Who is Tyrion Lannister actor Peter Dinklage, how tall is he and when did he win an Emmy?

Who is Tyrion Lannister actor Peter Dinklage, how tall is he and when did he win an Emmy?

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PETER Dinklage will remain a fan favourite for his portrayal of cunning and ruthless Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.

But now the show has come to an end and the actor was honoured with the Best Supporting Actor gong at the 2019 Emmys. Here’s all you need to know his career so far.

Peter is known to most as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones

What awards did Peter Dinklage win at the 2019 Emmys?

Peter Dinklage was the only Game of Thrones star to walk away with a solo award at the 2019 Emmy Awards.

The talented star bagged the gong for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series on the night for his part as Tyrion Lannister.

The entire cast and crew also got recognised on the night as Game Of Thrones was named the Best Drama series of the year.

While the show’s ending divided fans, it’s safe to say that many were happy to see the show and all involved getting the recognition they deserved for the years of entertainment they provided on the HBO series.

Peter Dinklage at the 2019 Emmys
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Peter bagged the gong for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2019 Emmys[/caption]

Who did Peter play in Game of Thrones?

In the fantasy epic Game of Thrones, Peter plays Tyrion Lannister, the most looked-down upon member of the Lannister clan among his siblings.

Peter was the first official member of the cast to sign on the dotted line back in 2011, with the bosses of the show saying that the character’s “sardonic dry wit” was a perfect match for the actor’s.

The actor has been rewarded with a Golden Globe and three other Primetime Emmys for supporting actor thanks to the role.

Peter is happily married to Erica Schmidt and they have two children
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What is Peter Dinklage doing after Game of Thrones?

Peter has been working on several project since wrapping up Game of Thrones.

The star lent his voice to The Angry Birds Movie 2 as being interviewed by Zach Galifianakis in Between Two Ferns: The Movie.

He will be seen starring alongside Rosamund Pike in I Care a Lot and he has voiced another animation character in The Croods 2.

What else has Peter been in?

Peter has appeared alongside a number of A-listers on the silver screen and in television roles.

These include Dr Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pixels, Death at a Funeral and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

He also starred in Elf alongside Will Farrell.


Who is Peter Dinklage and is he married?

Peter Dinklage is a 50-year-old American actor born and raised in New Jersey.

The star has achondroplasia, a genetic disorder which commonly causes a form of dwarfism where the head and torso are of “normal” size, while the arms and legs grow stunted.

As a result he is 4ft 5ins tall, and has used his stature to take on a number of roles that require the height.

He has been married to wife, theatre director Erica Schmidt, since 2005.

Together they have a daughter, born in 2011. She does not have achondroplasia.

In 2017, Erica and Peter had their second child but have not revealed their gender or name.

Peter is an outspoken vegetarian and animal rights activist.

He has previously worked alongside Peta with raising awareness of animal cruelty in food processing.

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