Game of Thrones is probably one of the most watched TV series these days, first aired by HBO in 2010, it have become one of the most discussed and debated series on television. Famous for its controversial graphic images of adult-rated explicit sexual content and vivid graphic violence, Game of Thrones has a story that keeps everyone on edge. Here are the 13 faces from the Game of Thrones cast who made this series a hit, let’s find out what they were doing before being cast in there GOT roles.
1: Pedro Pascal – Oberyn Martell.
This heart throb hottie from Game of Thrones played a small role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before stealing the hearts of millions as Oberyn Martell— until of course he had his eyes popped out and brains exploded out of his skull in the most gruesome of ways.
Status on the show: Very much dead
2:Sean Bean – Ned Stark.
Boromir from Lord of The Rings trilogy was portrayed by Sean Bean, he might as well had walked out of one set to the other as he had the same look and clothing down to the bread and the long locks needed to play Ned Stark as they were to play Boromir. He was one of the most loved character of the series for like six episodes until his grand decapitation
Status on the show: Dead—Head on a stake dead.
3: Peter Dinklage – Tyrion Lannister.
Peter Dinklage be as small as he looks, have done some really big roles in Hollywood. He was a well-known actor even before Game of Thrones and starred in Elf and Death, having a famous role. He later went on to win the Golden Globe awards for playing Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Status on the show: Still alive – Due gratitude to the author
4: Lena Headley – Cersei Lannister.
Before the most hated queen on television, Lena played Queen of Sparta in the film 300. She seems to adjust well around medieval settings and why shouldn’t she with the sheer talent she possess.
Status on the show: Still alive though might as well be dead after that walk of shame!
5: Charles Dance – Tywin Lannister.
Charles dance has some really embarrassing dance moves he once flaunted over Ali G Indahouse. Dressed up as a woman, this Game of Thrones actors let loose his rather feminine side in an attempt for a sultry dance.
Status on the show: Dead while literally crapping himself on the toilet.
6: Jack Gleeson – Joffrey Baratheon.
This guy here went from being an innocent little boy in Batman Begins to being the most hated character on television. Kind of like Harry P—Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Gleeson will always be King Joffrey.
Status on the show: Had the most satisfying death (for the viewers that is)
7: Alfie Allen – Theon Greyjoy.
Alfie Allen has worked alongside his sister in a music video just like his character in Game of Thrones. He played a puppet in the video which had something in common – you guessed it right, they both had no You-know-what.
Status on the show: A few missing parts but still alive.
8: Rose Leslie – Ygritte.
Before appearing on this hit TV series Rose Leslie did another hit show Downton Abbey. Rose Leslie’s character Ygritte was widely loved mostly because of her intimate relationship with John Snow.
Status on the show: Dead – Arrow shot through the heart
9: Rory McCann – The Hound.
Rory McCann played Sendor Clegane (The Hound) in Game of Thrones, which was a rather interesting character having a soft side to the wild beastly character, thus the name The Hound. He befriended Arya, who had him on his kill list. Before GoT, Rory played Lurch in a film Hot Fuzz released in 2007.
Status on the show: Alive. Left for dead but the beast survived even after being brutalized by a rather un-lady like lady Brianne of Tarth.
10: Jerome Flynn – Bronn.
Jerome Flynn played Bronn in Game of Thrones. This touch guy was in a hit English band named after him and his partner Robson and Jerome in the 90’s. He later switched to acting and pursued it as a focused career.
Status on the show: Alive – stabbing his way around life.
11: Diana Rigg – Olenna Tyrell.
Diana Riggs was a gorgeous young woman of her time and played the role of James Bond’s wife in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. She later played Oleynna Tyrell on game of thrones and is loved by most from killing King Joffrey (One of the most awaited deaths before Ramsey Bolton)
Status on the show: Alive—out lived 80% of the entire population judging by the mass deaths.
12: Michelle Fairley – Catelyn Stark.
Michelle Fairly aka Catelyn Stark was probably the most harmless character of the series. The woman is known for her quiet and motherly roles, one of it surprisingly being the mother of Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Yeah! Didn’t know that either.
Status on the show: Dead – Was painful to watch her die
13: Carice van Houten – Lady Melisandre (The Red Lady).
Carice van Houten’s did a hit film in 2006 called the Black Book. She later took the role of Melisandre (The Red Woman) in Game of Thrones, serving and worshiping the god of light at the expense of burning little girls alive — No stop to the monstrosity with this one!
Status on the show: Old as a prune (shivers at the recalled image) but still alive!
14: Jason Momoa – Khal Drogo.
Jason Momoa has his thing going on with shirtless roles for the hubba hubba body that he has. Before Game of Throne, Jason was playing a role in the Baywatch series (2003). We all loved that very Kahl-ish body of his, too bad he won’t be coming back to the series.
Status on the show: Dead – at the hands of a crazy witch and demonic presence.