Kristofer Hivju

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Kristofer Hivju
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Kristofer Hivju (2015)
Born (1978-12-07) December 7, 1978 (age 38)
Oslo, Norway[1]
Residence Trondheim, Norway
Hampstead, London, England
Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001-present

Kristofer Hivju (born December 7, 1978) is a Norwegian actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for playing the role of Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.[2] In 2004, he graduated from the Danish subdivision of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Aarhus.

In 2015, Wyndham Hotel Group signed Hivju to serve as "Wyndham Rewards Wyzard" for its launch of a new loyalty program. The loyalty campaign was conceived and produced in partnership with People Ideas & Culture's Group Company CY&N by PI&C.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Norwegian actor Erik Hivju, and the cousin of French actress Isabelle Nanty.[4]



Year Title Role Director Notes
2008 Rovdyr Mann 2/Mann på kaféen

(Man 2/Man in Café)

Patrik Syversen English title: Manhunt
Credited as Kristoffer Hivju
2011 The Thing Jonas Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr.
2013 After Earth Security Chief M. Night Shyamalan
2014 Kraftidioten Stig Erik "Strike" Smith Hans Petter Moland English title: In Order of Disappearance
Turist Mats Ruben Östlund English title: Force Majeure
Operasjon Arktis Fangstmann Grethe Bøe-Waal English title: Operation Arctic
Verden venter Unknown Mariken Halle English title: The World Is Waiting
2015 Wendyeffekten Percy Ole Endresen English title: The Wendy Effect
2016 Birkebeinerne Torstein Skevla Nils Gaup English title: The Last King
2017 The Fate of the Furious Connor Rhodes F. Gary Gray
TBA Mango - Life's Coincidences The Principal Famor Botero In Production


Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
2001 Fox Grønland Jim Olsen Pål O. Nissen & Lars Berg Episodes 1.6 & 1.7
2006 Melonas Unknown Unknown
2007 Seks som oss Bar-kunde (Bar Customer) Per-Olav Sørensen English title: Six Like Us
Episode 3.6
Størst av alt Ben Erik Skjoldbjærg & Eva Isaksen English title: Largest of All
Episodes 1.1-1.6
2013 Kampen Expert Commentator Charlotte Blom English title: The Games
Episode 1.10: Kampen mot skolen
2013–present Game of Thrones Tormund Giantsbane Daniel Minahan, David Benioff, Alex Graves, Alik Sakharov, Michelle MacLaren, David Nutter, Michael Slovis, Jeremy Podeswa, Miguel Sapochnik, Daniel Sackheim, Jack Bender, Mark Mylod Recurring (S3)
Main Cast (S4–present)
Episodes: 3.1-3.3, 3.5-3.7, 3.9: Valar Dohaeris, Dark Wings, Dark Words, Walk of Punishment, Kissed by Fire, The Climb, The Bear and the Maiden Fair, The Rains of Castamere

4.1, 4.3, 4.8-4.10: Two Swords, Breaker of Chains, The Mountain and the Viper, The Watchers on the Wall, The Children 5.1, 5.5, 5.7-5.9: The Wars to Come, Kill the Boy, The Gift, Hardhome, The Dance of Dragons 6.2-6.5, 6.7, 6.9 & 6.10: Home, Oathbreaker, Book of the Stranger, The Door, The Broken Man, Battle of the Bastards, The Winds of Winter 7.1, 7.5-7.6: Dragonstone, Eastwatch, Beyond the Wall

2014 Lilyhammer Tormod Simen Alsvik Episode 3.2: "Foreign Affairs"
2016 Beck – Steinar Steinar Hovland Mårten Klingberg & Jörgen Bergmark Episodes 6.2-6.4: Steinar, Vägs ände, Sista dagen

Shorts and documentaries[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2005 Closework Pleieren (Nurse/Hygienist) Kristoffer Metcalfe Short
2007 Kilolirakis Unknown Unknown
2008 En perfekt dag for golf Gudmund the Paramedic Eric Magnusson English title: A Perfect Day for Golf
Scratch Torpedo Bård Ivar Engelsås English title: Flax
Writing Credit
2011 Min Siste Bull Victim Onur Genc Short
Din Tur Eik Vegard Dahle English title: Your Turn
Olav Olaf II of Norway Unknown Documentary
2013 Haikeren Torgeir Anders Teig Short
2014 Its OK The Hipster Kristoffer Metcalfe


  1. ^ "- Denne rollen vil åpne mange dører for meg". Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Season three casting announced!". Winter is Coming. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Wyndham Enlists 'Game Of Thrones' Actor As Loyalty Program Mascot". Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Isabelle Nanty : " Ma fille n'a jamais vu mes films "". Retrieved 3 September 2015. 

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