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Danish Game of Thrones star fights for refugees

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Danish Game of Thrones star fights for refugees
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and his Game of Thrones cast mates have teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to help refugees across the world.

The Danish actor and a host of other stars from HBO's ‘Game of Thrones' have taken a break from slaying kings and fighting dragons to team up with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and launch the Rescue Has No Boundaries campaign.

The joint campaign launched by the IRC and ‘Game of Thrones' aims to raise awareness and provide aid to the millions of refugees displaced around the world.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jamie Lannister in the fantasy epic, uses a video released by the IRC to call on the public to donate money to help the estimated 60 million displaced refugees across the world.

 
“Our partnership with HBO and Game of Thrones—which premiered around the same time the war in Syria began—hopes to galvanize the general public to take action and rise up for refugees,” David Miliband, the president and CEO of the IRC, said in a press release. 

In conjunction with the campaign, lucky fans will be offered the opportunity to attend the 'Game of Thrones' season 6 premiere in Los Angeles on April 10th, with flights and a stay in a four-star hotel included. Fans can enter the draw from March 13th till April 5th with a $10 (roughly 70 kroner) donation to the IRC campaign.

Coster-Waldau has played the incestuous ‘King Slayer' since the beginning of the Emmy-award winning show in 2011.

The much anticipated season six will see another acclaimed Danish actor enter the world of Westeros. The star of ‘Borgen' and ‘1864', Pilou Asbæk, will join the 'Game of Thrones' universe as Euron “Crow's Eye” Greyjoy, joining Coster-Waldau and ‘Borgen' co-star Birgitte Hjort Sørensen on the increasing list of Danish actors to star in the hit show.

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