Almost ten years ago, we got to witness the start of a huge franchise — “The Game of Thrones.” Millions of people tuned in and instantly loved the premiere. The best part about the earlier season was that we never knew who would kick the bucket. Naturally, if it weren’t for the talented actors, none of this would have mattered. Let’s take a peek at how the actors have changed since they appeared on Game of Thrones.
1. Richard Madden
Robb Stark survived for so long on the show we actually thought he’d at least be the King in the North, but alas. Richard was even nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance in 2012 and 2014. His next big role will be in Marvel’s Eternals later this year.
2. Jason Momoa
Khal Drogo was one of the most epic and brutal characters on GoT. Remember that scene with the gold crown? Now that’s a ruthless ruler. Nowadays, he’s primarily riding the coattails of Snyder’s Justice League as well as his solo Aquaman movie.
3. Iain Glen
Iain, of course, played Jorah Mormont, a loyal subject of Queen Daenerys and the king of the friendzone. These days, he’s popping up here and there, but nothing too fancy.
4. Jack Gleeson
Ever since Jack drank that poisoned cool-aid in the series, he has not been seen on the screen up until 2020. In fact, he admitted he was ready to sack his acting career then and there. But thankfully, something changed, and the now-28-year-old Jack appeared in the comedy series “Out of Her Mind.”
5. Charles Dance
Tywin Lannister was not a likable character, but he was still relatable in many aspects. Charles Dance, on the other hand, is so easy to love! Just take any one of his works, and you’re already in awe.
6. Kristofer Hivju
Before portraying Tornmund, one of the leaders of the wildlings, the Norwegian actor Christopher Hivju starred in films that no one outside Norway even saw. Sadly with the newfound fame, nothing has really changed.
7. Hafthor Björnsson
Gregor Clegane was the first big role for the Icelander Haftor Bjornsson but hopefully not the last one. Outside of acting, he is a famous powerlifter with the “Strongest Man on the Planet” title on his hands.
8. Natalie Dormer
The lovely Margaery Tyrell, played by Natalie, left the story too soon. I was really rooting for her, but unfortunately, you can’t outrun the wildfire. Her latest role was on Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, where she played multiple people. Let’s just leave it at that.
9. Sean Bean
Boromir from LotR, Odysseus from Troy, and of course, Eddard Stark — say what you want about Sean Bean, but that man can act (and die on-screen spectacularly). And if it wasn’t for Eddard, who’d tell us that winter was coming?