I am currently watching Game of Thrones. I have not read George R.R. Martin‘s books, and so at times I confess I feel slightly overwhelmed by the myriad of characters in this alternate world. I find myself re-watching the episodes just to try to keep it all sorted out.
But I also watch for the strong performances within the show. Lots of good actors, lots of attractive actors. Handsome young Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, has a strong fan ollowing.
But my personal favorite is a small actor with a big talent, Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, Jaime’s brother. Tyrion may be a dwarf often referred to in a derisive manner as “the imp,” but he’s quick-witted and witty and he knows how to play the game. He’s my favorite character played by one of my favorite actors.
GOT was not my introduction to Dinklage as an actor. I discovered Peter in a wonderful film called The Station Agent which I highly recommend to all. Later he had me laughing aloud as the would-be blackmailer and former lover of the dearly departed in both the UK and US versions of Death at a Funeral. In real life he seems like a cool guy, with a certain dry sense of humor not unlike Tyrion’s.
Peter Dinklage: my second most-favorite hottie dwarf. My first is, of course, the fellow below: