Hillary Busis
June 10, 2011 AT 08:40 PM EDT

Peter Dinklage, who plays witty Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is going to be a father. EW has confirmed that the actor and his wife, theater actress and director Erica Scmidt, are expecting a baby; Us Weekly first reported the news. This will be the couple’s first child. They’ve been married since 2005, when they eloped in Las Vegas.

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