Actor Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones / Black Sails / The Umbrella Academy) is coming to Ghent!

FACTS welcomes its next guest actor (April 6-7 in Flanders Expo)

When looking at Tom Hopper's acting career, the word 'skyrocket' comes to mind. Especially when your 'humble beginnings' lie in top-notch series like Doctor Who and when you've been a part of huge productions such as Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Merlin and the recent Netflix hit series The Umbrella Academy. FACTS is therefore honoured to announce Tom Hopper as its next guest actor for its Spring Edition, on April 6-7 in Flanders Expo Ghent.

Although an actor from the year 1985 is considered pretty young in the actor world, Tom Hopper's track record is certainly nothing to snease at. To name just a few big productions: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, the very enjoyable 2008 Merlin series, Black Sails and The Umbrella Academy, together with Ellen Page.

The Umbrella Academy is a new Netflix hype, an adaptation of the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Tom Hopper beautifully portrays Luther Hargreeves, aka Number 1 / Space Guy, the man with superhuman strength. It's as if he's never done anything else but perform in lead roles.

He has of course had lots of practice in Black Sails, where he had the lead role of Billy Bones for 4 seasons straight, and in Merlin, where he portrayed the famous medieval knight character Sir Percival from 2010 until the end of the series in 2012.

In the massive production of Game of Thrones, he convincingly portrays Dickon Tarly, brother of Samwell Tarly, in season 7.

Want to meet this amazing actor? Then join us on April 6-7 in Flanders Expo Ghent for FACTS Spring 2019, where Tom Hopper will be ready for autographs, photoshoots and panels on both days of the FACTS weekend. 


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FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con, is the biggest pop culture event of the Benelux, where movies, series, games and superheroes come to life. Twice a year, FACTS transforms the halls of Flanders Expo in Ghent into a magical spectacle, with Hollywood stars, international artists, thousands of fans dressed up as fictional characters and enough surprising activities to keep your mouths watering for a whole weekend. 

FACTS has been around since 1993 and has over 25 years of know-how in the comic con world. On top of that, FACTS is backed by ‘Heroes’, a European network of 11 pop culture events spread across Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The Belgian event ‘Made in Asia’, for example, is one of those sibling events.

The next FACTS is held on October 19-20, 2019, in Flanders Expo Ghent. If you’re even remotely a fan of fantasy, science fiction, comics, anime, cosplay, video games, board games, films and TV series, then FACTS is an event you don’t want to miss.

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