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"Game of Thrones" cast before they were on the show

'Game of Thrones' Cast Before They Were on the Show

"Game of Thrones" is one of televisions most popular shows of all time. Do you know where a lot of the actors got their start? We're betting you don't remember when the man who plays Khal Drogo dashed across the beach in "Baywatch." (No, we're not joking.)

Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn on "GOT," was once part of the UK pop duo "Robson & Jerome."

Jack Gleeson, who portrays the ruthless King Joffrey, once played a young innocent boy in "Batman Begins."

Rory McCann, who plays Sandor 'The Hound', used to don a revealing kilt in a commercial for "Scott's Porridge Oats."

Michelle Fairly, who plays Catelyn Stark, was Hermione Granger's mother in the "Harry Potter" films.

Natalia Tena, known for playing Osha, was also in "Harry Potter" as Nymphadora Tonks.

Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, once played the voice of Elaine's love interest on "Seinfeld."

Julian Glover, or Grand Maester Pycelle as he's known on "GOT," once played General Veers in the iconic "Star Wars Episode V."

Aidan Gillen, who plays Petyr 'Little Finger' Baelish, played Lord Rathbone in the "Shanghai Knights" films.

Conleth Hill, who portrays Varys on "GOT," played Max Staefel on the UK television adaptation of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."

Charles Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister, played David Carlton in the 2002 film "Ali G Indahouse."

Mark Addy, known for playing Robert Baratheon, played the title role of Fred Flintstone in the film "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas."

And finally, Jason Momoa, who plays the powerful Khal Drogo, once played Jason Loane in "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding."

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nyyankes23 May 26 2014 at 7:45 AM

Jason Momoa played Ronin Dex on the series Stargate Atlantis.

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arayamm nyyankes23 May 26 2014 at 6:24 PM

I was going to say the same thing! I was wondering if anyone else remembered that! I preferred Stargate: Atlantis to this junk.

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Alex May 24 2014 at 7:14 PM

Based upon the reviewers anallysis and comments,if comparisons are being made that the good guys in Game of Thrones are Democrats and the bad guys are Republicans, then I can no longer continue watching the show. I might tend to say the opposite is true, but that is not the issue. With all of the divisiveness that the left has created over the past decade or more, we do not need it brought to the screen or other forms of 'entertainment' and programing. Following that comparison, one would have to say that at least 50% of America is evil. Despite my criticism of the vicious and vindictive left, I cannot and will not say that all Democrats and their Liberal/Progressive coalition is evil. Misguided and ignorant perhaps, but not evil....at least I hope not.

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Mike Alex May 26 2014 at 9:00 AM

LOL. First of all this article was about what specific actors did BEFORE they appeared in Game of Thrones... It was NOT about politics. Oh and I would STOP watching if I were you.... The Republicans are the bad guys, they are the divisive ones, they are evil and have an innate ability to twist words and rhetoric around to say just about whatever they wish (add the Dark Side to your list). ... not all, as you say, but enough.

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mcgowann Mike May 26 2014 at 3:11 PM

So anyone who disagrees with the D.C. Democrats is now considered evil by liberals? Isn't that condemning diversity of thought by a group of people who claim to support diversity. Since when did THINKING become an evil act? We've had conservative and liberal views throughout history and neither is "evil." That's the point Alex is trying to make, that he doesn't pretend liberals are "evil" for their political views. Then Mike proves Alex's point by calling Republicans "bad guys" and "evil."

Throughout the history of this country, we've had some who prefer liberalism and some who prefer conservatism and that has given us a country that polls as being centerist, which is somewhere between the left and the right. The name calling rhetoric from people is why the vast majority of registered voters are now independents. Of registered voters, only 30% are Democrats, only 25% are Republicans and 45% are now independents.

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valgaavmiko Mike May 26 2014 at 9:12 PM

You should realize that you're just as moronic for bringing modern politics into a medieval setting.

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annemcl Alex May 26 2014 at 10:18 AM

War of the Roses not modern American politics.

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msdaubie54 May 24 2014 at 12:45 PM

I love this show! My room mates got me watching it in the third season! I was hooked during that episode! We watched the first three seasons over the next few weeks!!! I am so hooked!!! Love this show!!!

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Andy Bauer May 24 2014 at 3:43 PM

With Charles Dance, they could have also used his character Benedict in Last Action Hero...the bad guy with the mini-pool ball eye. Mark Addy was also Guy Pearce's assistant in The Time Machine, Heath Ledger's "squire" in A Knight's Tale, and also had a role in The Full Monty. Peter Dinklage was also Trumpkin in Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and was the voice of Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift. Emilia Clarke played a role in the cheesy TV movie Triassic Attack. Lena Headey played another queen wanna-be as Guinevere in the 1998 TV miniseries 'Merlin', not to mention her turn for 2 seasons as Sarah Connor in the series 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles'. Personally, no matter the background of these actors, this is an awesome cast for this show, one of the best on TV in a long time. I can't get enough of it! :)

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dhpuppet May 26 2014 at 9:01 AM

Hey don't forget Game of Thrones is based on the, so far five book series a Song of Ice and Fire. You will enjoy the series that much more if you also read the books.

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DUDE May 26 2014 at 8:21 AM

I think Jason Mamoa was on "North Shore" too.

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mad_dawg_1 May 26 2014 at 8:34 PM

From one cheeeeeesie show to another

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christine May 26 2014 at 10:10 PM

Guess what? Before there was "Game of Thrones" in any form, there were Shakespeare's history plays about the Wars of the Roses. I would like to see HBO follow GOT with CGI enhanced, subtitled Shakespeare Then young people could see real genius at work.
And they were about real-world politics, not this silly political arguing about the series
I mean, everyone knows the good guys in GOT HAVE to be Democrats :) :)

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Steve Schiffman May 26 2014 at 4:20 PM


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Nasry Malak May 26 2014 at 3:17 PM

This is just as exciting as GOT...

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