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RIP: Neil Fingleton-Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, 47 Ronan

Neil Fingleton, 36, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Fingleton as The Fisher King in Doctor Who
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Neil Fingleton, 36, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. Fingleton is best remembered for his roles in Doctor Who as the Fisher King in Before the Flood, and on Game of Thrones a the giant Mag the Mighty. He was also known as the tallest man in the UK and the tallest man in the European Union.

Fingleton as Mag the Might
Image: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com

Fingleton had intended to pursue a career in Basketball, attending high school in the United States, but an injury forced him to retire from sports in 2007, and he turned his attention to acting. He appeared in several films and TV series, taking advantage of his height. He appeared with Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronan as the Lovecraftian Samurai, he also worked in stunts and as the stop motion actor for Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also appeared in X-Men: First Class as the Russian General’s Bodyguard. He’s last film was Jupiter Ascending. Away from the big screen, he played the giant Mag the Might on Game of Thrones and appeared in Doctor Who’s Before the Flood.

Our hearts go out to Fingleton’s family and friends. He was a big man, who left a big impression with all of us.

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