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Kristofer Hivju Has Coronavirus — Meet His Beautiful Wife with Whom He Shares Two Daughters

Aby Rivas
Mar 28, 2020
08:30 A.M.
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“Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju has been sitting in isolation for almost two weeks after revealing he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He said he and his family are “in good health.”


Kristofer Hivju is better known for his role as the fan-favorite leader of the wildlings, Tormund Giantsbane, on HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.”

Kristofer Hivju attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village during Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020 in Park City, Utah. | Photo: GettyImages


He played the character from season 3 all through the end of the series in 2019 and spent a lot of time away from his home in Norway while filming the show. However, his lovely wife and kids visited him on set regularly.


Kristofer, whose parents and grandmother were also popular actors in their homeland, has been married to Gry Molvær Hivju for four years, and they will be celebrating their fifth anniversary this August.

The couple saw Kristofer’s time in “Game of Thrones” as an educational and enjoyable period for their girls.

Kristofer Hivju and Gry Molvær Hivju attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: GettyImages


However, the couple has been together for a long time, and they share two adorable daughters, who are now 10 and 11 years old.

Gry is a Norwegian producer, filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Volda University College and has also studied international politics and political science.

In addition to that, she has a degree in art studies from the Einar Granum Art School and was part of the NRK’s “MasterClass” program for selected talents in directing and producing.


She has worked as a program manager on the science show “Schrödinger’s cat” and also contributed to NRK’s news section.


Gry is also a documentary-maker. She has directed “Bankskøyta” and “Bit Ballerina Bulldog,” which was nominated in the “Best Documentary of the Year” category at the Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF).

The 49-year-old has also offered commentary and has been a script consultant on other projects. And recently, she was credited as a producer on Kristofer’s TV series “Twin,” where he plays twins Erik and Adam.


Gry is now head of a production company called Tindefilm alongside Kristofer and two more partners.

The couple enjoys working together, and they recently took part in a documentary series for NRK about food waste titled “Matsjokket,” or “Food Shock.”


Kristofer was at the chiropractor's when an American journalist called him to know how accurate were the rumors about his casting in “Game of Thrones.”


At the time, the now 41-year-old actor was auditioning for “Vikings,” but fans that were familiar with his work had been pushing online for the producers of the HBO show to consider him for the role of Tormund.

The noise was such that Kristofer’s agent eventually met with “Game of Thrones” casting director Nina Gold. After watching his picture and a perfect audition, Kristofer became part of the vast Universe of G.R.R Martin.

However, accepting the role in the series was not a decision that Kristofer took alone. Gry was very involved in the process, mainly because their daughters were toddlers when he entered the series.


“You need a support system to carry out six years in the way we have done,” Gry told Norwegian magazine VG. “It wouldn’t have happened without very dedicated grandparents.”


While Kristofer spent a lot of time in Belfast, where his scenes were filmed, Gry made sure to bring the girls around whenever it was possible so they could enjoy the experience as a family.


“The most important thing for us is to have continuity for our girls as well,” Gry added. “We have the exact same time bracket as everyone else; we only have it in several time zones.”

The couple saw Kristofer’s time in “Game of Thrones” as an educational and enjoyable period for their girls.

Now that the series is over, Kristofer has continued working non-stop. His most recent projects include the films “Downhill” and “Mango: Lifes Coincidences,” and the series “Beck.”



After announcing on March 16 that he tested positive for coronavirus, Kristofer has been staying at home in Norway and encouraging everyone to follow the indications to avoid spreading the virus even more.

The actor said he and his family are in isolation and will be for as long as it takes, and mentioned they are all in “good health” and he only presented mild symptoms.

“Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals,” he added. “Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy!”


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