Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, airing on HBO. It is based on the epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin, with each season roughly adapting one of the novels.

The show is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, and follows multiple story lines that encompass a large cast of morally ambiguous characters. It uses mostly British actors and capitalizes on the difference between the southern and northern accents spoken in the U.K.

Game of Thrones has received widespread acclaim by critics, and gained a large active fan base. However, it has attracted criticism for its frequent use of nudity, violence, torture and sexual violence. Prior to its premiere in 2011, the show was marketed as being a version of Lord of the Rings for adults. This could also being attributed to Sean Bean, who played Boromir in Lord of the Rings and Ned Stark in Game of Thrones appearing in marketing for Season One.

The seventh season will air on HBO in Summer 2017, and will consist of seven episodes.

Cast

  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
  • Kit Harington as Jon Snow
  • Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell
  • Aiden Gillen as Petyr Baelish
  • Conleth Hill as Varys
  • Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth
  • Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont
  • John Bradley as Samwell Tarly
  • Hannah Murray as Gilly
  • Carice van Houten as Melisandre
  • Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
  • Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis
  • Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
  • Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
  • Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
  • Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark
  • Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark
  • Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully
  • Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
  • Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy
  • Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy
  • Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
  • Jerome Flynn as Bronn
  • Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne
  • Joe Dempsie as Gendry
  • Kristofer Hivju as Tormund
  • Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed
  • Anton Lesser as Qyburn
  • Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm
  • Lino Facioli as Robin Arryn
  • Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont
  • Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand
  • Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand
  • Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand
  • Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Gregor Clegane
  • Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H'ghar

Former Cast

  • Sean Bean as Ned Stark (Season 1)
  • Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon (Season 1)
  • Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark (Seasons 1-3)
  • Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister (Seasons 1-5)
  • Ian McElhinney as Barristan Selmy (Seasons 1, 3-5)
  • Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo (Seasons 1-2)
  • Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon (Seasons 2-5)
  • Julian Glover as Pycelle (Seasons 1-6)
  • Richard Madden as Robb Stark (Seasons 1-3)
  • Oona Chaplin as Talisa Stark (Seasons 2-3)
  • Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark (Seasons 1-3, 6)
  • Kristian Nairn as Hodor (Seasons 1-4, 6)
  • Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen (Season 1)
  • Peter Vaughan as Aemon Targaryen (Seasons 1, 3, 4, 5)
  • James Cosmo as Jeor Mormont (Seasons 1-3)
  • Rose Leslie as Ygritte (Seasons 2-4)
  • Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon (Seasons 1-4)
  • Callum Wharry as Tommen Baratheon I (Seasons 1-2)
  • Dean Charles-Chapman as Tommen Baratheon II (Seasons 4-6)
  • Aimee Richardson as Myrcella Baratheon I (Seasons 1-2)
  • Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon II (Seasons 5-6)
  • Gethin Anthony as Renly Baratheon (Seasons 1-2)
  • Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon (Seasons 3-6)
  • Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon (Seasons 3-5)
  • Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton (Seasons 2-6)
  • Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton (Seasons 3-6)
  • Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy (Seasons 2, 3, 6)
  • Clive Russell as Brynden Tully (Seasons 3, 6)
  • Donald Sumpter as Luwin (Seasons 1-2)
  • Kate Dickie as Lysa Arryn (Seasons 1, 4)
  • Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell (Seasons 2-6)
  • Finn Jones as Loras Tyrell (Seasons 1-6)
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell (Seasons 4-6)
  • Ian Gelder as Kevan Lannister (Seasons 1, 2, 5, 6)
  • Eugene Simon as Lancel Lannister (1, 2, 5, 6)
  • Esmé Bianco as Ros (Seasons 1-3)
  • Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell (Season 4)
  • Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell (Seasons 5-6)
  • Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell (Seasons 5-6)
  • Jonathan Pryce as The High Sparrow (Seasons 5-6)
  • Ciarán Hinds as Mance Rayder (Seasons 3-5)
  • Faye Marsay as The Waif (Seasons 5-6)
  • Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis I (Season 3)

Novels

The TV series is based on the series, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin. As of 2015, five books have been published, with two more yet to be released. As of the Season 5 finale, the TV series has passed where the story is in the books.

  • A Game of Thrones (1996)
  • A Clash of Kings (1998)
  • A Storm of Swords (2000)
  • A Feast for Crows (2005)
  • A Dance with Dragons (2011)
  • The Winds of Winter (Not Yet Released)
  • A Dream of Spring (Not Yet Released)