Game Of Thrones actor surprises Syrian refugee

Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham paid a surprise visit to a teenage Syrian refugee in Germany.

STUTTGART (REUTERS) - Game Of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham paid a surprise visit to a teenage Syrian refugee now in possession of a German visa and living in Stuttgart.

Cunningham first met the 16-year-old in Jordan in early September when he was there as part of a project by the charity World Vision to raise awareness about the plight of refugees.

Hussam fled first to Jordan after his school in Syria was struck by missiles during his final exams.

He is one of more than four million Syrians who have fled the country's war, which began in 2011 and has killed 300,000 people so far.

Hussam said he did not know that Cunningham was a well-known actor, adding: "The ladies told me that he is a big actor and famous actor and oh my God, so then I give him a hug."

According to World Vision, Hussam's father and brother are already legally settled in Germany.

Hussam is now staying in a hotel in Stuttgart with his mother until they find accommodation and the teenager has been teaching himself to speak German.