Julian Glover is the actor who provided the voice of Aragog in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He currently stars as Grand Maester Pycelle in HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones alongside other Harry Potter alumni such as Michelle Fairley, Natalia Tena, David Bradley, Edward Tudor-Pole and Bronson Webb.


Early life

Glover was born in Hampstead, the son of Honor (née Wyatt), a close friend of the novelist Barbara Pym, and C. Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. His half brother is the musician Robert Wyatt. He attended Bristol Grammar School in Bristol, England, where he was in the same class as actors Timothy West and "Darth Vader" actor David Prowse, and also Alleyn's School in Dulwich.


  • His performance in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, at the Barbican Centre in London, earned him the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in 1993.
  • He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Henry V at the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Year Title Role Screenshot
1963 Tom Jones Lt. Northerton Tom jones.gif
1964 Girl with Green Eyes Malachi Sullivan
1965 Time Lost and Time Remembered Dr. Matthew Langdon
The Alphabet Murders Don Fortune
Doctor Who - The Crusade Richard the Lionheart
1966 Theatre of Death Charles Marquis JulianGlover.jpg
1967 Quatermass and the Pit Col. Breen
1968 The Magus Anton
1969 Alfred the Great Shrdlu
The Adding Machine Shrdlu
1970 The Last Grenade Andy Royal
Wuthering Heights Hindley Earnshaw
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Col. Moffat
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Gapon
1972 Antony and Cleopatra Proculeius
1973 Luther The Knight
Hitler: The Last Ten Days Fegelein
1974 Dead Cert Lodge
Terror on the Britannic Commander Marder
The Internecine Project Arnold Pryce-Jones
1975 Space 1999 - Alpha Child Jarak
1977 Gulliver's Travels (voice)
The Brute Teddy
1979 Doctor Who - City of Death Scaroth/Count Scarlioni
1980 Invasion Alexander Dubcek
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back General Veers Star wars.gif
1981 For Your Eyes Only Aristotle Kristatos
1982 Ivanhoe King Richard
Dombey and Son Mr. Dombey
1983 Heat and Dust Crawford, the District Collector
1987 Hearts of Fire Alfred
The Fourth Protocol Brian Harcourt-Smith
Cry Freedom Don Card
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Walter Donovan Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.gif
1990 Tusks Ian Taylor
Treasure Island Dr. Livesey
Letters, Riddles and Writs Joseph Haydn
1991 King Ralph King Gustav
1994 Power and Lovers Matthew
1997 The House of Angelo Sir Robert Willoughby
2000 Vatel Prince de Condé
2002 The Book of Eve Burt Smallwood
Two Men Went to War Col. Hatchard
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Aragog (voice) Aragog.gif
2004 Troy Triopas
Strings Kahro (English version voice)
2006 Scoop Lord Lyman
2008 Mirrors Robert Esseker
2009 The Young Victoria Duke of Wellington
Princess Kaiulani Mr. Davies
2010 Gangster Kittens Lord Clarence Beaverbrook

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