Jerome Flynn is the English actor whom for the past seven seasons, has given life to Bronn in HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Born Jerome Patrick Flynn on March 16, 1963 in Kent; he was raised alongside a sister and a brother, Daniel Flynn –who is also an actor. The siblings followed into their father Eric Flynn, footsteps who was also an actor. Their mother, Fern Flynn was a drama teacher.
His father was married a second time and as result Jerome has a half brother and sister.
Flynn began his acting career in the late 80’s after appearing in a number of TV roles. He gained popularity playing the role of Corporal Paddy Garvey in the ITV series, Soldier Soldier.
Jerome also a musician, recorded the hit record, Unchained Melody alongside Robson Green –after the pair had performed the song on the ITV series. He later appeared in the BBC’s new period crime drama, Ripper Street.
However fame didn’t sit well with the actor. In the mid 90’s he joined a religious sect and quit acting. In 2010 it was announced his comeback to acting, after landing the role of Bronn. Prior to Game of Thrones, Jerome Flynn had spent nearly a decade away from the industry.
Not much is known about his love life. It appears the actor is fierce at keeping his private life, private. In the early 90’s he was in a serious relationship with Anna Jacobs. She became pregnant but lost the couple’s twins at four months into her pregnancy. The two continued the relationship joining the sect of spiritual guru, Andrew Cohen.
They broke up after Anna left the organization, something that Jerome himself did, two years later.
Most recently the low key actor was said to be dating a current co-star. Rumors of him feuding with Game of Thrones co-star Lena Headey have been swirling around. Lena Headey and Jerome Flynn, the actors who play Cersei and Bronn, are said to be not even speaking to each other.
In 2014, The Guardian published an article alleging that the two didn’t speak, and refused to be in the same room. The reason? Just two former lovers who split on bad terms.
Apparently, Lena and Jerome were first linked in 2002 and have both since been involved in other relationships. Although they have always been coy about their romance, Anne Headey, Lena’s aunt, confirmed that they were once an item.
Speaking about his relationship with Lena in 2003, Jerome said: “We’re not a couple right now, people have seen us together and jumped to conclusions. I can’t rule out a relationship with her in the future, I just don’t know.”
In 2007 Jerome’s former girlfriend Lena, married musician Peter Loughran. The two divorced in 2013 and share a son together.
The Game of Thrones star who appears to be a single man, lives in a farm in Wales.
Find him on Twitter here.