Ian McElhinney is an Irish actor. He’s been acting professionally since the 1980s. He made his film debut in 1982’s Angel. He later had roles in the films Anne Devlin, Lamb, and A Prayer for the Dying. In the 1990s, he appeared in the movies Hidden Agenda, Fools of Fortune, Children of the North, Blind Justice, The Boy from Mercury, and Michael Collins, among others. In the 2000s, he had notable roles on television — as Bill Williams in Cold Feet and Father Thomas in Coronation Street. In the 2010s, he came to prominence for his role as Ser Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones. He also currently stars as Granda Joe in Derry Girls.