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    Which Game of Thrones Star Is Going to Be a Dad?

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sean Bean, Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones Helen Sloan/HBO

    An heir is on the way.

    As if Game of Thrones didn't have enough characters to keep up with on camera, one of its scene-stealing standouts is planning on adding a key plot thread to life behind the scenes.

    That's right, not only does this fellow have a critically acclaimed hit show on HBO, but he's also got a baby on the way! Who's going to be mighty busy during the off-season?

    GALLERY: Famous Families

    Congratulations to Peter Dinklage and his wife, theater director Erica Schmidt! The duo have been married since 2005 and are expecting their first child together, the actor's rep confirms to E! news.

    Dinklage, who will be 42 on Saturday, has been singled out by critics for his portrayal of the roguish Tyrion Lannister, who may not be as exalted as his sister the queen or his brother the knight, but who usually manages to outwit whomever stands between him and what he wants.

    Game of Thrones, which premiered in April, has already been renewed for a second season.

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