6-foot Peter Dinklage dispels ‘dwarf’ rumours


R R Martin is sitting on a cushion.

Actor Peter Dinklage has spoken out about internet rumours that he’s actually a 4ft 5in dwarf.

Dinklage, 6ft 3, plays Tyrion Lannister in popular fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’, and thinks that’s how the misunderstanding started.

“I suppose I should be flattered really”, said the Emmy-winning star. “Some of my fans just can’t believe it when they meet me.” That so many of his followers are convinced he’s tiny in real-life too is a testament to his incredible acting ability.

The giant of the small screen explained some of the tricks he uses to portray a dwarf. “I kneel down, and put my shoes on my knees”, he revealed.

“I’ve played a dwarf quite often in various roles”, admitted Dinklage. “I’m a little worried about being typecast. But I’m hoping to nip that in the bud, now that I’ve been chosen as the lead in a new Michael Jordan biopic.”

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