Place of Birth: Oslo, Norway
Date of Birth: 7 December, 1978
Kristofer Hivju is a Norwegian actor, producer, and writer. He is known for playing Giantsbane on the series Game of Thrones, among many other roles in both Norway and English-speaking productions. Kristofer is the son of actors Erik Hivju and Lieselotte Holmene. His cousin is actress, director, and screenwriter Isabelle Nanty. He is married to Gry Molvær Hivju, with whom he has two children.
Kristofer’s paternal grandfather was Einar Brun Hansen/Hivju (the son of Martin Anton Hansen and Hanna Fredrikke Dorthea Brun). Einar was born in Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway. Martin was the son of Anton Thode Hansen and Anna Martha Sandberg. Hanna was the daughter of Paul Emil Reisner Brun and Christence “Christine” Andersdatter Brun.
Kristofer’s paternal grandmother was Inger Worren (the daughter of Olai Johannes Klausson Vorren/Worren and Antonette Karoline Andreassen). Inger was born in Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal. Olai was the son of Klaus Askildsson Støle/Vorren and Karen Eriksdotter Vorren. Antonette was the daughter of Søren Christian Andreassen.
Kristofer’s maternal grandfather was named Karl Fredrik Mathisen. Karl was born in Larvik, Vestfold.
Kristofer’s maternal grandmother was Ingrid Holmene (the daughter of Arthur Christian Holmene and Anne Severine Hansdatter). Ingrid was born in Larvik, Vestfold.
Source: Genealogy of Kristofer Hivju – https://www.geni.com