Game of Thrones star thanks people of Northern Ireland during awards speech

Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has thanked the people of Northern Ireland for putting up with him and his co-stars for nine years.

The Tyrion Lannister actor made his comments during a speech at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

The star won the award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

Peter Dinklage

It was the seventh time he had been nominated for the award.

During his speech he told the Los Angeles audience that the people of Northern Ireland deserve a special thank you – along with his wife and Game of Thrones co-stars.

He said: “I would like to thank the people of Northern Ireland who put up with us for nine years.

“I would also like to thank everybody at table 9 and 10 over there. We put up with each other for nine years.

“Finally, I’d like to thank my wife who put up with me for more than nine years but who lived in a place far away from home but made it home.”

Much of Game of Thrones was shot in Northern Ireland. Perhaps the most iconic filming location was the Dark Hedges, which was used as the King’s Road in the show.

During the hit show’s run it filmed in several locations in Northern Ireland including Counties Down, Antrim and Derry.

Several cast members of Game of Thrones have spoken about the beauty of Northern Ireland.

In 2018, Tourism NI announced that Game of Thrones producers were opening film locations to the public.

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