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Welcome to NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU ONLINE @ nikolajcosterwaldau.org an online resource dedicated to Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Currently being seen as Ser Jaime Lannister on the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones, Nikolaj has a varied film and television history. Included are the series New Amsterdam, Virtuality, and Blekingegade. Nikolaj's films include Mama, Black Hawk Down, Wimbledon, Vildspor in which Nikolaj wrote and directed, Enigma, Kingdom of Heaven, The Baker, A Thousand Times Goodnight, Gods of Egypt, Nattevagten and soon to be seen in Nattevagten 2. Nikolaj has also been named the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness and support United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, an action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. If you're a fan of Nikolaj's please make this your best choice for all things pertaining to his career. This site has an explicit NO CANDIDS policy.

Cute article on GAME OF THRONES ‘dads’ from NBC on this Father’s Day.

Good dads are rarer than dragons on ‘Game of Thrones’

Dragons. Swords. Battles. Adventures. Castles. “Game of Thrones” has plenty of these, but it also has a lot of fathers. And like the other characters that fill out the series, the dads are human — in other words, they’re flawed.

No one’s perfect no matter how hard they might try, but in the world of “Thrones,” it’s obvious that some papas try a heck of a lot harder than others to be as close to being the perfect dad as possible. So as we raise a sword in honor of all dads, we take a look at the fathers of “GoT” to see who deserves an extra hug and kiss on the cheek.

The good
It’s a little sad to say, but there are really only two truly good dads on “Game of Thrones”: Ned Stark and Davos Seaworth, and papas out there can certainly look to these two as examples of how to parent.

Both men clearly love their children and have their best interests at heart. The illiterate Onion Knight was born incredibly poor, and worked as a smuggler who slowly rose to the ranks of King Stannis’ Hand by being loyal and honest — good virtues, both. Everything he did, he did so that his sons could have a better life than he had, and become the educated lords he hopes for them to be.

As for Ned Stark, in a world where sons are valued over daughters, he loved all of his children equally regardless of their gender, whether they were trueborn or not. He accepted his kids as they were and encouraged them to follow their passions. (How many dads in Westeros would let their little girls learn the art of sword fighting over embroidery and songs?) When unpleasant life lessons came up, he didn’t shy away. And perhaps most important, through his actions, he taught them that it is always best to do what is right and honorable — even if that meant literally losing one’s head.

The mediocre
Forgot Stannis Baratheon is a daddy, did you? It’s pretty easy to do, seeing as how daughter Shireen is hidden away. (Is it because of her greyscale? Teach her that looks aren’t everything!) But it does appear that he loves the little girl, despite rarely seeing her. And don’t forget he fathered the shadow assassin — thanks to Melisandre — a creature that soon killed his brother Renley.

The bad
It almost seems silly to count Robert Baratheon and Jaime Lannister as dads. Yes, they fathered children — a lot of children, in King Robert’s case — but that was about it. Neither man actually parented much. (Though we suppose Jaime had a good excuse for not stepping up, seeing as how incest and treason are frowned upon.) When the king did do his fatherly duties, it was obvious he’d rather be off drinking and hunting. He didn’t bother to teach “his” royal kids right from wrong, and left the realm with Mad King Joffrey upon his death. And “Uncle” Jaime never had much to do with his “niece” and “nephews” at all.

Then there’s Randyll Tarly. Sure, viewers haven’t met him, but they’ve heard of him through son Sam, a member of the Night’s Watch. And it’s Sam’s presence on The Wall that makes Lord Tarly such a bad dad. As the well-read crow tells Jon Snow in season one, the mighty lord was disgusted that his firstborn son was more interested in books than manlier pastimes, and gave him a choice between The Wall or a “hunting accident.” Way to love your kid unconditionally.

Bad dads can’t be discussed without a mention of Tywin Lannister, the biggest lion of Casterly Rock. Some might argue he’s beyond bad, that he’s the baddest of the bad, but hear us out about why he’s merely just plain bad. Yes, he’s a power-hungry lord who very obviously plays favorites with his children. (Is your name Jaime? No? Sorry, he doesn’t really care about you.) But everything he does, he does to secure power, wealth and glory for Lannisters. ALL Lannisters. That includes Tyrion, whom he very clearly despises. And as much as he might hate his youngest son, he not only let the child live (albeit blaming him for his beloved wife’s death as she birthed Tyrion), but let him live as a lord. That’s got to count for something.

The worst
Yes, there really are worse dads than Tywin on “Game of Thrones,” and their names are Balon Greyjoy and Craster. (You nearly forgot about them, didn’t you?)

Balon at first didn’t seem too terrible. He obviously loves and supports his daughter, Yara, who is anything but a traditional lady. But the same affection was denied son Theon, whom he considers more Stark than Greyjoy despite the young man’s sacking of Winterfell to regain his father’s love. Even worse, when Ramsay Bolton sent captive Theon’s manhood back to his papa, Balon declared that since his son can no longer further the Greyjoy line, he was useless. Harsh.

As bad a dad as the Lord of Pyke is, Craster could beat him for title of the worst. The wildling fathers daughters of his wives, and when the girls are old enough, marries them and sires more daughters to repeat the endless cycle. As for the boys he fathers, they face an even more dire future: Craster leaves them in the snowy woods for the White Walkers to take. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

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Here finally is the media for Nikolaj’s recent episode of GAME OF THRONES. Finally an episode with Jaime. I’d have to say he was in good form with Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) in this episode. He also met Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). I think I now know what Nikolaj meant when he said this was his best acting job to date. Jaime’s dialogue was perfect and Nikolaj delivered it pitch perfect. I loved his sarcasm with the “Dead Ned” part. I know it’s not nice but how Nikolaj performed it…sublime. A strong thank you has to go to Michelle Fairley for her strong performance as Catelyn. Without her I don’t think the scene would have been a potent. It was her reaction to Nikolaj that upped the “game” as it were. A special shout out too for four of Nikolaj’s co-stars. The first set of “thank yous” need to go to Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) for their excellence in the Harrenhal scenes. I’m loving their story so much. Anything to see Charles Dance is a good thing. Adding in Amazing Maisie just made it that much more special. The other kudos needs to go to Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister Baratheon) for their scene involving the discussion of Jaime. Honourable mention must also go to Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) for his crazy turn. I really do think he’s come into his own. Problem is: I feel another death on the horizon. Yep, I think it’s going to be Theon.

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Day two of the GAME OF THRONES countdown continues with episode ten Fire And Blood. Here Nikolaj as Jaime Lannister is held captive by Robb Stark (Richard Madden) when after the news of the beheading of Ned Stark (Sean Bean) at King’s Landing reaches The North, Ned’s widow Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) confronts Jaime with a rock to the head. I loved the dialogue between Jaime and Catelyn, delivered so beautifully by Nikolaj and Michelle Fairley:

Jaime Lannister: If your gods are real, if they’re just, why is the world so full of injustice?

Catelyn Stark: Because of men like you.

Jaime Lannister: There are no men like me. Only me.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister from the GAME OF THRONES episode Fire And Blood. Here Jaime is attacked by Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) over the death of her husband Ned (Sean Bean) and the crippling of her son Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright).

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In the latest in the countdown to the season two premiere of GAME OF THRONES, we have episode nine Baelor. Nikolaj as Jaime Lannister is captured by Robb Stark’s (Richard Madden) army and taken hostage to use as a bargaining chip with King’s Landing in order to get Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) returned. However, it is too late for Ned who has already been beheaded by the Little Caligula-like emperor Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) contrary to his mother Cersi’s (Lena Headey) wishes.

Nikolaj as Jaime Lannister is captured by Robb Stark's (Richard Madden) army and taken hostage to use as a bargaining chip with King's Landing in order to get Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) returned. However, it is too late for Ned who has already been beheaded by the Little Caligula-like emperor Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) contrary to his mother Cersi's (Lena Headey) wishes.

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For today’s continuation of the countdown I give you a pivotal scene in GAME OF THRONES episode five The Wolf and the Lion where Jaime faces off against Ned Stark (Sean Bean) at King’s landing. Here Jaime ruthlessly ends the life of Jory Cassel (Jamie Sives) in retaliation for Catelyn Stark’s (Michelle Fairley) capture of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in a confrontation with Ned Stark's -- Sean Bean --  men at King's Landing. Here Jaime brutally ends the life of Jory Cassel -- Jamie Sives.

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