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Game of Thrones: The Cast

Part of the allure of George R.R Martin’s fantasy realm is the sheer number of memorable characters.  Fans are commonly in love with many of the major characters such as Jon and Dany but even the minor characters have a role as well!  The world of Westeros (and Essos!) is filled with amazing personalities and the actors that round out this amazing cast bring them to life in a way we would have never thought possible.

Here at HBO Watch our team of writers has taken on the task of featuring each of these incredible characters in a stand-alone article about some of our favorite personalities.  Below you’ll find a list of characters from the series with links to those we’ve had the chance to feature.  We hope to have articles for all of the Game of Thrones cast members as time goes on.  Until then we’ll just refer you to a wikipedia entry for that character if you’d like to learn more in the mean time.  If you see a Game of Thrones cast member that you’d like to write about feel free to check out our author sign-up page and show us your skills!  (Characters whose names are links have been completed already – give them a read!)

Here are the main cast members of HBO’s Game of Thrones, full profiles are available for those characters with a gold border around their avatar:

Eddard Stark 200x300Sean Bean
(Eddard Stark)
Catelyn Stark Tully1 206x300Michelle Fairley
(Catelyn Stark)
robert baratheon1Mark Addy
(Robert Baratheon)

robb stark1 234x300 Richard Madden
(Robb Stark)

Sansa Stark 200x300Sophie Turner
(Sansa Stark)

arya stark1Maisie Williams
(Arya Stark)
Theon Greyjoy 247x300Alfie Owen-Allen
(Theon Greyjoy)
bran starkIssac Hempstead-Wright
(Bran Stark)
Jon Snow 199x300
Kit Harrington

(Jon Snow)
Varys The Spider 215x300Conleth Hill
(Varys – The Spider)
Gendry Baratheon 198x300
Joe Dempsie

Samwell Tarly 188x300
John Bradley-West
(Samwell Tarly)
Renly Baratheon 247x300Gethin Anthony
(Renly Baratheon)
Lord Commander The BearJames Cosmo
(Lord Commander Mormont)
petyr baelish littlefinger Aidan Gillen
(Petyr Baelish)
tywin lannisterCharles Dance
(Tywin Lannister)
lannister joffrey king 199x300Jack Gleeson
(Joffrey Lannister)
Jamie lannisterNikolaj Coster-Waldau
(Jaime Lannister)
Cersei Lannister TableLena Headey
(Cersei Lannister)
Daenerys Targaryen 200x300Emilia Clarke
(Daenerys Targaryen)
Kahl Drogo 199x300Jason Momoa(Khal Drogo)
Melisandre Red Priest 209x300Carice van Houten
Tyrion Lannister 200x300
Peter Dinklage
(Tyrion Lannister)
Brienne of Tarth 199x300Gwendoline Christie
(Brienne of Tarth)
GAme of Thrones DirewolvesThe Direwolves Stannis baratheon 200x300Stephen Dillane
(Stannis Baratheon)
Game of Thrones DragonsThe Dragons 
houndnagy knight 200x300Rory McCann
(Sandor Clegane)

We’ll be continuously updating this Game of Thrones cast list with all of your favorite characters and actors.  We know there are a ton of cast members missing from this list as the number of characters is so large with Game of Thrones.  But if you would like to contribute to our ongoing effort to feature these great people (or even more minor characters that you don’t now see here!)  feel free to check out our Write for Us page.  We’d love to hear your take on them!  Who’s your favorite?  Leave us a comment below.

  • lidyaldy

    My friend told me that this Movie is really awesome then I googled it and found that it has a very high rating. I finished 4 seasons in 4 days. Only sleep for few hours in these 4 days because the movie is just too awesome. Cant wait for the season 5.

  • Geo_Flicka

    We just got HBO this year, started watching Thrones. We have finally watched all first 3 seasons, finishing up this season with episode 7, just in time for episode 8 for Sunday. We started watching them just two or three weeks ago.!!! That’s how good it is. I knew my husband would love it because he loves all shows that have to do with Knights and Kingdoms etc., (even if the shows weren’t that great! ) I always tell him he that one of his past lives was during the Knighthood days. Keep up the excellent work and may Thrones go on for many seasons.

  • em_delighted

    To be honest, I started watching The Game of Thrones March 2014 and watched all 3 Seasons in a matter of 10 days and now I can’t get enough of it. I got several family members and close friends to start watching GOT before Season 4 and of course, “loved it.” There are so many brilliant actors on one amazing show which anyone and everyone can relate to. Thank you GOT!!!

  • Max

    I totally agree with Susan about this serie being the highlight of my week. I really miss it and I hope this awesome fantasy-medieval mixed series will get continued for many seasons to come. Every episode it takes my breath away and leaves me stunned. So HBO, if you ever come some money short for a new season – I’m happy to make a donation (maybe it’s a nice idea to get it crowdfunded then?)!

  • Susan

    Miss the show.It was really the highlight of my week.looking forward to seeing all my old friends.The characters.Love that you included the dire wolves and the dragon’s.I do not think they should use Obama’s head on a spike…the Bush thing was precious though.Much needed levity.Wonderful show …keep it comming!

  • Gabron

    For season three please put obama’s head on a stick like you did George Bush’s in season two. This will add a little color to your highly acclaimed TV show.

  • Kim

    Keep it coming love it, only Tv show I watch.

    • Jacob Klein

      Glad you like them Kim! We have more on the way but we want to make sure they last til season 3! Keep an eye out for Ned, Sansa, Bran and Catlyn!

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