• Jerome Flynn is a British actor and singer, known for his roles in TV series such as "Soldier Soldier" and "Game of Thrones"
• He is single and has no children, and was in a relationship with actress Lena Headey in 2002
• Jerome attended Wildernesse School for Boys in Sevenoaks, England and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1985
• He has won 2 awards and been nominated for 9, while Lena has won 8 awards and been nominated for 50
• Jerome and Lena are both vegan and support the LGBT community, and Lena is currently in a relationship with director Dan Cadan and they have a daughter together
Who is Jerome Flynn?
Jerome Patrick Flynn was born in Bromley, Kent, England on 16 March 1963 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds British nationality. He is an actor and a singer, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Paddy Garvey, one of the lead characters in the drama “Soldier Soldier” created by Lucy Cannon, and which also starred Ben Nealon and Robson Green. It follows the soldiers of the regiment King’s Own Fusiliers, and the series aired from 1991 to 1997 and won two awards.
Love life and relationship with Lena Headey
Jerome is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and although it’s widely believed that he has been in many relationships since the launch of his acting career, the public only knows about the one with Lena Headey, a popular Bermudan-British actress. The two met sometime in early 2002 on the set of a movie and began dating, however, the relationship lasted for just over a year before they split for unknown reasons.
Jerome hasn’t spoken about any other women he has perhaps dated, while Lena married musician Peter Loughran in May 2007. She gave birth to their son Wylie on 31 March 2010, but Lena and Peter separated in the following year. She filed for divorce in 2012, and it was finalized in December 2013. She went on to date the film director Dan Cadan and gave birth to their daughter Teddy on 10 July 2015, however, Lena and Dan then separated in June 2019.
As of February 2021, Jerome seems to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Early life and education
Jerome was raised in England alongside his brother and sister by their father Eric Flynn, the late British singer and actor, and their mother Fern who was a drama teacher. He also has a half-sister and a half-brother from Eric’s second marriage.
Jerome’s brother Daniel Flynn is also a popular actor known for his portrayal of Superintendent John Heaton in the police procedural series “The Bill”.
Jerome became interested in acting while attending the Wildernesse School for Boys in Sevenoaks, England and during his time there was also played soccer or rugby for his school’s team, and was amongst the best players. Upon matriculating in 1981, he enrolled at a college from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1985.
Roles in TV series
Jerome launched his acting career with his portrayal of Kurt in the 1985 episode “Displaced Person” of the romantic comedy drama “American Playhouse”, and the following years saw him make guest appearances in an episode or two of various series, such as the drama “Screen Two”, the historical war mini-series “The Monocled Mutineer”, and the family drama “Flying Lady”.
He went on to portray the lead character John Mailer in the comedy “Breaking Up”, but which was cancelled after airing only three episodes, and in 1988 Jerome played Freddie in all five episodes of the crime drama “The Fear”, which starred Iain Glen, Susannah Harker and Jesse Birdsall, and follows the gang leader Carl Galton planning to expand his empire.
Jerome continued appearing in one or two episodes of many series, such as the mystery crime drama “Bergerac”, the drama “Casualty”, and the crime comedy “Boon”. His following notable performance was in 1992, when cast to play the supporting character DS Eddie Hargreaves in the crime drama “Between the Lines”, created by J. C. Wilsher and which starred Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson and Siobhan Redmond. It follows the British Complaints Investigation Bureau’s investigation of the British police. The series won five out of the 10 awards it was nominated for.
After he was praised for his performance in the series “Soldier Soldier”, Jerome was invited to appear in several popular series, such as the musical war comedy “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and the mystery crime drama “Ruth Rendell Mysteries”, then starred as Detective Constable Tom McCabe in the 1999 crime drama “Badger”, which also starred Adrian Bower and Kevin Doyle, and follows Jerome’s character as he fights wildlife crime alongside his friends. In 2012, he was cast as Detective Inspector Bennet Drake in the mystery crime drama “Ripper Street” created by Richard Warlow, and which starred Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg and MyAnna Buring. It follows the Detective Inspector Edmund Read and his team as they maintain order in the streets. The series was very popular and won 10 awards while it was nominated for 27 others.
Jerome’s most recent role in a TV series has been in the critically acclaimed action adventure drama “Game of Thrones”, in which he portrayed Bronn. It starred Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, aired from 2011 to 2019, and follows nine noble families fighting to control the lands of Westeros until they have to unite and fight an ancient enemy together. The series won 376 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 609 other awards. The website IMDb has rated the series as the 11th best of all time.
Roles in movies
Jerome made his debut film appearance in the 1986 drama “London’s Burning”, but which failed to attract a lot of attention and received mixed reviews. In 1988, he played supporting characters in the romantic drama “A Summer Story”, and the historical thriller “To Kill a Priest”.
He gained recognition in 1991 with his portrayal of Kent in the historical romantic drama “Edward II” written and directed by Derek Jarman, and which starred Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins and Andrew Tiernan. The movie follows the life of King Edward II, and won five out of the seven awards it was nominated for. In 1991 as well, Jerome appeared in the critically acclaimed science fiction mystery “Kafka”, which starred Jeremy Irons and Theresa Russell, and follows Kafka who, while working at an insurance company, discovers an underground society with suspicious goals; the movie won three and was nominated for two other awards. The following years saw Jerome appear in several movies described as mediocre, such as the 1993 mystery “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, the 1995 mystery crime drama “A Mind to Murder”, and the 2000 biographical drama “Best”.
Three of his most recent roles in movies have been in the 2017 animated biographical crime “Loving Vincent” (voice role), the hit 2019 action crime thriller “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”, and the 2020 action adventure fantasy “The Dark Tower”.
Jerome has performed four songs in four series, including “Unchained Melody” in the 1994 episode “Band of Gold” of the series “Soldier Soldier”, and “In the Pines” in the 2016 episode “A White World Made Red” of the series “Ripper Street”.
He has just recently made his producing debut, with the 2019 documentary movie “A Prayer for Compassion”.
Jerome could’ve been seen appearing in various TV specials, such as “Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1995”, and “The Royal Variety Performance”. He has made guest appearance in various talk-shows, including “Good Morning Britain”, “Celebrity Page” and “Lorraine”.
Awards and nominations
Jerome has been nominated for nine awards winning two: he and his colleagues won a 2019 IGN People’s Choice Award for Best TV Ensemble, as well as a 2020 CinEuphoria Merit – Honorary Award for their performance in the series “Game of Thrones”.
He has also been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award, a Gold Derby Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as another IGN Award.
Hobbies and other interests
Jerome is a vegan, and claims it was his college sweetheart who made him aware of veganism. This has also changed his views on various matters such as climate change, and on one occasion he travelled all the way to India to help fight for the climate change campaign.
He enjoys spending his spare time in nature, and there are numerous pictures uploaded onto the internet featuring the actor in forests, close to lakes and high up in the mountains.
Jerome likes to travel, and has been all around Europe while he’s not a big fan of the US, and loves to travel around Asia, mostly because of its spirituality.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Will Smith and Anne Hathaway, and a couple of his favorite movies are “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “I Am Legend” and “Love and other Drugs”.
Age, height and net worth
Jerome’s age is 57. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). As of February 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million, while his ex-girlfriend Lena’s net worth has been estimated at over $12 million.
Who is Lena Headey?
Lena Kathren Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda on 3 October 1973 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds both Bermudan and British nationality.
She is an actress who is probably known best for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister in the series “Game of Thrones”.
Lena was born to British parents John and Sue – her father was a police officer and her mother was a housewife. She was raised alongside her brother Tim in England, as the family moved there when she was five, and they initially lived in Somerset before moving to Highburton in West Yorkshire.
She was noticed at age 17 by a talent scout while attending Shelley College, performing in a play at the Royal National Theatre. Lena was thus invited to appear in her first movie, “Waterland” in 1992, and gained recognition in the following years with her portrayals of side characters in the 1997 drama movie “Mrs Dalloway”, and the 1999 romantic drama “Onegin”.
For her performance in the 2000 romantic comedy “Aberdeen”, Lena was presented with the Silver Iris Award for Best Actress. In 2005 she was cast to star alongside the famous actors Heath Ledger and Matt Damon in the fantasy movie “The Brothers Grimm”, but her most notable performance in a movie is perhaps still her portrayal of Queen Gorgo in the 2007 epic action drama “300”, which starred Gerard Butler and follows the Battle of Thermopylae. The following years saw her appear in several hit movies and TV series, such as the 2008 science fiction series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, the 2008 biographical action war movie “The Red Baron” and the 2012 science fiction action movie “Dredd”.
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One her most recent roles has been in the 2019 animated action adventure series “Infinity Train” in which she voiced various characters, and Lena is currently shooting for several movies such as the action adventure “New-Gen: Deadalus Rising”, the action adventure thriller “Gunpowder Milkshake”, and the thriller “Crooks”.
For her acting skills, Lena has won eight awards and has been nominated for 50 others, including a Golden Globe.
She has been featured on the cover page of various magazines, such as “Sunday Mirror”, “G3” and “TV Guide”, and was also ranked #64 on the list ‘Hot 100 of 2007’ compiled by the magazine “Maxim”.
Lena is a huge fan of tattoos, and has several including a quote of Pema Chodron, a Tibetan Buddhist, on her ribs, and a floral design on her back.
She is a supporter of the LGBT community, especially their organization NOH8. Lena has also worked with various charity organizations, such as the International Rescue Committee and Alzheimer’s Research UK.