Ian Whyte (actor)
|Ian Stuart Whyte|
Ian Whyte 2013
17 September 1971 |
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
Ian Stuart Whyte (born 17 September 1971) is a Welsh actor, stuntman and former professional basketball player.
Whyte began his career a professional basketball player for the Newcastle Eagles. He also collected 80 caps for the national English basketball team. After his retirement from basketball he began his second career as a stuntman and actor.
He has portrayed various characters requiring a physically tall actor in the HBO series Game of Thrones, including White Walkers in season 1 and season 2 and a giant in the opening episode of season 3. For these roles he was unrecognisable under make-up and computer effects. In season 2, he also had a speaking role as Ser Gregor Clegane. In season 5 and season 6, Whyte portrayed the giant Wun Wun.
|2004||Alien vs. Predator||Scar
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Olympe Maxime||with Frances de la Tour|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Wolf|
|2009||Solomon Kane||The Reaper|
|2010||Clash of the Titans||Sheikh Suleiman|
|2011||Game of Thrones||White Walker||Season 1, 1 episode|
|2012||Game of Thrones||White Walker, Gregor Clegane||Season 2, 4 episodes|
|2013||Don't Move||The Demon||Short film|
|2013||The Beachcomber||Cluny Barr|
|2013–2014||Game of Thrones||Dongo the Doomed (Giant)||Season 3 – 4, 3 episodes|
|2014||The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power||Prince Duan|
|2014||Hercules||Bessi Warrior Leader|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Crusher Roodown, Bollie Prindel||Also Peter Mayhew's stunt double|
|2015–2016||Game of Thrones||Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun ("Wun Wun") (Giant)||Season 5 – 6, 5 episodes|
|2016||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||Moroff|
|2017||Game of Thrones||Two Giant wights||Season 7, 2 episodes|
|2017||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Bollie Prindel|
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- "We spoke to Game of Thrones giant Wun Wun about his death". The Independent. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Face to Face: Ian Whyte". ChronicleLive. 29 March 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.