The Wildling gigantic sacrificed his life in this week"s Game of Thrones to defeat evil Ramsay Bolton"s hordes.

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But that is the guy behind the monster? "Wun Wun" - as he"s affectionally well-known - has actually been played by actor Ian Whyte because seakid 5"s "Hardhome".

Quite a difference, eh?

Welsh actor and stuntguy Whyte might loomover the average guy - he"s7ft 1in (2.16m) tall - however it takes a combination of prostheticsand computer effects to transdevelop him right into the towering Wun Wun.

And if you think you recognise Whyte sans make-up, that"s because he formerly played another major function on GoT.

Back in seaboy 2, he starred asGregorClegane, stepping in forConan Stevens, who"d firstillustrated the terrifying brute.

Whyte later on handed the mantle of The Mountain over toHafþór Júlíus Björnschild - now the longest-serving Ser Gregor, with10 episodes to his name.

Whyte"s likewise appeared onVideo Game of Thrones- aobtain, completely unrecognisable - as a White Walker, while his credits external of HBO"s fantasy hit includeplaying the Predators in 2004"sAlien vsPredator and also its 2007 sequel, and showing up asone of the "Engineer"aliensin 2012"sPrometheus.

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