Birth place: Chepstow, Wales, UK as Owain Sebastian Yeoman
Eye color: Blue
Height: 6' 4"
Family: Married to Lucy Davis at St. Paul's Cathedral in London
Education: a degree in English Literature from Brasenose College, Oxford University; attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
Best known for: Wayne Rigsby on The Mentalist
Mini-bio His father, Mike Yeoman, is a nuclear physicist. His mother is Hilary Yeoman. He has one sister, Ailsa. Owain is also a vegetarian and was photographed for PETA's campaign for the Vegetarianism.
Man, Beast and Virtue - The Old Fire Station, Oxford
The Wizard of Oz - The Old Fire Station, Oxford
Hotel Paradiso - Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Big break: his film debut as Lysander in the film Troy
Best known for: Wayne Rigsby, The Mentalist
Awards: Winner of the Henry Marshall Shield for Best Scene at the 2001 RADA Prize Fights
OWAIN YEOMAN TRIVIA
Owain was the winner of the Henry Marshall Shield for Best Scene at the 2001 RADA Prize Fights.
Not only did Owain participate in rugby, rowing and hockey at college and university level, but he also represented Wales in Hockey
Owain said that his heroes are his wife, Lucy, because of her subtlety to acting and Edward Norton because of his ability to change roles, which Owain has said to be what acting is all about.
Owain attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London with Jonas Armstrong, better known as Robin Hood in the 2006 series airing on the BBC.
Owain has stated that he only wants to learn and improve as an actor and is not driven by money or fame.
Owain applied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff during his early 20s but was not accepted.
Owain initially was going to study Accounting at Havard University but then decided to go into acting after a change of heart.
Although Owain was passionate about acting, he never intended it be his profession.
Owain used to work as a banker in Canary Wharf, London.
While at Oxford University, Owain acted as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" and directed "Othello" at the Oxford Playhouse
Owain met his wife, Lucy Davis, through Patrick Baladi, a co-star in The Office with Lucy. After knowing each other for six months, Owain went to visit Davis' father, Jasper Carrott, in June 2006, to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage.
Philip Winchester was initially cast as the lead role in "Commando Nanny" (a show that was produced but did not air) however, he broke his foot after filming the pilot episode and Owain Yeoman replaced him
In addition to English, Owain can speak intermediate Welsh, A-level French and German
His first audition was for the film Troy and he was cast as Lysander, captain of the Trojan Army
Owain is the son-in-law of actor/comedian Jasper Carrott.
On December 9, 2006, he married actress Lucy Davis at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
He has a strong Brittish accent, and In the show he has an American accent. (see interviews of him on youtube. Really amazing how strong it is.)
OWAIN YEOMAN QUOTES
For The Nine we've been getting 10 to 13 million viewers (in America) and if that was the case back home (in England) it would be running for 13 years
(About allowing Owain to marry his daughter) Jasper Carrott: When you have a 6 foot 4 inches gladiator from Troy who's knocked seven bells out of Brad Pitt you don't say no to him.
There is no such thing. There are many English accents, Welsh accents, Scottish Accents and Northern Irish accents but there is no such thing as an amorphous British accent. Owain Yeoman does not have a "strong" accent. He has a slight Welsh accent.
English speaking people the world over have become used to American accents in all their diversity. It's about time Americans started tuning in to the range of British accents.
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