Richard Dormer was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on November 11, 1969. He is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Beric Dondarrion in HBO series Game of Thrones. He studies at the RADA School of Acting in London. After living and working in London for a number of years, he returned to Northern Ireland. He lives in Belfast and is married to director Rachel O'Riordan.