Mark Stevens, best known by his alias and nickname Conan Stevens, is a former professional wrestler, writer, and actor. He is perhaps most known for his role Gregor Clegane a.k.a. ‘The Mountain’ in the hit HBO TV series Game Of Thrones. He has also appeared in the Hobbit movie ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’, which had a rating of 7.5 on IMDb.

The Australian actor enrolled himself in the University of Newcastle (the Australian city, not the English one) and studied acting there. Before going into acting in movies, he joined the Sydney Dance Company and was a part of the hit modern-day ballet titled “Berlin”. The show was so well received that it played for six return seasons at the internationally famous Sydney Opera House. However, Stevens was pursuing another dream the same time as he was doing ballet: professional wrestling.

Working in Australian independent promotions, the seven foot Conan managed to win both a Tag Team title with a partner as well as become a Heavyweight Champion. His dream was to earn a contract in the American wrestling promotion World Championship Wrestling, which at that time was an extremely popular company in Australia having run live shows there. However, he suffered some serious nerve injuries that put a kibosh on his dreams of making it as both a pro wrestler and an action movie star.

He eventually managed to bag a role in a Thailand-based movie titled ‘Powerkids’, a movie aimed at the children. Coincidentally, he starred opposite another Australian pro wrestler in the movie: Nathan Jones, who had a short stint in the WWE, now the premier pro wrestling company in the world. He starred in several Thai films, and his biggest success came with Bangkok Adrenaline, a movie which he not only starred in but also co-produced and wrote the script for.

What started off as a project to simply “showcase some skills” was a successful movie in Thailand and even got a DVD release in international markets. The success of Bangkok Adrenaline and his self-promotion work done via his personal website led him to get an audition for Game of Thrones. H

e was cast as Gregor Clegane or “The Mountain”, a warrior with a propensity for brutality. His role in season 1 of the series is best remembered for literally making the head of Oberyn Martell explode in a battle. He also ended up making an appearance in an action movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as an unnamed Keeper of the Dungeon.

Colton Haynes English Actor

Colton Haynes

Born in Andale, a town in Kansas in the USA on July 13th 1988, Colton Haynes is a notable actor. Colton was born to William Clayton Haynes and Dana Denise. Haynes has two brothers- Joshua and Clinton and a sister- Willow. Colton spent his childhood on a farm and had spent his life in various cities including New Mexico, Florida, and Texas. He did his schooling from Navarre High School in Florida and Andale High School in Kansas. Colton finished his graduation from Samuel Clemens High School located in Texas. Colton started off his acting journey when he was fifteen years old with a photo shoot for an American marketer, Abercrombie & Fitch. After the success of this photo shoot, he went ahead to start modeling for Ralph Lauren, Kira Plastinina, and J.C. Penney. Colton kept working as a model till 2008 and got featured in magazines like Arena and Teen Vogue. In 2007, he starred in the film, ‘Transformers’, for which he didn’t get credits. After that, he did minor roles in the TV shows like The Hills and CSI: Miami. In the year 2007, he worked in a music video titled ‘I Don’t Love You’’ in which he played a small part. Colton also went to give auditions for the movie ‘Twilight’, but he didn’t get the role. After that, he appeared in one episode of the famous TV shows ‘Privileged’ and Pushing Daisies. Always And Forever was the first TV movie in which Colton played a prominent role. In 2009, Colton bagged the part of Shane in the TV series, ‘Look’. The show got canceled and went off the air in the year 2011. He appeared in another TV show, The Gates, in which he essayed Brett Crezski, a werewolf. The show failed to impress the viewers and went off the air after its first season. In 2011, Haynes bagged another pivotal role in the series, Teen Wolf, in which he portrayed the part of Jackson Whittemore. He rose to the pinnacle of fame with this show but quit it after shooting for two seasons. Colton also became popular because of starring in the famous series, ‘Arrow’. But he left the show after working there for three seasons. In 2012, he starred in a music video, Trouble, where he was cast opposite Leona Lewis and played the role of her boyfriend. He worked in another music video, Gold, in the year 2013. After that, he shifted his attention towards singing and even released his own song titled Baby It’s Christmas. Colton also worked in the movie, San Andreas, which released in 2015. The reports revealed that Colton is a gay. Currently, he is shooting for the film, ‘Triumph’.

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Conleth Hill

Born in Ballycastle, a city in County Antrim in Northern Ireland in the UK on 24 November 1964, Conleth Hill is a well-known actor who has worked in several films and TV shows. Conleth has three siblings who are also associated with the film industry. His brother Ronan received two Emmy awards for his work of sound mixing on the popular TV series, Game Of Thrones. Conleth is a graduate of an arts school, Guildhall, located in London where he studied acting. Hill has been more active as a theater artist. Conleth embarked his acting journey with the play, Stones in his Pockets, penned down by Marie Jones. Conleth has acted in many plays and films as well. But theater is just one of the many feathers in his hat. He is a renowned and well-known face in films and TV shows. He has also directed and written plays. Conleth acted in some stage productions including Uncle Vanya, The Producers, Endgame, The Suicide, Juno and the Paycock, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth. In 1988, he appeared in one episode of the TV series, ‘Boon’. After that, he starred in shows like ‘Casualty’ and Blue Heaven. In Casualty, Conleth played Theo and appeared in two episodes. Conleth portrayed Roache in the show, Blue Heaven and worked for seven episodes. Since then he has done guest roles in various shows including The Bill, ‘Medics’, On The Up, ‘Screenplay’, Crown Prosecutor, and much more. His first significant role came in with the movie, A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day (1994). Conleth played Michael in this film, and it was a romantic film which had a good rating of 7 on IMDb. Conleth has worked in famous movies including ‘Intermission’, Meaningful Sex, and ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’. Since 2011, Conleth is working in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, which has a great rating of 9.5 on IMDb. Conleth played the character of Lord Varys in this show and had been there in the series since the very first season. In the season 6, he was seen bonding with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and their bond was immensely appreciated by the viewers. Game of Thrones is a show inspired by the books written by George R.R. Martin. Conleth has also worked in short films like The Shore where he essayed the character of Paddy. He also directed the play, Can’t Forget about You. Conleth won so many awards including Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award and Dora awards. Conleth is 51 years old and still single.

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Conleth Hill English Actor