Tyrion Lannister

played by Peter Dinklage

The youngest son of Lord Tywin Lannister.

Character Bio

What Tyrion lacks in size and strength, he makes up for in mental acuity. Formerly Hand of the King and Master of Coin on the Small Council, Tyrion now supports Daenerys Targaryen's claim to the Iron Throne.


With his supporting role in Tom DeCillo's 'Living in Oblivion,' actor Peter Dinklage delivered an open rant to an entire generation of would-be filmmakers, refusing to be used as a gag or a prop - while honoring his craft with an unforgettable fierceness and dignity. Dinklage got his shot at redefining the concept of a leading man with his starring role in the Sundance Audience Award winner 'The Station Agent,' which drew standing ovations at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was immediately bought and released by Miramax.

After the Dramatic Audience Award, Peter went on to receive the SAG Award Nominee for Best Actor 2004, the Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Actor 2004 and was also named one of the top five "Breakout Stars" of the year by Entertainment Weekly and prominently featured in People's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue. He has been extremely busy ever since.

Feature credits include appearing opposite Will Ferrell in Jon Favreau's 'Elf'; Michel Gondry's 'Human Nature' written by Charlie Kaufman; 'Penelope' co-starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci; the co-lead in the 'Chronicles of Narnia' franchise; 'St. John of Las Vegas' with Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman; and 'Pete Smalls Is Dead' with Buscemi and Tim Roth (Dinklage is also a producer on that). He was recently seen in the comedy 'Death at a Funeral' opposite Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence.

Getting back to his theatre roots, Peter starred in a Lincoln Center production on the life of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for director Martha Clark; the title role in the Public Theatre's critically acclaimed 'Richard III'; Charlie Kaufman's 'Theatre of the New Ear' co-starring Meryl Streep and Hope Davis; and 'Knickerbocker 'at Williamstown.

Rounding out the triple threat, Peter's television credits include many TV series working with HBO, CBS, ABC, and producers like David Heyman, David Goyer and David Benioff. Peter's recurred on the hit show 'Nip/Tuck' for F/X and did a guest spot written for him opposite Tina Fey on '30 Rock.'

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