He 'auditions' for other 'Game of Thrones' characters.
If Kit Harington never landed the part of Jon Snow in 'Game Of Thrones', who's to say he wouldn't have managed to bag another character? In a hilarious sketch, he pretends to audition for various other roles from the series. This is precisely why we love him.
Kit Harington at the Olivier Awards
In a 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' skit, Kit Harington hangs up his Jon Snow guise in favour of some of the other notable characters from 'Game of Thrones'. Starting with Lena Headey's Cersei Lannister, we knew it was only going to get better and better.
Continue reading: Here's What Kit Harington As Daenerys Targaryen Would Look Like
She wants women to have voices within the movie and television industry.
Lena Headey has become quite the feminist figure in Hollywood, whether she intended to or not. Her strong characters, including the evil but powerful Cersei Lannister in 'Game Of Thrones', coupled with her tenacious personality have made her a massive role model for young female actors - and, indeed, young girls all round.
Lena Headey at the 'Game of Thrones' season 6 premiere
Unfortunately, it is still a fact in this day and age that many emerging actresses are forced to get their roles not through their natural talent, but through using their sexuality to essentially pay for it. 43-year-old Lena Headey reveals how that's something that she never wanted to do, even if it meant losing out on roles. She wanted to change this 'boys club' theme from the beginning.
Continue reading: Why 'Game Of Thrones' Has Made Lena Headey Such An Important Role Model
She won't be appearing in an future spin-offs.
With 'Game Of Thrones' set to end as a series after season eight, Emilia Clarke has revealed that she will be hanging up her Daenerys Targaryen wig for good even if she gets invited back later for a spin-off. She's actually surprised she got this far!
Emilia Clarke at the Primetime Emmy Awards
The 30-year-old star may be one of the key characters in the show, but she's looking forward to wrapping up that chapter of her career. Not that she hasn't enjoyed the ride over the past seven years, but now it's time to shake up her identity as an actress.
The actress was allowed release from Marvel to continue with her role on 'Game of Thrones'.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have had quite the wait for the series' seventh season, with the debut episode pushed back around two months later than the show would usually premiere. With just seven episodes making up season 7 as opposed to the 10 episodes that have made up the six seasons to-date, those working on the show will have had to refine their vision. Having had more time to do so than in the past however, there's a lot of growing expectation for this coming batch of new episodes.
Jessica Henwick also stars as Colleen Wing in 'Iron Fist' and the upcoming 'The Defenders'
The fantasy series - based on the incomplete George R R Martin novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire' - has delivered more twists and turns than any small screen offering in recent memory, with those working on it unafraid to take out fan favourite characters for the betterment of the story they're trying to tell.
Continue reading: Jessica Henwick Will Return For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7
Viral video ties in 'GoT' soundbites to the lyrics of Gloria Gaynor classic.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have gotten to experience a wonderful taste of irony with a viral video featuring the cast 'singing' along to Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit 'I Will Survive'. It must've have taken some 'GoT' lover a long time to put together but it's so worth it.
The cast of 'Game of Thrones' at the Emmy Awards
So far the gritty fantasy show in its 6 seasons has killed off more than 100 characters, so it seems fabulously appropriate to have the cast's lines dubbed to the tune of the number one diva classic. The video merges together various clips and soundbites from the show so that it appears they are speaking the lyrics to 'I Will Survive'.
'Game of Thrones' is set to finish in 2018, but HBO's team of writers is currently brainstorming ideas for spin-off series.
While ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be coming to an end next year, fans of the series will be delighted to learn about new reports confirming that creator George RR Martin and a team of writers are working on ideas for spin-off shows that could see the HBO show live on for years.
‘Game of Thrones’ is the most-watched show in the history of HBO, and speculation around its future has been swirling in recent months as the show heads into its penultimate season later in 2017.
George RR Martin and the 'Game of Thrones' cast in 2013
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Team Working On Ideas For Spin-Off Series
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
There's a few videos and photos floating around the internet that seem to provide some clues about the upcoming seventh season of 'Game Of Thrones'. Paps have spotted the cast of the show on set in the Basque Country, Spain - and it's a bit of a major spoiler.
Will Daenarys and Jon meet face to face?
If you don't want season 7 spoiled for you, look away now. Photographers have managed to sneak their way on to Muriola Beach in Barrika - a part of Spain's Basque Country - where a film crew were shooting the multi-Emmy winning show, and captured a few telling moments that could prophecise the future of Westeros.
We can't decide who's more violent: Cersei or Arya.
'Game Of Thrones' season 6 has been quite the rollercoaster, leaving fans a little disturbed, frequently relieved and, finally, purely stunned. In fact, finale episode 'The Winds of Winter', which aired on Sunday (June 26th 2016), has already been lauded as one of the greatest television episodes of all time and for a very good reason.
Daenerys reunites with Tyrion
Throughout the ten episodes we've seen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) free herself from the clutches of the Dothraki and return home on Drogon, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) resurrected and executing his killers before raising an army with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) to defeat the Boltons, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) killing the Waif and finally becomes the badass she was always going to be, and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)... well, she exacts some pretty brutal revenge. Be warned: spoilers ahead.
It's nearly upon us!
The 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 premiere took place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last night (April 10th 2016) and, as expected, arrivals were bombarded with questions about whether or not Jon Snow was really dead. Kit Harington wasn't there to reitereate his own denial of Snow's continued existence, but he would have been proud of everyone for their insistence.
Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen
The cast of probably the most eagerly anticipated season premiere of this Golden Globe-winning fantasy series yet took to the grey carpet to ring in the arrival of the new episodes, the first of which will air on HBO in two weeks. Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen was among them, as fans continue to fret over what's become of her character. From what we've seen in pictures and trailers so far, Daenerys is stranded after pet dragon Drogon refused to take her back home and has now run into a Dothraki horde. Some snippets have shown her as being held hostage, while in others she appears to be free.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Missing Among 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Arrivals
Clarke is one of the star's of HBO's 'Game of Thrones', and takes the title from Penelope Cruz.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has been named as Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive for 2015. The 28 year old English actor, who plays the white-haired Daenerys Targaryen – aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons – on the smash HBO series, is also the subject of a feature interview in the publication's new edition.
The magazine made the announcement early on Tuesday (October 13th). Benjamin Markovits, writing a feature interview for the publication, describes Clarke in the strapline for the piece as: “Friendly and fierce. Kid sister and killer. Movie star and girl next door.” Lisa Hintelmann, the editorial projects director for Esquire, said in a brief press release: “Emilia Clarke is unforgettable in 'Game of Thrones' and was hands down the number one choice of Esquire's staff, friends and family.”
'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke has been named as Esquire's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' in 2015
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive For 2015
The massively popular HBO series appeared on the 'Withnail + I' star's agency CV briefly.
The potential news was spotted as an unspecified role on Grant’s agency CV on Tuesday (September 8th) by entertainment website Watchers On The Wall, though the entry in question has since been deleted. However, no official announcement has yet been made, and the actor himself hasn’t made any mention of it on his Twitter feed.
Richard E. Grant could be heading for 'Game of Thrones'
Continue reading: Has 'Game Of Thrones' Bagged Richard E. Grant For Regular Role?
Amanda Peet, the actor married to ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunner David Benioff, in a recent interview revealed the death of one of her favourite characters on the show was enough for her to consider divorcing her husband.
Amanda Peet is considering divorcing her husband, Game Of Thrones showrunner David Benioff, because he did not forewarn her of the death of one of her favourite characters on the show (spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen season 5).
Amanda Peet at the 87th Academy Awards Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles, February 2015.
Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in 'Game of Thrones', reckons that men and women are both under scrutiny for their physical appearance.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer has spoken out in defence of the movie and TV industry over claims about the objectification of women, claiming that men are just as likely to be under scrutiny for their age and physical appearance.
Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the massively popular HBO fantasy drama, has told the Radio Times in a new interview that the visual nature of television and film inevitably means that both sexes will be under the microscope when it comes to their looks.
Natalie Dormer stars in 'The Scandalous Lady W' on the BBC next week (Aug 20th)
Max Von Sydow has been cast as the Three-Eyed Raven in ‘Game of Thrones’.
Max Von Sydow has joined the cast of Game Of Thrones. The 86-year-old actor has been cast as the Three-Eyed Raven for the sixth season of the show. Von Sydow will take over from Struan Rodger, who appeared in the role in the season 4 finale, which aired in 2014.
Max Von Sydow at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon in 2012.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who plays Bran Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’, has confirmed he will be returning for the sixth season of the show.
Bran Stark, one of the younger Stark family siblings, has not been seen on Game Of Thrones since we left him north of the Wall in season four. It wasn’t certain when he, or his younger brother Rickon, would be back in the series but we do now know Bran will be back. The actor who plays Bran, 16-year-old Isaac Hempstead-Wright has confirmed his character will be returning for season six of the hugely popular HBO series.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright plays Bran Stark in Game of Thrones.
Barack Obama had a very important question to ask one of the directors of ‘Game of Thrones’.
The President of the United States of America has been preoccupied of late and had a burning question he desperately wanted answered. Strangely enough Barack Obama’s recent plea for intel had nothing to do with the economic situation in Greece or the continued rise of ISIS in the Middle East. In fact, it was all about Game Of Thrones.
President Barack Obama had a very important question to ask Game of Thrones director David Nutter.
Lena Headey reportedly used a body double during filming for the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5. Warning! This article contains spoilers.
Lena Headey employed a body double for a scene in the finale of Game Of Thrones season 5. Headey’s character Cersei Lannister had to complete a walk of atonement through King’s Landing from her prison at the High Septon to the Red Keep. Surrounded by her social inferiors, Cersei was sworn at and covered in a number of unpleasant fluids (we’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to what they were). For Cersei, who is notoriously proud, it was a serious fall from grace and one she will not forget any time soon. Roll on the wave of revenge in season 6!
Lena Headey used a body double during filming for the season finale of Game of Thrones season 5.
Season Five of 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, but with such a good series overall, we had to take a look at our favourite moments from the season.
With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:
Kit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust
Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes.
Continue reading: The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]
With Ned's execution, two major battles, and the still-painful Red Wedding rounding off the penultimate episode of each 'Game of Thrones' series, "episode nine" has always been the one to watch out for. This year, the show took a darker, more personal twist.
HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' has been getting a lot of criticism this year for it's massively dramatic departures from the book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', upon which the show is based. While series creator George R. R. Martin stated on his official blog "there has seldom been any TV series as faithful to its source material" and reiterated how the show and the books are entirely separate stories, albeit with the same intended ending.
Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) falls victim to the ninth episode
That still doesn't excuse the sudden, unexpected (and rather brutal execution) of a young girl, in Sunday night's infamous Episode Nine 'The Dance of Dragons'. Written by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the episode saw Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) hounded by Ramsey Bolton's (Iwan Rheon) guerrilla tactics, and offering his daughter Shireen (Kerry Ingram) to the priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) as a sacrifice. Said sacrifice involved burning her alive to appease the Red God, with the hopes of turning their luck and winning him the Iron Throne once and for all.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Stuns Audiences With Season 5's Episode 9 [Spoilers]
There was a bit of an internet kerfuffle about what happened to fan favourite Sansa Stark on Sunday night's episode, and Martin waded in to explain it.
Following an online uproar in the wake of the latest episode of ‘Game Of Thrones’, the show’s creator George R. R. Martin has waded in to quell some fans’ dissatisfaction at the brutal fate of one of its key characters, Sansa Stark.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin said in a blog post that some fans had begun e-mailing him and leaving comments on his website expressing their outrage not only at Sansa’s altered storyline but also at HBO’s continuing divergence from the plot of Martin’s books, defending the network and saying the producers are “trying to make the best television series that they can”.
George R. R. Martin