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Iwan Rheon


Played Moritz Steifel in the London tour of Spring Awakening from January 2009 to May 2009.
Won "Best supporting performance in a Musical or Entertainment" Laurence Olivier Award in 2010 for his role in Spring Awakening.
Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
An accomplished singer/songwriter. He was the frontman and lyricist of The Convictions from 2003 to 2008, until he left to pursue an acting career. 
In 2010, he released his first solo EP, 'Tongue Tied;' and in 2011, he released his second EP, 'Changing Times.' In April 2013, he released his third EP, 'Bang! Bang!' and the title track's music video.
He's bilingual, speaking both Welsh and English fluently.
Began acting at the age of 17.
Plays the piano, guitar, and bass guitar.
Good friends with his former Misfits co-stars, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Antonia Thomas, who regularly attend his music performances.
Cites Radiohead and Oasis as musical influences.

His singing voice is baritone (bottom G to Top Ab).
He is dyslexic.
Working on his first full-length album.
Still good friends with his Spring Awakening co-stars, Aneurin Barnard and Lucy May Barker.
Played in a punk band at age 15.
Both he and his Spring Awakening co-star Aneurin Barnard applied to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision song contest in 2002. Neither he or Aneurin made it, but both later went on to win Olivier awards.
His name is a Welsh variant of "John." His former Misfits co-stars would call him "Iwanny," thus calling him a variant of "Johnny.".
Was a wedding singer with the band "Classic Soul Dogs" circa 2003/04.

Personal Quotes 

I wasn't, you know, Mr Popular. I was somewhere in the middle ground. I was quite alternative, the things I liked to do. Skateboarding, at the time. Playing in a band as opposed to playing in the rugby team. You know, that kind of thing.
I must come across as this terrible neurotic case with issues, I keep getting cast that way.
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a rock star, not an actor. It means I can do what I want on my own terms.

I've always been into music like from a very young age, and I've always played guitar and written songs and all that - and I love it, but the way it's all turned out in my life...the acting's sort of taken the leading role if you like. So it's turned out like that...which I quite like because it means I can do the music in my spare time and write and record stuff. And if anyone wants to listen to it that's great. It's very much a no pressure thing.
I don't really feel that famous. I think I lead quite a normal life with the occasional something a bit different. I like getting on the train and normal stuff like doing the dishes, because you can so easily lose your mind in this world where everything's done for you, you get picked up, driven to things, given stuff for free and all that madness.

[on leaving Misfits] I think I wanted to do something else. At the end of the second series it was different because I wasn't obliged anymore contractually. I went to the producers and asked "What are you going to do, where is my character going?" I think I already had in my mind that I'd do one more series and leave because although I love it and I'm grateful for the opportunity it's given me. I'm going to have to do something else: new challenges and all that malarkey.

I'm still secretly a bit of a punk. Love The Clash and a bit of the Pistols. I guess as I've got older I've chilled out a bit. But, my teenage angst is still stirring somewhere!