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Hafthor Julius Bjornsson to play The Mountain in Game of Thrones

Story by Jack Foley

ICELANDIC actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is to play The Mountain – aka Gregor Clegane – in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The actor will become the third person to play the character, following in the footsteps of Conan Stevens (for two episodes in season one) and Ian Whyte (season 2).

Bjornsson confirmed the news via Twitter, saying: “For all my fans! I am happy to tell you that I will be THE MOUNTAIN In season 4 In Game Of Thrones :)”

The character of Gregor – the gigantic knight – did not appear in season three but, according to George RR Martin’s source novels, should have an expanded role in the upcoming fourth season, which is expected to return next year on HBO (2014) – and on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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