn played Larry in the fantasy romantic comedy film “Penelope”, guest-starred as Jerry Hart in two episodes of the BBC One crime drama series “Dalziel And Pascoe”, and portrayed Det. Con. Kenny Morton in both episodes of the Channel 4 two-part political thriller mini-series “Low Winter Sun”. He then gained enormous popularity after starring in the first two seasons of the BBC sci-fi series “Torchwood” in the role of Owen Harper, aired from 2006 to 2008, and is a spin-off from the long-running BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who”.

Roles in the Late 2000s

In 2007, Burn Gorman guest-starred as Jed in the episode “3166” of the BBC One soap opera “EastEnders”, and as Jacko Argyle in the episode “Ordeal By Innocence” of the ITV crime drama mystery series “Agatha Christie’s Marple”. During the same year, he also landed the roles of Lawrence in the BBC Two drama film “Sex, The City And Me”, and of an elf in the fantasy comedy film “Fred Claus”. In 2008, he had the part as Yuri Podorov in the British-Spanish drama film “The Oxford Murders”, appeared in the role of Ray Galton in the BBC Four television play “The Curse Of Steptoe”, and played Banks in the episode “The Lines Of War” of the BBC six-part drama mini-series “Bonekickers”. In the next year, Burn was cast as Hindley Earnshaw in the ITV adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel “Wuthering Heights”, and in a first, lent his voice to various characters in the English version of the video game “Risen”. It was followed by his portrayal of PC Renwick in the 2010 coming-of-age comedy-drama film “Cemetery Junction”.

Burn Gorman as Detective Sergeant William Blore in "And then there were none"- French Gwen

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Further Work

After guest-starring as Reverend Marley in an episode of the BBC costume drama series “Lark Rise To Candleford”, Burn Gorman landed the roles of Richard Gates in the Sky1 crime drama mini-series “The Runaway”, and Thomas Kish in the BBC drama series “The Hour”, all in 2011. During the same year, he also appeared as Martin in the comedy-drama film “Up There”, written and directed by Zam Salim, played Slater in Oliver Parker’s spy action comedy film “Johnny English Reborn”, alongside Rowan Atkinson and Rosamund Pike, and lent his voice to various characters in the video game “Star Wars: The Old Republic”. It was followed by his portrayals of Benedict Cohen in the Spanish-American thriller film “Red Lights”, next to Robert De Niro, and Stryver in Christopher Nolan’s superhero film “The Dark Knight Rises”, along with Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway, both in 2012.

Projects in the Mid-2010s

In 2013, Burn appeared in the roles of Jourdain in the BBC Four action-adventure drama series “Spies Of Warsaw”, Trask in the ABC drama series “Revenge”, Simon in the short drama film “The Other Man”, and guest-starred as a scientist in the episode “Flowers For Charlie” of the FX sitcom “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”. During the same year, he played Michael Jeffery in a biographical drama film about Jimi Hendrix, entitled “Jimi: All Is By My Side”, featured as Lt. Colonel Otto Skorzeny in the action-drama film “Walking With The Enemy”, and played Hermann Gottlieb in Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi monster film “Pacific Rim”, which he would later reprise in its 2018 sequel, entitled “Pacific Rim: Uprising”.

Between 2013 and 2014, Burn Gorman was cast as Karl Tanner in the HBO fantasy drama series “Game Of Thrones”.

Thereafter, he landed the roles of Parole Officer Wiggenhern in the biographical film “Low Down” (2014), Mr. Brand in the family comedy film “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (2014), and Adam in the ABC fantasy crime drama series “Forever” (2014-2015). He then joined the main cast of the AMC period drama series “Turn: Washington’s Spies”, in which he played Major Edmund Hewlett from 2014 to 2017.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2015, Burn Gorman guest-starred as The Marshal in the Prime Video dystopian alternate history series “The Man In The High Castle”, portrayed Holly in Guillermo del Toro’s gothic romance film “Crimson Peak”, and had a part as Detective Sergeant William Blore in the BBC One mystery thriller mini-series “And Then There Were None”. It was followed by his portrayals of a priest in the western film “In A Valley Of Violence”, Morgan in the biographical crime thriller film “Imperium”, and Consul in the Spanish-American war romance drama film “Guernica”, all in 2016.

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During the same year, he also guest-starred as Doug in the Sky1 crime drama series “Lucky Man”.

Between 2017 and 2019, he was cast as Nicholas Farlow in the Sky1 drama series “Jamestown”, which was followed by his portrayals of Ben Jarvis in the ITV drama series “Cheat” and Adolphus Murtry in the Syfy / Prime Video sci-fi drama series “The Expanse”, both in 2019. In the next year, Burn landed the roles of Berle in the Danish biographical drama film “The Good Traitor”, Tim in the fantasy film “Undergods”, and Linthorn in the mystery film “Enola Holmes”. He is currently filming the animated musical dark fantasy “Pinocchio”, in which he will provide his voice to The Carabiniere.

Career On Stage

Additionally, Burn Gorman has also performed in many stage productions, such as “Ladybird” at the Royal Court, “Gong Donkeys” at the Bush Theatre, and “Flush” at the Soho Theatre Company. Between 2008 and 2009, he portrayed Bill Sikes in the West End revival of the musical “Oliver!”, which led him to be nominated for a Whatsonstage Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

Outside London, Burn has also worked with the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Royal Exchange Studio and Library and Contact Theatre, for which he earned a nomination for a Manchester Evening News Best Newcomer Award.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Burn Gorman has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while his weight is around 160lbs (72kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available. He is a huge fan of tattoos, and has several inked on his body.

Personal Life and Hobbies

Burn Gorman is a married man; his wife is Sarah Beard, who works as a school teacher. The public isn’t aware of how and when they met each other, but it’s known that they exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 17 July 2004. They are the proud parents of three children – Sarah gave birth to their first child, a son they named Max Hugh Gorman in 2006, welcomed their second child, a daughter named Nell on 25 January 2009, and their third child and second daughter named Rosa born in September 2014.

In his spare time, Burn Gorman enjoys beatboxing. He even competed at various championships, and was named the BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Human Beatbox Champion in 2003. During the same year, he also performed at the International Human Beatbox Convention.

He is an animal lover and has a pet dog named William Blore.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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