Kristofer Hivju (born December 7, 1978) is a Norwegian film actor, producer and writer, known for his role of Tormund Giantsbane, in the HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones, and Jonas in the 2011 film The Thing. In 2004, he graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Århus, Denmark.
All it took was one glance last week to light up Twitter. Tormund Giantsbane crushing on Brienne of Tarth? It’s the match-up we never knew we wanted, until we did. And in Sunday’s “The Door,” the wildling’s desperately unabashed interest in the warrior continued until Brienne was visibly rolling her eyes. One fan of the storyline is Brienne actress Gwendoline Christie, who says she could barely keep a straight face during Tormund actor Kristofer Hivju’s advances.