Kristian Nairn is a Northern Irish actor and musician. He is a successful DJ and has performed globally alongside acts such as the Scissor Sisters. Nairn's first major acting role was playing the recurring role of Hodor in HBO’s juggernaut series Game of Thrones. Initially appearing as a guest star in the first season, Kristian returned in this role for the second, third and fourth seasons. Game of Thrones has obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base. It received widespread acclaim by critics, and the series has won numerous awards and nominations — including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in Long Form, and a Peabody Award. Among the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Tyrion Lannister.