Kristofer Hivju is a Norwegian actor. His acting career started in the early 2000s in his native Norway. During his beginnings, he acted on some TV shows. His first film was in the Norwegian horror movie Rovdyr. His first international project was the science-fiction horror movie The Thing. He next appeared as a minor character in the Hollywood film After Earth. He next starred in the Swedish film Turist. In 2013, he became further known among international audience after landing the role of Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones. He’s been part of the main cast since season 4.