You must admit that Peter Dinklage was among the popular characters in Game of Thrones. He portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the award-winning series that lasted for eight seasons.
But did you know that the show derives from George R.R. Martin’s original book series?
Similarly, Dinklage’s looks in Hollywood match how George R.R. Martin described him in A Song of Ice and Fire and A Game of Thrones.
If not, keep reading to learn more about the show and how Tyrion Lannister looked in the book!
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.
The story is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos. It focuses on the dynastic struggle between noble families to claim the Iron Throne while other families fight for independence.
Describing the show as “one part Sopranos, one part Lord of the Rings,” David Benioff said they wanted to make something that people who hadn’t read the books could enjoy; in particular, he cited The Godfather trilogy as a point of reference.
Game of Thrones Plot Summary
Throughout Westeros, the War of the Five Kings has been raging for over a year. The war began when Robert Baratheon, the King of Westeros, died in a hunting accident.
Robert’s eldest brother, Stannis Baratheon, believes he should have been named heir to the Iron Throne and raises an army in rebellion against his younger brother, Renly Baratheon.
The latter was crowned King of the Seven Kingdoms after Robert’s death.
Meanwhile, after the death of Lord Eddard Stark and the execution of his son Robb Stark for treason against Joffrey Baratheon (Robert’s younger brother), House Lannister uses this opportunity to attempt to take control over the throne from House Stark.
In Essos, across the Narrow Sea from Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen is married to Khal Drogo, a nomadic tribe known as the Dothraki.
Her brother Viserys secretly arranges to marry Drogo in return for an army that will invade Westeros and overthrow King Robert and his family.
Viserys hopes to reclaim his former position as heir to the Iron Throne by using Drogo’s army to invade Westeros.
The film is about fighting for the iron throne, which gives power over the seven kingdoms.
In the film, the role of Tyrion Lannister is played by Peter Dinklage. He’s one of the most exciting and complex characters on Game of Thrones.
Tyrion’s a dwarf, but he doesn’t let that stop him from doing what he wants. He’s intelligent and cunning and funny!
Tyrion is a member of House Lannister, one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms.
He is the third son of Lord Tywin Lannister, younger brother of Cersei and Jaime, and older brother of the late (also dwarf) Tysha.
Tyrion is also known as the “Imp” (due to his size) or “Halfman”.
How Tall is Tyrion Lannister in the Books
No one knows Tyrion Lannister’s actual height in the books.
However, it is generally accepted that the film’s Tyrion is better looking and taller than R.R. Martin’s creation in A Game of Thrones.
While describing Tyrion in the book, R.R Martin states:
Tyrion Lannister, the youngest of Lord Tywin’s brook and by far the ugliest. All that the gods had given to Cersei and Jaime, they had denied Tyrion. He was a dwarf, half his brother’s height, struggling to keep pace on stunted legs. His head was too large for his body, with a brute’s squashed-in face beneath a swollen shelf of brow. One green eye and one black one peered out from under a lank of hair so blonde it seemed white.
Awards and Acknowledgments
The show has been nominated for numerous awards, including several Emmy Awards.
Most wins to date are for acting, including three for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey).
The first season also won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D. B. Weiss)
If you haven’t watched the show, keep up with the rest by streaming on Amazon!