Estimes when an actor plays a role in a series, they essentially become this character and its hard to believe they could act in anything else!
For example, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter or Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G or Borat.
Games of Thrones is no exception to this, and when we are immersed in the world of the series it’s hard to remember that Jon Snow or Tyrion Lannister played other roles before embodying these ones.
Some of the actors didn’t have to do more than change their hair, while others have completely changed!
Thomas Brodie- Sangster Played Sam in 2003 in Love Actually and Jojen Reed in GOT
The young actor also played Hitler in Hitler: The Rise of Evil and also acted alongside Liam Neeson in Love Actually, so he easily integrated into the cast of the GOT series.
Charles Dance as David Carlton in Ali G Indahouse and Then Tywin Lannister
Charles Dance is best known for playing roles as the baddie in a film, especially in James Bond For Your Eyes Only.
A little interesting fact: the actor didn’t read GOT, and he only learnt about the death of his character from one of his fans, he thought the character was going to be in the entire series.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, From basketball to GOT
It was after a knee injury provoked by playing basketball that this actor decided to take part in Strongman competitions.
He won a competition and gained the title of strongest man in Iceland. In 2011 he was ranked as the 6th strongest man in the world and then the 3rd in 2012, 2103,2015.
In 1969 Diana Rigg Played Tracy in On her Majesty’s Secret Service, and Is Now Playing Olena Tyrrel
Known for being a Bond Girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 Diana Rigg has shown her acting talents throughout her career and is one of the only characters in GOT that could ride a horse in real life!
In 1994 she was nominated with the honor of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire!
Kristian Nairn, a DJ Before He Was an Actor
A well known DJ from Northern Ireland, he performed with The Scissor Sisters and also in South Africa before his first big role in GOT.
Liam Cunningham Played Agravin First Knight in 1995 and Now Davos Seaworth
After a long career in small and big scale productions, this Irish actor has appeared in several successful series and films.
Liam Cunningham tried to get into the first season of GOT but didn’t make it. However in the second season and he had more luck, getting cast as Davos Seaworth.
Sean Bean Played Horace Clark in 1984 in The Bill and Later Took on the Role of Eddard Stark
Briefly playing a gangster in the series The Bill , it was a while after we got to see his face again as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings.
Iwan Rheon Was a Misfit Before GOT
A Scottish actor and musician, Iwan Rheon is also known for his role in Misfits before taking on the role of Ramsay Bolton in the series.
Lena Headey Played the Role Of Young Mary in Waterland and Now Plays Cersei Lannister
In the 1990’s at the young age of 17 Lena Heady began her career in acting: she took part in films such as The Jungle Book and played Queen Gorgo in 300.
Kit Harrington Played a Role in War Horse and Is Now Jon Snow
A graduate of theater from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Harrington auditioned at the same time as his colleagues Iwan Rheon, Alfie Allen and Joe Dempsie.
After a few performances, he was chosen as the person to play Jon Snow.