What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

They're famous now for being in Game of Thrones, but what did the cast of HBO's swords-and-boobs smash do before George RR Martin's books were adapted? Well, a whole bunch of stuff, some of it terrible, some of it hilarious.

This isn't going to be some IMDB-ish resource; below you'll simply find one example of a standout/hilarious role that some of the main actors played before Game of Thrones. One role that, for the most part, is nowhere near as cool as the one they're playing now.

Not every big star is here! The younger kids, for example, haven't had the time to embarrass themselves in cheap British TV series. Yet.

And no, Joffrey isn't here. Everyone knows he was in Batman. Ditto for Alexander Siddig (Doran Martell) and Star Trek. As for Sean Bean, well, his reputation precedes him.

CHARLES DANCE (Tywin Lannister)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (1990)


JULIAN GLOVER (Grand Maester Pycelle)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


RORY MCANN (The Hound)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Michael "Lurch" Armstrong in Hot Fuzz (2007)


LENA HEADLEY (Cersei Lannister)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Katherine in The Jungle Book (1995)


CIARAN HINDS (Mance Rayder)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played King Lot in Excalibur (1981)


IAIN GLEN (Jorah Mormont)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Brendan in Gorillas in the Mist (1988)


STEPHEN DILLANE (Stannis Baratheon)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Glen Foy in the Goal trilogy (2005-09), three of the worst films ever made.


NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU (Jaime Lannister)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Gary Gordon in Black Hawk Down (2001)


MARK ADDY (Robert Baratheon)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Dave Horsefall in The Full Monty (1997)


JEROME FLYNN (Ser Bronn of the Blackwater)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Paddy Garvey in Soldier Soldier (1991-97). This cover was released and went to number one in the UK. Really.


LIAM CUNNINGHAM (Davos Seaworth)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Captain Ryan in Dog Soldiers (2002)


PETER DINKLAGE (Tyrion Lannister)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Miles Finch in Elf (2003)


PEDRO PASCAL (Oberyn Martell)

What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones
What The Cast Of Game Of Thrones Did Before Game Of Thrones

Played Eddie in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (S4E01 1999)


Comments

    Re: Jerome Flynn
    The other half of the duet is Robson Green, who is an amazing actor.
    I quite like Robson and Jerome.

    Main thing I knew Charles Dance from before Game of Thrones was the Schwarzenegger movie Last Action Hero.

      He was also in The Golden Child, a classic.

      I remember him from "The Golden Child", great 80's Eddie Murphy film. He played a demon!

    Charles Dance was also in Last Action Hero and Ali-G Indahouse.

    Mark Addy played Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones Movie as well

    Last edited 24/04/15 11:19 pm

      I don't remember him being in any of those two movies, which makes me happy. I now have a good reason to go re-watch them.

      Charles Dance is also in the original House of Cards, BBC version. I thoroughly recommend it.

    Most of them have extensive acting careers

    It's worth noting Peter Dinklage was definitely not in the video for All I Want is You by U2

      Would he have even been old enough for that one?

      Last edited 25/04/15 6:17 am

    For gods sake did every single one really need a gif? What did that actually add to the article?

    Sibel Kekilli, who played Shae, was a porn actress. Also worth pointing out that Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) was also in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Walter Donovan, the American antiquity collector who "chose poorly" while trying to find the Holy Grail.

    Don't forget about the the Dink in Threshold...loved that show!

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