He may be one of the most popular characters on the most popular series on television, but acting is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Peter Dinklage's talents.

The man who plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones has revealed that he was once in a New York punk band called Whizzy, and they were fairly raucous by the sounds of it, too.

"I was in a band called Whizzy for many years in New York. We were this punk-funk-rap band," he told Playboy. "We played a show at CBGB, and I was jumping around onstage and got accidentally kneed in the temple. I was like Sid Vicious, just bleeding all over the stage. Blood was going everywhere. I just grabbed a dirty bar napkin and dabbed my head and went on with the show."

He added: "We didn't care much at the time about personal safety. We were smoking and drinking during our shows, and one time my bass player fell off the back of his amp because he passed out. It was one of those bands."

Pics have emerged on Twitter of Dinklage fronting the band, and needless to say GoT fans are only delighted...