What is the most enjoyable aspect of viewing Game of Thrones? After you’ve seen it, read all you can about it! We know a lot about the characters from the popular programme, including their likes and dislikes, passions and fears, whether or not they’re in an incestuous relationship, how many dragons they have, and so on.
We forget that the Game of Thrones actors are real people beneath Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen because the performances are so engaging. These well-known actors and actresses have frequently featured in other productions before appearing on HBO’s most successful programmes.
And now that we know who’s dating who, it’s time to take a look back at how our favourite Game of Thrones characters appeared when they were younger (or, in some cases, children) in this ‘then and now photo gallery.
The Cast of Game of Thrones Before and After
Clarke, 32, was a relative newbie to acting when she joined the series, but she has quickly developed a large fanbase. The actress has provided some of Game of Thrones’ most jaw-droppingly powerful moments as badass heir-to-the-Iron-Throne Daenerys Targaryen.
Facioli may have only featured in nine episodes of Game of Thrones as Robin Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, Protector of the Vale, but his surprising entrance in the series’ conclusion instantly grabbed headlines for his significant physical transformation á la Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter.
When we first met Facioli’s character “Sweet Robin,” he was 11 years old, and he was most known for being nursed throughout his infancy.
Turner, 23, has formed a second family among her Game of Thrones co-stars. “I feel like I have the biggest family in the world,” she said. “For me, the support system has been invaluable.” Growing up on the explicit HBO series was her “sex education,” says the X-Men star, who is engaged to Joe Jonas.
“I first learned about oral sex from reading the screenplay,” she told the Sunday Times in the United Kingdom. “‘Wow!’ I exclaimed. Is that something that people do? That’s incredible!’
As the actor confesses, growing up on the set of Game of Thrones must have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “When I look back on my youth, I can simply see how f—-ing crazy it was,” Wright told Rollacoaster Magazine.
“This is my adolescence in a nutshell!” On Game of Thrones, I’ve matured into a man.” The actor first appeared on the programme as Bran Stark when he was 12 years old, and now that he’s 19, he’s ready for a new challenge. (It also doesn’t hurt that he’ll be the new king of Westeros when he leaves.)
Not only has Game of Thrones made Harington, 32, a part of television’s most talked-about cliffhanger, but it has also delivered him a significant other.
Off-camera, Harington’s on-screen romance with costar Rose Leslie, 32, was translated. On June 23, 2018, they married in front of their castmates, family, and friends in Scotland.
Harington had this to say on the show and how it shaped his destiny after soon-to-be eight seasons as Jon Snow.
The first season of Game of Thrones began in 2011, two days after Williams turned 14. Aside from crushing it (literally) in her first-ever role as fan favourite Arya Stark, Williams, 21, made a lifelong buddy in costar Sophie Turner.
When the two donned similar Halloween costumes and got matching tattoos last autumn, they set the bar high for best friends. Turner’s maid of honour at her impending wedding to Joe Jonas will be Williams.
While filming the first season of Game of Thrones, the actress who plays one of the show’s cruellest characters claimed she suffered from postpartum depression. “I spent the first year figuring out parenthood and going through a weird personal period,” she explained. “It was a challenge.”
Since the end of the series, the actress has shifted gears from her cold-hearted character Cersei Lannister to wrestler Julia Knight in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s film Fighting with My Family.
Dinklage was nominated for seven Emmys for his portrayal of the mocked royal Tyrion Lannister, winning three of them. His renowned Game of Thrones role spawned an eerie wax sculpture of the actor, as well as several wonderfully quotable memes.
Christie’s outstanding depiction as Brienne of Tarth catapulted her from lesser parts in films and television to blockbuster status with films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Christie is available and ready for her next job now that the play is reaching its conclusion.
Christie remarked on Good Morning America, “I am open to proposals.” She continued, playfully, “I adore cash!” “Money is king.” Christie will feature in the films The Personal History of David Copperfield in 2019 and The Friend in 2020, so fans won’t have to wait long to see her again.
Joffrey Baratheon, King of the Seven Kingdoms, was a fan favourite. Gleeson, who was only 17 when he auditioned for the programme, played the ruthless young king who was finally poisoned at his own wedding for four seasons. His character’s demise also signalled a different kind of conclusion that many viewers were not expecting.
At the age of 21, the actor startled audiences by declaring his retirement from performing. “I’ve been acting since I was eight years old,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s simply that I don’t love it as much as I used to… When you earn a livelihood off of something, your connection with it changes.
It’s not that I dislike it; it’s simply that it’s not something I want to do.” Gleeson, now 26, has enrolled at Trinity College in Dublin and is readjusting to life before Game of Thrones.