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 The Station Agent, Elf, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pixels, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Prince Caspian.
He graduated from Bennington College with a degree in drama.
He made his big screen debut in the 1995 film Living in Oblivion.
He married Erica Schmidt in 2005 and the couple welcomed a daughter named Zelig in 2011.
He co-stars with Maisie Williams on Game of Thrones.