The Stars Of Game Of Thrones Before They Were Famous

By March 26, 2013

Of course the big stars going into HBO’s Game of Thrones was Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean, but sine it premiered, the other cast members have seen their stars rise as well. I mean this has to be one of the best cast TV shows ever…am I right?   Here’s a look at some of our faves before they were playing the game of thrones.

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)

Before she was coddling the devil’s spawn Joffrey, Headey was the lead in the short-lived Fox series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I guess her niche is playing badass mothers. I don’t normally say this about people, but I prefer her evil and incest-y.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

Clarke’s first big role was on the Brit soap Doctors. She played a girl being stalked by her dad. I’m glad to see she’s finally playing a lady that no man dare eff with. She’s got dragons, yo.

Jerome Flynn (Bronn)

Before he was Tyrion’s loyal companion, he was Robson’s. Yes, Bronn was half of a popular UK singing duo. Cheesy to the epitome of cool? That’s quite a range!

Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo)

From lifeguard to leader of the Dothraki people? Jason’s come a long way. I’m glad I didn’t know about Jason’s time on Baywatch Hawaii, because I would have had a hard time letting the Hasselhoff connection go.

Natalia Tenant  (Osha)

Everyone’s favorite wilding was also everyone’s favorite auror, Tonks! Lupin and Tonks 4eva!

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

Nighwatch a creepy Danish thriller, made Nikolaj a star in Denmark. And playing a man who impregnated his twin sister made him a star everywhere else.

Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane)

I can’t even take seeing ‘The Hound’ in this corny commercial. LOOKING FINE I MIGHT ADD!

Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish )

So we probably all remember him as Tommy Carcetti on The Wire, but his first claim to fame came on the UK version of Queer as Folk. No wonder he’s so comfortable acting under graphically sexual circumstances!

Natalie Dorimer (Margaery Tyrell)

Natalie made a big impression with a little role laying a big kiss on Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger. Now the poor girl is stuck kissing Joffrey. Total downgrade.

Jack Gleason (Joffrey Baratheon)

Do you guys remember the little boy that the Dark Knight saves in Batman Begins?? Crazy, right? I think we need a Thrones/Batman mashup, so Batman can take out the imposter king, don’t you?

Were you surprised by any of these?  Let’s dish Game of Thrones in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: And here too: She likes being followed.