EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau looks around admiringly at the expansive space of the Sofitel Downtown Dubai's Royal Suite, silently comparing it to his more modest room on a different floor. He jokes that he’ll be having words with the hotel manager about an upgrade.
The Danish actor, famed for playing the role of Jamie Lannister the world's biggest TV show Game of Thrones, joined us on location to shoot the cover for our May issue. While we sort through different outfits for the morning, a stylist gets to work on a haircut; he’s been back-to-back with press and filming up until his arrival in Dubai for The Middle East Film & Comic Con and hasn’t had time.
“Just make me look cool, man,” he says....
Above are some behind-the-scene shots from our photoshoot with Mr Coster-Waldau. To see the final version, and to read the article, pick up the May issue of Esquire Middle East. In stores May 1.
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Photography: Mazen Abusrour
Art direction by Cate Warde
Styling: Kate Hazell
Hair: Rebecca Guye at Maria Dowling Salon
Grooming: Emma Gambino at Illumin8 Make-Up Studio
Location: Sofitel Downtown Dubai.