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Noah Taylor | Biography

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  • Full Name Noah George Taylor
  • Occupation Actor, Musician, Singer
  • Nationality Australian
  • Birthplace London, England
  • Birth Date Sep 04, 1969
  • Age 53 Years, 0 Months
  • Net Worth $5 million (Celebrity Net Worth)
Locke in HBO's TV Series 'Game of Thrones'

Noah Taylor | Biography

Played lead role of David Helfgott in the movie 'Shine' (1996)

Taylor portrayed the role of Locke in both the third and fourth seasons of the HBO series 'Game of Thrones' appearing in eight episodes between 2013 and 2014. His character serves as a condensed version of several characters from the books, most notably the mercenary leader Vargo Hoat.


Noah Taylor is an actor well known for his roles as Locke in HBO's TV series Game of Thrones and as teen David Helfgott in the TV mini-series Shine.

Short Bio

Noah George Taylor is an Australian musician and actor born on 4 September 1969 in London, England. He was born as the eldest child to Maggie, a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter, and journalist. His parents divorced when Taylor was a teenager. His father later remarried Suzie Howie, a theatre publicist.

Taylor left home at the age of 16 and began acting before graduating from University High School in Melbourne. He then attended St. Martin's Youth Theater. 

Taylor's time at St. Martin earned him a role in the 1987 film The Year My Voice Broke, in which he played Danny Embling. Taylor also reprised his role in its sequel, Flirting (1991), released four years later. Additionally, he received an 'Academy Award' nomination for both films. 

Besides Flirting, he also appeared in other movies and TV series in 1991; The Last Crop (TV Movie), Boys from the Bush (TV Series), Inspector Morse (TV Series), and more. 

In 1996, Taylor landed the lead role of David Helfgott in the movie Shine. The film is directed by Scott Hicks and follows a pianist named David Helfgott, who has a nervous breakdown despite the efforts of his father and teachers. Years later, he returned to the piano to acclaim from the public, if not the critics.

Subsequently, he portrayed the title character Simon in Simon Magus (1999) and the darkly humorous protagonist Danny in He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001). In addition to that, he played young Adolf Hitler in the drama Max in 2002.

Taylor also starred in other notable TV series and movies like The Borgias (TV Series 2012), Edge of Tomorrow (Movie 2014), Peaky Blinders (TV Series 2014), Free Fire (Movie 2016), Skyscraper (Movie 2018), Preacher (TV Series 2017-2019), and more.

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Besides his acting career, Taylor is also a musician and released an EP in 2011 with his band Noah Taylor & the Sloppy Boys. Previously, he was in several other bands like Cardboard Box Man, The Honky Tonk Angels, and more.

'Game of Thrones' 

Game of Thrones is a television drama by HBO based on George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series. The show first aired in April 2011 and comprises eight seasons, with the last season releasing in May 2019.

Game of Thrones follows nine noble families who declare war against one another to gain control of the land of Westeros. In the meantime, millennials are being pursued by a force that threatens the existence of living men.

Taylor portrayed the role of Locke in both the third and fourth seasons of the show appearing in eight episodes between 2013 and 2014. His character serves as a condensed version of several characters from the books, most notably the mercenary leader Vargo Hoat.

His character was a man-at-arms who worked for House Bolton. Locke is most remembered for kidnapping show's key characters Jaime and Brienne when Brienne was on her way to trade Jaime for the Stark sisters on behalf of Catelyn Stark.

Is Noah Taylor Married?

Taylor has been married to his wife Dionne Harris, an Australian fashion designer, since 14 November 2012. He also has a daughter, Martha, from his previous relationship.

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