Burn Gorman Wiki: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About 'Game Of Thrones' Actor

Burn Gorman is a renowned actor and musician who has amassed a big net worth from his acting career. Find out more about him below.

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Burn Gorman Wiki: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About 'Game Of Thrones' Actor

Burn Gorman Wiki: Everything to Know About the 'Game of Thrones' Actor

Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman is a renowned actor and musician who has acted in several films. He's also been featured in a number of television shows. The professional actor is commonly known to take on the role of a villain more than the role of a hero. Gorman is a self-accomplished personality recognized in the entertainment world.

Burn Gorman’s Early Life and Education

Burn Gorman was born on September 1 1974 in Hollywood, California. Out of three other siblings, he is the youngest. The Gorman family moved back to London when Burn Gorman was 7 years old and this is where Gorman spent most of his childhood. Gorman went to College at Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Theatre in Manchester and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting.

Burn Gorman’s Career in Acting

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Burn Gorman has an impressively long list of overlapping film projects which he has managed to accomplish within a span of 20 years. In 1998, Burn Gorman began his acting career by taking a recurring role of Ben Andrews in the film, 'Coronation Street.' He also made an appearance in the film 'Love is Not Enough' in 2001 where he played the role of Al Weisberger. Since then he has shown up in several other movies. In 2002 the talented actor played DC Fairchild in the film 'A Good Thief.' Later on, Gorman landed a role in 'Layer Cake' in 2004 where he portrayed the character Gazza. He acted alongside Daniel Craig and Tom Hardy. Gorman became most popular when he played Owen Harper in the fiction series, 'Torchwood' in 2005. This recurring role appeared in 26 episodes, ending in 2008. Burn Gorman acted in the comedy-drama 'Cemetery Junction' that was released in 2010. The following year Gorman was featured in two more movies, 'Up There' and 'Johnny English Reborn' both released in 2011. Burn Gorman played Phillip Stryiver in the Box Office movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' that was released in 2012. He played the vicious character Karl Tanner on 'Game of Thrones' until season 4 where his character role was eliminated. This is where his character role, Karl Tanner is murdered by the sword. The role brought the brilliant actor to a higher level of fame and since then he has landed several more projects. Game of Thrones ran from 2013 to 2014. 'The Pacific Rim' is a film where Burn Gorman stars as Dr. Charlie Hermann. Guillermo Del Toro directs this science fiction movie that made a break in Gorman’s career as it received highly positive reviews. 'Pacific Rim Uprising' was birthed from this point in March 2018 and fans hope this series is ongoing under the directorship of Steven S. DeKnight. This film is produced by Gorman among other producers including Universal Pictures.

Other Filming Projects

BBC projects that Burn Gorman has worked on include 'Funland,' 'The Curse of Steptoe,' 'Bonekickers' and 'Low Winter Sun' among several others. 'EastEnders,' 'Wuthering Heights,' 'The Runaway, Spies of Warsaw,' 'Revenge,' etc. are some of the smaller projects that Gorman worked on that were not affiliated with the BBC.

Acting Career Highlights

• Burn Gorman is famous for his role as Dr. Owen Harper in the series 'Torchwood.: • Burn Gorman is also known to for his role in 'Game of Thrones' where he portrays Karl Tanner. • Gorman has starred in the blockbuster film 'The Dark Knight Rises' of 2012. • Burn Gorman played Dr. Charlie Hermann Gottlieb in 'Pacific Rim,'2013, and in the sequel, 'Pacific Rim Uprising' in 2018. • Gorman had a role in Bleak House where he portrayed the role of William Guppy. • One of his major small screen projects was 'Turn: Washington Spies' where he portrays Major Edmund Hewlett. He played this role for 25 straight seasons.

Theatrical Projects

Burn Gorman has worked with the following theaters – Royal Court, Bush Theatre, Opera, Solo Theatre, Young Vic, Oxford Stage Company and Paines Plough. In 2004, he appeared in a play called 'Flush at the Solo Theatre' and did several other plays in different theatres. He attained a theatre credit for the production of Ladybird at the Royal Court Theatre.

Music Projects

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The multi-talented entertainer has a passion for music as well. Gorman has been around the world performing alongside artists like Neneh Cherry, Goove Armada and Rodney P. Burn Gorman was a member of Drool Skool, a human Beatbox that features DukeBox and Shlomo. Burn Gorman was crowned BBC 1Xtra Human Beatbox Champion in 2003. During this time, he had a nickname, ‘Beat Box Burn’ or ‘Burn Baby Burn.’

Awards Achieved by Actor Burn Gorman

Burn Gorman has won two Genre awards. He won the Genre Award Nominee for Best Actor in the year 2008 held at New York International Film & Video Festival. He was also a Nominee for Supporting Actor the same year. Gorman is set to achieve more awards in the near future.

Burn Gorman’s Net Worth

Burn Gorman’s estimated net worth stands at $275 million dollars as of 2018. As evidenced by his net worth, he has been listed at the number one position in 'People with Money' Magazine Listing. Amazingly, Gorman topped among the 10 highest paid actors in 2018. His salary is an astounding $96 million dollars as surveyed between February 2017 and February 2018. Gorman owns a cumulative fortune through smart investments, property, endorsement deals, and ownership of restaurants coupled with other fascinating investments. It is evident that Burn Gorman’s net worth will continue to grow even more over the next several years.


• In 2008, Burn Gorman was featured in Esquire Magazine in the March 2008 issue under Hot British Actors. • Gorman also appeared on the 2008 cover of 'Torchwood Magazine.' • The talented Gorman did an audio recording for The Debt of BMW audiobooks in 2006. • Gorman also did a recording of the 'Torchwood' audio novel, 'The Slow Decay' in 2007. • He went on to record another 'Torchwood' audio novel on the part called 'Everybody Says Hello' in 2008. • Burn Gorman likes science fiction movies.

Burn Gorman’s Personal Life

Burn Gorman is of British nationality. The popular actor is a family man who is married to Sarah Beard and they have three children and they've been married for 14 years. They had their first-born, a son, Max Hugh Gorman in 2006, their daughter Nell was born on January 25, 2009 and their last child, Rosa was born in September 2014. Burn Gorman’s wife, Sarah Beard is a schoolteacher. She values her privacy but she still accompanies Gorman to his film premieres from time to time. She was present at the 'Pacific Rim' premiere in Southbank London. Burn Gorman’s father was a professor of linguistics at UCLA (University of California) in Los Angeles, Westwood. The 43-year-old Burn Gorman is a result-oriented, down-to-earth practical person. He has a very high level of discipline and possesses a high perseverance level. This makes Burn Gorman an ideal person to work with because he is reliable and 100 percent talented. With this in mind, the responsible family-man-come-actor is somebody to look out for among the highest rated entertainers in the film and music industry. You can be sure that Burn Gorman’s net worth will soon shoot through the roof.