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Kristofer Hivju (born December 7, 1978) is a Norwegian actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for playing the roles of Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones [1] and Connor Rhodes in The Fate of the Furious.

Kristofer Hivju
Kristofer Hivju in 2015
Hivju in 2015
Born (1978-12-07) December 7, 1978 (age 40)
ResidenceTrondheim, Norway
Hampstead, London, England
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Years active2001–present


Early life and educationEdit

Hivju was born in Oslo, Norway.[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 lifeEdit

He is the son of Norwegian actors Erik Hivju and Lieselotte Holmene, and the cousin of French actress Isabelle Nanty.[4] He is married to Gry Molvær Hivju [no].



Year Title Role Director Notes
2008 Rovdyr Man 2 / Man in Café Patrik Syversen
2011 The Thing Jonas Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr.
2013 After Earth Security Chief M. Night Shyamalan
2014 In Order of Disappearance Stig Erik "Strike" Smith Hans Petter Moland
Force Majeure Mats Ruben Östlund
Operation Arctic Fangstmann Grethe Bøe-Waal
The World Is Waiting TBA Mariken Halle
2015 The Wendy Effect Percy Ole Endresen
2016 The Last King Torstein Skevla Nils Gaup
2017 The Fate of the Furious Connor Rhodes F. Gary Gray
TBA Downhill Nat Faxon
Jim Rash


Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
2001 Fox Grønland Jim Olsen Pål O. Nissen & Lars Berg 2 episodes
2006 Melonas TBA
2007 Six Like Us Bar Customer Per-Olav Sørensen 1 episode
Largest of All Ben Erik Skjoldbjærg & Eva Isaksen 6 episodes
2013 The Games Expert Commentator Charlotte Blom 1 episode
2013–present Game of Thrones Tormund Giantsbane Various 28 episodes
2014 Lilyhammer Tormod Simen Alsvik 1 episode
2016 Beck – Steinar Steinar Hovland Mårten Klingberg & Jörgen Bergmark 3 episodes
2017 The Lion Guard Kenge (voice) Ford Riley & Kelly Ward 1 episode
2018 Beck Steinar Hovland Mårten Klingberg & Jörgen Bergmark 4 episodes

Shorts and documentariesEdit

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. ^ "Season three casting announced!". Winter is Coming. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  2. ^ "- Denne rollen vil åpne mange dører for meg". 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 "". Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.

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