Peter Dinklage

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10 Jul, 2014

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Dinklage is among the nominees for the 2014 Emmy Awards. The actor is nominated for the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.

15 Jun, 2014

The Children

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the tenth episode of season four, The Children. While awaiting his death sentence for regicide, Tyrion is freed from his cell in the royal castle by his brother Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Instead of following the escape plan prepared by Jaime, Tyrion goes to the Tower of the Hand for a final confrontation with Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance. With his father dead, Tyrion escapes on a ship bound for the continent of Essos.

11 Jun, 2014

Supports NY ivory ban

Makes Statement

Dinklage expresses his support for a statewide ban on ivory trading in New York, partnering with the Humane Society of the United States to get the word out about an upcoming vote on the issue. Urging voters to support the ban, he says

It is an unfortunate fact that New York is home to the largest retail market of ivory in the United States. With more than 35,000 elephants killed for their tusks in 2013 alone, New York has a responsibility to pass legislation that would ban the sale of ivory products poached by criminal gangs, wildlife traffickers and international terrorist organizations.

1 Jun, 2014

The Mountain and the Viper

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the eighth episode of season four, The Mountain and the Viper. Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne is played by Pedro Pascal, and the knight known as The Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane, is played by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Oberyn faces The Mountain in Tyrion’s trial by combat for regicide and gains the upper hand with his dynamic fighting style. However the severely injured Ser Gregor is able to win the bout in devastatingly violent fashion, and Tyrion is declared guilty.

30 May, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Film Appearance

Dinklage appears in X-Men: Days of Future Past, as Dr. Bolivar Trask. Commenting on the franchise’s huge fan base, he says

I feel like these fans of the comic books have always seen them as a metaphor for the lives we lead, and they wanted that all along, and they never got it until, I guess, fairly recently.

18 May, 2014

Mockingbird

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the seventh episode of season four, Mockingbird. Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, played by Pedro Pascal, agrees to represent Tyrion at his trial by combat.

11 May, 2014

The Laws of Gods and Men

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the sixth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Laws of God and Men. Tyrion becomes enraged at his trial for regicide as it becomes clear that the verdict is decided in advance. He demands a trial by combat to let the gods decide his fate.

27 Apr, 2014

Oathkeeper

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in Oathkeeper, the fourth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones. Tyrion discusses his innocence with his brother Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, ahead of his impending trial for regicide. They agree that he is likely to be found guilty regardless.

20 Apr, 2014

Breaker of Chains

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the third episode of season four of Game of Thrones, Breaker of Chains. Daniel Portman plays Tyrion’s squire, Podrick Payne. Tyrion discusses who the witnesses will be for his upcoming trial for regicide, and discovers that there may be noone to stand for him. Tyrion tells Podrick to leave King’s Landing, as his decision to refuse to testify against Tyrion places him in danger.

13 Apr, 2014

The Lion and the Rose

peter-dinklage-the-lion-the-roseDinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the second episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Lion and the Rose. Tormented by his nephew King Joffrey Baratheon at Joffrey’s wedding, Tyrion is accused of regicide when Joffrey drinks poisoned wine.

6 Apr, 2014

Two Swords

peter-dinklage-two-swordsDinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the first episode of the fourth season, Two Swords. Tyrion learns that Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, played by Pedro Pascal, is in King’s Landing seeking revenge against the Lannisters for the death of his sister. Tyrion tries but fails to comfort his new wife Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner, following the killing of her family members by Lannister loyalists.

18 Jul, 2013

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Dinklage is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

9 Jun, 2013

Mhysa

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the tenth episode of season three, Mhysa. Tyrion deduces that Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, is responsible for the deaths of Robb and Catelyn Stark during the events of the Red Wedding.

19 May, 2013

Second Sons

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the eighth episode of season three, Second Sons. Tyrion clashes with his nephew, the boy-king Joffrey Baratheon, during his forced wedding with Sansa Stark.

12 May, 2013

The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the seventh episode of season three, The Bear and the Maiden Fair. Conflict arises between Tyrion and his lover Shae, played by Sibel Kekilli, over Tyrion’s impending forced marriage to the highborn Sansa Stark.

5 May, 2013

The Climb

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in episode six of season three, The Climb. Tyrion and his sister Queen Regent Cersei Lannister commiserate about their impending marriages of convenience. Tyrion deduces that it was not Cersei who tried to have him killed by a Lannister soldier during the Battle of the Blackwater, but her psychotic son, King Joffrey Baratheon.

28 Apr, 2013

Kissed By Fire

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the fifth episode of the third season, Kissed By Fire. Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, enforces his will as he arranges politically convenient marriages for both Tyrion and his sister and rival, Cersei Lannister.

21 Apr, 2013

And Now His Watch is Ended

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the fourth episode of the third season, And Now His Watch is Ended. Tyrion discusses the concept of revenge with the spymaster Lord Varys, played by Conleth Hill.

14 Apr, 2013

Walk of Punishment

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in third episode of season three, Walk of Punishment. Tyrion is appointed as the royal treasurer, but it becomes apparent that Tyrion’s family intends to use the position to scapegoat him. Tyrion learns that the realm is heavily in debt to the Iron Bank of Braavos, and is concerned that the Bank may cut off financing and support rebellions against the Iron Throne in order to recoup its losses.

7 Apr, 2013

Dark Wings, Dark Words

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the second episode of season three, Dark Wings, Dark Words. Sibel Kekilli plays Tyrion’s lover, Shae. After Tyrion is stripped of his role as Hand of the King, Shae asks him for his help to protect her mistress Sansa Stark, who has had her betrothal to King Joffrey Baratheon annulled and is endangered by new alliances the Lannisters are forming.

31 Mar, 2013

Valar Dohaeris

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the first episode of season three, Valar Dohaeris. Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, tells Tyrion that he intends to disinherit him. He refuses to believe that Tyrion played a part in defending King’s Landing during the Battle of the Blackwater.

19 Jul, 2012

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Dinklage is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

3 Jun, 2012

Valar Morghulis

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the tenth episode of the second season, Valar Morghulis. As his father Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, is rewarded for saving King’s Landing in the Battle of the Blackwater, Tyrion’s own role in keeping the city’s defenses intact until Lannister reinforcements is overlooked and he is stripped of his title of Hand of the King.

27 May, 2012

Blackwater

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the ninth episode of season two, Blackwater. The armies of Stannis Baratheon, played by Stephen Dillane, attack King’s Landing in a bid to place Stannis on the Iron Throne. Tyrion destroys Stannis’s fleet using a magical substance known as wildfire. Stannis and some of his men are able to land and storm a city gate. King Joffrey Baratheon, played by Jack Gleeson, shows cowardice and retreats from the front lines, leaving Tyrion to lead the defenses. As Tyrion leads the city’s small band of kingsguards and City Watchmen on a sortie outside the walls, a Lannister soldier turns on him in an apparent murder attempt, but he is saved by his squire. As defeat looks certain, a Lannister army arrives to save the city.

20 May, 2012

The Prince of Winterfell

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the eighth episode of the second season, The Prince of Winterfell. Ahead of an impending attack on King’s Landing by the armies of Stannis Baratheon, a challenger to the Iron Throne, Tyrion discusses the city’s defenses with his bodyguard Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn, and spymaster Lord Varys, played by Conleth Hill. It becomes apparent that Bronn is knowledgeable and intelligent despite his lowborn status and lack of education.

13 May, 2012

A Man Without Honor

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the seventh episode of the second season. Lena Headey plays his sister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister. Cersei expresses her concern about the increasingly violent behavior of her son, King Joffrey Baratheon, and wonders if this is due to the incestuous nature of his birth. Tyrion sympathizes and reassures her that her two younger children do not share his nature.

6 May, 2012

The Old Gods and the New

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the sixth episode of the second season, The Old Gods and the New. Jack Gleeson plays Tyrion’s nephew, King Joffrey Baratheon. Sophie Turner plays Sansa Stark, the oldest daughter of the Lannisters’ main rival family, who is betrothed to marry Joffrey. Rory McCann plays the king’s bodyguard Sandor Clegane, nicknamed The Hound, and Lena Headey plays Queen Regent Cersei Lannister. Tyrion, Sansa, Cersei and Joffrey flee as peasant refugees from the war for the Iron Throne riot in the streets of King’s Landing. At the royal stronghold, Joffrey refuses to send his men back out to find Sansa, who has been lost in the confusion. Tyrion harshly berates him for his stupidity. Sansa is rescued from a violent mob by The Hound moments before she was about to be brutalized.

29 Apr, 2012

The Ghost of Harrenhal

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the fifth episode of the second season, The Ghost of Harrenhal. The Small Council in King’s Landing receives word of the death of Renly Baratheon, one of the five rivals for the kingship of Westeros. Tyrion predicts that an attack is imminent on King’s Landing by Stannis Baratheon, Renly’s older brother and a challenger to the Iron Throne. He discovers that Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, has prepared a magical substance known as wildfire, which could devastate an attacker but could also burn the city. He orders the pyromancer who prepared to substance to report to him on defense plans.

22 Apr, 2012

Garden of Bones

Dinklage appears in the fourth episode of season two, Garden of Bones. Jack Gleeson plays King Joffrey Baratheon, who is Tyrion’s nephew. Sophie Turner plays Sansa Stark, the oldest daughter of the noble family that is the Lannisters’ main rival. Tyrion’s bodyguard, the mercenary Bronn, is played by Jerome Flynn. Joffrey publicly humiliates Sansa, who he is betrothed to marry, after Sansa’s older brother Robb defeats Lannister armies in battle, until Tyrion intervenes to save her. Tyrion and Bronn decide that Joffrey is sexually frustrated as he is still a virgin. In an attempt to act as masculine role models, they send two prostitutes to his bedchamber, however Joffrey threatens the women with a crossbow and sadistically tortures them.

15 Apr, 2012

What is Dead May Never Die

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the third episode of the second season, What is Dead May Never Die. Tyrion uses a complex scheme to expose an informant on the Small Council  who is spying on him for his sister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister. He offers royal treasurer Lord Petyr Baelish, apparently an innocent victim of his scheme, the chance to be reunited with his childhood love, Lady Catelyn Stark. In return Baelish, played by Aidan Gillen, must act as an emissary to the army of Renly Baratheon, a challenger to the Iron Throne.

8 Apr, 2012

The Night Lands

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the second episode of season two, The Night Lands. Conleth Hill plays Lord Varys, a eunuch who is the spymaster for the throne. Lena Headey plays Tyrion’s sister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, and Sibel Kekilli is his lover, Shae. In King’s Landing, Varys has discovered that Shae is living with Tyrion and threatens to reveal her presence. At a meeting of the king’s Small Council, Cersei rejects terms offered by the northern Stark armies. A message from the Night’s Watch warns the council that undead creatures are threatening the Wall of Westeros at the north of the continent. Tyrion confronts the commander of the City Watch over his betrayal of the previous Hand of the King, Lord Eddard Stark, and removes him from his post. He replaces him with his bodyguard, the mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn.

1 Apr, 2012

The North Remembers

Dinkale appears as Tyrion Lannister in the first episode of the second season, The North Remembers, alongside Lena Headey as his sister, Cersei, and Sibel Kekilli as his lover, Shae. Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to take his position as Hand of the King, and is forced to hide Shae in his chambers. Cersei accuses him of seeking to acquire power for himself. Tyrion criticizes her for failing to control her son Joffrey Baratheon, who is now king and has started a war that the Lannisters are losing.

15 Jan, 2012

Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor

Dinklage receives a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television at tonight’s 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  During his acceptance speech, Dinklage takes the opportunity to raise awareness of the crime committed during October of last year, against Martin Henderson, a British actor and dwarf.

I want to mention a gentleman I’m thinking about in England: his name is Martin Henderson. Google him.

11 Sep, 2011

Wins Emmy

Emmy

Peter Dinklage receives the Primetime Emmy award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.

I couldn’t do this without David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the producers, they were the first to call me and tell me about this part. HBO you’re quite simply the best place to work for you — you let artists create.

14 Jul, 2011

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Dinklage is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

19 Jun, 2011

Fire and Blood

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the tenth episode of the first season, Fire and Blood, alongside Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister and Sibel Kekilli as his lover, Shae. The Lannister military commanders realize they are fighting a battle on two fronts, against armies led by the Stark noble house to the north and the Baratheon house to the south. Tywin is impressed when Tyrion correctly assesses that they will not be able to make peace with the Starks. He appoints Tyrion to act as Hand of the King for his nephew, Joffrey Baratheon, but says that he must leave Shae behind when he travels to King’s Landing.

12 Jun, 2011

Baelor

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the ninth episode of season one, Baelor. Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, informs Tyrion that he plans to use Tyrion’s group of hill tribesmen at the vanguard of an impending battle with the armies of the Stark noble family. Tyrion deduces that Tywin is trying to have him killed. At Tyrion’s request the mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn, procures the services of the prostitute Shae, played by Sibil Kekilli. A stroke of luck saves Tyrion from dying in the battle.

5 Jun, 2011

The Pointy End

Dinkalge appears as Tyrion Lannister in the eighth episode of season one, The Pointy End, alongside Jerome Flynn as the mercenary Bronn. In the eastern Vale region of the continent of Westeros, Tyrion and Bronn are menaced by hill tribes. Tyrion manages to convince the tribesmen that his wealthy family will give them weapons to fight the noble families that rule the region in exchange for safeguarding him. They escort Tyrion and Bronn westwards to where the Lannister armies are located.

22 May, 2011

A Golden Crown

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the sixth episode of season one, A Golden Crown. At  the Eyrie, the stronghold of the Arrin noble family, Tyrion is tried for the attempted assassination of Bran Stark. As the Arrin and Stark families are related by marriage, he determines that he will not receive a fair hearing and demands a trial by combat. The mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn, makes a calculated decision to represent Tyrion in the trial, realizing that he will be rewarded by the Lannister family’s wealth. He uses defensive fighting tactics to defeat a better trained and more heavily armed opponent.

A Golden Crown

Nairn appears in season one, episode six, A Golden Crown. His character, Hodor the stableboy, delivers a specially-made saddle created from a design used by Dinklage’s character, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, for Bran Stark, played by Hempstead-Wright. The saddle will allow Bran to ride a horse following the loss of the use of his legs.

15 May, 2011

The Wolf and the Lion

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the fifth episode of the first season, The Wolf and the Lion. Tyrion is marched east as the captive of Lady Catelyn Stark, played by Michelle Fairley. He claims that he is innocent of the attempted assassination of her son Bran, and attempts to attract the attention of the mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn, by stating that his father Tywin Lannister will pay a reward for his release. The group are forced to fight when they are attacked by raiding hill tribes.

8 May, 2011

Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the fourth episode of season one, Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things. Tyrion visits the stronghold of the rival Stark noble family on his way south from the Wall of Westeros and gives Bran Stark, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, a device that will allow Bran to ride a horse again after his paraplegic injury. Traveling south towards the capital of King’s Landing, Tyrion is captured by Lady Catelyn Stark, played by Michelle Fairley, who suspects him of attempting to murder Bran Stark. He also encounters Bronn, a mercenary played by Jerome Flynn.

1 May, 2011

Lord Snow

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the third episode of season one, Lord Snow. Visiting the Wall of Westeros on the northern edge of the Seven Kingdoms, Tyrion is accused in absentia of involvement in an assassination attempt on Bran Stark, the son of a rival noble family. Unaware of the accusations against him, he agrees to intercede on behalf of the Night’s Watch for more men to protect the Wall when he returns to the capital, King’s Landing.

24 Apr, 2011

The Kingsroad

peter-dinklage-the-kingsroadDinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the second episode of season one, The Kingsroad. He disciplines his royal nephew Joffrey Baratheon, played by Jack Gleeson, for failing to pay his sympathies to the noble Stark family following the critical injury of their son Bran, due to the family’s rivalry with the Lannisters. He then informs his sister and brother, Cersei and Jaime, played by Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, that he intends to travel north from the Stark family stronghold Winterfell to the Wall of Westeros on the northern edge of the continent. He hints that he is aware of Cersei and Jaime’s involvement in the fall that injured Bran.

17 Apr, 2011

Winter is Coming

Dinklage appears as the character Tyrion Lannister in the first episode of Game of Thrones, titled Winter is Coming. A dwarf and the youngest child of the noble Lannister family, he is initially introduced as a comic foil-type character nicknamed The Imp for his small size and appetites for mischief. His character develops throughout the episode.

11 Jun, 1969

Peter Dinklage born in Morristown, New Jersey

Birth

Peter Hayden Dinklage is born in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of insurance salesman John Carl and elementary school music teacher Diane Dinklage.

He spends his childhood in Mendham township with his parents and brother Jonathan, who is two years older, and is introduced to theater while attending Delbarton School, a Catholic school for boys, with a part in the melodrama Sharon’s Grave.

He has achondroplasia and grows to 1.35 meters in height.

Being the size I am, adolescence is tricky.

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