(Picture: HBO)Lord Varys has had a constant presence in Game of Thrones ever since the first series.
After initially serving Robert Baratheon, and then Joffrey, he later left King’s Landing with Tyrion Lannister to serve Queen Daenerys.
The character is nicknamed the Eunuch, as well as the Spider because of his web of contacts and spies around Westeros.
He has appeared in every season and has had a close relationship with Tyrion throughout the show.
Here is everything that you need to know about the actor who has played him over the last ten years.
Who plays Lord Varys in Game of Thrones?
Lord Varys is played by Northern Irish actor Conleth Hill.
One of his first acting roles came in 1988 when he played a pupil in the ITV crime drama Boon.
He then had appearances in Casuatly, Medics and The Bill in the early 1990’s.
In 2007 he appeared in six episodes of The lfie and Times of Vivienne Vyle as Jared, followed by a part in Peter’s Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor.
(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Sky Atlantic UK)More recently he has had parts in Foyle’s War Peter Kay’s Car Share and the 12 Monkeys TV series.
The actor usually has a full head of hair, but he has shaved whenever he is filming for Game of Thrones.
Conleth has also appeared in various movies, including the 2015 British thriller A Patch of Fog, and Official Secrets, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.
He has also been involved in numerous stage production in Belfast and London, and he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in 2001 for his performance in Stones in His Pockets.
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