Britain’s tallest man, Neil Fingleton, died Sunday at age 36. The seven-foot-seven actor played basketball in the United States before taking on roles from Game of Thrones’ Mag the Mighty to Doctor Who, Age of Ultron, X-Men: First Class, and Jupiter Ascending, as we reported earlier this week.
The VFX in Game of Thrones is consistently great for a TV show, with some scenes rivaling the very best of any visual medium. And this past season’s battle (or massacre) at Hardhome between the White Walkers and wights vs The Night’s Watch and the wildlings might very well be the best we’ve seen. At the very least, it’s the most visually impressive battle scene the series has given us given all the moving parts. Here’s how they made it.