- Hafthor Bjornsson is an Icelandic professional strongman and actor
- Game of Thrones star
|Real name:||Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson|
|How tall is Hafthor Bjornsson?||205 cm / 6 ft 9 in|
|Weight|| 205 kg / 452 lbs||Born:||26 November 1988 |
|How old is Hafthor Bjornsson in 2020? / Age: ||31 years|
|Where was Hafthor Bjornsson born?||Reykjavik, Islanda|
Net worth 2020 (estimated)
|How much is Hafthor Bjornsson worth?||$2,000,000|
|Hair color:||Reddish brown|
Who is Hafthor Bjornsson? / Facts
- Family and early life - Hafþór was born in Reykjavík.
His father, Björn, stands at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in), and his mother, Ragnheiður, is also of very tall stature.
Hafþór's grandfather, Reynir, is 207 cm and "just as broad across the chest".
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".
- First known - for being the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe's Strongest Man and World's Strongest Man in the same calendar year (2018).
- Rise to fame - for his role as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the series Game of Thrones for 5 seasons.
- Before fame - He is a former professional basketball player.
Basketball career debut - Hafþór began his basketball career in 2004 with Division I team Breiðablik, moving to FSu in 2005.
He transferred to Premier League side KR in 2006 before returning to FSu in 2007, and helped FSu to promotion from Division I to the Premier League.
His career was cut short in 2008 due to a recurrent ankle injury.
Strongman career - Hafþór subsequently began his strongman career.
Wins and awards - Hafþór won the Strongest Man in Iceland event in 2010, and Iceland's Strongest Man in 2011.
He won Europe's Strongest Man in 2014, a feat he repeated in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
He won gold at the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Hafþór first competed in the World's Strongest Man in 2011, placing sixth.
He won three bronze and three silver medals in his next six attempts before being crowned champion in 2018.
- Record breaker - On 2 May 2020, Hafþór deadlifted 501 kilograms (1,105 lb) under strongman rules at his gym in Iceland and refereed by Magnús Ver Magnússon.
This achievement was televised live by ESPN, and surpassed Eddie Hall's strongman deadlift record of 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) set in 2016.
- Acting career - Hafþór was cast as Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane for the 4th season of the HBO series Game of Thrones in August 2013.
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 became the first actor to portray Clegane in more than one continuous season with his appearances in seasons 4 through 8.
Hafþór was cast for the role of Mongkut in the 2017 film Kickboxer: Retaliation.
He played the lead role in the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire during their debut season in 2015, appearing as "King Thor", the leader of a Viking raiding party intent on capturing the city of Amman.
- Endorsements - Hafþór is a brand ambassador for SodaStream, a company involved in manufacture of a device for making carbonated water at home.
He has appeared in advertisements of the brand promoting environmental awareness and collaborated in one with fellow Game of Thrones actor Hannah Waddingham (who played Septa Unella).
- Icelandic Mountain Vodka production - In 2016, Hafþór co-founded the spirits brand Icelandic Mountain Vodka.
The main focus of the company is a seven-time distilled Icelandic vodka, as well as having a gin production.
Health - Hafþór and his former girlfriend Andrea have spoken about his occasional sleep troubles after a heavy meal due to his body weight.
In March 2017, he was diagnosed with Bell's palsy.
Trivia - Hafþór has several tattoos including those in relation to Norse deities and the Viking culture.
He also has a tattoo of Jón Páll Sigmarsson on his calf.
Personal life - Hafþór has a daughter, Theresa Líf, with his former girlfriend Thelma Björk Steimann.
Until early 2017, he was in a relationship with Andrea Sif Jónsdóttir whom he met at a gym.
They lived together in Reykjavik. In an online video interview by Mulligan Brothers published 21 December 2019, Hafþór lamented not having seen his daughter in three years.
Since late 2017, Hafþór had been dating Kelsey Henson, a Canadian waitress.
The two met when Hafþór was in Alberta, Canada for a strongman competition and visited the bar where Henson worked. The couple garnered attention for the difference in their respective heights, as Henson is 157 cm.
On 21 October 2018, Hafþór announced that he and Henson had married.
On 11 April 2020, Hafþór announced on his Instagram page that he and Henson were expecting their first child together.
- Social media stats as of May 2020:
- 82.1K followers on Twitter
- 775K followers on Facebook
- 458K subscribers on YouTube
- 3.2M fans on Instagram
Hafthor Bjornsson Social Media Accounts
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Last update: 12 May 2020
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