"Storms come and go, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling."
Who'd not recognize the man who delivered this famous dialogue in Game of Thrones? Of course, it is Lord Varys.
Varys, a lot of times, has been referred to 'the spider' or as an incompetent person, and because of this, the Master of Whisperers on the Small Council was recently forced to flee King's Landing along with Tyrion Lannister in GoT.
Manipulator by his behavior, the character of Lord Varys is presented with such a perfection, that sometimes we forget that there's an actor who's playing the character. Most of the people don't even know the name of the actor who plays Lord Varys. Well, he is Conleth Hill.
And as a matter of fact, he's not bald. The real life of Lord Varys as Conleth Hill is a hairy deal.
Fun facts about Lord Varys: In the TV series, Varys has some added heroic qualities in comparison to the book. For instance, in the series, it was not right to oppose the Kingslayer, Varys acted much more willing to follow Jaime's plan to rescue Tyrion, while in the books he was reluctant to do so.
In the book, there's mention of the child servants of Varys who've their tongues cut out, but in the series, there's not even the slightest hint of it.
Varys' disclosure that he serves the realm along with his claim of loyalty towards Targaryens is quite odd. Even fans do believe that Varys has secret motives. It was Varys who fueled the insanity to Aerys II, even when he knew that he's becoming dangerous for the realm. It was only Varys who prevented the peaceful removal of Mad King by Rhaegar, which resulted in the overthrow of Targaryen dynasty.
Some fans believe in the theory that Lord Varys is loyal to the Blackfyres, a cadet part of Targaryens established by Daemon Blackfyre, one of Aegon IV's legitimised scoundrels.
It is said that Blackfyres were apparently wiped out when Ser Barristan Selmy slew 'the monstrous' Blackfyre in 260 AC. However, Illyrio Mopatis was spotted telling Tyrion Lannister that this was the end of man line of House Blackfyres. It means, Blackfyres didn't vanish, and they survived in the female lines.
The name Varys also sounds a little like Targaryen. It's a modern theory that it could be possible Lord Varys shaves his head to hide his Targaryen hair.
Fun facts about Conleth Hill: Unfortunate but true that nobody used to recognize Conleth Hill as a Hollywood actor but his prominent portrayal of Lord Varys and Game of Thrones popularity has made him a global icon.
Conleth performing in several television dramas and films has already set him as an actor in the industry. From his profession of an actor, he earns a fair amount of salary and has a net worth of about $2 million.
He has won Laurence Olivier Theatre Award 2001 in Best Acor category for his performance in "Stones in His Pockets" at the New Ambassadors and New York's Theatre.
Conleth Hill also won the nomination for Broadway's Tony Award in Best Actor category (Play) for the same "Stones in His Pockets."
But again in 2005, actor Conleth Hill won his second Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. It was given for his character in 'The Producers'.
Actor Conleth Hill is yet to win an Emmy or any other award for his outstanding acting in Game of Thrones as Lord Varys.
However, Conleth Hill's brother, Ronan Hill has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his work on the sound designing for the show none other than, Game of Thrones.
Well, the character of Lord Varys is performed with such intensity, that most of the times we as an audience forget to appreciate the actor behind it.
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