Screen actor known for his role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones. He also starred in the British film version of the comedy Death at a Funeral and played roles in such films as X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
He starred in the indie film The Station Agent.
He co-starred with Maisie Williams on Game of Thrones.
He graduated from Bennington College with a degree in drama.
He married Erica Schmidt in 2005; the couple welcomed a daughter in 2011.