Former presenter of the BBC's Mastermind quiz show
. Born and schooled in Edinburgh
in 1929, where his father was the Icelandic Consul
at the time. Now spends his time writing (mostly translating Icelandic sagas
) and presenting prizes at events for the intellectual elite
. The only famous person from Iceland
, apart from Björk
Not to be confused with the four times World's Strongest Man Icelandic muscle-man Magnus ver Magnusson.