TheRichest.com

15 Pics Of Game Of Thrones Cast Members Way Before Fame

Game of Thrones has absolutely become one of the most popular and talked about shows on television for several years now, with a fanbase that waits with baited breath for each new episode to air. Whil

Game of Thrones has absolutely become one of the most popular and talked about shows on television for several years now, with a fanbase that waits with baited breath for each new episode to air. While a great deal of the love the show receives has to do with the locales and stories violence, there is also no question that the strong skills of the cast are imperative as well. GoT has taken actors that the masses had never heard of before and turned them into stars overnight, and the realism these actors bring to their characters has earned them legions of fans.

An interesting side-effect of the acclaim and fame that the stars, and in some cases even the guests of this show have received, is that it seems as though people have forgotten their previous work. Peter Dinklage, for instance, will forever be associated with bringing Tyrion to life but before joining the show he’d already had an amazing career including a glorious performance in The Station Agent. However, that didn’t mean that even he was close enough to a household name at the time that many would have called him famous. More than that, there are also many photos of the cast before the show that would surprise many viewers. Those two facts are what inspired us to put together this list of our favorite photos of the Game of Thrones cast before they became known properties.

In order for a photo to be considered, it first and foremost needs to have a member of the Game of Thrones cast included in it. We opted to exclude people who were on the show in minor roles, but anyone who fans would agree were impactful in multiple episodes and as such were memorable could have found their older photos here. Additionally, screengrabs of earlier performances were considered as long as the performer we were focused on was not seen by most as famous at the time. Keep in mind that we will be discussing their earlier projects and their characters on Game of Thrones so there will be some mild spoilers after this point.

15 Jack Gleeson

via gamaniak.com

14 Iwan Rheon

13 Iain Glen

via:Taringa!

12 Kit Harington

via Buzzfeed.com

11 Sophie Turner

via Connery.dk

10 Aidan Gillen

via:Filmow

An actor that is associated with two of the most respected and watched television shows of all time, Game of Thrones and The Wire, Aidan has become a well-known entity. Perhaps one of the hardest to decipher characters on the show, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish is a power broker wherever he goes and while it is clear that you can’t trust him, he can be surprisingly earnest at times. Seemingly loyal to his one true love, Catelyn Stark, that appears to be the one part of him that is actually dependable, at least so far. Shown here in a screengrab from the UK version of Queer as Folk, he played Stuart Alan Jones in ten episodes of the ground-breaking series years before his major successes in American television.

9 Natalie Dormer

via lavozdelinterior.com

8 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

via reviewsbysteve.wordpress.com

7 Alfie Allen

via imdb.com/via weheartit.com

6 Rory McCann

via Youtube.com

5 Isaac Hempstead Wright

via pinterest.com

4 Maisie Williams

via Restnova.com

3 Lena Headey

via redfm.lk

2 Emilia Clarke

via Quibbll.com

1 Peter Dinklage

via cinemaspection.com

Peter is the other actor we would argue may have had the biggest name prior to Game of Thrones, due to his acclaimed performance in The Station Agent and hilarious turns in movies like Death at a Funeral. While that is up for debate, we can’t even fathom someone who would try to argue that his turn as Tyrion was a sensation right from the start of the show. Featured here in a screengrab from his first film, Living in Oblivion, right from the start the roles he took broke the mold for little people actors. A movie that featured someone shooting a low-budget film, in it there was a dream sequence and Peter’s character was meant to take part in it. Offended by the unoriginal idea that the appearance of a little person in colorful garb would seem fantastical, his character walked off the film and mocked the writer-director.

Sources: IMDB, EW, Buzzfeed

Give TheRichest a Thumbs up!

Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheRichest?

Get Your Free Access Now!

More in Entertainment

15 Pics Of Game Of Thrones Cast Members Way Before Fame