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Conan Stevens

 

  1. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Game of Thrones, TV, 2011. You had to be a big bugger to be Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane...   He  was twice  twice  played by the 7' (2.13 m) Stevens  in 2011, then thrice by the  inch taller) Welshjman Ian Whyte - and finally by the (shorter; 6' 9" (2.06 m) Icelandic giant, Björnsson in the HBO colossus based on George R R Martin’s  fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, following the bloodthirsty family  battles for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Shakespeare without the words.


    PHOTO Mountain range. Conan Stevens was ‘The Mountain’ before Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.       [© HBO]


  2. Ian Whyte, Game of Thrones, TV, 2011-2014. The 7ft tall Aussie (Bolg in The Hobbit) was Ser Gregor Clegane (aka The Mountain) in the first season, but replaced in the second by the inch taller Whyte (a former English basketball international and the 2006  Predator)... who was replaced in turn by shorter (6ft 9ins), Icelandic  Hafpór Júlíus Björnsson in the the next season.
  3. Stephen Dunlevy, Spartacus, TV, 2012. The  highly muscular, 2.13m tall  Australian is the only wrestling champ to work in ballet  with Sydney Dance Company (for five seasons) which led him into movies  as stuntman, and  and eventually, star. However, when he first tried gto join  the Spartacus series, he had to refuse the part of The Egyptian  due to his work on The Hobbit.  He lost nothing as Dunlevy appeared  in five epsioxes - minus any credit!  Stevens later found time for a guest slot as  the  German Sedullus..Awaiting photo

     

     


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