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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Iceland
Height 6' 8¾" (2.05 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player.

On 31 January 2015, Björnsson beat a 1000-year-old record set by Orm Storolfsson at the World's Strongest Viking competition in Norway, where he carried a 10 m (33 ft) long 650 kg (1,430 lb) log for five steps

Hafþór was cast as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane for the fourth season of the HBO series 'Game of Thrones (2011)' in August 2013. This was his first main acting role, and 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 season with his appearances in season 5.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Family (2)

Spouse Kelsey Henson (24 August 2018 - present)
Parents Ragnheidur Margret Juliusdottir
Bjorn Thor Reynisson

Trade Mark (2)

Towering height
Extremely muscular build.

Trivia (9)

Hafthor Bjornsson competes in the World's Strongest Man competition. He actually began as a basketball player until a knee injury at 20 years old forced him to consider other options. He was Iceland's Strongest Man in 2011 and 2012. He was a top three finalist in the World's Strongest Man in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2014 he missed out on winning the competition by only half a point.
On February 1, 2015, Björnsson broke a 1,000-year-old legendary weightlifting record by carrying a 32-foot (9.7 m), 1,433 lb (650 kg) log for five steps at the annual World's Strongest Viking competition in Norway. The record was set in the late 900s by Orm Storulfsson who according to legend carried the mast of the Ormrinn Langi, a Viking longship, for three steps before breaking his back.
Despite playing the older brother of Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, he's actually 19 years younger than Rory McCann who plays The Hound.
He is the shortest and youngest actor to play Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on Game of Thrones (2011).
The third actor to portray Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane on Game Of Thrones. He's also the only actor to play him in more than one season.
In March 2018 he set a world record at the Arnold Strongman Classic by deadlifting 1,041 lb (472 kg).
In keeping with Icelandic tradition, Björnsson is not a family name but a patronymic, meaning that his father was named Björn. Were he a woman, this would be Björnsdottir.
In October 2018, he announced that he married fitness model Kelsey Henson. According to his wife's social media accounts, the actual wedding took place in August 2018.
His wife Kelsey is 5 feet 2 inches, making her just over a foot and a half shorter than he is.

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