Daniel Portman

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Daniel Portman
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Portman at the 2018 German Comic Con Berlin
Born
Daniel Porter

(1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 29)
Glasgow, Scotland
EducationShawlands Academy
Reid Kerr College
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present
Parent(s)Ron Donachie
Fiona Biggar

Daniel Porter (born 13 February 1992), known professionally as Daniel Portman, is a Scottish actor. He is best known for playing the role of Podrick Payne in the television series Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2019.

Early life[edit]

Daniel Portman is the son of actor Ron Donachie and Fiona Biggar, and has a sister Naomi. He was born in Glasgow and grew up in Strathbungo on the city's Southside. He attended Shawlands Academy where he played rugby and was named Head Boy.[1] He then pursued a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Acting at Reid Kerr College in Paisley.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] He portrayed this role from the second season to the final season.[5][6] He contributed vocals to a version of the track "Jenny's Song"[7] that featured in the second episode of the final season of Game of Thrones.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Outcast Paul
2012 The Angels' Share Sniper's pal
2015 Wasteland 26: Six Tales of Generation Y Ted
2016 The Journey Frank
The Last Supper Delivery guy Short
2018 In the Cloud Max Kavinsky
2019 Robert the Bruce Angus McDonald

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 River City Darren
2012–2019 Game of Thrones Podrick Payne 35 episodes
2021 Vigil Chief Petty Officer Gary Walsh Miniseries

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callan, Isaac (20 May 2019). "The fate of Glasgow's Game of Thrones character has been confirmed". Glasgow Live. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  2. ^ "My Favourite Holiday Daniel Portman". 20 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  3. ^ "US acting star passes on drama tips". Paisley Daily Express. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Daniel Portman cast as Podrick Payne in Game of Thrones". Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Game of Thrones season 5 filming kicks into high gear in Belfast". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  6. ^ Miller, Matt (22 April 2019). "Game of Thrones Fan Favorite Daniel Portman Has Big Pod Energy". Esquire. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Game of Thrones' Podrick thanks fans for praising singing voice in Jenny's Song". 24 April 2019.

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