Game of Thrones is the most pirated television in history with Rolling Stone naming it one of the “greatest television shows of all time”. Whether they’re an honorable Stark, a fierce Targaryen, or a cunning Lannister, a mystifying Arryn, an enigmatic Greyjoy, or treacherous Frey, see the stars behind your favorite characters before they appeared in the lands of Westeros and Essos.
Born with achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, even as a struggling actor, Peter Dinklage turned down many roles in fantasy films out of the fear of being typecast as a magical dwarf or little person for the rest of his career. The American was author George R. R. Martin’s first choice to play Tyrion Lannister in the series.
About the show, Dinklage said, “Game of Thrones is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO.” The actor has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2015 and 2018) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012) for his performance as Tyrion Lannister.
Tyrion Lannister is one of the leading characters in the series. George R. R. Martin, the author of the book series on which the show is based, has stated Tyrion is his favorite character. The son of Tywin Lannister and younger brother of Cersei and Jaime Lannister, Tyrion uses his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudice he faces as a dwarf.
After being abducted and escaping from Catelyn Stark for a crime he did not commit, he is made acting Hand of the King and successfully defends King’s Landing against Stannis Baratheon at the Battle of Blackwater. Following being adjudged guilty for the death of Joffrey Baratheon, despite being guilty, he switches sides and becomes the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen. He has appeared in every season of the show.