Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
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Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, in the “Game of Thrones” is “The Imp” who acted as the hand of the king in the absence of his father Tywin Lannister. His sister, Queen Cersei Lannister, portrayed by the lovely Lena Headey, blamed Tyrion for the death of their mother, hence the enmity she felt for him.
Queen Cersei had a son, the young and evil King Joffrey Baratheon played by Jack Gleeson. Tyrion is the only person who could knock some sense into the king’s head, but it seemed it didn’work. With the ending of “Game of Thrones” finale 2, Tyrion Lannister found himself the underdog again. Season 3 of the “Game of Thrones” would determine further Tyrion’s fate in the bloody, sexy and intriguing race for the iron throne.
Tyrion, who is Peter Dinklage in real life, was born on June 11, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.A. Before “Game of Thrones,” he had portrayed several roles, one of them in the highly-acclaimed “The Station Agent,” where he won the “Ourense Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor.” Peter was also nominated for various awards for his role in this movie.
In “Game of Thrones,” Peter Dinklage won the 2011’s Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Peter has also been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, the Scream Award and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.
Indeed, the cunning Tyrion Lannister is a success in real life as Peter Dinklage. He is married to Erica Schmidt, and they had one daughter. When he received his Emmy Award, he mentioned his daughter and wife, showing the world that he had everything any man can ask for, a successful career and a supportive family.
Below is an interview with Peter Dinklage with Audi Cornish of NPR about Peter’s role in “Game of Thrones.”