Daniel Portman

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Daniel Portman
Daniel Portman GCCDORTMUND 2016.JPG
Daniel Portman in 2016
Born (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 26)
Glasgow, Scotland
Years active2010–present
Parent(s)Ron Donachie
Fiona Biggar

Daniel Portman (born 13 February 1992) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Podrick Payne on HBO's Game of Thrones.

Early life[edit]

Portman, son of actor Ron Donachie, was born in Glasgow and raised in Strathbungo. He attended Shawlands Academy, where he was Head Boy in his final year and played rugby for the school.[citation needed] He earned an HNC in acting and performing at Reid Kerr College in Paisley.[1]


Portman has been acting since he was 16 years old. His first role was in 2010's Outcast, in which he starred as Paul. This was followed by a role in popular Scottish soap opera River City.[2] His second film role was a small part in Scottish comedy The Angels' Share. It was announced on 24 August 2011 that he was cast as Podrick Payne in the award-winning HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.[3] He continues to portray this role.[4] His portrayal has received positive acclaim from fans on Twitter.[5]



Year Role Title
2010 Paul Outcast
2012 Sniper's Pal 2 The Angels' Share
2016 Cashier The Journey


Year Title Role
2011 River City Darren
2012–present Game of Thrones Podrick Payne


Year Title Role
2011 Mclevy Tamggj


  1. ^ "Game of Thrones has added another Scot to its cast". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ "US acting star passes on drama tips". Paisley Daily Express. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Daniel Portman cast as Podrick Payne in Game of Thrones". Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Game of Thrones season 5 filming kicks into high gear in Belfast". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Game of Thrones: Daniel Portman on Podrick saving Tyrion & filming Blackwater". Retrieved 29 August 2012.

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