Kristian Nairn Poster


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Overview (1)

Height 6' 10½" (2.1 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kristian Nairn is a Northern Irish Actor and Musician. He is a successful DJ, having performed alongside acts such as the Scissor Sisters. He has worked Worldwide. Game of Thrones marks Nairn's first major acting role. He plays the role of the enigmatic fan favorite character, Hodor. He also appeared as a guest on episode 37 of the comedy podcast the Yogpod, discussing his role in a Game Of Thrones with the hosts Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: M0NG00S3

Trade Mark (2)

Grey hair.
Towering height.

Trivia (3)

Neurological experts who are fans of the show have speculated that Nairn's character on Game of Thrones (2011) suffers from Expressive Aphasia, in which sufferers can be fully literate, and know & understand everything said to them, but can only speak as little as one or two words, either due to a stroke, aneurysm, head trauma, or other neurological damage to a part of the brain known as Broca's Area (an alternate term for the condition is Broca's Aphasia). Ironically, considering he only repeats "Hodor" on screen, Nairn is known for being quite verbose off-screen.
A self-confessed "Comic-Con"-type nerd, he is a big fan of comic books and the genres of science-fiction, fantasy and horror in films & TV. Is also an accomplished DJ, having DJ'd at clubs and private parties all over the world.
In an interview given in 2015, Nairn admitted that when he is not playing the role of the lovable giant 'Hodor' on Game of Thrones, he is very much into the MMO World of Warcraft, even going so far as getting the "Horde" symbol tattooed on his arm.

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