Was the actor who played Ser Gregor Clegane dubbed by another actor during his most important dialogue in season 4 of Game of Thrones?

During his most important lines, he seemed almost too good to be true compared to the guy reciting lines in the previous episode - "who am I fighting?". Also there is the fact that the actor who played Ser Gregor is not a professional actor but actually a World's Strongest Man competitor.

  • IMDB describes him as an actor... but his only other role listed is as "Big Jon - Icelandic Viking Squad" in some Icelandic zombie movie... imdb.com/name/nm5491087/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t33 Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 21:32
  • I don't know but you can find videos of him online where he's speaking English fairly fluently. I'm sure he could handle a line or two. Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 17:16

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It seems he was dubbed over by Richard Ridings, but I haven't been able to pin this down completely.

  • In this forum thread, two people say they asked Ridings himself in person and he said yes, he did do a dub-over for Gregor Clegane, at least when Hafthor Bjornsson was playing him and probably for Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte as well.

  • Another user on the same discussion thread says this was mentioned on Ridings's IMDb page, but it doesn't seem to be there any more.

  • A comment on this Youtube video (I know, I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel here) says Ridings must have overdubbed Gregor Clegane's voice even though he's not credited for it anywhere.

Finally, in this article from before Series 4 aired, it is noted that Bjornsson speaks English with a strong Icelandic accent, and speculated that his voice may be dubbed over if he gets any dialogue (which he did).

  • I came to this exact conclusion myself just forgot to post the answer. If you listen to Ridings other voice work, he sounds very much like Sir Gregor in that scene.
    – Ser Pounce
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 18:44

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