American actor Peter Dinklage has amassed many newfound fans and popularity after his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s recent popular TV series Game of Thrones. In 2011, Peter received both a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. His rise to fame has seen him featured in some of today’s major publications including cover photo shoots and stories for Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone magazines.
Before becoming the prominent star of Game of Thrones, the talented actor first found success with his small role as the talented author Miles Finch in Will Ferrell’s lovable Christmas classic Elf. Peter has made appearances in hit TV shows including Entourage, several episodes on the FX drama Nip/Tuck, and a cameo appearance on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2013. His breakthrough performance would come in 2003 as Finbar McBride in The Station Agent; nominating Peter for over 8 major awards including 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2005, he starred in the CBS TV series Threshold which would only run for 1 season before Peter was cast in his newest gig Game of Thrones.
The keynotes by Peter Dinklage focus on inspiring people to strive towards their goals and to fight through the struggles they will invariably face. As an actor, he spent many years poor, working a job he hated so he could have a place to live while trying to make it as an actor, but he never gave up his goal and eventually became the paid actor he wanted to be. He encourages others to do the same.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
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