Hafþór has a daughter, Theresa Líf, with his former girlfriend Thelma Björk Steimann. [51][52], Hafþór and his former girlfriend Andrea have spoken about his occasional sleep troubles after a heavy meal due to his body weight. Following Cersei's walk of atonement, she gains a bodyguard named Ser Robert Strong who is of similar enormous stature as Gregor, and whose body is completely covered in armor. This was his first main acting role, and the third person to depict the character after Conan Stevens played the role in season 1 … On 2 May 2020, Hafþór deadlifted 501 kilograms (1,105 lb) under strongman rules at his gym in Iceland while being refereed by Magnús Ver Magnússon. Beric Dondarrion is sent to arrest Gregor. The main focus of the company is a seven-time distilled Icelandic vodka, as well as having a gin production. He finished runner-up in 2014 event[24] to Žydrūnas Savickas and again in the 2016 event to Brian Shaw. . Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson is an Icelandic strongman and actor. Ser Gregor is left to command Harrenhal in Tywin's absence and to find and destroy "The Brotherhood Without Banners", invoking the escape of Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie from Harrenhal. Jul 24, 2014 - Gregor Clegane by Kveldulv | CGPortfolio: Build your online digital art portfolio. [10] In 2006 he played 8 games with Iceland's U-18 national team in Division A of the U18 European Championship. It is the best acting scene for Gregor in the books to date, the most dialogue, and a strong chance to show who Gregor really is, and by that stage Gregor really has a reputation to live up to. Over the course of his service to Tywin Lannister, he has committed numerous war crimes, most infamously the rape and murder of the Targaryen royal family, but has repeatedly avoided punishment due to House Lannister's power and influence over the Iron Throne. He is the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe's Strongest Man and World's Strongest Man in the same calendar year. 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Whyte's replacement, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, is actually nineteen years younger than Rory McCann, who portrays Gregor's younger brother Sandor Clegane. [39] His father, Björn, stands at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in),[17] and his mother, Ragnheiður, is also of very tall stature. Hafþór was cast as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane for the fourth season of the HBO series 'Game of Thrones (2011)' in August 2013. Ser Gregor Clegane is head of House Clegane and a bannerman to House Lannister. In the books, the character is initially introduced in 1996's A Game of Thrones. Tywin Lannister sends Ser Gregor to raid the Riverlands. The character, whose real name was Gregor Clegane, appeared in all but one season of the HBO series. It is later revealed that The Mountain has been poisoned with manticore venom, a poison with which Oberyn had laced his weapon, and that he is slowly dying. He subsequently appeared in A Clash of Kings (1998), A Storm of Swords (2000) and in A Dance with Dragons (2011). He added, "'When you want to be the best, you do whatever it takes'". [51][52], In March 2017, he was diagnosed with Bell's palsy. Gregor Clegane, nicknamed "The Mountain That Rides" or simply "The Mountain", is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. [44][46][47] On 21 October 2018, Hafþór announced that he and Henson had married. [54][55][56], In 2016, Hafþór co-founded the spirits brand Icelandic Mountain Vodka. Ser Gregor is chosen as Cersei's champion for Tyrion's trial by combat, and fights Oberyn Martell, Tyrion's champion who wants to kill Gregor as revenge for the murder of his sister, Elia Martell. [39] Hafþór's grandfather, Reynir, is 207 cm (6 ft 9 1⁄2 in)[17] and "just as broad across the chest". Toen Tyrion Lannister vroeg om een Gerechtelijk Tweekamp werd Gregor Clegane de kampioen van Cersei. He appeared as "King Thor", the leader of a Viking raiding party intent on capturing the city of Amman. The two met when Hafþór was in Alberta, Canada for a strongman competition and visited the bar where Henson worked. In a 2017 interview, when asked if he had ever used steroids, Hafþór answered: "'Yes, I have'". [22], Hafþór took part in World's Strongest Man after earning a wild card invitation to the 2011 contest. Unnamed sister. Though he’s happy to talk about the iconic battle against Oberyn Martell, played by hot actor Pedro Pascal. In an online video interview by Mulligan Brothers published 21 December 2019, Hafþór lamented not having seen his daughter in three years. [40][41][42][43][44] Until early 2017, he was in a relationship with Andrea Sif Jónsdóttir whom he met at a gym. In the HBO television adaptation, Clegane was originally portrayed by Australian actor Conan Stevens in season one, and by Welsh actor Ian Whyte in season two; Icelandic actor and strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson took over the role in season four and continued in the role until the final season.[2]. He picks her up and carries her into Qyburn's care, her demeanor visibly lifted. Gregor Clegane is the head of House Clegane, a house loyal to the Lannisters. 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He raped and murdered Princess Elia, after murdering her son Aegon by shattering the child's head against a wall, a grudge House Martell still bears 14 years later at the onset of A Game of Thrones. [14] Hafþór won several strongman contests in Iceland in 2010, including Strongest Man in Iceland,[15] Iceland's Strongest Viking, Westfjords Viking,[16] and five of six events at the OK Badur Strongman Championships. Fans have theorized for a while that the two brothers will square off before the show is over, and this moment felt like a pre-fight stare-down. The previous Elephant Bar deadlift world record of 468 kg (1,032 lb) was set by Jerry Pritchett at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2017. Gregor Clegane on season one, episode four, "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things." [28], On 3 March 2018, Hafþór broke the Elephant Bar deadlift world record with his successful 472 kg (1,041 lb) third attempt, as well as being champion of the Arnold Strongman Classic 2018. Robb chides his uncle, having planned to draw the Mountain into a trap of his own making to be captured or killed. Beric Dondarrion is sent to arrest Gregor. The Mountain received his nickname due to his intimidating size and eventually became Cersei's lone bodyguard by the end of the series. [5], For the 2007–2008 season, he moved back to play for FSu Selfoss. They lived together in Reykjavik. He became the first actor to portray Clegane in more than one continuous season with his appearances in seasons four through eight. In A Game of Thrones, Tywin Lannister sends him to raid the Riverlands in retaliation for Catelyn Stark's abduction of Tyrion. Ironically, Gregor's ward, Queen Cersei, dies at the same time below them as even the crypts beneath the keep collapse, fulfilling (in a narrow, somewhat ironic sense) Qyburn's promise that the knight would not rest until her enemies had been defeated and "evil driven from the realm". Game of Thrones actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who played the colossus Ser Gregor Clegane … Gregor Clegane, King's Landing. Ser Gregor Clegane is a is a knight of House Clegane, the older brother of Sandor Clegane, and a notoriously fearsome and much-feared warrior, with a tendency toward extreme and excessive violence. After stubbornly fighting his brother by any means available, and even penetrating his bared face with a dagger all the way through his skull (suggesting that Gregor is, in fact, dead and reanimated by magical means), Sandor finally tackles him into an unsteady wall as the Red Keep crumbles around them. 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After recovering from surgery, Hafþór moved to Úrvalsdeild powerhouse KR in 2006. Origin. [36] This was his first main acting role, and he is the third person to depict the character after Conan Stevens played the role in season 1 and Ian Whyte in season 2. He first competed in the World's Strongest Man in 2011, placing sixth. Elia's brother Oberyn Martell volunteers as Tyrion's champion to expose Gregor as a murderer. Clegane was one of the first Lannister soldiers to enter King's Landing during its sack at the end of Robert Baratheon's rebellion. The “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale delivered a moment fans have long been waiting for as Sandor Clegane, The Hound (Rory McCann), confronted Gregor Clegane, The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), during the dragon pit council. Gregor Clegane is the only character in the entire series who has been portrayed by more than two actors in different seasons. He transferred to Premier League side KR in 2006 before returning to FSu in 2007. Gregor is mostly a background character in the novels.[4]. HBO We only saw a few glimpses of Ser Gregor on the first season. Sandor Clegane. Hafþór was cast as Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane for the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones in August 2013. Tywin Lannister sends him to raid the Riverlands. Ser Gregor is present when Daenerys Targaryen arrives at King's Landing with all her forces, demanding the release of her advisor Missandei and Cersei's surrender. ), and he has earned a reputation for violence and brutality. [50], Hafþór has several tattoos including those in relation to Norse deities and the Viking culture. [29][30], Hafþór defended his title at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2019; he finished on 45 points, 4.5 points ahead of runner-up Martins Licis. Vlak voor hij in het gevecht Oberyn Martel doodde biechtte hij zijn daden op die betrekking hadden tot Elia Martel. On 15 February 2020, Hafþór deadlifted an unofficial world record on the elephant bar with 480 kilograms (1,058 lbs). He subsequently appeared in A Clash of Kings (1998), A Storm of Swords (2000) and in A Dance with Dragons (2011). He is confronted by his brother Sandor "The Hound" Clegane in the season finale, where Sandor conveys an ominous message that he (Gregor) already knows who is coming for him and that he has always known. [20] He placed fourth in the Giants Live Poland 2011 event on 6 August 2011. 1 year ago. He averaged 6.7 points per game,[6] helping the team achieve promotion to the Úrvalsdeild,[7] but the troublesome ankle forced him to retire from basketball after the season, at the age of 20. He also rips the head off of a Faith Militant with his bare hands when they try to take Cersei into their custody. He also has a tattoo of Jón Páll Sigmarsson on his calf. The procedure is seemingly a success as Ser Gregor returns to duty, now as a kingsguard, presenting himself as Cersei returns from her walk of shame. [1] He is the older brother of Sandor "The Hound" Clegane; who has hated him ever since Gregor gruesomely scarred Sandor by shoving his face into a brazier when they were children. The effort is finally successful, and both brothers fall out of the stairwell into a raging inferno below. A huge knight—nearer 8’ feet than 7’—with a black reputation, Ser Gregor is called the Mountain the Rides as he dwarfs other knights. Hafþór Julius "Thor" Björnsson (26 november 1988) is een IJslandse Sterkste Man-deelnemer, televisie- en filmacteur, een voormalig professioneel basketbalspeler en de Sterkste Man van Europa van 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 en 2019. Gregor succumbs to the poison and his body is given to Qyburn for experimentation. [5] He and his men continue raiding the Riverlands throughout A Clash of Kings. When Sandor and Gregor were children, Gregor held his brother's face in a fire for playing with one of his toys without permission, horrifically scarring him. He helped FSu to promotion from Division I to the Premier League but his career was cut short in 2008 due to a recurrent ankle injury. [17], Hafþór finished in second place at the inaugural Jón Páll Sigmarsson Classic in November 2010, behind Brian Shaw. Gregor Clegane is not a point of view character in the novels, so his actions are witnessed and interpreted through the eyes of other people, such as Arya Stark and Cersei Lannister. [4] He missed most of the 2006–2007 season after a screw in his ankle shattered and had to be fixed by another surgery. Ser Gregor Clegane was a deadly warrior known for his excessive use of violence. The Training Of Gregor Clegane Friday, 06 August 2010 I have now been in Belfast for 4 days, most of the time sitting in my hotel room, trying to work on my new book (yes I know I was supposed to finish it already, but there were some other issues that took priority ). He won gold at the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2018, 2019 and 2020. [8][9], Between 2004 and 2006, Hafþór played 32 games for the Icelandic junior national basketball teams. Ser Gregor is still with Cersei as a member of the Queensguard. [45], Since late 2017, Hafþór had been dating Kelsey Henson, a Canadian waitress. [23] He came in sixth overall. Cersei enlists ex-maester Qyburn to save him, though Qyburn claims that the procedure will "change" Clegane. Ser Gregor continues to act as Cersei's bodyguard to intimidate all those who may bother or mock her. [48][49] On 26 September 2020, Hafþór and Henson welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. Hafþór declined to say when he had used steroids or whether his use of the substances was ongoing.[33][34][35]. Hafþór surpassed the strongman deadlift record of 500 kilograms (1,102 lb) which was set by Eddie Hall in 2016. [26] Hafþór won the 2018 World's Strongest Man,[1][2] thus becoming the first Icelander to win the title since Magnús Ver Magnússon in 1996. Sandor Clegane, also known as The Hound, emerged as one of Game of Thrones' most beloved personalities. His enormous size and strength make him a fearsome warrior (in the novels he is nearly 8 feet tall, and weighs over 400 lbs. The second actor, Ian Whyte, was originally to continue portraying the character after the second season, but was instead cast as Dongo and later Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun. Reynir recalled in 2014 that Hafþór worked on the family farm outside Reykjavík as a child and "was always big, even when he wasn't tall". Gregor Clegane has been portrayed by three actors in the HBO series. He was initially played by Conan Stevens. [11], Hafþór met Icelandic strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon at his gym "Jakaból" in 2008, and Magnús said that Hafþór seemed a good prospect as a strongman. He tried for 501 kg (1,105 lb) in his third attempt but was unsuccessful.[31][32]. The couple garnered attention for the difference in their respective heights, as Henson is 157 cm (5 ft 2 in). A notorious knight and retainer to House Lannister, he is well known for his enormous size, prowess in battle, extremely cruel nature, and uncontrollable temper. Ser Gregor Clegane, also known as the Mountain That Rides, or simply the Mountain, was a Lannister bannerman. Later Gregor's skull is sent to Doran Martell and the Sand Snakes who question if it is really Gregor. [39] The last time we saw Gregor Clegane -- better known as "The Mountain" -- he was falling to his death from the Red Keep, pushed through a crumbling wall in an act of suicide by his brother, Sandor "The Hound" Clegane. 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