Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju

Highest Rated: 94% Force majeure (2014)

Lowest Rated: 12% After Earth (2013)

Birthday: Dec 7, 1978

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Kristofer Hivju was a Norwegian actor who was best known for portraying the character Tormund Giantsbane on the epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-19). Born and raised in Oslo, Norway, Hivju was exposed to the acting profession at a very young age. His father was Erik Hivju and mother Lieselotte Holmene-both respected film and TV actors in Norway. So for Hivju, the thought of making a living portraying other people on screen always seemed like something he could do. Having watched his parents in movies and on TV his entire life, Hivju decided to follow in their footsteps. He attended the Russian Academy of Theater Arts in Moscow in the early 2000s, and it was there that he learned the acting craft firsthand from some of the most world's most renowned teachers. After graduating from the Academy in 2004, Hivju embarked on his own professional acting career. He began landing small parts on Norwegian TV shows, and eventually nabbed some film roles, among them "Manhunt" (2008), "The Thing" (2011), "After Earth" (2013), and "Force Majeure" (2014). Then in 2013 Hivju landed his breakout role as Tormund Giantsbane on HBO's immensely popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones." Hivju began portraying Giantsbane during the third season of the series and appeared in all subsequent seasons up until the series finale in May of 2019. During his time on "Game of Thrones," Hivju also kept up with his film acting by nabbing big parts in the action films "The Last King" (2016) and "The Fate of the Furious" (2017). After "Game of Thrones" ended in May of 2019, Hivju began appearing in the Scandinavian TV series "TWIN" (Nrk, 2019- ). In addition to starring in the series, Hivju was also the co-creator. "TWIN" began appearing on Norwegian television in the fall of 2019.

Highest rated movies

Force majeure
The Last King
In Order of Disappearance
The Fate of the Furious Downhill The Thing After Earth




No Score Yet No Score Yet Distant Dwayne (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cocaine Bear Unknown (Character) - 2023
37% 14% Downhill Michel (Character) $8.3M 2020
67% 72% The Fate of the Furious Rhodes (Character) $225.7M 2017
89% 44% The Last King Torstein (Character) $8.6K 2016
86% 73% In Order of Disappearance Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 78% In Order of Disappearance Strike - Stig Erik Smith (Character) $49.3K 2014
94% 76% Force majeure Mats (Character) $1.4M 2014
No Score Yet 57% Operation Arctic Fangstmann (Character) - 2014
12% 36% After Earth Security Chief (Character) $60.5M 2013
34% 42% The Thing Jonas (Character) $16.9M 2011


No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck Steinar Hovland (Character) 2006-2007 2012 2015-2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 88% DuckTales Jormungandr (Guest Voice) 2020
89% 85% Game of Thrones Tormund Giantsbane (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2013-2017 2019
No Score Yet 63% The Lion Guard Kenge (Guest Voice) 2017