Peter Dinklage (born June 11th 1969) Peter Dinklage is a TV and film actor best known for his role in 'Game Of Thrones'.
Net worth: Peter Dinklage has a net worth of $10 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Acting career: Peter Dinklage's first film was 1995's 'Living in Oblivion' starring Steve Buscemi. In 2003, he appeared in the Christmas movie 'Elf' with Will Ferrell and later that year became widely recognised for his breakthrough role in the comedy drama 'The Station Agent'.
His first regular TV role was sci-fi drama 'Threshold'. He then appeared in 7 episodes of 'Nip/Tuck' and an episode of '30 Rock'.
He was in 2007 British comedy 'Death at a Funeral' as well as the 2010 American re-make, and appeared as Trumpkin in 2008's 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'.
He began starring as Tyrion Lannister in 'Game of Thrones' based on George R. R. Martin's novel series in 2011, and has subsequently won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
He lent his voice to 2012's 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and in 2014 appeared in the comedy horror 'Knights of Badassdom'. He also played Bolivar Trask in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.
Personal life: Peter Dinklage grew up in New Jersey with his insurance salesman father John and school teacher mother Diane.
He has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.
He went to Delbarton School and Bennington College.
He married Erica Schmidt in 2005 with whom he has a child.
Dinklage is an outspoken vegetarian.
The Adam Sandler action comedy has taken less than $25million at the US box office in its opening weekend.
Audiences chose Ant-Man over Pac-Man this weekend, as Adam Sandler's Pixels narrowly missed out on the number-one spot with a disappointing showing.
It's all gone Pete Kong for Pixels
Paul Rudd's Ant-Man took $24.8million in its second weekend, an expected drop of 57%, giving the Disney/Marvel superhero adventure a decent total of $106m so far.
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HBO has set a new Emmy best with 126 nominations in total - 24 of them going to flagship show 'Game of Thrones'.
It's that time of year again - the nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and 'Game of Thrones' has battled its way to the top with a huge haul of 24, including one in the fiercely competitive category of Outstanding Drama Series.
Game On!: Will Peter Dinklage win an Emmy?
The globally popular fantasy series will go up against 'Better Call Saul', 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland', 'House of Cards', 'Mad Men' and 'Orange is the New Black' for the coveted award. And if doesn't win, well, the show's got 23 other decent chances, including a possible gong for Peter Dinklage - up for Supporting Actor - and either Lena Headey or Emilia Clarke, who are competing against each other in the Supporting Actress arena.
Continue reading: Emmy Nominations: Record Year For HBO, Thanks To 'Game Of Thrones'
Peter Dinklage - Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor, Peter Dinklage, star of Game of Thrones has today joined with Cruelty Free International, the leading global organization working to end animal testing for cosmetics and consumer products, in welcoming the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act. The Humane Cosmetics Act, introduced by U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R -AZ), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA), would end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and would further phase out the sale of animal tested cosmetics in three years. Peter Dinklage, well known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones states: "Testing cosmetics on animals is a cruel, outdated, and unnecessary practice. I am proud to join Cruelty Free International in supporting the Humane Cosmetics Act to end cosmetics testing on animals in the United States." Peter Dinklage joined Cruelty Free International as its US Ambassador in April 2012 and has since helped to raise awareness of the continued cruel use of animals to test everyday beauty products and toiletries from soap to toothpaste. Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew commented, "We congratulate U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R -AZ), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA), for introducing this landmark bill. We are delighted to have the support of Peter Dinklage and we now urge everyone to call on their Representatives to get behind the Humane Cosmetics Act so that the United States can join the global trend in moving away from the cruel use of animals to test cosmetics. The European Union ban on the testing and marketing of animal-tested cosmetics and ingredients came into effect in 2013. As well as Europe, Israel and India now have bans in place while New Zealand, Brazil, South Korea, and Vietnam are also making strides toward ending cosmetics testing on animals and China has lifted the animal testing requirement for certain cos at Golden Globe - - Friday 1st February 2013
Season Five of 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, but with such a good series overall, we had to take a look at our favourite moments from the season.
With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:
Kit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust
Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes.
Continue reading: The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]
For anyone that really wants to know what a musical of 'Game of Thrones' might look like, this Red Nose Day sketch will either satisfy your appetite, or leave you wanting more.
For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.
Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds
The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...
Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with possible life forces on other planets. But when neighbouring aliens discover a feed of classic arcade games such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders, they interpret it is a threat of war. Fearing for the safety of their planet, they send pixelated monsters in the shape of beloved video game characters to Earth to destroy mankind, and the only people who can stop it are record-breaking gamers Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant. Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten is also on the team, providing a set of creative weapons to defeat the characters. But can this group of gaming experts really stop Pac Man eating up the city?
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'Game of Thrones' is infamous for killing off its characters, so without paying attention to the books (as the show seems to be doing) we looked at who we think is destined to go the way of dodo.
Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a horribly messy end in the last season, Prince Doran is trying his best to keep the peace in Dorne, and stop his people from seeking revenge against the Lannisters. It stands to reason, however, that his death would make give them a great reason to rise up and start a war.
Kit Harington in 'Game of Thrones'
Brienne/Podrick - Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have been giving us a good dose of the "two buddies traveling", following in the footsteps of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage ) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn), and Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann). The problem is, that each of those has come to a rather disastrous ending at some point, and the death of Brienne or Podrick seems likely - especially with what they seem to be getting themselves into.
We all knew this would happen, right?
Game of Thrones fans, your mission is a tough one today. After episodes of the highly anticipated Series 5 were leaked online, Thrones diehards were faced with a near impossible mission: resist watching ahead of the season premiere this Sunday.
The leak, as per usual, seems to have been an inside job. According to Mashable, the leaked versions, which have since been made available via several Torrenting sites, appear to have been copied from DVDs given to members of the press in advance of their broadcast on HBO.
Will you watch the leaked episodes?
Continue reading: Come on, "Game of Thrones" fans! Hang in There (and Don't Pirate)
In 1982, Earth created a time capsule of popular culture from the era, and sent it into space in order to establish contact with extra-terrestrial life. Somehow, an ancient race of alien lifeforms that have never had any other contact with mankind did not understand the meaning of the 'message'. They especially take offence to the inclusion of 'Pac Man' and 'Donkey Kong', and assemble an army of pixelated, murderous 1980s video game characters and send them back to Earth to destroy the humans. With the world on the brink of destruction by a giant 'Pac Man', mankind has just one hope: a hodgepodge collection of retro gamers, using their old techniques to defeat the greatest video game boss of all time.
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Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage - Shots from the after party for the opening night of 'A Month In the Country' which was held at the CSC Theatre in New York, New York, United States - Friday 30th January 2015
Meet the stars taking over the helm in the X-Men universe.
Bryan Singer has announced the actors who will play younger versions of the three most famous mutant superheroes in X-Men: Apocalypse. The director revealed the news on Twitter - and there was a nice surprise for fans of HBO's all-conquering Game of Thrones.
Sophie Turner is joining the X-Men world and will play Jean Grey in Apocalypse.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, will take over the role of Jean Grey - originally played by Famke Janssen. Turner's Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage played the villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Continue reading: Introducing, The Latest Stars of 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Date of birth
11th June, 1969