Fans say Office star Ralph Ineson is massively underrated and should get more respect
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One of the stars of The Office has been getting some long-overdue praise after people started to realise that not only has he been in just about everything, he’s also really good in it, too.
He’s definitely one of those actors that once you recognise him in one thing, you’ll start to recognise him in everything.
At least, you’d recognise his signature deep gravelly voice, anyway.
In 2001, Ineson first played Chris Finch in the hit sitcom, kickstarting a remarkable run that has seen him star in some of the biggest shows and films in the world.
That includes roles in Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, Waking the Dead, and The IT Crowd, to name but a few.
In GoT, he played Dagmar Cleftjaw, one of the most prominent Iron Islanders, and servant – sometimes – of Alfie Allen’s Theon Greyjoy.
As for the other massive productions, Ineson was a character called Vince in Sherlock and Connor Nutley in season three of Peaky Blinders.
He earned a much bigger role in HBO’s critically-acclaimed miniseries Chernobyl, playing General Nikolai Tarakanov, the man charged with leading the clean-up operation after the nuclear power station disaster.
And in the world of film, Ineson has appeared in some big ones, featuring as Amycus Carrow in three Harry Potter films, as well as small parts in Guardians of the Galaxy, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
That Star Wars scene was deleted, but you’re starting to get the idea here – he’s in loads.
More recently, Ineson was also involved in Shane Meadows’ The Gallows Pole, playing The Clothier.
With all of these roles under his belt, people are starting to demand that a bit of respect is put on the man’s name.
In a Facebook group celebrating ‘the very best of British and Irish TV and film, a post read: “Ralph Ineson from Leeds.
“Not as well-known as he should be tbh!
“146 appearances as an actor at 53, and does voice-overs too. He has that gravelly voice to pull that off!
“Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, and Waving. Just some of the top notch performances from such an underrated actor!”
One comment said: “The voice says it all.”
“I agree, he's one of those actors who's name isn't well known but he's been in so many TV roles and he has such a recognisable voice,” said another.
"Seen him in all sorts. Quality actor." someone else said.
“Great actor, versatile, right up there with Stephen Graham,” a fourth gushed.
High praise, indeed.